Awards Dinner - Venue Hadlow Manor Hotel 7pm
We will return to the Hadlow Manor for our Annual Awards dinner. More details will follow when the menu has been agreed with the venue. I have secured a special room rate of £85 for a room with breakfast. Reservation forms should be in the December copy of Acorn.
Autotest Awards & Forum - Venue The Bell Kemsing 8pm
A rescheduled event, we will have the Autotest awards and forum, including a review of the 2017 season and a look forward to 2018. Even if you aren't currently involved in Autotesting it's a good opportunity to come and find out more about the events. I guess we must be mostly getting it right, as we have been very heavily subscribed again this year.
New Years Day Walk - Venue and Start Time TBC
Jim & Becca Giddings will be hosting the NYD walk to celebrate the arrival of 2018, however this can also be used to walk off a hangover! Details TBC but I’ve been assure it’ll be a flatter walk this year & will follow the same format; walk followed by pub grub. Watch this space for more news.
Mazda on Track Trackday
At Brands Hatch (bookable via the Mazda on Track website).
The price is good at £145 for a full day, even if it will no doubt be cold, it’ll probably be damp & it’ll be dark around 4 pm. Overall the driving standard is normally pretty respectful of one another, certainly better than a public trackday. You do NOT have to drive a Mazda I’ve always used my Toyota Celica & it’s never been an issue. It’s normally 50% MX5’s, 25% RX7orRX8 & 25% other cars.
I know this event was very nearly full so it may have sold out by the time the Acorn goes to print, but as it’s a social event, why not come along for a visit & maybe even have a passenger ride around Brands Hatch.
Speed Forum - The Bell Kemsing 8pm
The same format as previously; a platform for discussion about the 2017 championship & an opportunity to look forward to the 2018 season.
Noggin & Natter
Held in the back room of The Bell at Kemsing at 8.00pm. A return to an old format of having a social evening purely to be social. Not at all to do with the Social Sec running a bit thin on ideas for social nights.......honest! Please do come along for a natter with fellow club members.
Annual General Meeting
Held in the back room of The Bell at Kemsing at 8.00pm, this is your chance to voice opinions on the general running of the club and to offer your services for a committee position.
This is an opportunity to find out more about the varied sport of rallying from low key Scatter and 12 Car navigational events to international tarmac and loose surface rallies. We are hoping to have representatives from the club who complete in a wide range of events providing information and advice to new club member interested in this popular and exciting motorsport format.
A chance to pre-register for our ever popular Autotest championship. We anticipate it will again be held at Brands Hatch in 2017, however their 8pm curfew imposed by the council, means we are limited to running a maximum of 40 cars. So please come along to register so you can secure a spot for the season.
A Find Out More Evening
A chance to discover more about the disciplines you can participate in with SDMC in this country under the MSA and even a few events in Europe. You might want to find out about what type of events suit you for getting started off in your day-to-day road car or maybe you’re looking to progress into a new discipline.
There will be a short briefing about the disciplines and what seemed to work well at our first night like this, was giving people the chance to interact one-on-one with club members to ask questions.
S&DMC Annual Awards Dinner
To be held again at Hadlow Manor.
We have secured a special room rate for those wishing to make a night of it and stay over. It will be £80 for a room with breakfast. When booking you will need to quote Ref. 6695 to receive the special discount.
We have already had some reservations, but need more. Please book by 21st January 2017.
Details and menu choices are available here. This Word document can be edited on line and returned to Russ by email email@example.com and payment made via 'Online Payments' if preferred. Alternatively print a hard copy and return by post with Cheque make payable to 'Sevenoaks & Districts Motor Club Ltd. to Russell at 45 Castle Drive, Kemsing, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 6RW.
Come along to learn more about marshalling and what marshalling at our various event entails. Glyn 'willie' Williams will be about, to look after us as our Chief Marshal. He also has a wealth of experience in marshalling we can draw on.
New Year's Day Walk
Jim & Becca Giddings are organising the SDMC New Year's Day walk this year, from The Chequers, Watery Lane, Heaverham, Kemsing TN15 6NP.
Ample car parking, meet at 10.30 to set off at 11.00 for a walk of about 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on how well the party goes the night before.....
Bring wellies & a change of footwear!
This is a fairly small but very popular pub restaurant offering a limited menu of hot food New Year's Day , so please let us know by 23/12 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to eat and we'll add you to the reservation list. If you leave it to the day it will be pot luck.
Dogs are very welcome in the bar, but not the dining area.
Our Final AutoSOLO on 26th November 2017 is over subscribed and entries are therefore now closed.
We have now updated the SDMC Trophies tables so you can see whether you are on target for an award at the end of the season.
The Crystal Palace Sprint will break with tradition in 2017 and take place over the August bank holiday weekend of 27/28th August