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Nottingham Sports Car Club and 2016 NSCC Speed Championship

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Andy Warren added 19 photos to 6 February 2016 in Nottingham Sports Car Club.

2015 nottingham sports car club awards
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6 February 2016

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Andy WarrenApologies for the delay in posting the pictures and congratulations to all.

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Martin ParkesWho was presenting the trophies?

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Stephen MorrisonMartin It was Richard Usher owner of Blyton Park, he was a great after dinner speaker

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Thank you, everyone for the fantastic contributions, in total we've managed to raise £475.00 for our chosen charity, Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

More details of what they do can be found here: www.ambucopter.org.uk
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Thanks for the add looking forward to having a go in the NSCC championship this year. See you out there.... ... See moreSee less

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I should have twin 45 webers fitted in a month or so, has spoox fast road / track cams fitted and piper pullies. ... See moreSee less

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David Hunterare those bike carbs. ?.....

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Ross HalfpennyYes there off an R1

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David HunterI have R1 s on my Zetec, why wouild you want to change to Webers.....?...

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Ross HalfpennyWell I have a set that's been kicking around off a x flow engine from a previous kit car and I was thinking that these would be better than the bike carbs if I got a manifold? Are the webers not a better option seems their there?

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Hi thank you for the add, I'm new to hill climbing and sprinting so I'm at the begging of my learning curve and know very little except... I want a go!!! , iv previously raced karts for many years in a rotax senior class and motorsports been in the family so I'm not a complete Newby. I intend on using my Peugeot that I have for having a bit of fun in. I'm just wondering what regulations I need to follow to pass scrutineering or what needs to be done to the car. Many thanks Ross ... See moreSee less

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Stephen MilesNat b speed licence suit helmet and gloves. NSCC membership and enter your first event! What you've done to your car will dictate your class and we can advise

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Glenn StocktonWhat area do you live in Ross ? I can have a look sometime and advise if you like. I am a National scrutineer, and Speed Nat B clerk of the course

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Stephen MorrisonWelcome Ross. Looks like you could have a lot of fun with that! Key questions are what engine and capacity? That could determine the class and if you need an FHR - frontal head restraint/HANS, or do you already have the personal safety gear? Great offer from Glenn if you can take advantage of it.

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Ross HalfpennyI have all my clothing, suit, boots and gloves but didn't know if it needed to meet any regulations them self, there all in good condition. Many thanks Glenn Stockton I live in Birmingham West Midlands that would be massively appreciated.and Stephen Morrison it's a 2.0 GTI-6

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Glenn StocktonOe thing Ross is is your race suit a Karting one FIA/CIK ? if so it is no good for car racing, because it is abrasion resistant and Not Fireproof?

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Bruce WiddowsonGood luck with this venture, Ross

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Ross HalfpennyGlenn that is exactly what I was thinking as it is all karting stuff, I know my helmet specified it but wasn't sure about the regulations on the rest. So asking as its fireproof I'm good?

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Glenn StocktonOk just tell me the Helmet spec Firesuit spec gloves spec what you have. Do you have a MSA Blue book yet. Required licence is a Non race nat B ( no medical required)

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Ross HalfpennyI'll dig it all out and have a look but I know it has FIA/CIK on the belt and the helmet states for tin top open use non highway use. I'll have to have a look i believe so yes it might just need renewing under the new license as my last one was with karts. Many thanks

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Ross HalfpennyCan't seem to find any numbers on my boot?

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Ross HalfpennySuit and my gloves actually say kart only

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Glenn StocktonBoots will be Fine. But suit and gloves are CIK they are easy to tell as the suit has a shiny appearance to a FIA 8856 - 2000 suit

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Ross HalfpennyThank you Glenn, I'm going to get down to the meeting at curbrough on the 20th to have a look and get a feel for it. Looks like I have the msa gold book as well as it was karts but will sort out my my blue book in the mean time.

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Stephen MilesYou can read a copy on line Ross before yours arrives if you wish

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Andy WarrenHi Ross, providing you're running the factory engine block (internals can be modified) for your car and it's under 2000cc you would be in the class 3B (modified production) you would need a HANS type neck restraint and helmet to suit.. if you put your interior in and passenger seat the best you can around your cage, I think you should be able to enter the road going class 1B which to my knowledge won't require the HANS - I'm in this class.ps you can still run your bucket seat, cage and harness in this class.

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Glenn StocktonLittle car did well for it 1000cc 43 bhp. Emma does make it scream though. Well done to the crew

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Mike MayfieldCongratulations you two, looks like you've had a good season!! Well done.

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Stephen MorrisonWell done Paul and Emma. Full set by the look of it!

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Bruce WiddowsonYou are living the dream of the grass root enthuiast - well done.

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Further ex NSCC Members now deceased.

Following the obituaries of two former members of the Club who passed away recently, I have also learned of the deaths of a further 2 older members, namely Reg Hallsworth and Len Taft.

Reg Hallsworth.

Reg joined the Club in the early '60's, and was a Senior Official of the Club, serving as Chief Course Marshal from 1964 to '67, then Chief Flag '68 - '69, followed by a long stint as Chief Observer from '68 right up to and through the Donington era '77 - '78 to the end of the racing era in 1979.

The end of the Clubs' racing activities probably spelled the end of his involvement, as Reg then became involved as a Club Steward at Donington Park, along with Patrick Howitt of Howitt Printing of Nottingham, who became a major sponsor at the circuit.

Having lived for years in Linby near Hucknall, Reg was well known and respected member of the community, and was regarded as a substantial property owner / developer in the village.

His love of fast sporty cars was well known, and in the latter years of his life his pride and joy was apparently a Sierra XR4i, which I'm sure he drove with real gusto!!

My informant, ex President of the Club Roy Preston, was only aware that Reg had died sometime in Nov/Dec 2015, no further details being available.

Despite his sometimes abrasive nature, I personally remember Reg with a certain affection and respect.

Len Taft.

It was whilst having a pre Christmas meal with old work colleagues, that I learned of Len's death some years ago, from someone who lived in the same road.

I have personally known Len for many years, from 1970 right through to the early 2000's, when I used to collect him from home in Long Eaton to join us at Curborough for the day. I can't recall what duty he may have carried out.

Len was best known throughout the Club's racing era, as the Signwriter, who was always in the company of Alf Nattriss, who for many years was the Club's Chief Scrutineer.

Len was to be seen going round the Paddock from car to car in early morning, with his 2 pots of paint ( black & white ) & brushes, painting the racing numbers on roundels on the bodywork. No self adhesive numbers then!!

He famously featured doing his job in the film of the 1962 Formula 1 race held at Mallory Park. It may even have been Graham Hill's car!!

Mike Mayfield,
NSCC Director and Club Archivist.
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Bruce WiddowsonKnew them both well and they both attended Jubilee celebration meetings during recent years - happy memories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...REG was my early mentor as chief course marshal when I joined the club as a race marshal, this was in 1962. He reached his 90s and was doing remarkably well when I was last in contact a few years ago, until complications after minor surgery. . . . . . . . . ... . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .LEN was a talented freehand drawer and also did the artwork for the 50 year jubilee video production - he had also reached a good age. .

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NSCC 2016 Speed Championship Confirmed Dates
Round Event Date Venue Organiser/Permit
R1 20-Mar-16 Rockingham ISS BARC (Midlands)
R2 10-Apr-16 Harewood BARC (Yorkshire)
R3 23-Apr-16 Aintree Liverpool Motor Club
R4 07-May-16 MIRA Bentley
R5 30-May-16 Blyton Park Eastern Huddersfield & York Motor Clubs
R6 05-Jun-16 Silverstone Stowe MG Car Club (North West)
R7 11-Jun-16 Barbon Liverpool
R8 18-Jun-16 3 Sisters 2 lap Longton & District Motor Club
R9 02-Jul-16 Curborough (Single lap) Nottingham Sports Car Club
R10 03-Jul-16 Curborough (2 lap) Nottingham Sports Car Club
R11 09-Jul-16 Blyton Park Outer Westfield Sports Car Club
R12 10-Jul-16 Blyton Park Outer Westfield Sports Car Club
R13 17-Jul-16 Scammonden Mid-Cheshire Motor Racing Club
R14 06-Aug-16 Curborough Fig 8 BARC (Midlands)
R15 13-Aug-16 Scammonden Pendle District Motor Club
R16 21-Aug-16 Olivers Mount Auto 66 Club
R17 27-Aug-16 Loton Park Hagley & District Light Car Club
R18 28-Aug-16 Loton Park Hagley & District Light Car Club
R19 10-Sep-16 MIRA Midland Automobile Club
R20 18-Sep-16 Harewood BARC (Yorkshire)
R21 01-Oct-16 Anglesey National Longton & District Motor Club
R22 02-Oct-16 Anglesey Int. GP Longton & District Motor Club

Steve Miles - 17.1.16 Pending MSA approval
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" It is with great sadness that we report the death of Life Member Mike Milward on the 5th of January, after losing his long battle with cancer.

Mike has been a long time member of NSCC, was much respected by all who knew him, and was a very active Senior Official of the Club throughout it's long racing history.

From as early as 1959 through to 1972, Mike primarily acted as Chief Paddock Marshal at Mallory Park and Silverstone during the main racing era of the Club.
He also acted as Asst Secretary of Meeting, Race Control, Judge and Club Steward at various events over the years.

Mike served on the Main Committee of the Club for many years, assuming the duty of Treasurer until Feb 1977. Following the AGM on the 22nd Feb '77, at which Mike did not offer himself for re-election, the then Chairman, Alan Bragg proposed that Mike and his wife Beryl " be invited to accept Honorary Life Membership in recognition of his long service to the Club".

Following this, Mike returned once more to act as Club Steward at Donington Park during our second year there in 1978.

Mike's working life centred around running the family printing business, Milwards of Nottingham, and for many years supplied all the Clubs' officials armbands, swing tickets and event posters.

He was always a fanatical motoring man, and for a long time owned a beautiful red Twin Cam MGA Classic sports car, which he meticulously restored over several years. When Mike finally decided to sell the car, it was sold back to a chap who had previously owned it some 42 years earlier!!

Mike leaves his widow Beryl, sons Chris, Richard and daughter Louise, and the Club extends it's sincere condolences to the family and Mike's many friends.

The funeral will take place on Tuesday the 26thJanuary at 2.00pm at Emmanuel Church, Forest Road, Loughborough. Family flowers only -- donations if desired to Cancer Research UK or MacMillan Cancer Support."

Obituary compiled by Mike Mayfield,
NSCC Director and Club Archivist.
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Stephen MilesThanks Mike for that write up, I never realised our much loved Thoresby caterers where involved in the running of the club in early years.

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