Motor Club Annual General Meeting will be held at the Kildare
Lodge, Townsend Road, Minehead, TA24 5RQ on Wednesday 4th October
Derek Merson Exmoor Clouds Classic Trial
next major event is the Exmoor Clouds Clasic Trial on
Sunday 15th October. This will be the 46th running of
this popular event, open to both cars and motorcycles.
A round of both the ACTC trials championship and the
REIS ASWMC Classic Trials championship. This year the
event starts and finishes once again at the Rest &
Be Thankful at Wheddon Cross, with new sections included
in the 70 mile route over Exmoor.
are available now
Organising Committee of the Somerset Stages Rally have
decided to have a "Year Out" in 2018, which
would have been our 40th running of the Somerset Stages
After considerable discussions we have reluctantly come
to this decision. The factors creating this are mainly
due to the very much reduced entry level for our 2017
Event. The reduced entry level trend is occurring generally
across all gravel events for reasons well known by all
concerned. However, the organising costs are continuing
to rise each year, jeopardising the financial side of
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THE EXMOOR TARGA RALLY
are now available for The Exmoor Targa Rally on 7th
October, orgainised by Tavern Motor Club with support
from Burnham-on-Sea and Minehead Motor Clubs.
Lyn Valley Classic Tour
the 11th June we ran a Classic Tour, starting from Raleghs
Cross Inn ,approx 50 cars and one lorry entered and after
scenic route finished in Lynton where the main street
was closed to through traffic and the Minehead Motor Club
Tour joined the Lyn Valley Classic display. Cars were
escorted to Lynmouth to park on the front. There was live
music and entertainment around the town and green, which
all added up to a very enjoyable day out. Here we show
a few photos from the start of the event at Raleghs Cross
honours on this years Somerset Stages Rally went
to Stephen Petch and Michael Wilkinson in their
Ford Fiesta WRC from Callum Black and Elliott
Edmondson, Ford Fiesta R5+, with the Connor McCloskey
and John Rowan in 3rd also in a Ford Fiesta WRC.
Silver Star honours went to David Bennett/Alistair
McNeil, Vauhall Corsa from Ashley Davies and Sam
Fordham in their Ford Escort RS with Rob Dennis
and Andrew Bowwell, Escort Mk 2 in 3rd.
done to Minehead crew of Chris Hickman and Alex
Stanbury, winner of Rally First and 32nd overall
in the West Somerset Motors MG ZR.
congratulaions to our other motor club members
Chris & Moira Jones 22nd in a Mitsubishi Lancer
Evo 1, Pete Henson & Matt Neal 25th in their
Landrover Discovery, James & Sam Webber 37th
Subaru Impreza and Chris Henson & Stuart White
43rd Ford Escort
THANKS TO ALL THE MARSHALS ON THIS YEARS RALLY
all 450 of you
the 2017 event from Special Stage rally review
The Derek Merson Exmoor
Clouds Classic Trial on 9th October was won by Geoff Walker,
best solo motorcycle on his Gas Gas pampera, and best
overall car was the Cannon of Stuart Bartlett and Kieran
Pictures show best
overall car on last years event, Nick Farmer and Norton
Selwood in a UVA Fugitive.
And First motorcycle
in 2015 was the Beta 200 of John Luckett.
The Minehead Motor Club was
formed in 1962 to further motorsport, and today is organising various
events for the enjoyment of motorsport enthusiasts. The club is located
in West Somerset, and consists of about 90 members of all ages.
We are recognised by the Motor
Sports Association, the Auto Cycle Union and are a member club of the
Association of South-Western Motor Clubs (ASWMC), and the Association
of Classic Trials Clubs (ACTC).
Events include The Somerset Stages
Rally jointly organised with Burnham-on-Sea Motor Club. The Exmoor Clouds
Classic Trial, and The Tour of Exmoor. We also run a series of Car Trials
Motor Factors will give Minehead members 10% discount on production
of their membership cards.
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