Taunton Motoring Club would like to wish all past, present and future members a happy and relaxing Christmas and New Year.
Our Treasure Hunts start again on the 12th January, and there are still another 4 events to go, so plenty to play for in the Winter Series.
We’ll also be organising some Nav Scatters.
Membership can be renewed for 2012 online, through the TMC web site, or via the more traditional post.
It is with deep regret that we have to announce the death of Ian White (formerly Director of Whites of Taunton).
After a long battle with cancer, Ian passed away peacefully at home on 3rd December 2011.
Ian had been associated with the club for many years, although not so much in recent years due to his poor health. He will be remembered in more recent times for his and Whites of Taunton sponsorship of the very successful Wildlife Rallies at Cricket st Thomas, which ran until the late nineties.
I am sure that there are many of our more senior members who have good memories of Ian prior to my time at the club and have a story to tell of his and their rallying exploits together.
With this in mind I would like on behalf of Taunton Motoring Club pass on our deepest sympathy’s to Ian’s family at this difficult time.
Tony Bonfield Club Secretary
Route finalised today. Start and finish venue will be the Lamb & Flag at Blagdon. Interesting route again this week with some tricky questions as some members seemed to have worked out the organisors thinking now! You will need all the usual things clip board, pen and a torch. Route instructions will be available from 7.30 onwards. Food will be available, order before leaving with your route instructions.
Five crews tactled the first navigational scatter on Friday 2nd December. Four of the crews had novice navigators and hopefully this will encourage some more club members to come out for the next one which will be in the early part of 2012. Thanks to Jason Price and Gareth Andrews for organising the event. A lot of effort goes into putting on event like this so we need as many club members who can, to participate to support and encourage organisors.
1st Lucas Redwood and Pat Thomas 50 points
2nd Laurie Hole and Rob Hole 41 points
3rd Hugh Thomas and Marie Thomas 30 points
4th Mike Warr and Bruno Nunes 18 points
5th Darryl Andrews and Harry Andrews 4 points
The next round of the winter series will start and Finish at The Merry Monk.
Monkton Heathfield. Route instructions will be available from 7.30 Good route again with a few tricky questions to test the grey matter.
Food will be available. Can be ordered at the start.
For further info contact Tony Bonfield 07980 239730
Taunton Motoring Club’s thoughts and condolences go out to all those affected by the accident on the motorway
First Treasure Hunt starts at Halfords Car Park 7.30pm Thurs 27th October and finishes at Taunton Rugby Club. For more details contact Tony Bonfield on 01823-324341 or mobile 07980239790
The Wiscombe Awards Presentation Evening is on Saturday 29th October, tickets £5 from Judy Hayes on 01823-279064.
Treasure Hunts start Thurs 27th Oct, Thurs 10th Nov, Thurs 24th Nov, Thurs 8th Dec and continue after Xmas Thurs 5th Jan, Thurs 19th Jan, Thurs 2nd Feb and Thurs 16th Feb. Two scatters to be arranged – details to follow from Tony Bonfield, 01823-324342 or 07980239730.
• Strong response to forest access threat
• George Russell wins CIK-FIA KF3 European Kart Championship
• Extra spaces available for MSA Euroclassic
• Parker and Robb become first 2011 MSA British Champions
• Silverstone session for Team UK national squad
• Technical/Regulations update
• MEET… Regional Development Officer (North Wales) Howard Davies
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