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Awards Evening Success!

On Saturday 3rd Feb we had our annual awards evening to celebrate the incredible work done by our members, whether it be competing on the hill climbs, marshalling at lots of different events, competing on stage rallies or general work behind the scenes for the club. It was well attended once again, we had Dave Pearce as out host and Pauline Gullick as our guest speaker, what a fantastic speaker she was, she had amazing stories of her rallying exploits from all over the world! She has co driven in lots of breathtaking rally cars including the notorious QUATTRO, which she decribed as a rocket launching – when she left the start line for the very first time, she really couldnt believe how fast it was. It was a facinating insight to a great career she is still pursuing as Jimmy McRae’s co-driver.
The night was a complete success, the food/service was tremendous at Batch County House. The awards were given out by Pauline to all of the deserved winners, we had 16 to give out this year which was great to see so many members doing so well. Well done to all the award winners, you’re all amazing.
Here are the results from the 2017 Championship
1st overall – Peter Stiles
2nd overall – Tim Porter
1st lady – Naomi Poole
1st – Peter Isaac
2nd – Nigel Winkworth
3rd – Matt Isaac
3rd – Edward Norman
3rd – Colin Ellis
3rd – Chris House
Speed Events:
1st – Peter Stiles
2nd – Jason Tunnicliffe
Stage Rallies:
1st = Driver – Peter Henson
1st = Driver – Tony Phillips
1st Co-driver – Darren Matthews
Member of the year awards:
The Ben Durk Memorial Trophy for an outstanding contribution – Geoff Taylor
The David Gilbert Memorial Trophy for an unsung hero – Colin Ellis
I would to say thankyou to Dave Pearce for all the pictures and for hosting the evening, thankyou to Pauline Gullick for being our guest speaker and donating her money to ‘Action on Addiction’. Finally I would like to say thankyou to my amazing wife Natalie, she organised the evening and worked so hard on getting everything to run smoothly whilst being 8 months pregnant with a little wriggler (I think the baby will defiinitelty be a driver rather than a co driver, with the amount of arm/leg movements going on).
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Funeral of Richard King

It’s with great sadness we have to mention the passing of Richard King. Richard was key to Getting Wildlife Autosport going, and the very popular Cricket St Thomas Hill Climbs.

The funeral will be held on Monday 19th February, at Taunton Crematorium at 12.30pm.
Afterwards at the Somerset Cricket Club.


Brean Rally Review

It was Brean Rally this weekend, Burnham Motor Club helped out with running the finish control, me and Natalie and a gargantuan amount of other marshals from Burnham and surrounding clubs were there and we all got absolutely soaked, it didn’t stop raining all day, but that didn’t bother us – it was a great action packed day. It looked to us, like the RWD escorts had the biggest crashes, most of the ones which had entered were battered and bruised, almost everytime they came into the finish they had panels missing or huge sections of bodywork caved in. The event was down on entry numbers from previous years, I don’t think this made any difference to the events running, but we are worried this is the sign of the times with rallying.


Thankyou to all the Marshals from our club who helped us, we really appreciate you helping us to create a great event for all.


The Results at the end of the weekend are as follows:


1st over all and 1st in class E Newby/Leech – Subaru Impreza

2nd Munden/Eccles – Subaru Impreza

3rd Cooper/Davis – Mitsubishi Evo9


1st in class A Davis/Richings – Vauxhall Corsa

1st in class B Bliss/Vaughan – Honda Civic

1st in class C Payton/Mizenn – Ford Escort mk2

1st in class D Carr/Pippen – Ford Escort RS



Kris and Natalie

Awards Evening with rally star Pauline Gullick

Hi all,

This year our very special guest speaker will be Pauline Gullick, she is has competed as one of the worlds best female co-drivers in lots and lots of famous rallies all over the world. She was famously a co-driver for Jimmy McRae in the Rentokil Initial Vauxhall Firenza.



Treasure Hunt Success

The Treasure Hunt on Sunday the 15th of Oct was a complete success, all the entrants managed to find the start, complete the route and more importantly find the finish for the carvery. The weather stayed dry so some people came in their classics, it was a great excuse to go for a drive down some roads you never knew existed. We had some people who had never had a go before and some who were trying to retain their title as the winners from last year.

One team turned up on the day without pre booking, luckily we had a spare slot for them, however they managed to finish IN TIME, brought back all the bits we asked for – which was a helicopter, a well-dressed lion and a feather, which meant that they won the day!

Well done to team ‘GILBERN!!!’

We should also give thanks to the King William Inne, you provided us with a fantastic selection of food for the carvery, everyone was very impressed, it went down a storm.

Thank you to all of you who came along, we hope you enjoyed it and hopefully we will see you again next year.


Kristian and Natalie