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British Grand Prix 65th Anniversary Parade - Aintree 16th July 2020 - SOLD OUT!

British Grand Prix 65th Anniversary Parade and Tribute to Sir Stirling Moss.

The Club is delighted to invite you to join us at Aintree on Thursday 16th July 2020, to celebrate the 65th Anniversary to the day of the first British Grand Prix to be held at Aintree.

Courtesy of Rick Hall of Hall and Hall, and the owner, we will have the ex Stirling Moss Monaco Grand Prix winning Maserati 250F Formula 1 Grand Prix Car for your delight, which will undertake a number of laps of the historic Grand Prix track.

The use of this car will also be our own private tribute to Sir Stirling.

The Club is offering you the unique opportunity to drive your car for 3 laps of the historic track following in the tracks of Moss, Clark, Phil Hill, Graham Hill, Fangio, Brooks, Salvadori, Von Trips, Brabham, Shelby and all the other top drivers from the 50’s and early 60’s.

We would particularly welcome classic sports and sports saloons from this period as well as contemporary luxury and sporting marques.

The event will be held in the afternoon from approx 1.30pm to about 4pm with the Maserati planned to be flagged off the start line at 2.30pm, the start time of the ‘55 Grand Prix.

Times will be confirmed closer to the event.

To cover the costs of the track hire, we are charging a fee of just £65 per car, which will include light refreshments, served from a period catering vehicle, to ensure compliance with Covid-19 requirements.

If you wish to book your place for this unique opportunity, please complete this PayPal payment.

Hi Folks, we are completely sold out for this event and will not be accepting further Entries.

For enquiries, please email: mja@aintree.org.uk or telephone 07821 230 961

We look forward to seeing you at Aintree on the 16th!

Aintree 65th Anniversary Dinner - A night to remember!

Hi All,

What a night to remember!

We held our 25th at the same venue in 1979 in The Stateroom Restaurant.

We held our 25th at the same venue in 1979 in The Stateroom Restaurant.

We were graced  with the presence of Principal Guest  David Richards, Chairman of Prodrive and Motorsport UK along with his wife Karen, who reminisced about their early Professional Careers spent in Liverpool.

David gave an overview of the vision for Motorsport UK and presented specially commissioned 65th anniversary Medals to a number of guests who have made an outstanding contribution to ACC and UK Motorsport during this period.

Other special Guests included Deputy Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Gary Millar, who gave a great speech about how Liverpool’s fortunes had changed over the last 65 years with a visitor economy of now over 50Million.

Special Awards were made which included the joint President’s Trophy which was presented by ACC President, Graham Hughes and  David Richards, to Chief Marshal, Stephen Stephen and Chief Course Marshal and Safety Officer, Lee Reece.

Our 90 guests included drivers and teams spanning 6 decades across Formula 1, 2,3 , Atlantic & Junior, BTCC, British GT, UK F1, Ginetta, Modsports, Special/Super Saloons including Monaco Historique winners Andy Middlehurst and Chris Ward and Mercedes BTCC drivers Daniel Rowbottom and Adam Morgan .



Marshals £500 Bonus Award Scheme Announced!+ First Supported Event Details.

ACC 2019 £500 Marshals’ Incentive Award Scheme Announced! Join us on the first event - Cambrian Rally - 16th February in N Wales!

Marshals Registering for the 2019 Motorfest are now eligible for our new £500 Bonus Awards Scheme!

We are delighted to announce  for 2019 - our new £500 Marshals Award Scheme!

This is to encourage Marshals to assist with Motorfest and also to gain experience with other Motorsport events run by Clubs who are Members of the Association of North West Car Clubs (ANWCC), which is the biggest in the UK, with over 120 Member Clubs.

To be eligible, you must register and attend the 2019 Motorfest as a Marshal and also Marshal on at least 8 ANWCC events of your choice which must be spread over at least 3 different types of events such as Rally, Speed, Race , AutoSOLO etc.

To register for 2019, please use this link:
Motorfest Marshal Registration 2019

Whilst not compulsory, we would encourage you to join our Corp of Marshals, where we provide Training, Safety Equipment, shared transport and refreshments as well as benefitting from our combined experience and expertise.

Our first supported event is the forthcoming Cambrian Rally this coming Saturday 16th Feb.

We shall be assisting with the running of Special Stages 1 & 7 in the fantastic Clocaenog Forest complex just west of Ruthin.

The rally is the first round of The British Rally Championship and has attracted top cars and crews from the UK, Ireland and Europe as well as running classes for historic cars so lovers of Ford Escorts, BMC Minis etc, are also in for a treat!

It will be a full day with an early start but we are treating our Marshals to a well deserved evening meal in North Wales after the event!

If you can join us on The Cambrian, please Contact our Chief Marshal, Stephen Stephen by return on 07846 522635 or email: captjarchernx001@aol.com or myself.

Looking forward to seeing you on lots of events this year!

Michael Ashcroft; Event Secretary
07821 230 961 or mja@aintree.org.uk

The Welsh Wonder Rally with The Benjafields Racing Club


ACC Officials and Marshals had a fabulous Welsh Wonder Touring Assembly last month with The Benjafields Racing Club…based at The Thornton Hall Hotel.

This Closed to Club event was a mix of a Touring Assembly and a Gymkhana testing both navigational, driving ability and non-driving skills such as ping pong ball throwing!

The was organised by ACC Members Sean Bramhall , Kev Haworth and Mike Ashcroft, covering a route from South Wirral to Snowdonia across some fabulous roads and equally fabulous countryside!

Entries were limited to pre-war sports and touring, with close to 30 “W.O” Bentley’s competing along with some very quick Talbots with a combined value of close to £40Million!!

Driving tests started on the Saturday Morning at nearby Thornton Manor, the former home of Lever Brothers (Unilever) founder, Lord Leverhulme, now owned by BDC Member Philip Cowan.

These were a mix of tarmac and loose surface roads timed to less than 5 sec, with the added spectacle of some unusual non-driving tasks thrown in!

Following this was a trip to the Glan-y-Gors Kart Circuit near Bala, for some quicker tests than Thornton, with cars displaying some very strange driving angles around corners including one of two doors opening unexpectedly.

A very nice Hog Roast lunch was provided after the test, which went down very well with all!

A further test was held near Bala after lunch, on the approach road to Casper Gillicks Vintage Restoration workshops with some demonstrations of metal working.

Cars then returned to Thornton Hall for the evening’s Gala Black Tie Dinner.

Sunday morning started with a drive back into North Wales to the Cae Drai 50’s themes Museum near Denbigh followed by a private visit and lunch at Peter Neumark’s fantastic collection of cars including some very rare road and racing Jaguars.

Some great photos from our resident photographer Sammy Dutton:

ACC Marshals on Parade! - 100th Aniversary Remembrance Day Parades in Skelmersdale and Burscough

ACC’s Corp of Marshals were once again called upon to put their motorsport and event operational expertise to community use by Marshalling the Parades Routes for both the 11.00AM Parade in Skelmersdale and the 14.00 Parade in Ormskirk.

Under the Command of Chief Course Marshal Lee Reece, both Parades ran like clockwork with a particularly large public gathering at Burscough, which necessitated the closure of the A59 Liverpool - Preston trunk road for an hour.

It was very nice to see the truck drivers held up in this attend the Remembrance Day Ceremony, which was at the War Memorial, adjacent to the A59.

It was a brilliant turnout and a huge thanks goes to everybody involved with the service. A wonderful ceremony and one of our Marshals laying a wreath as a man who’s served in our Armed Forces himself! We will never forget them.

The Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council, Cllr Ian Moran was in attendance and thanked our Marshals for their time and effort in ensuring the Parades were run safely and on schedule.

Well done to all our Marshals!

Next Monthly Club and Classic Meet Venue - Nordico Lounge - Ormskirk! Wed 5th Dec from 7.00pm

We are delighted to announce our new monthly Car and Classic Meet, right in the heart of Ormskirk, the sumptuous NORDICO LOUNGE!

We will be meeting from 7.00pm in the Upstairs Lounge where you can relax and talks all things motor sport and motoring in comfort!

The Nordico has full all-day service of breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee (including kids, gluten free and vegan)!

thelounges.co.uk/nordico

If you want to bring and display/park  your Classic, Sports or Saloon Car or Motorcycle, we have a large free parking area after 6pm  in Moorgate and the adjacent Market Way Car park (opposite Marks & Spencer Food).

At our inaugural meet, we treated our Corp of Marshals to a very well deserved evening meal for their splendid efforts in the rather miserable weather we experienced at Motorfest.

We have also received lots of Membership Enquiries during Motorfest and have now introduced an Associate Membership aimed at Social Members who want to attend shows, meetings etc but don’t really wish to compete in their vehicles.

Associate Membership costs just £7.50/annum and you can join online via our Membership page

Looking forward to seeing you at The Nordico Lounge - first Wednesday of the Month!

Associate Membership now available - just £7.50 per annum! Join Online.

You can now apply for Aintree Circuit Club membership online, using credit card or paypal, by choosing the options below:

Membership Options

More details can be found on our membership page.