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November Safety Fast Newsletter 2018

John Thompson  07854 275541   johnt5@btinternet.com


On Saturday 29th September we returned to Snetterton for the traditional finale to the MGCC racing season.  This year we were treated to a dry and bright autumn day.  Of particular interest to ourselves,of course, was the Trophy race.  The first race was the usual fast and furious affair, whilst the second race was more sedate.  In the end, however, congratulations firstly to Jason Burgess for securing the Class A title and driver of the race in race one, Ryan Firth for securing the Class B title, and John Booth for securing the Class C title.

In the Peter Best Insurance MG Cup there was some excellent driving from register treasurer, Peter Burchill, with a second place and second in class in race one, and a third place and third in class in race two.  Full reports on the day’s racing can be found in the motorsport section of the Club website.

The parade laps during the lunchtime were popular, with 27 drivers signing on during the morning.  Slightly later than originally planned and not held during the lunch break(!), we watched the first Trophy Race from the assembly area before heading out on the circuit ourselves.   The register will be heavily promoting the parade laps during 2019 and will be encouraging members to make the most of this unique opportunity.

As we mentioned last month, Supercar Saturday was held at the Castle Coombe racing circuit on Saturday 27th October.  This event is supported by register treasurer Peter Burchill and Vulcan racing each year with their ZS 180.  All monies raised at this charity event go to the Stroke Association.  We will be supporting this event next year.


Our final show of the year, the Classic Motor Show at the NEC, takes place over the weekend of 10th -12th November. Unfortunately, we were unable to secure a stand at the show this year; don’t let that deter you from attending!  The main club have a stand so please go and support them.   It is an excellent show and well worth attending if you haven’t done so before.

We are in the midst of putting together our 2019 Events Calendar so keep those diaries to hand!.