SOCC Committee wish all our membes, club friends and families a very happy new year and here is to a new decade of motorsport.
Commiserations to new commers to the 12 car scene Rob & Julie Clifton who finished 6th on Friday nights Dolphin hosted frost bite 12 car rally - Better luck next time guys!
Motorsport UK - Events and Officials Seminar Basingstoke
Rob & Julie Clifton head off to represent SOCC and brush up on the latest rules and regulations for the 2020 season.
HRCR open the 2020 season with Ross Traders Historic Rally. Rob & Julie Clifton finished in a respectable 22nd from a seeded position of 40th and ended their class in a respectable 2nd.
Cadwell Park - "Alan Healy Memorial" stages. SOCC congratulations go to Dan Corner finishing the day in a very respectful 9th and Andy Corner finishing just behind in 11th. Great result boys, well done
Table Top Navigational Rally - Hosted by the very experienced Dave Galbraith. This is the ideal opportunity to overcome your fears and look at navigation from the comfort of the local pub...!
From 19:30 @ The Swan Inn, Eynsham, Oxfordshire
Social Night - James welcomes us to the first of the Race Hut Meets. Starting at 19:30 and from £25.00 per person. Please contact James Hall for further details.
SOCC sees the normal Targa crews competing for some silverware at the Bath Festival. SOCC also welcomes John & Sara Woodward who are newbies to the Targa world, good luck all!
22nd & 23rd February
Race Retro, Stoneleigh Park.
For all those that love the old cars and now with a historic stage rally section for spectators. Watch those Escorts of old go...www.raceretro.com
SOCC Auto Test - Regs and entries available now!
Don't miss a Sunday to remember, held on the gravel section at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford. Please go to our events page for further details
HRCR Clubmans round 2 is hosted by Knutsford and district motor club with the "Tour of Cheshire". www.tourofcheshire.co.uk
"Robs Birthday 12 Car" - SOCC Beginer/Novice 12 Car Rally - Regs and entry open now, why not improve those map skills with this beginers guide to 12 car rallies hosted by Dave Galbraith. Signing on from 19:00 at the Lord Kitchener, Curbridge. First car back at 22:00 with a light snack and results.
SOCC Social meet - Bus museum, Long Hanbrough followed by a pint. Dust of the cobwebs and winter blues with a light hearted Sunday meet up.
The first of three HERO Challenges of 2020 will be based in the Bicester area and will be predominantly aimed at novice and intermediate crews, although there will be a master’s class for the more experienced competitors. The event will be made up of a mixture of Tests and Regularities designed to be enjoyable for all levels of experience, with navigation kept simple.www.heroevents.eu
21st & 22nd March - Cancelled due to COVID - 19
HRCR Clubmans round 3 sees York motor club hosting the "Yorkshire Classic Rally" over 2 days based at Hawkhills near Easingwold www.yorkmotorclub.org.uk
28th & 29th March - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Goodwood host the 74th members meeting with the world's most exclusive race meeting. Goodwood’s motorsport opening weekend recreates the atmosphere and camaraderie of the original BARC Meetings held at Goodwood through the 1950s and 1960s. www.goodwood.com
18th April - Cancelled due to COVID-19
Somerset Seeker Targa Rally 2020, will be held on 18th April 2020, organised by Burnham-on-Sea Motor Club & Minehead Motor Club. www.somersetseeker.targarally.uk
5th July- Fully Booked - Sorry!
2nd round of the Charlie's Travel Autotest Championship. Held at the gravel car park of the Kassam Stadium Oxford - Regs and entry available now. Please respect the new Covid-19 additions.
1st August - Fully Booked - Sorry!
The Bill Gwynne Memorial Autotest hosts the 3rd round of the Charlie's Travel Autotest championship. Held at the internationally famous rally track in Northamptonshire. Regs and entry available now - Please respect the new Covid-19 additions.
2nd August - Cancelled due to COVID-19
South Oxon Car Show - SOCC invite all motor enthusiasts to Sandford on Thames Recreation Ground on Sunday 2nd August from 10:00 - 16:00.
The show is open to modern classic and vintage cars as well as local car clubs. Competition cars will be by invite only. For more information and to register interest in exhibiting please email firstname.lastname@example.org
13th August - Registration NOW open
SOCC members only - Racehut social event, open to 8 entries. Book now to avoid disappintmet
The Second of three HERO Challenges of 2020 will be based in the Preston area and will be predominantly aimed at intermediate crews, although there will be a master’s class for the more experienced competitors. The event will be made up of a mixture of Tests and Regularities. www.heroevents.eu
24th September - Fully Booked - Sorry!
SOCC - Shakedown Day - SOCC are delighted to hold the 1st of many planned shakedown days at the Bill Gwyne rally school. Please email email@example.com for entry and details.
25th - 28th September
Hero events - Summer Trial - Following two successful years in the Peak District, the Summer Trial moves to a fresh new location for 2020. Our new base in Telford gives us excellent access to the wide variety of roads and scenery that Mid and North Wales has to offer. The format of the Summer Trial is designed to minimise the impact on work or other real-life commitments. The event is aimed at those new to rallying, it can also be used as a great way to shake down your car for longer events or as a straightforward no-nonsense introduction to the sport for your partner or other family members. A prologue takes place on Friday afternoon, this is very straightforward and is designed to ease you into the event.
Shakedown Day - SOCC are delighted to hold the 2nd shakedown days at the Bill Gwyne rally school. Entries available NOW from £80.00 per person. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for entry and details.
2020 Hero Challenge Three 2020 will be based in the Taunton area and will be predominantly aimed at novice and intermediate crews, although there will be a master’s class for the more experienced competitors.
5th- 8th November
The 2020 edition of The RAC Rally of the Tests will see our Testers travel from Leeds to Edinburgh. Featuring the usual mix of Tests and Regularities, crews will be tested on plotting, map reading skills and the drivers on the wide variety of Tests planned. As with all previous editions, the route will tax the best crews but will offer the opportunity for less experienced crews to battle against those at the top of their game. This year we have listened to comments and feedback from last year and the plotting and navigation whilst tough will be fair and in some instances less complex… but rest assured it will be no walk in the park!
5th to 8th December
Lejog - 2020 Considered by crews as one of the most demanding and challenging events in Europe and a definite to be ticked on your “must do” events list! HERO’s Land’s End to John O’Groats Reliability Trial is open to cars of a specification built before 1986. Running in December, tough conditions are to be expected, but no-one crosses the finish line without a smile on their face. The event has been tackled and completed by novice crews in the past, however, we would recommend undertaking less advanced events as a preparatory measure prior to competing on Le Jog.
28th December - SOCC Christmas Autotest
An Autotest with a twist - watch this space for further details and regs. Open to 40 entries and other clubs welcomed. Father Christmas hats and glitter are a must..!