West Cumbria Motorsport Club
Minutes of meeting held on 3rd July 2017 at Hundith Hill Hotel, Cockermouth.
Present:- Richard Barnard, Russell Grant , Peter Lister, Pearl Wilson, and Ian Aitken
Apologies: Dave Culley, Kerryl Steel, Sam Steel, Stephen Dixon.
Matters Arising: None
CMSG/ANECC/ANWCC/SACC: Nothing to report
Greystoke: All in hand. Entries currently stand at 55 with all reserves accommodated.
Correspondence: Wigton Motor Club have asked if we would to attend the Dalemain Show. Ian to advise Wigton that we will not be attending this time,
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Competition Secretary: Secretary wasn’t present but was said that as we are going to run a 3rd round of the Cross Pennine Championship we should at October 8th for the date.
Events 9th July Greystoke Stages – All in order
16th July Cross Pennine Championship WCMC Rd – Russell Clerk of Course.
23 July Grass Autotest. Post meeting note. Event postponed following discussion with Steven.
29 July Cockermouth Show – Booking in hand. Richard and Ian organising
7th Aug Committee Meeting
14th Aug Grass Autotest – venue to be confirmed
3rd Sept Grass Autotest – Threlkeld Leyhs
4th Sept Committee Meeting
24th Sept Tarmac Autotest
12 Car Entries. Eden Valley and Spadeadam are happy to meet. Richard asked to arrange date time and place.
Blood Bikes Presentation. To be looked at again in August
Autotest Venues. Ian reported he had met with Gordon Osbaldestin at Dunmail Park who said we could use the disused site opposite for autotests whenever we wanted. All he needs is a satisfactory risk assessment and a copy of our indemnity insurance.
Autotest Results It was agreed to still use radios to relay times to the person compiling the results to help speed up the end process, but still give competitors a time card for their records in case of a disputed time.
We also need to have easy access to the Cross Pennine Championship regs and results. Ian to speak to Steven & Ronnie Sandham
Paypal – Kerryl explained that we can use it but as a Business, rate of 3.4% plus 20p per transaction. Kerryl to see the bank with regards to setting it up.
Rally Tests – Richard suggested we try and run an event in accordance with the Blue Book and try to give those who can’t afford rallying an event based along the lines of one. The event would be run on mixed surfaces and on a PCA Permit. And with a large 200x200 meter site we could run long tests where the passenger/ navigator could make a contribution. It would be a one off event initially with awards for Overall and class winners. Entry fee would therefore need to be at least £25. Richard to draft regulation for next meeting and look at Dunmail park site to see if would be suitable. If so Ian to contact Dunmail Park with a view to book the October 22nd
Any Other Business
Autotest Venues – Land Owners
Peal asked if we were still providing venue land owners with some sort of “Thank You” gesture in recognition of their generosity and support. It was confirmed we are. She also said we should guard against wearing the welcome mat out with people.
Pie & Pea Supper
Pearl reported she had got a price of £10 per person for pie chips and peas from Hundith Hill. Matter to be discussed further at next meeting.