2018 is going to be an exciting year for Southern Car Club (SCC), as it works to put on new events aimed at developing grass roots motorsport.
On 6th April, Southern will be holding the SCC 12-Car Road Rally, the first event of its kind to be organised by SCC in over 30 years! This year runs as part of the Weld Motor Club 2017-2018 12-Car Series, supported by Utting Estates Limited. The entry and reserves list is currently full but there are plenty of volunteer spaces available for marshals. All levels of experience are invited to register interest in marshalling. It will be a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a new road Rallying event.
After the success of last years’ AutoSolo events at Kempton Park Racecourse, SCC wanted to secure the Racecourse again for 2018. AutoSolo competitions are a great introduction to motorsport and are frequently organised by grassroots clubs to encourage novice and experienced racers to get involved. “Last years’ competitors really pushed themselves and that was shown in the results” says club Chairman Anthony Concannon, “We would love for novice competitors to join us for the day and take that first step in getting involved in motorsport.” This year, the club will be at Kempton Park on 27th May and 14th October. Regulations and entry forms will be made available online closer to the dates.
Organising the Goodwood Festival of Speed Rally Stage, located at the top of Goodwood Hill, is the main event again this year. Combining gravel, dust and the unpredictable English weather, the Rally stage is a tough proving ground for even the most experienced racers. As ever, the club always needs dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to marshal and to help make sure these events can go ahead. While preference for marshalling at GFOS is given to Southern Car Club members, we encourage all car club members to register their interest. In keeping with new safety rules, all marshals must be MSA accredited.
Event details will be updated regularly and all event information regarding times, locations and requirements can be found on the club’s website www.southerncarclub.com
Southern Car Club are working on putting on new events this year to develop grassroots motorsport and to encourage more people to get involved, no matter how much experience they have.