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14/07/2006: Old Farts 12-car entries open
The entry list for Old Farts 12-car is now open. Make your entries online
23/04/2006: Funky Teams
We're now accepting team registrations for the Funky Elephant. More details here
20/03/2006: Funky Elephant 2006 Entries Open
Regs and Entry Form are now available and entries for this event are now open. Marshals also required, see here for more details.
You can also enter and pay online in addition to post. The online form can be found here.

02/03/2006: PC9 entries open
The entry list for PC9 is now open. Make your entries online
26/01/2006: PC7 entries open
The entry list for PC7 is now open. Make your entries online
09/12/2005: PC5 entries open
The entry list for PC5 is now open. Make your entries online
12/11/2005: Plotter's Cup Round 3 entries open
The entry list for Plotter's Cup Round 3 is now open. Make your entries online
06/10/2005: Welcome Email
If you signed up at the bunfight but haven't recieved a welcome email, or if you missed us and would like one please email [email protected]

Quite a few emails have bounced back, we'll try some different spellings but if you've not recieved anything from us please get in touch!

05/07/2005: Devon 12 Car entries open
The entry list for Devon 12 Car is now open. Make your entries online
06/05/2005: Skid Pan photos
Photos from last year's trip to the Thruxton skid pan are finally online!
02/05/2005: Summer Scatter Results

Summer Scatter results are now available.

Many thanks to all those who came out to enjoy the sun, it seems that everyone enjoyed themselves, so a successful day all round. Good to see a new name on the trophy, even if this was due to bad luck delaying the top crews - obviously better planning is needed to take possible delays into account!

Well done to all the Beginners for getting round and not giving up, we all know how hard it can be to solve the clues when you've not seen anything like it before, and I hope that you will all be back for more in October, to experience some proper night-time rallying!

24/04/2005: Funky Elephant Results
Funky Elephant results Released. Congratulations to all finishers and award winners. Many thanks to all marshals.
14/04/2005: Old Farts IV entries open
The entry list for Old Farts IV is now open. Make your entries online
14/04/2005: Funky Venue Changes
Due to an availability issue with original start/finish venue, the start and finish locations of the Funky Elephant have changed.

The new start location is Southampton Audi at 185/433 202½ in Chandlers Ford.
The new finish venue is the Ship in Bishops Sutton at 185/606½ 319¼ .

Signing on for marshals is from 1930 on Saturday 23rd April at Southampton Audi. Competitors will be advised of all changes and times in the finals sent to them in the week before the event.
Please come out and marshal if you cannot compete. All marshals that stay out all night will receive a free breakfast at the finish pub.
15/03/2005: PC10 Postponed
PC10 has been postponed due to lack of permit. It will be run with a new date TBC.
15/03/2005: Funky Elephant Entries Open
Regs and Entry Form are now available and entries for this event are now open. Marshals also required, see here for more details.
07/03/2005: Summer Scatter
This year, the Summer Scatter will be running on Sunday, 1st of May, Starting at 3pm from Broadlands Road Car Park, and finishing at 8pm in the Milbury's Pub, Beauworth.

The Summer Scatter is open to everybody, you do not need any previous experience!

For more information click here

28/02/2005: PC9 entries open
The entry list for PC9 is now open. Make your entries online
18/02/2005: PC7 Results Published
PC7 results have now been published
02/02/2005: PC7 entries open
The entry list for PC7 is now open. Make your entries online
10/12/2004: PC5 entries open
The entry list for PC5 is now open. Make your entries online
19/11/2004: PC3 Rescheduled
PC3 is now rescheduled to run this Thursday (25th). All previous entrants for this have been carried over.
07/11/2004: Plotters Cup Round 3 entries open
The entry list for Plotters Cup Round 3 is now open. Make your entries online
06/10/2004: Karting
Both the karting trials and casual karting trips will be held in the coming weeks. For more information and to sign up come along to the Intro Meeting on Thursday 14th October, meet at the union at 7.45pm.
23/06/2004: Skid Pan
The Skid Pan course is on Saturday 26th of June, any money still owed must be paid to Chris Finch at the skid pan in CASH.
15/06/2004: Young Motoring Writer 2004
Entrants should submit an article, no longer than 1000 words, on the subject of Road Safety, a topic high on the agendas of government, media and the motoring industry. The winner of each age category will have his/her article published in The Daily Telegraph Motoring Section and on the leading website motoring.telegraph.co.uk. In addition, the first prize winner will win a prize worth up to £1000 courtesy of Lex Vehicle Leasing, and a day at Sisley Kart School at Buckmore Park, with a practice session and an entry into a full-blown championship at the picturesque outdoor circuit that has been developed in recent years to offer some of the best facilities in the world.

For more info see Wessex Scene

28/04/2004: Funky Nav Explanations
The Expert navigation explanations for this year's funky are now online in the navigation section.
27/04/2004: Old Fart's 12 Car
The Old Fart's 12 car will run on Friday 7th May, starting at the layby by the West Meon Hut. The route is just over 100 miles on map 186. For further information, see the event info page
25/04/2004: Funky Elephant 2004 Results Now Up
Results now up in Funky Elephant resuts section.
25/04/2004: Funky Navigation Online
The navigation for this year's funky is now online in the navigation section. Explanations will follow shortly.
20/04/2004: Summer Scatter
The 23rd Summer Scatter will be held on 2nd May 2004. For more information on the event look here. If you want to find out what a scatter is look here.
15/04/2004: Funky Elephant Oxford Postal Strike
The postal strike in Oxford has delayed some entry forms from reaching us. If you have sent in an entry form and your name has not yet appeared on the entry list, please email [email protected] or phone Phil Kendall (phone number in the Regs).
14/04/2004: Funky Elephant Marshal Request
The Funky Elephant needs marshals to run. Letters have been sent to previous marshals requesting their assistance, but unfortunately these seem to have been delayed by a postal strike. If you are not competing on this event, then please download the marshal letter and strongly consider marshalling. The event needs your support to run.
01/04/2004: Funky Elephant Updated Entry List
Latest entry list is now available online.
01/03/2004: Funky Elephant Entries Open
Regs and an Entry Form for the Funky Elephant are now available, and entries for this event are now open.
01/03/2004: National Student Motorsport Champions
Wessex have retained the title of National Student Motorsport champions for the second year running. Nick Clarke and Andy Garrett were the overall winners, with the total score for Southampton being 40 points clear of Glasgow, the nearest competitors.

Full results are available on Leeds' website.

26/02/2004: PC9 entries open
The entry list for PC9 is now open. Make your entries online
13/02/2004: New Committee Elected
The new committee have been elected at the AGM. They will run the club in parallel with the old committee until Easter, when they will take over fully. The new committee is as follows:
  • President - Gareth Lewis
  • Competition Secretary - Nick Clarke
  • Treasurer - Chris Finch
  • Secretary - Roger Buckingham
  • Karting Sec - Andy Garrett
  • Social Sec - James Firth
  • Newsletter Editor - Jane Haley
  • Website Editor - Richard Castanheira
01/02/2004: Committee Elections
We will be electing the new committee at the AGM. If you wish to stand for a position on the committee, please e-mail [email protected] saying which position(s) you are planning to stand for. You may stand for more than one position, but the voting for the posts will take place in the order listed below, and you must accept the first position you are voted in for. The positions up for election are:
  • President
  • Comp Sec
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Karting Sec
  • Social Sec
  • Newsletter Editor
  • Website Editor
28/11/2003: PC5 entries open
The entry list for PC5 is now open. Make your entries online
18/11/2003: Christmas Meal
If you have not paid for your Christmas meal then please get the rest of the payment (£15, total £20) to Elaine as soon as possible.
04/11/2003: PC3 entries open
The entry list for PC3 is now open. Make your entries online, or look at the Information Page for this event.
29/10/2003: PC2 Results
The PC2 Results are now available.
28/10/2003: Christmas Meal
It's Christmas meal time again. Please let Elaine know what your menu choices are, and get your £5 deposit to her by 5th November.

Menu choices are as follows:
Starter: Homemade Soup of the Day / Game au Poro Pate (with toast) / Crispy Goats Cheese (with salsa) / Flaked Salmon (with salad)
Main: Roast Turkey / Whole Stuffed Trout / Spinach, Ricotta & Chestnut Pithivier / Mushroom Tortellini Raphael / Steak in Red Wine
Pudding: Christmas Pud / Tiramisu / Vanilla Cheescake / Champagne Sorbet
Afters: Coffee & Mince Pies
The cost of the meal will be £20 including coach, and will be at the Red Shoot in Linwood
22/10/2003: Club Clothing Available
WMC club clothing is now available for order. We have the usual range of clothes - T-Shirts, Rugby tops etc, and new for this year... Mugs! We also have the new design available for the front or back. Fill in this Order Form and get it to Nick Clarke before 20th November, along with your money. That is THIS THURSDAY!
04/10/2003: Marshalling Rally GB
If you want to marshall the Rally GB this year and aren't a qualified marshal, you need to attend the marshall training evening on Thurs 16th October. If you want to do this, please e-mail Andy and let him know asap!
03/10/2003: Committee Changes
After Ed stepped down as president due to not being a student anymore, a couple of changes have been made to the committee. Chris Gage has returned to the role of president, while Nick Clarke has stepped up to replace Chris as secretary.
27/05/2003: External Magazine Articles
Some articles from magazines/newspapers have been put up now, including the recent Wessex Scene article on the NSMSC. These can be found in the external articles section.
07/05/2003: Summer Scatter Results
Thanks to all that came out for the Summer Scatter. We hope you had a good time. The results can be found here.
25/04/2003: Funky Elephant
In case it has passed anyone by, the Funky Elephant is this Saturday/Sunday. If you are not entering it, we would love to see you out marshalling supporting the club. The event needs marshalls to run! If you want to marshall but don't have a driver, send an e-mail to the list. Signing on for marshalling starts at 20:30
25/04/2003: Awards Evening
The Awards Evening is coming up on May 8th. Please get your orders in for food to Elaine Freer ASAP as the orders need to be made early next week. For full details click here.
15/04/2003: Funky Elephant Entries
Although the entries for the Funky Elephant are now closed, you can still enter subject to an additional late fee. There are still places left, so get your entries in quick!
07/04/2003: New Server
The motor club website is now being hosted on a new server and has it's own domain name (http://www.wessexmotorclub.co.uk).
01/04/2003: Funky Elephant Entries Open
Entries for Wessex and Basingstoke's annual road rally, the Funky Elephant are now open and filling up. Get your entries in quick!
18/03/2003: Website Under Development
The contents of this website are not necessarily correct at the moment as I am still developing this site!