All posts by Tony Bonfield

Winter Treasure Hunts

Well Folks the treasure hunt season has started with the first one last Thursday. A great turn out with 10 crews tackling the 30 mile route. Plenty of clues and code boards to keep everybody on the right track. My thanks to Mike and Luke for the route and Jackie having to put up with all the preparations. The success of any treasure hunt is that everybody gets back to the finish which all crews did. Mike has just confirmed that he will also organise the next one on 16th November. Details to follow soon as to the start location and time. If you can spare the time to put one on please contact me through facebook or on my mobile, usual number. The plan is as previous years to run 4 before Christmas and 4 after. No confirmed dates yet for the ones after Christmas. The next three dates are as follows 16th November, 30th November and the 14th December. The last one on the 14th Dec will start and finish at the Allerford with a free buffet for club members along with the presentation of awards for the Summer Driving Skills. Last years buffet was really well attended so would like to see similar numbers this year so make sure you put that date in your calendar.
Now to the important news from Thursday the results.
Tony, Stafford and Jan 10th– 1 point. Luke and Pawel 9th– 2 points. Ashlyn and Colin 8th– 4 points. Martin and steph 7th– 6 points. Bruno and Ana 6th– 8points. Gareth and Jason 5th–10 points. Mark and Sarah 4th– 12 points. Mike and Claire 3rd– 15 points. Tony and Sheila– 2nd 18 points. Tom and Steve 1st– 25 points. Conratulations to Tom and Steve.
A great turn out last week please continue to support these excellent social events.see you all on the 16th.

TMC Annual General Meeting

Taunton Motoring Club Limited

57th Annual General Meeting


The Allerford Inn



1:   Apologies

 2:   Minutes of the 56th Annual General Meeting  at The Kings Arms  Monday 14th April 2016

 3:   Matters Arising

 4:   Treasurer’s Report

 5:   Chairman’s Report

 6:   Election of officers

 7:   Any Other Business

     Your opportunity to raise any relevant issue to do with the running of the club, please contact Tony Bonfield prior to the meeting with your question. So it can where possible be answered on the night

 8:   Close of Meeting

 Following this there will be an awards presentation for the Winter series, all are welcome .


Treasure hunt 9th March

Hi there Folks. Here we are at the last round of the winter series. Round 8 is likely to start at the Beam Bridge Wellington. Sheila and I would like to thank all those who came out and supported this years series. We have managed over the last seven rounds to find some new roads by going a little farther out of town. hopefully that didn’t put too many people off. The awards presentation will take place after the AGM on the 23rd March.

***** AGM 23rd MARCH*****

AGM happening soon. The venue for the next AGM will be the Allerford near Norton Fitzwarren. ALL paid up club members welcome. Its your chance to have a say on whats happening with the club AND the perfect opportunity to join the committee and have a direct input into the clubs activities. Last year it was suggested that we need to do more with the clubs website. Sadly there were no volunteers to do this. This is a request in advance of the AGM. If you have a few hours a year to help out it would be gratefully accepted. I would like to expand our social activities but i cannot do this without help so again if there is anyone out there who would be prepared to come on the committee. The meetings are once a month for about an hour on the third Monday of the month.
The plan for the AGM is to hold the meeting from 8pm again should be no more than 45 mins after which there will be a FREE BUFFET followed by the awards presentation from the Winter series. If all who can attend let me know so i can order the right amount of food for the BUFFET. As usual message me on facebook  or text/phone on my usual number 07980 239730.

Treasure Hunt 12th January

Hi there Folks. Hope you are all rested after the christmas break. Hope santa left all you boys and girls lots of nice prezzies.The next treasure Hunt is on Thursday 12th January. In an effort to find some new roads we have had to move out of town a bit, So the Start and Finish will be at the Ashill Inn at (Ashill) 😀, As always all the usual things required. Pen, pencil, torch, clipboard and of course your entry fee. Some good lanes and a few tricky little questions on the way round. Route instructions will be available from 7pm.
Can you let me know if you are able to attend either message me on facebook or text me on my usual number 07980 239730

Club Carvery and Driving skills Awards

HI Folks.
Just a reminder about the free carvery for club members this coming  Thursday at the Allerford  Norton Fitzwarren.  A number of club members have already replied. I will need to have final numbers by tomorrow night so i can let the Allerford know.
Please message me on Facebook, or text/phone on my normal number 07980 239730

Treasure Hunt season Is Here

Hi there folks. sorry for the delay in getting the info about the treasure hunts. due to some last minute committments the treasure hunt dates will be as follows 3rd November, 10th November, 24th November and the last one before Christmas will be on the 8th December. As usual the last one will be the free buffet for club members and the awards presentations from the summer field events. The start/ finish venue for the first treasure hunt will be the Lethbridge Arms. The route  is done some nice twisty little lanes to get the navigators on their toes and as usual plenty of questions to get the brain cells working too.
Route instructions available from 7pm. All the usual things needed
pen, pencil, clipboard, torch and most important of all entry fee of £5. All club members are welcome even if you’re not entering the treasure hunt. Spread the word.
As usual for any further information contact Tony Bonfield 07980 239730

Five Clubs Wiscombe Hillclimb September 3/4th

##############MARSHALS REQUEST###############

Hi folks its that time again when I make the plea for marshals for the Five Clubs Hillclimb at Wiscombe on the 3/4th September. We cannot run without the help of volunteers. As usual lunch will be provided and lots of marshals prizes. I will try to do my best to arrange good weather 😀. If you can help on either or both days please contact me through Facebook  or on my mobile 07980 239730.



Taunton Motoring club  have a stand (54) at the racecourse on Sunday. Come along and support Stafford and crew. Its the perfect opportunity to promote our club to the public. Especially with the number of disciplines the club is involved in. The club caravan will be there along with a selection of vehicles. The weather outlook is good for Sunday.  With it being a FREE ENTRY, I would expect a high turnout of the public. For more details contact Stafford Coombes. 07855 663115.