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 - Tuesday 1st Oct - SOLD OUT

Hi All,

We have our 65th Anniversary Dinner at The Mercure Atlantic Tower Hotel 1st October.

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.

Special Guest is David Richards, Chairman of Prodrive and Motorsport UK.     M.C. is broadcaster Steve Berry.

We are now completely SOLD OUT. The Hotel have given us exclusive use of The Vista Restaurant, which overlooks the Royal Liver Building and The Pier Head, which released space for another two tables, which have also been snapped up!

We shall have no less than 4 Formula 1 drivers with us as well as two current BTCC drivers with the Cataclean BTCC Racing Team , who have a table.

BTCC ITV 4 Commentator David Addison along with Veteran Silverstone, Monaco and Le Mans Commentator Ian Titchmarsh will be saying a few words.

Other Guests include Doug Niven, Cousin of Jim Clark, Trustee of The Jim Clark Trust and Saloon Lap record Holder at Aintree in the VW-Chevy Beetle Super Saloon and Historic F1 winner Andy Middlehurst will be attending with his Dad Phil, who was one of the top Mini racers in the 1960’s.

Historic race preparation experts include Rick Hall (BRM , Vanwall and most of the Donington Collection) and Kelvin Jones (Moores Collection, Chevrons and probably the leading Lotus 23 race preparation and rebuild expert in the world) along with son Declan, now one of the leading Drivers in British GT.

Finally, we will be graced with the presence of Deputy Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Gary Millar, who , along with Steve Macfarlane, provided the Commercial support for the Aintree Festival of Motorsport, which marked the 50th Anniversary of the circuit, in 2004.

Association of North Western Car Clubs Championship Events Calendar Published

The ANWCC 2019 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 2019 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 - 19th January 2019 - Aintree Racecourse.

The Club is delighted to announce our first 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 £75. 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:

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.

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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