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North West Stages Rally – Thank You!

January 20th, 2019 • By: Chairman Events, News

North West Stages Rally: Thank You

Many thanks to all members of the Liverpool MC “rally stage team” who helped with the Weeton Stages of the North West Stages Rally yesterday. You all did an excellent job despite the odd electronic glitch and the occasional errors of navigation by the crews. What a great day, and for the first time for ages, the event was dry! Shame about the delayed finish… we trust that those waiting at home weren’t too upset by your late return.

The full results can be found here

 

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Liverpool Motor Club is helping to run a stage on the exciting Legend Fires North West Stages Rally on 23rd March at Weeton Army Barracks, not far from Blackpool.

The Rally is the premier multi-venue Tarmac event in the North West, and is based at Myerscough College, where there’s a fantastic Rally Show on the Friday of the event. This year’s event will include the first “closed road” stages in the North West, so spectator interest is expected to be very high.

There’s a fantastic variety of cars taking part from the top ex-WRC cars to local club drivers in home built near-standard road cars.

As in previous years, we shall be concentrating our efforts on running the flying finish & stop line for Saturday’s 6 stages at Weeton where our services are much in demand as we have developed an excellent reputation for efficiency. If there are enough volunteers, we will; be able to look after a nearby corner or two as well.

If you would like to come along and help at this non-spectator venue (and previous experience is not required), please contact our Rallies Coordinator, Geoff Maine, and he will let you have more details.   Just click here to be taken to our Contact Us page where you can send him a secure message, or phone him on 0151 521 5060 (he works shifts so please be patient!).

You can get a flavour of the rally via the promotional Video here

NW Stages Rally Plate

 

 

Tour of Cheshire – Thank you

January 18th, 2019 • By: Chairman Events, News

Knutsford & District Motor Club has asked me to pass on its thanks to everyone who helped at Bolesworth for Tour of Cheshire on 23nd March. See HERE for the Tour of Cheshire results: www.tourofcheshire.co.uk/start_order.html

You certainly upheld the highly regarded name that LMC has for doing a great job on events and I hope you enjoyed your visit (despite the few drops of rain right at the end of the day). I hope you will join us again for our Aintree or Barbon events, or one of the days when we are helping other clubs by providing marshals to help run their events.

Please keep an eye on the announcements on our home page, or see our Club Calendar page for other events that we are involved with this year.
Thanks again,  John Harden, LMC Chairman


On 2nd March we are running a section of the annual Tour of Cheshire rally, at Bolesworth Estate, 6 miles east of Chester. This will be the opening round of the Historic Rally Car Register (HRCR) championship and will have over 80 historic rally cars taking part.

We need around 20 marshals in the morning and again in the afternoon to look after the tests – can you help? There’s a variety of duties: start line marshals, finish line marshals (operating time clocks), route observers, & test marshals.

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This is a non-spectator venue, so the only way you’ll get to see what’s going on is to volunteer to marshal.

Previous experience isn’t necessary, nor orange overalls. Despite an early start, we had a great time running the tests at Bolesworth last year, no doubt helped by a pleasant lunch time visit to a local pub in Tattenhall Village.

The 2019 event is already full with 85 competitors, and reserves too. You can view the provisional entry list here.

For more information,
please contact our chief rally marshal, Geoff Maine via our Contact Us page.

Joining instructions:

Bolesworth Estate, Entrance off Bolesworth Road, Bolesworth, Nr Tattenhall,
Map Reference for 117/ 493.3/ 571.3   Postcode (approx) CH3 9HL
Spectators not admitted at this venue – sorry!

Morning Tests (tests 4 & 5):
Signing on time : 08.00 to 08.45
Car zero time : 09.44.
Closing time 11.46.
Reconfigure the estate roads for the afternoon visit.

(Lunch atthe Sportsman’s Arms in Tattenhall went down well last Sept!)

Afternoon
Signing on time : 15.00 to 15.30.

 

3/2/2019

Marshals’ Training 2019

January 9th, 2019 • By: Chairman Aintree, Barbon, Bulletins, Events, Hillclimb, News, sprint, trackdays

Experienced and new marshals are invited to attend the following official training sessions in 2019:

26th January         – Chester University, Warrington campus – Annual rally training day 

16th February       – Blackburn Services – Introduction to marshalling (Practical)

2nd/3rd March      – Loton Park – Speed Marshals’ Training (Sprint & Hillclimb)

3rd March            – 3 Sisters Circuit, Wigan – Practical Timing

9th/10th March    – Oulton Park – Race Marshals’ Training
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3rd August           – Blackburn Services – Fire Theory/Practical

7th December     – Blackburn Services – First on Scene (for drivers & marshals)

Each day includes active practical sessions intended to appeal to beginners and as refresher sessions for experienced marshals too.

Just click on the relative link to apply to attend.

We are encouraging all our marshals to attend these events.

Attendance gives 7 points per day/session for your SD34 marshals’ championship.

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The MSA is now Motorsport UK

November 13th, 2018 • By: Chairman Aintree, Barbon, Bulletins, News

Message from the CEO of Motorsport UK

Dear Colleague,

You will have seen that the governing body of motorsport in the UK has changed its name and identity. We are now Motorsport UK.

While the name ‘MSA’ is well understood within our own community, we are aware that beyond the sport, it is less well known. Through 2018, we have spent a good deal of time and research understanding what we, as the sport’s custodian and administrator, stand for in the UK.

Given the wider popularity of motorsport beyond our direct competitors, volunteers and stakeholders, it is evident that we need to strike a chord with broader audiences. Hence the move to a simple expression of who we are and what we do.

But our rebranding is about so much more than a new name and logo. It marks the start of an ambitious new phase for motorsport in this country.  Please click here for a copy of our new Motorsport UK strategy, a living-breathing document that we intend to be at the core of our focus and efforts going forward. And one that will evolve over the coming months; with planned dialogue between all of our stakeholders.

It represents a fundamental repurposing of the organisation, from one focused purely on the governance and legislation of motorsport, to one that places the promotion of the sport and customer service to our members at the front and centre of everything we do

In summary, we will continue to:

  • Represent the sport’s interests to Government
  • Regulate and protect the integrity of motorsport in the UK
  • Be committed to providing a safe environment in which to enjoy motorsport
  • Deliver our responsibility to safeguard the sport
  • Provide a framework to nurture the performance elite programme.

Beyond this, we will increase our energy and focus on promoting the sport to new audiences, and delivering greater value to our members via;

  • Promoting grass roots motorsport as affordable entry points
  • Using technology and legislation to reduce the cost of motorsport
  • Removing the layers of unnecessary bureaucracy; making governance and regulations simpler and clearer
  • Developing and deploying the highest standards of education and training
  • Making it easier for under represented groups to enjoy motorsport
  • Ensuring that there is a clear sustainable future for the sport.

It is evident there is no quick fix to many of these challenges, however, we have renewed energy and purpose to effect positive change for good and provide greater relevance to a wider community.

I very much hope that you too will play your part in joining and supporting us on our journey as Motorsport UK.

Yours,

Hugh Chambers
CEO

A short film has been produced to tell you more about the organisation and why the change is being made.

You can see the film here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=elCYxO77I-o (opens in a new tab)

 

issued 25/11/18

Results and Report for the September 2018 Aintree Sprint

September 3rd, 2018 • By: Chairman Aintree, Events, News, Results & Reports, sprint

The results and event report for the Aintree Sprint held on 1st September 2018 are available to view, print or download by clicking on the relevant links below:

Results, Aintree 1st September 2018
Practice times, Aintree 1st September 2018
Full times including 64ft and split times at Bechers Bend
Report, Aintree 1st September 2018

A fully customisable version of the full times are also available at Resultsman.co.uk – Live Timing where you can select the times for just one car or a group of cars. We include a time for the first 64ft off the line as a time of 2 secs to the 64 feet mark equates to an acceleration of 1G.

100’s of photos of the event will be on-line shortly after each event at
www.whitedogphotography.co.uk