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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)!

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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.