FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR THE 2016 SEASON
After a spectacular 2015 season, all is settling in to place for this coming year. More sponsors have been attracted to Oliver’s Mount and we are still looking for a sponsor for marshals clothing. Once this is done there will be a wide range of clothing available and will be able to be purchased on Auto 66 website, www.auto66.com. There are still some water proof coats left in stock, please call the office on 01723 373000 for more information.
The celebration for the 50th anniversary of the Auto 66 Club started with a social weekend in Scarborough back in January with a Steve Parrish night, which was a complete sell out, and the Dinner Dance and Presentation night at Royal Hotel, Scarborough. For the first time in many years there was a great turn out of marshals at the dinner with over 30 attending who all seemed to enjoy themselves. The date for the Dinner in 2017 will be announced on the Auto 66 website in due course.
With a lapse of 5 to 6 years without anyone interested in pushing the Marshals Association, we are now pleased to announce we have a hard working committee who are getting things moving.
The training day on the 28th November 2015, which was for A & B grade Marshals, was a brilliant success. It was full house for the first aid training which was organised by Shaun Dalton, our Chief Marshal. The list of people who attended this is on the back of the new handbook enclosed. This now means up to 80% of Senior Officials and Sector Leaders are trained in first aid. These people will carry a new lanyard badge so they can be spotted easily if they are needed.
The next training day is on Sunday 28th February in the paddock dinner, Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough. It will be starting at 10am and is primarily for newcomer and D grade Marshals. We also would like to invite C grade marshals who feel they would like a refresher course. Please return the enclosed form as space is limited and places will be sorted by a first come first served basis. In the afternoon, from 1.30 till 4, is the radio training for all radio operators, who have been sent a letter separately, please confirm if you can attend as space is limited.
As from 2016 all correspondence will be done via email. This also means you will receive all press releases by the club about Oliver’s Mount and the normal newsletters. If you do not have an email address please inform us so we can send you a copy in the post. PLEASE PUT YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ON THE FORM ENCLOSED
We have the pleasure to enclose the 2016 edition of Marshals training booklet. This is more for newcomers but if you all have a read through it we will then be all singing for the same hymn book. The new booklet has been put together by John Clark and checked by Gary Thompson & Pip Micklethwaite.
There is also a small poster enclosed, if you could display this in a place of work or in a place so it can be seen by people at home, so we can attract new members.
As many of you may have seen we have a new Auto 66 website. Here you can get all the latest Marshal information, who to contact and who is who in the Officials’ gallery.
Chris Machin has join forces with us to set up the new Oliver’s Mount legends site which will carry all the history of Oliver’s Mount including results etc. this site isn’t quite finished yet but is in progress.
Oliver’s Mount signing on times remain the same as the 2015 season. All Officials, Scrutineers & Paddock Marshals must sign on no later than 7.30am. These officials will only be allowed entry via the Mere entrance. This is a ticket only entrance and tickets will be sent out nearer the meeting. NO TICKET, NO ENTRY.
Track Marshals have a new system this year. All Marshals must be a member of our association so we have a record of their information in case of incidents etc. I.e. someone signing on who isn’t a member who attends an incident and signs as a witness, we have to know who you are in case insurers ask questions. Admission to all Scarborough meeting is by your membership card which should have a passport photo attached. NOT BY YOUR GRADE CARD. At Oliver’s Mount, people who are not members will be asked to fill in a membership form before signing on. This will allow them admission for the weekend and to be covered by the ACU insurance policy.
Oliver’s Mount security will be on the gate checking passes and will direct you to the Auto 66 mobile office where you will sign on. This will stop congestion on the main gate which has caused problems in the past. You will be told were to park when you go to sign on. Please follow the instruction of the parking attendant to save arguments. Camping will be available to permit holders only. To save any confusion please state that you would like to camp on your availability form.
Finally, there have been date changes to the Festival of Speed in May. The hill climb has had to be spilt into two individual one day events. Cars will compete on the Saturday (30th April) and bikes will compete on the Monday (2nd May). This is due to the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race using the Mount on the Sunday.
We hope to see some of you at Cadwell park on the 18th & 19th March if not, at Oliver’s Mount at the Spring Cup on the 16th & 17th April.
MARSHAL PRIZE DRAW
Win a free trip to the British Superbike round in Assen, Holland on the 30th September & 1st/2nd October plus many other prizes.
PMH Sports Travel have allocated 18 places for the prize draw winners.
When signing on make sure your name is legible otherwise you will not be allocated points. Your name will be automatically put on the database which will add points to your name at every meeting you attend. This will run from the first Cadwell Park meeting until the Sunday of the Barry Sheene meeting. The winners will be announced after the last race on the Sunday of the Barry Sheene Meeting. If you are a winner and wishing to take your partners etc., you will be able to purchase a reduced price package. Please contact Charles on 01723 373000
As well as the main draw, Scott has got goodie bags for all marshals thanks to our sponsors for all Oliver’s Mount meetings.
The Circuit Office, Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough, YO11 2QP. Phone 01723 373000