WELCOME TO BMRC...

After some 20 years of valiantly providing its members with a wide range of activities and interesting talks by well-known personalities, the previous committee has retired (with our grateful thanks) and in 2017 a new committee was formed to take the Bourne Motor Racing Club into the future.

This is reflected by our membership now numbering over 200.

Since 1920 Bourne has been very much on the motor racing map with firstly, Raymond Mays and his Bugattis, Villiers Special, White Riley, ERAs and then later, post war, more extensively with BRMs. These activities brought many famous names to Bourne both as sponsors, drivers, engineers, designers and mechanics, many of whom still visit and hold the town in great esteem and affection.

Bourne Motor Racing Club is doing its best to see that Bourne’s racing heritage is not forgotten and their efforts show that this tradition is very much alive and well.

We are continually attracting a range of interesting high profile speakers from all branches of motorsport. Our venue is the Bourne Corn Exchange, normally on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Current membership costs £20 per year which the committee feels represents good value for some 11 monthly talks and usually a visit to a prominent motor racing business or collection such as that of the Rolls Royce’s Heritage Trust.  Perhaps you might also like to purchase a BRM DVD which we have recently made, priced at £15?

I feel very honoured to have been “part of the action” and hope that you will feel the same way!

Bourne Motor Racing Club is doing its best to see that Bourne’s racing heritage is not forgotten and their efforts show that this tradition is very much alive and well.

Warwick Banks

President

BMRC

PAST SPEAKERS

2024

December

November 

October

September

August

July

June

May

April

March

Steve Parrish

Parrish Times

February

Rob Jaina

Silverstone Museum

January

Richard Cunningham

The Invicta World Tour.

 

2023

December

NickOwen

BRM Ltd

BRM History1963 onwards

November 

Ivan Dutton

Shed Racing

October

Ian Northeast

World's Fastest Jensen

September

Dave Brodie

My life and cars

August

Summer Event

July

Jerry Watson

Historic Rallying

June

Simon Taylor

Journalist & Stovebolt Special

May

John Saltinstall

Jacky Ickx

April

Fuzz Townsend

Car SOS

March

Lissy Whitmore & Steve Parrish

British Super Bike 300cc

February

Nick Owen

BRM Ltd

BRM History up to 1962

January

Guy Martin

Speed with Guy Martin

2023

December

NickOwen

BRM Ltd

BRM History1963 onwards

November 

Ivan Dutton

Shed Racing

October

Ian Northeast

World's Fastest Jensen

September

Dave Brodie

My life and cars

August

Summer Event

July

Jerry Watson

Historic Rallying

June

Simon Taylor

Journalist & Stovebolt Special

May

John Saltinstall

Jacky Ickx

April

Fuzz Townsend

Car SOS

March

Lissy Whitmore & Steve Parrish

British Super Bike 300cc

February

Nick Owen

BRM Ltd

BRM History up to 1962

January

Guy Martin

Speed with Guy Martin

2023

December

NickOwen

BRM Ltd

BRM History1963 onwards

November 

Ivan Dutton

Shed Racing

October

Ian Northeast

World's Fastest Jensen

September

Dave Brodie

My life and cars

August

Summer Event

July

Jerry Watson

Historic Rallying

June

Simon Taylor

Journalist & Stovebolt Special

May

John Saltinstall

Jacky Ickx

April

Fuzz Townsend

Car SOS

March

Lissy Whitmore & Steve Parrish

British Super Bike 300cc

February

Nick Owen

BRM Ltd

BRM History up to 1962

January

Guy Martin

Speed with Guy Martin

2023

December

NickOwen

BRM Ltd

BRM History1963 onwards

November 

Ivan Dutton

Shed Racing

October

Ian Northeast

World's Fastest Jensen

September

Dave Brodie

My life and cars

August

Summer Event

July

Jerry Watson

Historic Rallying

June

Simon Taylor

Journalist & Stovebolt Special

May

John Saltinstall

Jacky Ickx

April

Fuzz Townsend

Car SOS

March

Lissy Whitmore & Steve Parrish

British Super Bike 300cc

February

Nick Owen

BRM Ltd

BRM History up to 1962

January

Guy Martin

Speed with Guy Martin

2023

December

NickOwen

BRM Ltd

BRM History1963 onwards

November 

Ivan Dutton

Shed Racing

October

Ian Northeast

World's Fastest Jensen

September

Dave Brodie

My life and cars

August

Summer Event

July

Jerry Watson

Historic Rallying

June

Simon Taylor

Journalist & Stovebolt Special

May

John Saltinstall

Jacky Ickx

April

Fuzz Townsend

Car SOS

March

Lissy Whitmore & Steve Parrish

British Super Bike 300cc

February

Nick Owen

BRM Ltd

BRM History up to 1962

January

Guy Martin

Speed with Guy Martin

2023

December

NickOwen

BRM Ltd

BRM History1963 onwards

November 

Ivan Dutton

Shed Racing

October

Ian Northeast

World's Fastest Jensen

September

Dave Brodie

My life and cars

August

Summer Event

July

Jerry Watson

Historic Rallying

June

Simon Taylor

Journalist & Stovebolt Special

May

John Saltinstall

Jacky Ickx

April

Fuzz Townsend

Car SOS

March

Lissy Whitmore & Steve Parrish

British Super Bike 300cc

February

Nick Owen

BRM Ltd

BRM History up to 1962

January

Guy Martin

Speed with Guy Martin

2023

December

NickOwen

BRM Ltd

BRM History1963 onwards

November 

Ivan Dutton

Shed Racing

October

Ian Northeast

World's Fastest Jensen

September

Dave Brodie

My life and cars

August

Summer Event

July

Jerry Watson

Historic Rallying

June

Simon Taylor

Journalist & Stovebolt Special

May

John Saltinstall

Jacky Ickx

April

Fuzz Townsend

Car SOS

March

Lissy Whitmore & Steve Parrish

British Super Bike 300cc

February

Nick Owen

BRM Ltd

BRM History up to 1962

January

Guy Martin

Speed with Guy Martin

2022

December

Guy Martin

November

Anders Hildebrand - Anglo American Oil

October

Jon Saltinshall - Niki Lauda

September

Martyn Wray - Singer, the man, the company and the cars

July

Tony Jardine

June

Jerry Watson - Mille Miglia on a bamboo bike

May

John Baillie - History of Donington Park

April

Steve Rider

March

Alec Poole

February

Ann Bradshaw - Series W and former F1 Press Officer

January

Film night and AGM

 

2020-2021

December
Radio Le Mans - John Hindhaugh
November
Duncan Rabagliati, Chairman, Formula Junior Historic Racing Association.
October
Rallying from the co-drivers seat - Mike Reynolds
September
Film The British Grand Prix 1964
August
Social evening

Due to COVID-19, further meetings in 2020 were cancelled and did not resume until August 2021

March
The Most experienced Spitfire pilot in the world - Charlie Brown
February
Competing in Classic TT - Jason Burrill
January
Film Show “Mike Hailwood Profile”

2019

December
Neville Hay
November
Duncan Pittaway and the Beast of Turin - Fiasco or Fantastico?
October
A Life in Car Design - Oliver Winterbottom
September
Stuart Graham - Racing on two wheels and four
August
Factory visits - Prodrive
July
Howden Ganley
June
The History of Cadwell Park - Keith Briggs
May
Jeremy Rivers Fletcher
April
Lotus Engineering and FIA Technical and Safety - Peter Wright
March
World Water Speed Record - Nigel McKinight
February
History of UK Stock Car Racing - Brian Enderby
January
Film Show “Graham Hill Profile”

2018

December
David Richards CBE, Chairman of Prodrive and Chairman of the MSA
November
Tom Ingram racing driver for Speedworks BTCC team
October
Airfix and Scaletrix models
September
Mission Motorsport
August
No meeting, but trips to Radical factory.
July
British Motorsports Marshalls Club
June
ERA R4D - Mac Hulbert
May
BRM V16 engine - Karl Ludvigsen
April
Rallying Rootes - Rosemary Smith
March
From Bleriot to B52 The Flying years 1902 onwards - Stewart Waring
February
Historic Sports Car Club - Chris Alford
January
Film Show “The Sicilian Dream”

2017

December
A Celebration of BRM - interviews with Dick Salmon, Ben Casey and John Sismey.

November
Radical Sports Cars

October
Jaguar Land Rover Classics

September
Life as a Pilot in the RAF during the Cold War - Jack Hamill

August
No meeting, but trips to Norton Motorcycles factory.

July
My life at the wheel - John Fitzpatrick

June
Syston Park Speed Trials - the history and the revival

May
Witham Group and all things oil

April
London to Capetown Rally - Gill Cotton

March
“The Life and Times of a geriatric racer” - Pat Thomas

February
“The Norton Story” with Stuart Garner

January
Film Show “Le Mans - in the lap of the Gods” with Martin Short

2016

Mike Reynolds
Bob Close
Mark Werrell
Gail Hill
Arthur Stacey
Keith Adams
Norman Dewis
Lisa Nichols
John Grant
Martin Brundle

2015

Tiff Needell
Steve Perez
Mark Steels
Matt Neal
Nigel Thorley
Stuart Turner
Mike Leckey
Bryan Apps
Richard Pullen

2014

Alastair Caldwell
Barry Lee
Angus Forsyth
Marcus Atkinson
Robin Jackson
Vic Lee
Colin Young
Adrian Childs
Mike Swift
Anthony Reid

2013

Colin Crabbe
Ron Lea
Peter Baldwin
Chris Alford
Tim Parnell
Bob Dance
Jim Shortland
Alex Evans
Bill Davies

2012

Pat Carvath
Dick Salmon
Gary Horspole
Richard Egger
Graham Robson
Steve Plater
Alastair Goodrum
Jon Sandalls
Gabriel Uttley
Warwick Banks

2011

Steve Markham
Alex Dew
George Haynes
Mike Brown
Chris Norton
Chris Barrie
Geoff Turral
Neil Tuxworth
Ian Ashley
Rob Gammage
Ian Flux

2010

Guy Martin
Jeremy Rivers-Fletcher
Tony Southgate
Marcus Pye
John Cleland
Stewart Waring
Richard Noble
Ian Titchmarsh
Mark Walker
Penny Mallory

2009

Simon Hope
Ed McDonough
Pat Thomas
Roger Fountain
Simon Hadfield
Philip Glew
Dennis Winsor
Stuart Turner

2008

Mark Garton
Ian Richardson
Pat Thomas
G Richardson
R Hall
James Beckett
Andy Rogers
David Render

2007

Fiona Leggate
Simon Pullan
Steve Parrish
Steve Hall
Sywell Visit
Pat Thomas

2006

Willem Toet
Shaun Balfe
John Lyon
Jon Dooley
Ron Champion
David Thomas
Mike Wilds

2005

Mike Hodgson
Andy Green
Arthur Wolstonhulme
Stuart Machin
Steve Plater
Toby Moody

2004

Tim Harvey
Barry Brummitt
Tony Jacobs
Kate Heath
Carol Corliss
Martin Hadwen

2003

John Bladon
Tim Sugden
Chris Bullimore
Martin Moore
Tony Stubbs
Victor Harding

2002

Dr. Michael McGregor
Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams
Colin Ingram
Mike Broad
Jim Shortland
Mike Fairholme
Graham Presley

2001

John Kirkpatrick
Martin Donnelly
Mark Hood
Tim Parrott
K Kimber
T Brown
Neal Davis
Sqd Ldr Paul Day
Penny Mallory

2000

John Corfield
Malcolm Nicholls
Peterborough
Panthers
Derek Murphy
Dave Brodie

1999

Neil Tuxworth
Lincolnshire Police
David Owen
Pat Thomas
Warwick Banks
Riot Racing
Rick Wilson

1998

John Pateman
Steve Etherington
Dr Michael McGregor
Ted Welch
Tony Mason
Steve Markham
Peter Coombs

1997

Frank Richardson
Peter Dumbreck
Phil Manser
Graham Wilson
Suzi Hart-Banks
John Franks
John Watson
Tim Parnell

1996

Alec Stokes
Vaughan Edwards
Rick Hall
Rob Hall

1996

Alec Stokes
Vaughan Edwards
Rick Hall
Rob Hall

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BMRC

PREVIOUS EVENTS

2021-2022


August
Social evening

Due to COVID-19, further meetings in 2020 were cancelled and did not resume until August 2021

 

2019

August
Factory visits - Prodrive

2018

August
Trip to Radical factory.

2017

December
A Celebration of BRM - interviews with Dick Salmon, Ben Casey and John Sismey.

August
Trip to Norton Motorcycles factory.

 

2016

December
In December we welcomed former Formula One driver and Sky Sports presenter Martin Brundle. Martin entertained a sell-out audience at the Bourne Corn Exchange. More can be found by reading the article.

November
John Grant.

October
Lisa Nichols

September
Norman Dewis

July
Keith Adams.

May
Film Evening

April
Arthur Stacey
March

Gail Hill

February
Mark Werrell

January
Mike Reynolds & Bob Close.

2015

December
In December 2015 we hosted our annual slot car challenge. Members and their families were invited to join us for an evening’s racing and a fish & chip supper.

November
Richard Pullen

October
This month, we were joined by the Reverend Bryan Apps, who gave an illustrated presentation based around his new biography of ERA & BRM founder Raymond Mays.

September
In September we invited members to an open forum, where the future of the Club was discussed.

July
Mike Leckey

June
Stuart Turner

May
Nigel Thorley

April
Matt Neal.

March
Mark Steels

February
Steve Perez

January
Bourne Motor Racing Club kicked off its 20th year in style on Thursday, 8th January, when the motoring journalise and renowned racing driver Tiff Needell entertained members and guests. A full report from the evening is available here.

2014

 

December
In December 2014, members were able to join us for the viewing of the film ‘Rush’. The film, written by Peter Morgan, focuses on the rivalry between drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda during the Formula One motor-racing season of 1976. A fish & chip supper was also provided.

November
On Thursday, 13th November, the club welcomed touring car legend Anthony Reid to our meeting. Anthony achieved success in the British Touring Car Championship, where he is best remembered for his drives with the Nissan and Ford teams in the 1990’s. Anthony gave an entertaining and engaging talk to members and guests.

October
Road Safety was the theme of this month’s meeting, when we were joined by Advanced Driving Instructor Mike Swift. Mike initially qualified as a mechanic working for the Ford Motor Company, before joining the Automobile Association in London, eventually working his way up to becoming Internal Service Delivery Manager, with the responsibility of training the 3000 strong patrol. He is now an Advanced Driving Instructor, and gave some useful and timely advice on driving in winter conditions.

September
September saw the club's annual break from motorsport, with Former RAF Pilot Adrian Childs talking to the club.

July
Local auctioneer and star of the BBC's Bargain Hunt Colin Young joined us for our July meeting. Colin gave a unique insight into the automotive world, showing how he always keeps an eye out for a bargain when cars and bikes are involved.

June
The highlight of June for many was the Bourne Classic Car & Bike Show, which returned for the 9th year on Sunday, 22nd June. Thousands of visitors enjoyed a record turnout of exhibiting vehicles. For the results and photographs from the show, click here.

May
Members and guests enjoyed a fascinating evening with former BTCC team manager Vic Lee on Thursday, 8th May.

April
April saw Robin Jackson, Press Officer from Santa Pod Raceway, talk to the club. Robin's talk included a history of Drag Racing, along with some mind-blowing facts about the speeds achieved by cars on the famous 1/4 mile strip.

March
Angus Forsyth & Marcus Atkinson from Hagerty Insurance were guest speakers at our March club night, which was enjoyed by both members and guests alike. The pair entertained with tales of completing the 2013 London to Lisbon rally in a 1930 Austin 7 Ulster, also known as Little George.

February
A great evening was had by all on Thursday, 13th February, when former World Hot Rod champion Barry Lee attended our monthly club night.

January
Former McLaren team manager Alastair Caldwell entertained members & guests at our first meeting of 2014.

 

2013

December
December 2013 saw the return of the club’s annual Slot Car challenge. Club members were invited to bring family and friends along, who enjoyed a buffet supper during the event. A report of the evening, including photos and a full results list, can be found here.

November
Members & guests enjoyed two films, ‘The Cobra Ferrari Wars’, and ‘The Life and Races of Mike Hawthorn’.

October
This month, we were joined by Bill Davies, who gave a fascinating talk entitled ‘On and Off the Footplate’, when the ex-train driver talked about his varied and interesting 43-year career as a train driver.

September
In September, members were joined by Alex Evans, who talked about his time spent working at Standard Triumph.

July
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Dambusters Raid, members and guests enjoyed a lecture by 617 Historian Jim Shortland.

June
Our speaker this month was Bob Dance. Bob has spent over 50 years in the motor racing industry with teams such as Lotus, March, and Brabham. Bob, with the assistance of Mike Pilbeam was able to recall many interesting events from his career in the sport.

May
Thanks to the help of motoring journalist Mike Jiggle, we had an excellent evening with Tim Parnell, past racing manger with BRM. Mike took Tim through different parts of his life by means of pictures of the period.

April
Chris Alford who races in historic club meetings, gave an interesting talk of his life in racing and the people has raced against.

March
Peter Baldwin, racing driver, gave a talk about his life in racing Minis. A very successful career and he is still racing even though he is over 70 years old. Also in this month a group of members made a trip to the headquarters of Classic Team Lotus in Norfolk.

February
Ron Lea was our speaker this evening as he talked about his life, especially about his close association with Jaguar racing.

January
Colin Crabbe entertained us with a walk through his life and the cars that he had been involved with, together with his racing experiences.

2012

December
To bring to a close 2012, club president Warwick Banks, member of the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC), spoke about his experiences in motor racing.

November
In November, the club welcomed Gabriel Uttley from the Angelic Bulldog Project, to come and speak about their world record attempt to achieve speeds of 400mph on two wheels

October
Because members of the steering committee were involved with BRM Day, a highly successful event to celebrate 50 years of Bourne-based BRM winning the Grand Prix world championship, the club enjoyed Guy Martin’s film ‘Closer to the Edge’.

September
The club welcomed former McLaren truckie and pit crew member Jon Sandalls to speak at their monthly meeting

July
Aviation Historian Alastair Goodrum spoke to the club about his experiences.

June
This was a BRM film night.

May
For this meeting we went on two wheels with Steve Plater who gave a talk about his life and experiences in the world of motorbike racing.

April
Motorsport journalist and historian Graham Robson described how he got into journalism and some advice as to how to write your own books.

March
Richard Egger Regional Development Manager for Go Motorsport gave us lots of information as to how people can get actively involved in the world of motorsport.

February
Our speakers this month cam from the world of motorbike sidecar racing, Gary and Mike Horspole entertained us with their racing experiences.

January
We started the 2012 season with a BRM at which ex BRM mechanics Dick Salmon and Pat Cavarth recounted their experiences when working at with the BRM teams. They were helped by motor journalist Mike Jiggle, it gave the packed house tremendous entertainment.

2011

November
Our speaker was Ian Flux who is a very experienced sports car racer.

October
Our speaker was Rob Gammage who gave us an interesting talk about his life in the world of motorsport.

A group of us went to Silverstone for the HSCC finals meeting, an excellent day was had by all.

September
Historic racer Ian Ashley gave us a fascinating insight into the world of Formula 1 in the 1970's with his experiences at BRM.

August
August 20th one of our members, Peter Dobson, organised a road run round parts of South Lincolnshire. A number of cars went on the run and with good weather the event was a great success. This may lead to more such events being arranged.

July
Neil Tuxworth from the Honda TT Legends gave an interesting talk about racing on bikes and the managment of bike teams. His tales of workig with Honda kept us all amused.

June
We had a very enjoyable visit to Gordon Easton's Bygone Collection at Coates. His knowlege of his very varied collection of farming, romany, old Peterborough, Fen Management tools made for a very interesting evening.

May
Geoff Turrell, MD of Porsche GB gave an interesting presentation of the Porsche marque. This covered the history of the cars and their design, as well as the current situation of the car market and the more recent models.

April
We had a packed house when Chris Barrie came to give a talk about the many and varied types of transport he has driven, piloted or ridden for his TV series. Chris entertained us with his stories of each of the vehicles etc that he had worked with. The range was very impressive from the Sinclair C5, through bikes, cars, tanks, large cranes, large ships and aircraft of many types.

March
This month we took to the air with Chris Norton, Director of 2Excel. Chris is an experienced fighter pilot with many active missions flying Harriers into many recent conflicts in Europe and the Middle East. He left the Airforce to create a new company 2Excel - a flying company. 2Excel is the home of The Blades Aerobatic Display Team, Scimitar, Sabre and the 2Excel Airline – the only ‘aerobatic airline’ in the world. This was a very different evening. We also raised £100 for RAFA which is Chris is supporting.

February
The February meeting was our first film evening. We had a good attendance to see the historic motoring in films that were made in period.

January
At the last meeting in January we had a different kind of talk this time with four drivers giving their experiences. Steve Markham, one of the drivers, acted as an interviewer talking with the other three. Steve is an instructor at Silverstone, also works with Prodrive and has rallied with Andrew Jordan in the British Rallycross Championship. The other participants were Alex Dew who has experience of Renault Clio Cup racing, George Haynes who has raced in the Britcar series, and Mike Brown ex Seat works driver with Martin Rowe and Gwyndaff Evans.

It provided a very interesting evening.

2010

December
This was our Christmas Party with the regular slot car racing and buffet. The bad weather affected the turnout, but a great evening was had by all who came along. Thanks go to Nick Sismey for providing such a different and challenging race circuit and the ladies of the committee members for the food.
The results of the racing were:

1. Ed Didsbury
2. Richard Bostock
3. John Bannister
Fastest lap of the evening - Jamie Lawrance

November
Penny Mallory, TV presenter and Rally Driver entertained us with her experiences from her past and how she sets herself some incredible challenges each year.

October
VSCC racing driver Mark Walker gave an excellent talk about some of the more unusual cars that he has restored and raced. His latest project being a 1905 24.5 Litre Daracq.

September
Ian Titchmarsh, race commentator, entertained us with two talks, the first about his experiences in Formual Junior 1963 and in the second half he talked about his top 10 races that he has actually been present at. A thoroughly interesting evening.

July
We had a tremendous turnout for the talk given by Richard Noble. Richard gave an illustarted presentation of his past projects - Thrust and Thrust SSC. His main focus was on his new project - Bloodhound and how he has involved many schools in an attempt to get more people interested in engineering. It was an excellent evening.

June
We left the world of motor racing for this month's talk. Stewart Waring, a very experienced pilot, who gave an excellent illustrated talk about the aircraft in the Shuttleworth Collection. Stewart, having flown most of the collection was able to give a very personal account of the planes.

May
This was our first meeting at the Corn Exchange, and was a success. We had a great turn out for John Cleland, who gave us an insight into the world of the British Touring Car Championship.

April
Marcus Pye, National Editor of the Autopsport Magazine gave us an entertaining talk about the world of journalism in the motorsport world. He also related some of his racing experiences.

March
We had a another great attendance at our meeting in March when Tony Southgate gave a very interesting and detailed presentation of the cars he had designed. The information was interspersed with a perspective of the racing and the people of the times.

February
We had another great attendance for the talk given by Jeremy Rivers-Fletcher. He covered his life and racing experiences together with some films taken by his father as he told us about Rivers-Fletcher's life.

January
We had a record attendance for Guy Martin, the TT racer. Guy provided an entertaining evening covering such varied topics as lawn mower engines, TT Racing, Circuit Racing and push bikes. A great evening.

2009

December
This was our Christmas Party with the regular slot car racing and buffet. This proved to be as popular as ever with an excellent turnout for the racing. Thanks go to Nick Sismey for providing such a challenging race circuit and the ladies of the committee members for the food.

 The results of the racing were:

1.      Jamie Lawrence
2.      Russ Smith
3.      John Bannister
4.      Steve Rowley

Fastest lap of the evening  - Steve Rowley

November
We had an excellent turn out for the talk by Stuart Turner. Stuart entertained us with his recollections of his racing history, together with his personal opinions of the current racing scene. Stuart is a great advocate for the Motorsport Safety Fund.The raffle takings this month were passed to him as a donation to this great charity, there was £150 taken on the raffle and the club made this up to £350 in recognition of the work he has done and indeed still does with this charity.

October
We were overwhelmed at the record turnout last month, when Dennis Winsor told of the raising of the Wellington Bomber, “R for Robert” from Loch Ness.  The evening stirred memories for many of those present, and was a welcome change from our usual diet of all things racing. Thanks go to Dennis for a very informative and professional presentation.

September
Following a severe allergic reaction to a bee sting our planned speaker, John Cleland, unfortunately could not make the meeting

Phil Glew a Renault Clio driver came to our rescue at the last minute and gave us a very interesting talk about his racing experiences and how he wants to progress into Touring Cars.

Since the meeting Phil has clinched the 2009 Renault Clio Cup by winning two races at the Rockingham meeting. This means that he has won 10 out of the 18 races he run in this season. Phil is hoping to make his BTCC debut at the last meeting at Brands Hatch – October 4th.

July
Our meeting this month was actually a visit to the Romany Museum of Gordon Boswell. We had a good turn out for an excellent evening.

June
Our speaker this month was Simon Hadfield, his experiences of restoring and racing historic racing cars made for a very interesting evening.

May
We were taken into the world of club rallying in Canada by club member Roger Fountain. Roger gave a very interesting, illustrated, talk about his rallying experiences in the 1971 British Columbia Centennial Rally.

April
Pat Thomas, one of our club members who races, gave an excellent talk about his trip to Le Mans 2008 with his March Group C car. The Group C cars provided the support race to the main 24 hour event and gave Pat the opportunity to realise a dream. We had a great turnout for this meeting.

March
We had a very good, illustrated, talk from Ed McDonough of Vintage Race Car magazine about his top 110 race cars. He was very enthusiastic and covered many different models and finished with his best being an Alfa Romeo.

February
Despite a severe snow storm, 28 members and guests managed to make it to the Red Hall for the talk given by Simon Hope, Managing Director of H&H Classic Car Auctions. Simon gave an excellent presentation on the world of classic car auctions an the work that goes on behind the scenes.

January
We had a great turnout for a very good presentation given by two Chief Engineers from Lola. Bob Marston worked for Lola 1968 - 1981and Julian Cooper is the present CE. It provided a fascinating insight into some of the challenges of designing racing cars.

2008

December
This was our Christmas Party with the regular slot car racing and buffet. This proved to be as popular as ever with a record turnout for the racing. Thanks go to Nick Sismey for providing such a good race circuit and the ladies of the committee members for the food.

The results of the racing were:

1. David Dabbs
2. Andy Winterton
3. Mick Howett
Fastest lap - Andy Winterton

November
Our speaker this month was David Render. David has owned and raced many cars, mainly hillclimbs and sprints. We had an excellent evening as he gave us an illustrated talk about the cars he has owned. There were many unique pictures. David was a Captain in the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry during WW2 and as such we raised £100 for his charity The Sherwood Rangers Widows.

October
We ventured into the world of Drag Racing this month with a talk given by Andy Rogers and Kirsty Tramm of the Eurodragster.com website. Andy's vast experience of the sport together with some excellent video and presentation gave a very good talk.

Also this month a number of our members acted as marshalls at the Lola 50th celebration event in Huntingdon when a number of the cars produced by Lola were driven through the streets of the town.

September
Our speaker this month was James Beckett, Assistant Secretary of the BRDC. James gave a very interesting talk about his racing and rallying experiences. He also talked about the Formula Ford festival and other race meetings that he organises.

July
A last minute change of venue due to the particularly unsettled weather saw us have the BBQ at John Cappit's Farm in Northorpe this year. Here we enjoyed some fantastic food cooked as ever by Terry and Margaret, and were able to shelter from the chill evening wind and occasional shower in John's Barn.. Thanks must go to John and Clare for allowing us to use this facility, to those who brought their treasured cars / lorries along for us all to see and to everyone who first helped set up and then clear away after the evening.

June
Instead of meeting at the Red Hall this month we visited the Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum at North Hykeham. This is a very interesting collection and proved to be an enjoyable evening.

June 15th saw the third Bourne Classic Car and Bike Show. Despite one or two showers the show proved to be another great success. The many spectators had a wide variety of vehicles to admire, entertainment provided by the jazz band and Punch & Judy show, together with an increased number of craft stalls.

May
This month we changed sport, with a talk from Graham Richardson and Richard Hall. Graham is a Bobsleigh Driver and has represented Great Britain in Europa Cup and World Cup competitions from 1993 – 1998.

Graham was the Manager and Ice-Coach for the Great Britain Junior team 1999 – 2007

Founded the Icerush Team in 2005, and was part of the 2-man European Senior Champions in 2007 with Richard.

Richard who is the Brakeman started bobsleighing in 1993, has represented Great Britain 1994 – 1997 and was the RAF Champion Brakeman 1994 - 1996

April
The speaker was Pat Thomas, who gave an illustrated talk about the development of the Lotus M100 Elan. Pat has spent many years working with Lotus cars.

March
Our speaker this month was Ian Richardson. Ian’s talk covered the development of Jet Turbines for model aircraft and techniques used for producing scale models for competition.

Ian has been building model aircraft for over 40 years, specializing in jets for the last 20 years.

Ian has been very successful in international competitions. He brought his model F-86F Sabre, from the Korean War era. This model is capable of speeds over 200 mph and many acrobatic manoeuvres.

February
Our speaker this month was Mike Garton, who entertained us with his experiences from racing and scrutineering. Mike is a MSA scrutineer.

January
The monthly meeting was an open meeting, giving members chance to meet and have a chat with a drink and see some new films.

RML - number of the members had a very enjoyable and interesting visit to Ray Mallock Ltd at Wellingborough. We were able to see a wide variety of the work carried out by this successful racing company.

Karting - another successful Karting evening was held at Langar. The results of the racing were:

1st Stuart Marshall
2nd Mike Reynolds
3rd Richard Bostock.

Bourne Motor Racing Club

MOTORING FOR More than 20 years

After some 20 years of valiantly providing its members with a wide range of activities and interesting talks by well-known personalities, the previous committee has retired (with our grateful thanks) and has been replaced by a new one to take the Bourne Motor Racing Club into the future.

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