Motor club annual awards evening

Weston Motor Club members hold their annual prizegiving ceremony on Weston Pier.

MORE than 60 members of Weston Motor Club gathered at Captain Jacks bar on the Grand Pier to applaud the winners of the club’s annual awards.

Club member and Grand Pier owner, Kerry Michael presented more than 30 awards covering a whole range of motor sport disciplines, showing the diversity of local motor sport talent within the club. The club’s new president Peter Coleman also attended the meeting.

The club organises events from the prestigious Regency Stages rally at the Bath and West Showground and grass autotests to regional association autocross and 12-car navigational events.

Clubnight is the first Thursday of the month at the Queens Arms, Bleadon, from about 8pm onwards and new members are welcome. For more information contact club secretary Tim Walton on 01934 626958 or e-mail: or check out the club website: www.

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Looking forward, the club is organising another of the popular Rally Sprint events at the airfield on Easter Saturday (April 23) and the unique Sandocross on May 15 at Weston beach, both of which are spectator events.

It is also running the Kewstoke Toll Road stage of the Tour Britannia on June 18. This is an event for prestigious classic cars and entries include various Ferraris, a Shelby 350 GT, a Jaguar XK150, various Porsches, Aston Martins and Austin Healeys. Check out their website at for further information.

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Award winners were: Darren Harris (stage rally driver), Glyn Thomas (stage rally co-driver), Martin Bragg (hillclimbs/sprints/racing), Helen White (autotests), Rob French (autocross), Bernard Northmore (road rallying), Dave Whittock (12-car rally driver), Jan Knott (12-car rally navigator), Dan Cresswell (best under 21), Andy Turner (marshals), Heather Cresswell (outstanding female performance), Pete Donnachie and Bernard Northmore (outstanding contribution to the club), and finally Tim Walton and Jan Knott were the popular recipients of the clubman and clubwoman of the year awards respectively.

Left: Tim Porter in his trusty

Mk2 Escort rally car.

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