Under 17 Car Club Majic Day:
The BTRDA Motorsport's future group was on hand to support the Under 17 Car Club's annual magic day held at Castle Combe.
The Under 17 Car club is dedicated to training young drivers and along side a full calendar of events each year they hold their flagship Magic day event to showcase the young drivers ability and reward all those involved with some car based entertainment. The day sees a huge array of cars take to the track with everything form supercars and classic machinery to modern race and rally cars on the circuit giving demonstration runs and passenger rides in what is and incredibly well organised affair.
Impressive cars aside, undoubtedly the most remarkable thing on display was the driving talent of the Club's members who displayed an impressive level of both of driving ability and maturity. This high standard allows for a relaxed but safe atmosphere and offers the club members the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in some unusual machinery, the highlight of the day had to be the sight of one of the club's teenage drivers at the wheel of a Police spec Ford Mondeo!
The MSF group's role at the show was to introduce the club into club level motorsport and highlight just how easy it can be to get involved. With the Jo Preston's Car Trial spec Fiat on display and last year's drive winner and club member Julian Archard on hand to offer advice the day was a great success and hopefully the relationship built between the Under17s and the BTRDA will see a steady stream of club graduates making their way into the sport in the future.
Andy Egger, Julian Archard & Jo Preston
Oxford Motor Show:
One of our Drive sponsors, Matthew Humphris, invited BTRDA Motorsports Future to join his stand at the Oxford Motor Show to display the DRIVE Micra and to raise the profile of BTRDA disciplines as part of the Seat, Hyundai and Nissan display stand.
Several thousand people turned out to visit the free motor show, many of whom showed an interest in the BTRDA and all its disciplines and also the DRIVE 09 scholarship scheme.
The BTRDA DRIVE Micra took pride of place on the stand alongside one of Matthew's own Micras' which he uses as a rally development car. His unique knowledge of competition Micras' is now being used to help us with our own BTRDA Micra.
A good day was had by all with much publicity generated both for Humphris and for BTRDA DRIVE scheme. Our thanks to Matthew and Humphris Oxford for allowing us space on his stand.
Laura Wilks & Josh Veale