Committee

We currently have a number of vacant committee positions. If you would like to get more involved in Southern Car Club and feel one of these positions is for you please get in touch.

To request more information about a Committee position or apply please contact us using this form or contact the Chairman at chairman@southerncarclub.com.

Chief Marshal

Responsible for keeping records of club members who are available for marshalling and arranging for their attendance at events where marshalling assistance has been requested. Liaising with chief marshals of other clubs. Arranging marshals’ training.

Social Secretary

Responsible for arranging the social activities of the club and ensuring that organisers and venues are found for such events.

Merchandise Officer

You would be looking after merchandise, taking orders and ordering new merchandise, finding new stock that will sell for the club and help promote the club.

Championship Secretary

 

 

Tony has a wealth of experience in all aspects of motorsport. After teaching in the USA and Kuwait he started in F1 as a truck driver for the Goodyear team, before working for Braham and then becoming Assistant Team Manager at McLaren. He moved into the world of media, commentating with the great Murray Walker before becoming a pit lane reporter for the BBC then studio analyst for ITV later re-joining Sky. In 1985, he created his own PR company, Jardine Communications, where our Vice President Louise Goodman also worked. Tony has enjoyed a successful rally and race competition record – he was 1st in Gp N, with Amy Williams navigating, Wales Rally GB 2013. He won the St Mary’s Trophy Goodwood and was 2nd at Spa 2 Hours in a Camaro. He was 9th overall and took the bronze, finishing 1st in his class at Le Jog 2017, his first classic car rally. He was also part of the Screen Stars team who won the Silverstone Classic Celebrity Challenge Trophy Race in 2017.

Most memorable presenting moment: "Hosting the live BBC F1 highlights programme for the first time from the booming Silverstone concert stage with J. Herbet, D. Hill and D. Coulthard. I couldn’t hear a thing, lost programme sound for about ten minutes but somehow kept talking and it aired alright! After that I was asked to present each highlights programme for 1997 – only for Bernie to give the rights to ITV instead!"

Tony Jardine – President

 

Louise has over 20 years’ experience in motorsport and media. Her diverse career began in PR, where she provided media relations for many top drivers and became Head of Communications for the Jordan F1 team. Louise was then approached by ITV and asked to join their presenting team, becoming the female face of motorsport in the UK. In 2001, Louise was part of history as she participated in the first ever race (and technically crash) of two-seater F1 cars. She was a passenger in Alonso’s Minardi before being hit, prior to the finish line, by Nigel Mansell’s car.

Currently, Louise is a co-presenter for ITV’s coverage of the BTCC and is a guest presenter of Channel 4’s F1 programme. Most recently has become an ambassador for the Dare to Different organisation, which helps encourage female talent in motorsport.

Most memorable moment in the pit lane: “Becoming the first woman to be involved in an F1 pitstop during the 2006 British GP at Silverstone, with the Midland team. I was responsible for taking off the rear left wheel of Tiago Monteiro’s car when he came in for his first stop!”

Vice President

Louise Goodman

 

Marcus Dodd – Vice President

 

Anthony has been our Chairman since 2013 and first got involved with the car club after seeing the SCC flag flying at Goodwood FoS! He oversees meetings with the other committee members and helps in the organisation of all club events. He has been co-driving since the age of 17 and has some top 10 and top 2WD results to his name. Anthony has also marshalled at several landmark events, most notably Rally Ireland, which held the first stage for the WRC. It was here that Anthony may have given some strategy advice to Seb Loeb on his tyre choice (Loeb was adamant he would never run slicks in Ireland again)!

Proudest moment in motorsport history: “My first AutoSolo as a driver, at Goodwood. I competed in a Renault Clio I had just bought and had to go up against an Audi R8! I finished 6th out of 30 cars – beating the Audi and had a smile on my face from ear to ear! It was such fun!”

Chairman

Anthony Concannon

chairman@southerncarclub.com

 

Vice Chairman, Radio Officer

 Neil Boxall

 

Mark has been a car club member since 1995 and has been our treasurer since 2006. He has been involved in motorsport, be it volunteering or competing, for over 30 years. On weekends, you will likely find Mark officiating or marshalling at events, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. Most recently, he is involved with organising the volunteer team for Rally Wales and coordinates the awards and post-race interviews for MG Car Club events.

Proudest moment in motorsport: “Being asked to assist with the Media Services team at the first Turkish Grand Prix.”

Treasurer – Mark Baulch

treasurer@southerncarclub.com

 

Marion joined the club in the mid 1970’s and became Secretary for the most part of the early 80’s, re-joining in 2013. Over the last 40 years both Marion and her husband Alan have dedicated a lot of their time to marshalling – there are not many events they haven’t been involved in! They were the joint winners of the Marshals Trophy in 2013. In Marion’s early years, she carried out PR work and visited the households of many people where a motorsport event would be taking place, which led to many friendships being formed along the way.

Circuit you would like to drive around: “Brands Hatch – Alan and I marshalled there at the British GP many years ago and we’ve camped overnight many times. I think it’s my favourite track!”

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Secretary – Marion Froude

secretary@southerncarclub.com

 

Andrew joined Southern Car Club in 2002 when he began co-driving. He then made the switch to the driver’s seat in 2005 and became our Membership Secretary in 2016. Most recently he has competed in the Nicky Grist stages of the BTRDA Gravel Championship and the first closed road event in the UK, The Corbeau Tendring & Clacton Rally.

Driving pet hate: “Inconsiderate drivers are definitely up there but have been well covered, so traffic jams on a Sunday come a very close second. Shouldn’t be allowed!”

Membership Secretary

Andrew Hebron

membsec@southerncarclub.com

 

Equipment Officer

Brian Price

 

Competition Secretary

 Michael Weeks

compsec@southerncarclub.com

 

Ian has been editor of ‘Windscreen’, SCC’s magazine since 2010. He first began writing articles for the magazine in the 1990s and works closely with fellow committee member Michael and the previous designer of the magazine Chrissie to produce ‘Windscreen’. Having worked as a freelance sports and motoring journalist since 1999, Ian brings his writing to life with his years of exposure to the motoring world. Ian regularly covers grass roots motorsport events and gets the stories of the competitors, organisers and marshals to the forefront of the conversation.

My most memorable motorsport interview: “I was speaking to Ford Escort MK2 driver Keith Wilde during the 2004 Cambrian Rally. The service area was at Ruthin Farmers Market and the weather and been less than favourable. As Keith explained how his day had gone so far, a sheep wee-ed through the bars of the pen and I copped the lot. I had a five-yard ‘pong radius’ around me for the rest of the event and I still needed to interview competitors!”

Magazine Editor – Ian Harden

magazine@southerncarclub.com

 

Michael keeps the SCC website up to date with the latest news, events and results. From a young age, Michael has been involved in marshalling and competing in motorsport and became involved with the club in 1994. Michael has also worked as a mechanic in the BritCar series, and was part of the team who finished 15th in the 24hour round at Silverstone in 2011. He is now running and driving his own BMW M3 Evo in the CSCC Modern Classics Series.

Three racing drivers you would invite to dinner: “Jenson Button, Kimi Raikkonen and Petter Solberg.”

IT Officer – Michael Russell

webmaster@southerncarclub.com

 

Laura has been a part of Southern Car Club since meeting her husband Anthony seven years ago. Currently, Laura is involved in the organisation process of all the events that SCC is a part of, fulfilling her duties as Safeguarding Officer. Laura is also the Deputy Secretary of the AutoSolo at Kempton Park this year.

Three racing drivers you would invite to dinner: “Jenson Button, Sebastian Loeb and Rowan Atkinson.”

Child Protection Officer

 Laura Concannon

cpo@southerncarclub.com

 

Becky first joined Southern in May 2017, looking for some PR experience in motorsport. After covering the first AutoSolo at Kempton Park that year, Becky has covered all of SCC’s events, getting word from the people taking part and those behind the scenes organising and marshalling. Becky has helped build SCC’s online profile, posting regular updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Becky was also the inaugural winner of The John Horton Memorial Trophy and produced a series of interviews with her fellow award winners from SCC’s Dinner Awards in January 2018. She became a committee member in April 2018.

Driving pet hate: “Living in the countryside, I would have to say getting stuck behind tractors and other agricultural machinery. Unfortunately, my dad contributes most to this pet hate of mine as the owner of not one but six tractors! So maybe I should say people who don’t indicate on roundabouts instead?”

PR & Social Media Officer

Becky Maidment

pr@southerncarclub.com