"A Motorsport Club for Enthusiasts!"

 

 

Welcome to South Oxon Car Club

 We exist to provide, promote and support grass roots club motorsport to all levels of competitor from beginner to seasoned campaigner.

South Oxon Car Club was started by a group of motorsport enthusiasts. We are a car club based around everything to do with cars and motorsport and we organise local events.  All competitors are welcome at all events. We have competitors taking part at all levels from beginners to experts and semi professionals. Being an active club, South Oxon Car Club members are regularly out and about helping to organise and marshal events both locally, nationally and internationally.

Whether you just want to watch motor sport, talk about it, or get involved as a competitor, marshal on events we can provide the opportunities for it all!

Please view our events and latest news pages for the all the updates.

Rubber side down, see you soon!

 

 

 

Latest News, Events & Club Updates

SOCC - Latest update

Another big weekend of the SOCC members with a variety of eventers out in action with some great results. 

Matt and Suze Endean took to the streets at the Debden Autosolo, with the man himself Mr Dave Galbraith kicking up the dust at the ASWMC Autocross, who headed down to Devon for the latest round of the Autocross Championship at Kilmington. And buy by no means least Dave Thornhill & Kev Barnes used the freshly built C2 at the Abingdon Carnival Stages on Sunday. Way to go team SOCC

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A huge thank you to Paul Gwynne for today's SOCC Shakedown at the Bill Gwynne International Rally School. A great day for our Club Members!

Below are a few pictures from Thursday's shakedown! A great event for our members to be able to blow the dust off their vehicles before hitting some events later this year. Our thanks go to Dave Galbraith for the pictures.

Here is to the next one!

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It's with great regret to announch the 1st Year's annual Club Birthday Bash has been cancelled following revised Goverment restrictions which take effect on Monday14th September - watch this space for further updates! 

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It's with a heavy heart to announce that following the latest Government updates the SOCC AGM due to be held on the 15th September has been postponed - further details to follow

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Congratulations to Matt and Suze Endean who came in 1st and 2nd in class today following a succesful day at the North Weald Sprint. 

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Congratulation to car 60, Tim Saywer and his beautifully prepared Escort Mexico who had a great day and great result at the Hero Challenge 2 finishing 27 overall - Well done!

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Flying the flag for SOCC Matt and Suze Endean support Hero events with marshalling on Saturday's Hero event where 100 pre 1986 classic vehicles hit the streets of Oxfordshire for the long awaited Challenge 2.

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SOCC November 12 car

 Hot off the press, SOCC are delighted to annouce the first of it's planned 12 car rallies. Using map 164 north and into Warwickshire

Regs out now!
Please folow the link below.


November 12 car regs

 

 

Shakedown September 2020

 

Hatsford Targa Rally

SOCC sees club members out in force next Sunday with 6 crews.

Leading the way, father and son, James Hall goes head to head in the driving seat with his Dad, Robert Hall as does Simon and Lewis Ayris. Best of luck to the navs, Iulian Arcus, James Dempster, Bradley Petit and Kim Bannister - Damian Rigden follows up in car number 31- hold on to your seats boys and girls for what looks to be a great day of motorsport!!

 

 

SOCC are delighted to annouce the 4th round of the Charlie's Travel Autotest Championship

 NOW FULLY BOOKED SORRY!

It is with pleasure to annouce the Clubmans Autotest at the Kassam Stadium Oxford on Sunday 22nd November 2020.

Please note the date of the event may change - all those who enter will be informed by 18/08.

Entries open to SOCC members, Oxford, Witney, Junior F1000 & Thame Motor Clubs.This event is sure to make you smile, make you sweat and will make you smile some more!.

Auto Solo & Auto Tests

AutoSolo in the United Kingdom is a form of Motorsport-based around the principles of autotesting, the main differences being that the tests are run in a forward direction only and are usually slightly faster and more open than traditional Autotests. Courses are usually larger than those for Autotesting, and as the courses are laid out to run in one directionAutotesting involves a series of tests, generally around traffic cones, to measure precision driving skill. The tests often include stopping with the front and rear wheels straddling a line, and always end stopping in a garage (usually marked out with cones). Sections of each test are usually completed in reverse. Cars involved can be standard road cars or ones specially built for autotest. In either case, the sport is cheap, with entries to events usually costing between £8 and £25.[citation needed] Autotests can take place on either grass or hard surface. Grass Autotests are popular for club events as they are more gentle on tyres and transmissions. Many Clubs run their Grass autotests without any reversing. Championship Autotests in the UK are normally on a hard surface.Please follow the link below to see some of our members

The Bill Gwynne auto test video

 

Targa Rallying

Targa rallying is a real test of driver and navigator; the driver needs to tackle the test/course as quickly as possible but they cannot do it without the navigator who tells them where to go. Targa rallying may not be one of the most well known forms of rallying, but using standard cars and a cheap entry level of motor sport, they are rapidly becoming more popular. They are easily accessible to anyone with a road car and driving licence. How does targa Rallying work? A targa rally comprises of a driver, navigator and a car. A targa rally is a long test/course, normally taking a few minutes per test to complete, defined by cones or pylons. The crew are provided with test diagrams which show where to go and which side of the cones to pass, and the navigator tells the driver where to go. Sounds easy? The crew need to ensure they go the right way, the driver cannot hit any cones for that will incur a time penalty and this all has to be done as quickly as possible. It's a real test of driver skill, navigator skill, communication and team work. The winning crew is the crew who completes all of the tests in the lowest aggregate time. Targa rallies can take place on tarmac or loose surfaces such as gravel or fields and normally take place at a single venue over one day.

 

 

 

12-Car Rallies

A 12-car rally is a type of car rally, often run by motor clubs as a simple and strictly amateur form of the sport. 12-car rallies are run to Navigational Rally rules, which are based on navigational skills rather than speed, and with usually a notable social element too. In the United Kingdom, the rules for 12-cars are governed by the Motor Sports Association UK (MSA)[1] and are as follows: Maximum of 12 competing vehicles per event (hence the name) Generally only standard road cars permitted, not fully prepared cars (this is at the discretion of the organising club, but is widely upheld) Maximum 30 mph average speed only "Plot 'n' bash" navigation only No timing to the second permitted, only to the previous minute "PR" (public relations) work as necessary if the route affects residential areas, this is as for a road rally but the requirements are not quite as strict. Police to be informed of the event, though route information does not need to be submitted and approved Route authorisation must be granted from the MSA's local representative.

 

 

Historic Rallying

Historic rallying is all about recreating the challenge and excitement of competing during the ‘golden age’ of rallying, using cars that were rallied from the 1950’s through to the 1980’s. It is one of the most affordable and friendly forms of motorsport available today. There are five different types of historic rallying you can take part in. Scenic Tours (which are non-competitive), Road Rallying, Endurance Rallying, Hill Climbing & Sprinting and Stage Rallying (which are competitive). All have many different things to offer depending on how you want to use your car, what kind of driving experience you want, and how competitive you want to be, but all are great fun.

Bill Gwynne August Autotest

Golf and a pint at Waterstock 19th Jan 2020

Golf and a pint at Waterstock 19th Jan 2020

Golf and a pint at Waterstock 19th Jan 2020