History

The Club was formed in around 1902, like most Motor Clubs it was allied to both the cycling and motorcyling fraternity.  Its official title being the Taunton Motorcycling and Light Car Club.  In 1960 the club split and Taunton Motoring Club was formed.  Since then the club has organised Hillclimbs, Rallies, Autocrosses and Gymkhanas. The Wildlife Hillclimb is a one-day event held at Wiscombe Park, Nr Honiton in May and is promoted by both Taunton and Burnham-on-Sea Motor Clubs. The Five Clubs Hillclimb is a two-day event usually held on the first weekend in September.  The Five Clubs being: Taunton, Bristol, Plymouth, Burnham-on-Sea and Haldon (now disbanded). The Somerset Stages Rally is co-promoted by Burnham-on-Sea and Minehead Motor Clubs with help from Taunton Motoring Club and is held during April.  The Summer Social Events are held every Thursday from May to September, usually at Taunton Racecourse.