King’s Lynn & District Motor Club is one of the 11 member clubs that make up Anglia Motor Sport Club (AMSC). The club was founded in 2013 following discussions between Cambridge Car Club (CCC), Chelmsford Motor Club (CMC), Eastern Counties Motor Club (ECMC), Falcon Motor Club (FMC), King’s Lynn & District Motor Club (KLDMC), Sporting Car Club of Norfolk (SCCoN) and West Suffolk Motorsport Club (WSMC). These were the seven founding members of the group.
In February 2014 Wickford Auto Club (WAC) joined the group.
In September 2016 Green Belt Motor Club (GBMC) and Middlesex County Automobile Club (MCAC) joined the group.
In July 2017 Herts County Auto and Aero Club (HCAAC) joined the group.
In May 2019 Harrow Car Club (HCC) joined the group.
The purpose in forming the group was to combat the decline of grass roots motor sport in East Anglia. All of the clubs involved were to a greater or lesser extent suffering from lack of competitors, organisers, and marshals for the events that they were running, and needed to pool resources in order to keep the events viable. At the time, the MSA had quite restrictive rules governing who could or could not be invited to club level events, and the idea of an umbrella club was formed as a survival mechanism that would allow us to remain compliant with the rules of the MSA.
AMSC has no individual members, just member clubs. The individual members of those clubs can take part in the club level events organised by the other member clubs.
AMSC also has a website, not the easiest to navigate, but there is a lot of information lurking, if you have a sense of adventure and like a challenge it can be found at Anglia Motor Sport Club.
Each of the member clubs has a representative sitting on the AMSC committee which meets bi-monthly.
Initially the AMSC was set up to allow a ‘regional championship’ to be run for AutoSOLO and Trials disciplines under a Clubmans permit. In 2014 a Targa championship was added. The MSA was not too keen on the idea of a ‘regional championship’ and as a result the championships were badged as Challenges. The Challenges were aimed at promoting cheap and cheerful grass roots motorsport.
Things have moved on somewhat as the AMSC now organises the Snetterton round of the Motor Sport News Circuit Rally Championship, a Single Venue Stage Rally at Wethersfield, a series of 12 Car Regularity Runs, a 20/20 Road Rally and a Targa Rally at Stanta Battleground as well as the 3 Challenges, a 6 round triple permit AutoSOLO Challenge, a 5 round Targa Rally Challenge and a 9 round Trials Challenge.
Events that may be of interest to KLDMC members running in 2020 are:
AMSC 2020 Calendar
|Wed 01-Jan-20||Seckford Hall Trial||X|
|Sun 19-Jan-20||Harlton Trial||X|
|Tue 21-Jan-20||Management Meeting|
|Sat 01-Feb-20||Motorsport UK Training Day|
|Sun 09-Feb-20||Holbecks Park Trial||X|
|Sat 15-Feb-20||Snetterton Stage Rally|
|Fri 06-Mar-20||Mercury Trophy Inter-lub 12 Car|
|Tue 17-Mar-20||Management Meeting|
|Sat 21-Mar-20||Motorsport UK Training|
|Sun 22-Mar-20||Wattisfield Trial||X|
|Sun 29-Mar-19||Wethersfield Targa||X|
|Sun 19-Apr-20||Ivinghoe Aston Trial||X|
|Sun 19-Apr-20||Debden AutoSOLO||X|
|Sun 19-Apr-20||Cambridge Car Club Classic Tour|
|Sat 26-Apr-20 - Sun 27-Apr-20||Corbeau Seats Rally|
|Sun 10-May-20||Eastern Counties Motor Club & West Suffolk Motorsport Club Classic Tour|
|Sun 17-May-20||Wethersfield Targa||X|
|Tue 19-May-20||Management Meeting|
|Sun 07-Jun-20||Wethersfield AutoSOLO||X|
|Sun 14-Jun-20||Falcon Motor Club Classic Tour|
|Sun 21-Jun-20||Sporting Car Club of Norfolk Classic Tour|
|Sun 28-Jun-20||Wethersfield Targa||X|
|Sun 12-Jul-20||Wethersfield AutoSOLO||X|
|Sun 19-Jul-20||King's Lynn & District Motor Club Classic Car Run|
|Tue 21-Jul-20||Management Meeting|
|Sun 06-Sep-20||Debden Targa||X|
|Sun 13-Sep-20||Wethersfield Stage Rally|
|Tue 17-Sep-20||Management Meeting|
|Sun 20-Sep-20||Wethersfield AutoSOLO||X|
|Sun 27-Sep-20||Stanta AutoSOLO||X|
|Sun 18-Oct-20||Debden AutoSOLO||X|
|Sun 01-Nov-20||Wethersfield Targa||X|