With 2013 fast coming to an end I thought I would try my hand at a news-letter, so if its rubbish it’s your fault for voting me in and if you didn’t vote that’s your fault for not being there!
Now we’ve cleared that up I’ll begin………………
For those of you that couldn’t make the AGM – you missed a very relaxed, and I think enjoyable meeting, both of which I never thought were possible, so thanks to all that attended.
The PBIC has had a minor name change. It was felt that if we should lose our sponsor our championship would have no identity, so as of 2014 we will be the MG Cup Championship with our sponsors name up front. So the new stickers will read Peter Best Insurance MG Cup.
After all committee members were elected we found we had a couple of new faces; namely James Derby, who was elevated to the position of Technical officer to join forces with Vick Young. Jonesey has expanded his position to include Secretary as well as Treasurer
John Wreghitt volunteered to update the website
David Strike, Virginia, and Chris Whitewick have kindly volunteered to write the race reports. Chris will also be your race representative stand- in, if I am unable to attend a race day. So I think that’s all bases covered!
The regulations have been submitted for approval. There are a few minor changes, so when they’re published please read them, as “I haven’t read them” is not an acceptable excuse.
For 2014 we are introducing what some may call a “Joker” round. This will be one race nominated prior to qualifying on the day to the Co-ordinator, this one race will then count as double points, but kept secret until the final results of the last race are in. Then all will be revealed. I am working on the idea of a credit sized plastic card to be given to all registered drivers and this then would be handed to me for the chosen round – details to follow.
Well it could be at a track you think may be poorly supported, it could be one where your main rival is not so hot and you fancy your chances or it could just be that you feel unbeatable on this day, although when I feel like the latter somehow it all goes wrong!
Peter Best will be continuing their sponsorship and I have also secured a deal with Paul White from “Adsign.” He has offered one free car wrap and this will be raffled at the presentation do at the end of the year. This raffle will only be open to competitors that enter all rounds of the championship, so the odds of winning it are much better than the lottery.
The championship will raffle one free race for the following year to one driver from each class, (A, B and C). This raffle will only be open to competitors that enter all rounds of the championship, so the odds of winning it are much better than the lottery. (“Copy and paste” is great)
The MG Car Club offer a discount for any driver that enters all rounds (there is a theme running here). You will get a discount on the last race of the year, so with that in mind why not use the season entry form that the MGCC provide, fill it in once and all races are entered, but no monies are taken until each race closing date. If for any reason you can’t make a race you give Steve Car a ring to let him know. It’s that simple. I can’t think of any reasons why you should need to cancel one of the best days of the year or is it just me that needs to get a life!
Moving on to the end of year presentation this started well with the half price happy hour, cracking start to any night out. During happy hour James Derby played the edited footage he had received from the drivers, I think I will have to have a chat to some of you on driving standards, but the video was well put together and enjoyed by all. The meal was better than previous years. All was going nicely and it was time for the presentations. This year we invited John to host this part of the evening. Well what can I say? I have not laughed so much for so long. I actually had tears of laughter rolling down my face and it just seemed to get funnier and funnier. So thank you very much John for giving up your evening and entertaining us so brilliantly.
I would like to congratulate not just the trophy winners, but all drivers for a good years racing and I look forward to seeing you all next year.
Also I would like to thank all of the officials, working hard behind the scenes helping to make the championship work. MANY THANKS TO ALL
I know it’s astonishing but we have had even more good news, our 2014 championship regulations have been approved by the MSA in the last couple of days, these should be on the website shortly.
That just leaves me to say a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
Top tip for 2014 if you polish your car it will glide through the air easier = faster down the straight and it will look nicer too. There is no charge for this top tip we’ll just call it an early Christmas present – have fun!
Fellow Racers, we have received the 2013 rules back from the MSA and they can be viewed on the page of the same name.
I have also added the Full Season Entry form on the Registration page if any of you did not get the direct email from the co-ordinator.****which it appears is last years one –correct version awaited*****
If anyone is not getting the updates from myself or Blaine please let us have your current email details.
I have been informed today that Richard Tinkler is not going to continue as Club Secretary for 2013.Accordingly I have been asked to take on the processing of Membership Registration Fees.
There has been a lot of interest in the Series this year which is very encouraging considering the chance of a triple dip recession.
Perhaps the old adage of “you can’t take it with you” makes some sense so why not go racing instead?
Before you know it the new season will be upon us especially as we no longer need to dig through the snow to get to our cars!
Can I suggest that you send me your registration fees and applications forms as soon as possible, especially if you wish to retain the same race number you had last year.
If you don’t register then numbers will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
The best way to pay is by BACS which makes life easier for those of you with internet banking.
Also it creates a unique entry on the Club Bank Statement so there is an easy reference to clarify you have paid.
If you BACS your payment please use you surname and car number as the reference.
Don’t forget you still have to fill in your form and send it to me.
I am happy to have an email copy or if you wish to post it then send it to me at;
C.Jones (PBIC)9 Carlton Road Headley Down Bordon Hants GU35 8JW
Same address for cheque’s too;
I will email you to confirm I have received you payment.
Don’t forget – no registration NO RACING!!!!
That’s right folks, it’s time to stop moaning about the snow and get your registrations in for the 2013 Season!
It couldn’t be easier….just go to the Registration Tab at the top of the page, download the form, fill it in and send your £50 in…BACS is the preferred option but you can also send a cheque to me if you prefer.
All the payment details are shown at the foot of the form….
Don’t miss out get your race number reserved along with your place on the grid!
The form can be emailed or posted too…what could be easier?
On a sad note it is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Stuart Musk lost his fight with cancer and passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday 4th December.
Stuart was a long time supporter of the Championship, and was right there at the start when it was the Phoenix Championship run by the Anglia Centre.
Stuart first raced an MGC in the Historic Sports Car Championship, but then moved over to the Anglia Phoenix Championship in its first year of running. He purchased a fully modified Midget race number 35 and campaigned that ever since. Finally retiring when the car was destroyed at Brands Hatch when it was rear ended on the start/finish line.
His claim to fame being that it was his car featured upside down for the Silverstone meeting for many years.
Stuart’s funeral will take place at Colchester Crematorium at 1.15pm, on Monday 17th December 2012 followed by a reception at the Alma Pub, Copford for those who are able to attend.
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