Motorfest Retro Grand Prix Display and Drive Day supported by Cataclean Technologies. Aintree Historic Grand Prix Motor Racing Circuit - Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT - NEW EVENT + ENTRY FORM

ORGANISED BY AINTREE CIRCUIT CLUB

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Motorfest Retro  Grand Prix Display and Drive Day supported by Cataclean Technologies.

Aintree Historic Grand Prix Motor Racing Circuit - Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2020

“A unique opportunity for Motorfest Drivers and Enthusiasts to display their vehicle at the Historic Aintree Grand Prix Circuit, followed by a 2 Km drive along the original Grand Prix Track, starting in front of the famous Aintree Grandstands”.

A competitive motorsport event will also take place at the same location for your entertainment!

Entry Details will be sent to registered Participants for Priority Bookings before Private Invitations are accepted.

Thanks to the generous support of Cataclean, the Entry Fee is just £25 per vehicle with a maximum of 2 passengers  in addition to the driver.

Full Terms and Conditions are contained within the Entry Form, which you agree to by submitting your entry. You will be sent electronically a Motorsport UK Covid Declaration and Signing-On Form, which MUST be fully completed and returned to us by 12.00 26 August 2020.
Any participants who have not returned completed forms will NOT be admitted to the venue.
Provisional Timings as follows:
The Motorsport event will start in the morning with participants for the Display and Drive arriving from 11.30am.
The Grand Prix Drive will be held in controlled groups and commence at approx 2.30pm and will start from the original Formula 1 start line and follow the historic circuit as far as the Anchor Crossing, for approx 2Km. You will then depart the circuit but may return to the paddock display area to enjoy the rest of the afternoon at Aintree.
Quality Food and Drinks will be available from Outside Catering Units and Classic Catering Vehicles located directly  in the Paddock Display area, to ensure safe social distancing.
All vehicles must leave the venue by 5pm.

THIS WILL BE A PRIVATE COVID SECURE EVENT. NO PUBLIC ACCESS

Priority booking access is open to existing 2020 Motorfest Participants.

ACC Members will receive an email for access to the booking page.

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!

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

Happy Birthday Stirling! 90th Birthday for Mr Aintree..Sir Stirling Moss

The Club send’s it warmest wishes to Sir Stirling Moss, who celebrates his 90th Birthday today -17th Sept.

Stirling won the very first Aintree International on the 29th May 1954 followed by the first Formula 1 race on 2nd Oct 1954, both in his Maserati 250F.

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The following year, he won his first Grand Prix, the British, held at Aintree for the first time in July 1955 in his works Mercedes W196 “Silver Arrows”, winning by 1/10th second from Fangio after a 270mile , 90 lap Grand Prix.

In 1957, when the race returned to Aintree and also taking the title “Grand Prix d’Europe, Stirling, along with Tony Brooks, as they had swopped cars during the race, established another first being the first all British winners of a Grand Prix driving the British Vanwall Formula 1 car.

Stirling also won the Aintree 200, which was the leading non Championship Formula 1 event in the UK until it ceased in 1964.

We have had the pleasure of Stirling’s company on several occasions.

In 1997, we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the 1957 win with a Gala Dinner at The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool with a Grand Prix Forum with Stirling, Tony Brooks and Roy Salvadori.

In 2004, we celebrated the 50th Anniversary with The Aintree Festival in Nov 2004, when we opened up the 3 Mile Grand Prix Circuit for the first time since 1964. Stirling was our principal Guest along with his Wife Susie at the Two Dinners we held at the circuit with over 500 guests attending the Black Tie events.

Despite recovering from his back injury, we persuaded Stirling to drive Peter Neumark’s 250F along with the famous Appleyards XK120 around the circuit, which was televised live on BBC1.

We wish the Old Boy a continued recovery from his illness and an enjoyable period of celebration with family and friends.

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 .



Association of North Western Car Clubs 2020 Events Calendar.

The ANWCC 2020 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 2020 Events Calendar

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 announce Motorsport UK Medical Day - 18th January 2020 - Aintree Racecourse.

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

The Clinic will be held in the Merryman Suite over looking the historic Aintree Grand Prix Circuit on Saturday 19th January 2019.

Medicals for National Licences are very competitively priced at just £60. ACC Members enjoy a special price of just £50!

If you require an International Medical with resting ECG, these are just £125.

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

Full details online:

www.d4drivers.uk/motorsport-medicals-aintree


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:

All meetings take place at the Park Hotel, Dunnings Bridge Road, Netherton, Liverpool L30 6XN. On the A5036, just a few minutes from M58 / M57 / A59 junction and half a mile from the Aintree circuit.

FREE Admission for members! Admission on the door £3

Join the Aintree Circuit Club (only £15 annual subscription) and get in FREE at these and all our monthly meetings for twelve months...If you're already a member, don't forget to show your membership card for FREE entry!

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE EXCITING GUEST APPEARANCES!

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