Led by our resident ‘Dibnah’ Max Hunt the Railton Owners Club enjoyed a glorious sunny Saturday morning visiting Shelsley as part of the clubs ‘Annual General Meeting Weekend’. On arrival the drivers of Club Marque cars had several opportunities to negotiate our famous track. Members then enjoyed refreshments and a tour of the watermill which was in full operation, before heading off to lunch in Tenbury Wells.
The MAC Classic & Sports section put on another successful (and oversubscribed) run during September setting off from Stratford-upon-Avon Garden centre with a 60 mile drive taking in Bletchley Park – home of the WW2 code breakers. Most prolific were the Porsche drivers (10) plus seven MG’s and Six Morgans. An excellent day in spite of a little rain en route.
As the race season draws to an end it was finally time for our Member’s to have their turn on the hill at our annual Member’s Day. It was a frosty and wet start to the morning as the drivers and passengers signed on but that didn’t put anyone off and cars were on the start line ready to go by 10. There was a huge variety of cars that arrived on the day from a range of Westfield’s to a Mercedes AMG and even a couple of motorbikes. Thankfully the sun came out just in time for l
Against all predictions for a day full of rain resulting in at least one entry cancelling, we were blessed with a dry day with the dark clouds skirting the venue and leaving us with a full day of sprinting. MAC paid for some ‘posh’ toilets supplied by our regular Shelsley provider Shaw Loos. We also had a new caterer who surprised us all with homemade croissants filled with bacon or pretty much anything we liked and homemade brownies plus barrista Illy coffee. Things are hott
The last driving school of the year was missing MAC director Simon Fidoe but was ably headed by Mark Goodyear who took over the Chief Instructor role. The weather held and everybody had plenty of runs to add to their experience. These events continue to receive high praise from participants and today was no exception. Final winner of the day and for the year was David Spooner who earns himself a drive in a Radical supplied by the factory.
Ray Bellm contacted the office to enquire if we would host a low key visit by the Prince of Bahrain and a few of his friends. A small barbecue was arranged by Trefor on the Courtyard lawn and 5 of the cars took a trip up the hill just for fun. They didn’t stay long as they were on a mission to return to their Cotswolds location to watch the F1 GP live. Jackie Stewart’s son Paul was one of the guests driving one of two Eagle E-Types that graced the paddock along with two McLar