The Cadwell Bonanza on 25th/26th October is open to all road race licence holders. Only riders with membership of the Auto66 will be allocated championship points. This means anyone no matter what club you belong is eligible to enter.
The Auto 66 Club have set up a new webpage solely for the Oliver’s Mount race meetings. The current Auto66.com will be used for all social and club race meetings as well as car and bike speed hill climbs.
The new webpage www.oliversmountracing.com is now up and running and with a little bit of tweeking over the next two weeks.
The current Oliver’s Mount webpage run by Chris Machin will shortly become Oliver’s Mount Legends and will deal purely with the historic part of the racing and can be found at oliversmountlegends.com. This will also tie in with the new proposals that are presently being put before the council over the legends museum at the circuit.
The marshal’s association will continue to use the auto66.com site. The new website will deal solely with road race information for the mount including advanced tickets which will shortly be able to book online and pay by paypal or credit/debit card. Those who want to book tickets for next season the usual way, the booking form can now be downloaded from the Auto66 website.
The club have also opened a facebook and twitter account and an instragram page:
The end of season Road Race Bonanza at Cadwell on 25th-26th October has attracted a lot of interest, particularly from the Sidecars who are keen to support the Sidecar Bash which is one of the main attractions of the weekend.
As welll as the normal Formula II bash, the club have now included:
Pre 1958 (Conventional with bolt on)
Up to 1972 (National Kneelers, Twin Cylinders – two valve)
Cycle Cars (Three Wheelers, Morgan etc)
Bears (Up to 1986 same spec as 1958 inc. BMW, Moto Guzzi etc)
Classic and Post Classic
F2 350cc and Scooter Sidecars
Open Sidecar up to 1300cc
To make the meeting good value for money, all Solos and Sidecars will ge their usual practise and 3 races in each class entered. This must be the best value for money of the season!
The MSA have also allocated us the final round of their National Long Circuit Kart Championship which will take place on the Sunday.
Saturday night will also see live music and entertainment in the paddock area, making it a real end of season bonanza.
The bike and car Hill Climb at Oliver’s Mount on 17th August 2014, turned out to be one of the best of the season. There was a really good turnout of officials and marshals and everything went according to plan, without any major incidents.
The highlight of the weekend was Warwick Davies who came along with a television production team and his family, to sample the sport and experience the paddock atmosphere. Warwick is currently making a television series of events he has attended, and this will be featured in one of them. During the lunch break, Warwick was driven up the hill at a reasonable speed, with one of the car competitors, Geoff Peters. On returning to the paddock we managed to push Warwick’s eyes back in as he said it was one of the most frightening experiences he’d ever had!!
Before the timed runs after lunch, Warwick took a leisurely ride up the hill with his family in his blue VW Campervan before leaving the venue for his next appointment.
There was a good entry and selection of cars, the many spectators seemed to enjoy themselves observing in the paddock and chatting to the riders and drivers.
We had a good selection of vehicles ranging from the spectacular 1913 Theophile Schneider at a whopping 10,000cc, lots of different sports cars and a good selection of single seaters.As you will see from the results the weather was kind with reasonable driving conditions all day.
The bikes also proved spectacular with everything from 125ccs to superbikes and three wheelers.
This event although being very late organised proved to be a tremendous success with queues of spectators waiting to get in when the gates opened, queues at the cafe and burger bar from 9am til 4pm and the paddock bursting at the seams which provided a tremendous atmosphere. Cadwell Park with the help of Peter Boast put together a tremendous display of classic machinery in the Paddock ,the Parade of Stars produced names from the past including Mark Phillips, Derek Chatterton, Roger Burnett, David Hailwood, Malc Wheeler, Danny McCloud, Guy Martin and his father Ian, Ian Simpson and John Cooper. Also joining the parade were John Reynolds, Steve Plater, Paul Cott, Lloyd Dickinson, Graham Rohdes, Alan Duffus, Tony Myers, Rex Butcher just to name a few. All in all a day to remember.
We must take the opportunity to apologise to the marshals who missed their lunch break due to the action packed program, this will be rectified at the October meeting (see marshals section).
Due to lack of support at recent meetings, it has been decided to cancel the above meeting and reform the championship for 2015 by launching the dates earlier. This will enable everyone to get them into their calendar earlier, which we believe is one of the main problems this year with the low numbers with the dates not been announed ’til spring.
After a terrible entry the club decided to run the sprint alongside the road race on Sunday 6th July.
The morning started off damp and drizzly so the club decided to run the sprint first which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.
This event also counts towards the Northern Bike Speed Hill Climb and Sprint Championship.
Listed below is the 1st in each class:-
Class 1 – Michaela Tiernan
Class 2 – Nigel Critchley
Class 3 – Nick Colley
Class 4 – Keith Pringle
Class 5 – Sam Cartwright
Class 6 – Neil Waterhouse
Class 7 – Geoffrey Shackleton
Class 8 – Neil Paylor/Ian Paylor
The Road Race was run as one big class with 4 legs of 10 laps with the overall top 3 riders listed below:-
Race 1 – 1st – Nick Colley, 2nd – Keith Pringle, 3rd – Sam Cartwright
Race 2 – 1st – Nick Colley, 2nd – Keith Pringle, 3rd – Thomas Pugh
Race 3 – 1st – Nick Colley, 2nd – Keith Pringle, 3rd – Thomas Pugh
Race 4 – 1st – Nick Colley, 2nd – Keith Prinlge, 3rd – Thomas Pugh
The weekend turned out to be a huge success and this type of event will hopefully be run next year.