John Clark on the mend

The Auto 66 Club would like to extend their best wishes to John Clark for a speedy recovery after he suffered a heart attack recently.

John is now out of hospital and on the road to recovery. Annie Wakeford would like to thank everyone for all the cards and messages during this tough time.

Get well soon John. From everyone at Auto 66.

2017 Auto 66 Season Starts this Weekend!

The 2017 Season gets underway for Auto 66 Racing at Cadwell Park on the 18th & 19th March, this weekend.

This meeting has attracted some top riders of the road race world as they test there machines for the up and coming road race events such as the Bob smith Spring Cup, Isle of Man TT and the North West 200. In attendance will be Dan Hegarty and Gavin Lupton, testing there Honda backed Top Gun racing machines. Mick and Mark Goodings, the two brothers from Doncaster, will also see there first outing of the 2017 season. TT Star James Cowton will be testing his 600 and 650 Super twin machines. This is alongside Auto 66 Racing regulars such as Joe Thompson, Paul Marley, Callum Ward, Steve Degnan and the farther and son race team of Adam & Kaine Sheriff.

There isn’t just Solos racing this weekend, there is also a strong sidecar presence. The sidecar entry is led by the one of the fastest rising stars of sidecar racing Lee Crawford. Lee finished second the UK Super 2 Sidecar Masters in 2016 and is looking to go one step further and take the title this year. He will be joined by the fellow Team ARC member John Lowther. John is looking to make a big impact in this years various championships on his Honda backed machine. Auto 66 Regulars Eddy Wright and Greg Lambert will also be in attendance.

There are still a few spaces lift in all classes which will get two 8 lap races a day plus practice and qualifying on the Saturday. For more information ring the office on 01723 373000 or email office@auto66.com.

THE LONDON MOTOR SHOW

The London Motor Show is being held from Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th May 2017 at the Battersea Evolution Centre.

Auto 66 members can receive an exclusive 10% discount on tickets for this super event. If you are interested in attending this event and would like the promo code, please contact Alice in the office on 01723 373000.

For more information on the event and to book tickets visit www.thelondonmotorshow.co.uk

MARSHALS TRAINING DAY – ROYAL HOTEL

The Auto 66 Marshals Association are holding a training course at the Royal Hotel in Scarborough on Sunday 12th February. Due to the over whelming response, the original location where training was going to be held,  at Oliver’s Mount,  is to small so the committee have decided to move to a larger venue. The Training starts at 10.30 and will last around 2 to 2 & half hours. Anyone is welcome to attend this course, which is a basic training course for new marshals. for more information please ring the office on 01723 373000.

Oliver’s Mount and Yorkshire Air Ambulance Join Forces

Auto 66 are delighted to announce that Yorkshire Air Ambulance will be their recognised charity for the forthcoming race season here at Oliver’s Mount. One of the main events in our 2017 calendar is the ‘Scarborough Festival of Speed’ which will take place over the May bank holiday weekend. A Car and Bike Hill Climb is scheduled for the Saturday and Sunday, including a Classic Car Rally on the Bank Holiday Monday. We are hoping to attract a great number of spectators as their attendance will not only support Auto 66, but the Yorkshire Air Ambulance too, as this is where all of our gate money will be donated.

This weekend will be made even more memorable, as we plan to officially open the Mount’s brand new helipad, something which has been a work in progress for some time now. Although we admire the great work carried out by the team at Yorkshire Air Ambulance on a daily basis, we hope that we will not require them to attend any of our meetings in the future. However, we are all aware of the dangers that come with road racing, particularly around the beast that we call Oliver’s Mount, therefore the helipad will provide a safe landing place should we ever need it.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance will remain as our recognised charity for the whole of 2017. Their representatives will be in attendance at our meetings with collection buckets, so if you see them out and about, please dig deep and support this brilliant charity.

SPRING CUP TICKETS SELLING FAST!

Tickets for the 2017 Spring Cup have been on sale for well over a month now and they are selling out quick! There are now only 190 tickets left and a few camping spaces available. Visit www.oliversmountracing.com to book your tickets or call 01723 373000

Auto 66 Awards Dinner

What an amazing weekend we just had in Scarborough at the Royal Hotel for the annual Auto 66 Club’s Gala Awards evening.

As well as the Auto 66 Championships the Duke Road Race Ranking were presented by Peter Duke, son of the legend Geoff Duke, with the top award going to Dean Harrison and the newcomers award went to another Auto 66 member Brad Vicars.

With top road race stars, Peter Duke to present the Duke trophies, club officials, marshals, friends, family and fans, the evening will go down as a brilliant start to the 2017 season.

A fabulous meal was served with Oliver’s Mount commentator Tony Coupland MC’ing the awards ceremony along with Scott Beaumont, Alice Robinson and Peter Duke presenting the awards.

Some great performances by Auto 66 members in road race, track and hill climb were awarded alongside the various championships organised by PMH Promotions including the UK Road and Track.

A raffle was held for the Auto 66 Marshals Association with various prizes where over £350 was raised

A collection was held for the YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE where Steve Ramsden, Sam Christie and Charlie Houlden Banks had their heads shaved to her raise money for the charity. The Auto 66 Club have supported this charity for over 2 years with money still coming the total at the moment is just over £505.

The provisional date for the 2017 Awards dinner is 19th/20th January 2018 with a similar format as this year. Tickets will go on sale from the 1st April so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment as many where this year.

A fantastic night and now we can’t wait to get racing again.

Congratulations to all the winners.