Leaping forward…

Posted on in From the Chair

An extra day in February and April Fools Day falls on Easter Monday – not the only topsy turvy quirks of this years’ calendar.  Some of the major championships have moved their traditional opener and closer dates and venues so a little more planning required to juggle the year.

The BMMC  volunteering portal is now updated with all information – please use this to plan and volunteer for your meetings for the year .Remember if you volunteer with an organizing club to tick the relevant box in the portal to ensure you are still covered by BMMC  insurance.

Thanks to Treasurer Steve we have secured the sponsorship of Prodrive for our overalls!  This is on the back of Tiga cars stepping away and we thank them for their huge support over many years. Badges are being made with the Prodrive logo for new overall purchases and I am sure our Regalia coordinator will have a few available too…..

Steve is also relocating this month so after 50 years of marshalling at Oulton Park his nearest circuit will become Brands Hatch – I am sure our South East members will welcome him into their ranks.  Good luck with the move Steve!

A final reminder to renew your membership for 2024 early this month, to be in with a chance of winning our top prize of a trip to Bedford Autodrome and your membership pack will be delivered to you at your registered address before the end of March.

Congratulations and well done to our National award winners:

Colin Barnes – Barrie Williams Marshal of the Year

Anna Lambe – John Nicol Best Newcomer

Maria Goode – David Leslie Cadet of the Year

And it was fantastic to be able to stage the presentation of the Lord Wakefield trophy.  BWRDC Chair Helen Allen was able to bring this magnificent trophy to Oulton Park training day and make the presentation to a pleasantly stunned Margaret Simpson. Margaret was devastated that she was unable to attend the Motorsport UK Night of Champions event to receive her award on the night due to ill health. Margaret was met with a standing ovation which lasted several minutes and clearly moved her to shed a tear or two.  Thoroughly well deserved.

A final shout out to Simon Lloyd, Regalia Cooordinator, who raised an amazing £1400 in sales at the South East training weekend . Remember the online shop is available here

Finally happy birthday to any Leaplings out there – hope you celebrated well.

Nadine Lewis
BMMC Chair