Motorsport UK

1300 people experience club motor sport at Speedmachine and MotoFest Coventry

Over 1300 people got their first taste of club motor sport as the MSA worked with local clubs to run AutoSOLO passenger rides at Speedmachine (26-27 May) and Autotest passenger rides at MotoFest Coventry (2-3 June).

Oxford Motor Club members and volunteers gave over 1500 passenger rides to 600 Speedmachine visitors over the two-day FIA World Rallycross Championship event. 48 volunteers drove, marshalled and assisted with signing on, with the furthest completing a 316 mile round trip to attend. The AutoSOLO took part on the famous Stowe Corner of the Grand Prix circuit.

Just a week later Loughborough Car Club members and volunteers offered passenger rides to individuals at MotoFest Coventry, utilising a city centre car park. 700 individuals signed on, with over 2000 rides taking place over the weekend. 22 people volunteered to assist on the Coventry event, six of whom volunteered for both days at Coventry as well as having volunteered for both days at Silverstone the previous weekend.

Clubs and events are already seeing the benefits of these events with one person joining Oxford Motor Club just hours after their passenger ride, and two more new members joining that week. Three people have also gone on to enter local AutoSOLO and Autotest events after enjoying their first experience of grassroots motor sport. Many others have made contact with Go Motorsport Regional Development Officers to find out more about getting involved.

24 motor clubs were represented over the two events:

60 & Worcester Motor Club
Accrington Motor Sport Club
Boundless by CSMA
Bristol Motor Club
Cannock & District Motor Club
Chelmsford Motor Club
Coalville Car Club
Coventry & Warwickshire Motor Club
Farnborough & District Motor Club
Loughborough Car Club
Maidstone & Mid Kent Motor Club
Mid Derbyshire Motor Club
Owen Motor Club
Oxford Motor Club
Peterborough Motor Club
Redditch & District Motor Club
Rotherham Motor Club
Rugby Motor Club
Sixty & Worcester Motor Club
Wallasey Motor Club
West Suffolk Motor Club
Witney Motor Club
Yorkshire Sports Car Club

Thanks to M&H Photography for the images.

1300 people experience club motor sport at Speedmachine and MotoFest Coventry
07 June 2018