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Association of North Western Car Clubs 2021 Events Calendar.

The ANWCC 2021 Events Calendar has now been published.

This contains hundreds of events you can compete in including:

Stage Rallies, Forest Rallies, Road and Navigational Rallies, Autotest & AutoSOLOS, Sprints and Hillclimbs, Trials and other events.

ANWCC 2021 Calendar 0f Events

ACC announce Motorsport UK Medical Day - 27th March 2021 - Aintree Racecourse.

The Club is delighted to announce our Third Motorsport UK Medical Day for Race , Rally and Kart Licence holders.

The Clinic will be held in the Merryman Suite over looking the historic Aintree Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday 27th March 2021 from 10.00 to 13.00. When you book online, you can conveniently choose available 15 min time slots to suit.

Medicals for National  and International Licences are very competitively priced at just £75. ACC Members enjoy a special price of just £67.50!

If you are a Member, please email us for your discount code.

Due to Covid restrictions, we unfortunately cannot offer ECG Reports this year.

Booking is essential and may be done online or by telephone.

Full details and booking/payment online:

Motorsport Medicals for Aintree Circuit Club- 27th March - D4Drivers


Sir Stirling Moss OBE 1929-2020 RIP. Farewell Old Boy!

(Pic Credit - Patrick Crew)

The Club is deeply saddened to hear about the passing of  one of our earliest Members, a motor sport legend & friend to many, Sir Stirling Moss OBE.

Our thoughts are with Lady Moss & their family at this difficult time.  We will all miss him dearly.

Stirling won the numerous races at Aintree including the first International race at the track , The Daily Telegraph “International 200″ 29th May 1954 followed by the first Formula 1 Race , on Sat 2nd Oct, when he also won the Formula Libre (both in a works Masarati 250F) and the Formula 3 race in his Beart Cooper.

Winner of the 1955 British Grand Prix at Aintree, the first British GP winner, in a Mercedes “Silver Arrows” W196 followed by a further historic win again at Aintree in 1957, in the Vanwall, shared with Tony Brooks, which was the first all British car and driver win in the Formula 1 World Championship.

Moss wins at Aintree in the Vanwall 1957

These achievements  put Stirling and Aintree on the Motorsport map and history books for ever and were the start of the British Motor Racing Industry as we know it today.

More recently, Stirling joined us in 1997 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the ‘57 win and spent three days with us in 2004 when we opened up the Grand Prix circuit for the first and only time since 1964, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the track.

Perhaps it is fitting the final word should go to the man himself:

“My philosophy was I would rather lose a race driving fast enough to win, than win a race driving slow enough to lose.”

Rest in peace Stirling! 1929-2020

Useful Motorsport Links

For all information relating to Competition, Officials and Marshals Licences and Motorsport Regulations, please go to the Motorsport UK Website.

Aintree Circuit Club is a Founder Member of The Association of North Western Car  Clubs, the biggest Regional Association in the UK, with over 120 Member Clubs.

As a Member, you are entitled to compete in numerous events organised by these Clubs covering all forms of Motorsport including Stage, Road and Targa Rallies, Sprints & Hillclimb and Autotest/AutoSOLO type events across a region stretching from Anglesey and North Wales, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cheshire and up to the Scottish Border.

For full details of all events, please visit their extensive website:

www.anwcc.co.uk

To obtain RALLY MARSHAL accreditation via an online test, please login to the Motorsport UK Volunteer sub site

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

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!

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.