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CMMC centre update and news

CMMC February 2020 Update

Richard Culverhouse, our chairman, writes

Wow, a start of a new decade. It just seems like yesterday that we were all worrying about what would happen with computers when 2000 came!

Motorsport has changed over the last 20 years and still faces fresh challenges, one of which is ever increasing costs. It always amazes me that you all have these beautiful cars and you race them with CMMC for the benefit of all. We appreciate that many of you could race your cars at other events but choose to race them with CMMC. We are a CLUB OF MEMBERS, recognised by MS UK, run by members for the benefit of members. We continue with the ethos of Club motorsport, the same as when the cars were new.

For those of you who have renewed their membership, thank you. Your new cards will be with you very shortly. For those of you who have not yet rejoined I have attached a membership form for 2020. If you are a marshal or official please just fill it in and send it back, no payment is required. From now on, to make like easier, the membership will run the calendar year.

Now to the News!

New Classic Era Challenge (incorporating the CMMC pre ’64 Series)

Following on from the pre ’64 Series started last year, which had moderate support, we have started a new Classic Era Challenge. This will include the JEC XKs, their Hawthorn Trophy cars (Jaguar MkI and II), AMOC Jack Fairman and Innes Ireland cars. We will also accept suitable 50s/early 60s cars.

We have a fantastic calendar for you:

Monday April 13th Castle Combe

Sunday May 10th Donington

Saturday May 30th Oulton Park (to be confirmed)

Saturday June 20th  Brands Hatch (Indy)

Sunday July 12th  Brands Hatch (GP)(Sportscars only)

Sunday July 26th Cadwell Park (possible longer race)

Saturday August 8th  Silverstone

Sat/Sun August 29th/30th  Oulton Park (Sportscars only)

Saturday October 3rd Silverstone (AMOC)(tbc)/

Saturday October 3rd  Castle Combe (JEC only)

I have attached entry forms for the first two race meetings, Combe and Donington and you will note that there is an early bird discount.

CMMC Race Meetings in 2020

Make a note in you diary now. Mallory Park on June 14th and Cadwell Park on July 26th. More details will follow.

We were hoping to arrange a Race Meeting at Lydden Hill in April after a successful (if somewhat wet!) inaugural Meeting at end of 2019. However we could not arrange suitable content. We are however, hopeful that we can arrange a Meeting later in the year.

CMMC Southern

Our southern (modern) group goes from strength to strength. It concentrates on races in the southern part of the UK and includes, as it did last year, a couple of races on the Brands GP circuit in August. New for 2020 is the opportunity to have a taster without paying full registration fee. For full details to http://www.cmmcs.co.uk/

Welcome Modified Fords

We have registered a new Series with the MS UK called Modified Fords which as the name suggest is for all Ford (UK and European) cars build prior to 2010 in various classes depending on modifications. Organised by long time Ford racer Paul Neville more details can be found at https://www.modifiedfords.co.uk.

Going to Race Retro?

We have a stand there again this year, in Hall 2 and numbered 2 – 266. Come and have a chat, sit down and cup of coffee.

Not bought your ticket yet? We have access to cheap tickets. Go to https://raceretro.seetickets.com/event/race-retro/stoneleigh-park/1427944?clearOffer=True and add code EXHIB20

Want to help for a few hours on either of the days? Please let me know and I will arrange for a ticket.

And finally Fancy a Track Day at Castle Combe. The JEC are running one on Friday March 20th. We are invited. For more details go to https://jec.org.uk/regions/events/jec-somerset-region-track-day-at-castle-combe

FOR FULL DETAILS OF THE CMMC PLEASE GO TO www.cmmotorsportclub.com

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