Friday, 16 March 2018

Tour of Caerwent - Sunday March 25th

Two people required to help as change-over crew on the stages during the event.

A good chance to get right in the action and you will have various points to watch whilst the stages are live.

You will be mentored and not on your own during the day

email - if your interested 

Motorsport Film Night

There will be an open meeting of the HRCR Dean and Marches on Monday 19th of March that starts at 8pm prompt. Please arrive from 7.30pm.

Venue :- The Palace Theatre in Cinderford - Post Code GL14 2AA

The films being shown are :-

Meet Jack Brabham

Tale of Three rallies - The 1978 Rally of the Danube in Romania, 1979 San Remo Rally and the 1979 RAC Rally in Britain.

This is a great opportunity to see these films on the big screen

All are welcome

Thank you to Paul Loveridge for the club invite. 

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Cambrian Rally - Local Competitor Report

The event was the opening round of both BTRDA and Welsh championship and attracted just 104 starters.Ross Motor Club’s Will Rogers teamed up with Tom Naughton for the first time and the duo got off to a solid start to hold 10th overall and 2nd in Group N after stage two, just four seconds off early class leader Russ Thompson. But a loose turbo pipe on the next test in Crafnant cost them 20 seconds and they dropped to third in Group N at service. After taking a few seconds back on their rivals in stage four Alwen, they returned for a re-run of Penmachno South which was now very rough. It brought an end to their rally when they cut a left hand bend a bit tight and hit a rut that sent them across the road and off into the undergrowth, luckily without any real damage.“It was a bit disappointing to slide off,” Rogers said.“But the state of the roads were not good, it’s not the thing you’d expect on a national championship event to be honest.”
Another former Group N front runner Sacha Kakad switched to a new Ford Fiesta R5 together with regular co-driver James Aldridge in the Westbased-backed car had an event to forget, when started motor issues brought retirement before they got to the stages. 
Scott Partridge had a new co-driver in the shape of Beverley Mace in their Subaru Impreza and finished 51st overall and 11th in class.
James Dunkley was another with a new co-driver in Paul Barbet in the Jim Dunkley Auto Services backed Vauxhall Corsa finished 67th and 13th in class.
The event was won by the new Proton Iziz R5 of Ollie Mellors and Max Freeman by just six seconds from the Focus WRC of Paul Bird and Jack Morton.
By Paul Willetts

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

The Forest of Dean Committee will meet on the 6th March.

If you have any correspondence please don't hesitate to make contact and have your matters formally raised.

Full details are on the contacts page.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Forest of Dean Spring Half Marathon


Once again the FoDMC will be the assisting 'Radio Crews' as a safety measure on the Spring Half Marathon.
Ideally we need at least 10 operators, no previous experience required and it is a good insight in to becoming a stage rally radio operator.

You will need to be at Heart of the Forest Community School GL16 7EJ between 8:30-9:00 on Sunday 18th of March for a radio fitting. The event should have ended by 1-2pm.

If you can help then please contact :-
Phil Turley 
01594 564717
07530 366 114
Graham Goode
07837 476 864

if you would like to know more about the event then there is the link:-
Forest of Dean Half Marathon

Monday, 19 February 2018

Newent Onion Fayre - Saturday September 8th

Car clubs have been invited to this years event. if you would like to show your vehicle get in touch and we will try to organise a stand from the FoDMC.

The Newent Onion Fayre is Gloucestershire, premier one day free event attracting some 15,000 members of the public. The event dates back hundreds of years having been revived some 21 years ago and now attracts national media attention including television, radio and news print and it is believed to be unique in the UK.
The format is a vibrant one day event between 10am and 5pm held in the streets of the Gloucestershire market town of Newent with the 2018 date confirmed as Saturday 8th September. Main attractions include the Onion Show and Onion Eating competition, a large Food and Drink Festival, Dog Show and Live Music across 3 Stage’s as well as over 150 Stalls and Fairground Rides. The Web Site attracts some 300,000 hits per year providing many organizations an excellent platform to promote themselves and BBC Radio Gloucestershire broadcast live throughout the day.

They can offer level hard standing for the show vehicles right at the heart of the event within 30m of the Main Stage and by the Onion Show itself so it is sure to be a popular  attraction.

More details - Newent Onion Fayre Web Site

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Membership Evening 2018

Membership Renewal Evening - Tuesday February 13th 7:30 - 9:00 pm
at Winner Garage Skoda Cinderford GL14 2YE

Time to renew your membership for the coming year, tea/coffee and a biscuit with a serious chat about what you want from your club.

Come along and speak to your current Chairman Bob Morgan with your views and comments.

Update on the evening - A steady flow of new members signed up on the night but if you didn't get chance then go to the membership page and follow the easy instructions.