Welcome to the April newsletter.
This is my first report as Chairman of the club and I am really looking forward to the year ahead and the events that the club are organising or involved in. I would like to thank Mark Banham for his hard work as Chairman over the past few years and his involvement in all aspects of the club from stage rallying to the monthly 12 cars. He will definitely be a hard act to follow as he has left the club in a very strong position with a healthy membership and well supported events.
As well as myself changing roles within the committee at the AGM, there were also several other changes and additions that I feel will help push the club forward over the next year. I would like to welcome Chris Daykin back onto the committee as Vice Chairman after a spell away and Helen Haylock as club Treasurer. Two additional members, Matthew Smalley and Marc Sheffield, were also voted onto the committee in non-portfolio positions.
I am keen for us as a club and a committee to set some goals of what we want to achieve over the next 12 months, whether this be organising specific events such as Targa or Stages rallies or putting on more social events throughout the year. As members, are there new types of competition that you would like to see or events that you would like to see return to our calendar? If so then please contact a member of the committee and put your idea forward. After all it is your club and I want to make sure that we are doing things that our membership want to support, organise and be part of.
Last month saw the March Hare 12 car rally return in the form of the Chris More Memorial Rally. This competition between KLDMC and SCCON being run this year in memory of Chris More, who was a popular member of both clubs and who’s idea it was originally to run this competition. Chris sadly passed away last year but the event and the spirit in which it was competed was a fitting memory of his contribution to both KLDMC and SCCON. Congratulations go to Bob Baker and Brian Cammack who won the event overall and also helped to secure the March Hare trophy for KLDMC. Although Paul Haylock and myself competed on the event, our evening was not such a success after spending most of the night struggling with non-existent brakes and having a fuel leak when leaving the finish venue. Thanks go to David Smalley and Mark Banham for organising a great event which took us down some really good roads and with challenging navigation to go with them. All the marshals on the night deserved a medal for standing out in the pouring rain and the food at the finish, supplied by Marc Sheffield and family was a very welcome sight after a long wet night.
Coming up this month we have our final 12 car rally before the summer break, organised by Dave and June Pollard and starting at Shouldham Bowls club on Wednesday 11th April. It looks like they have a few entries already but as always if anyone is available to marshal then please get in touch with Dave and June.
The Corbeau seats rally taking place on 22nd April is fast approaching and a short piece on Look East last week showed that the event has the full backing of the local council after some kick back from a few local residents. The seeded entry list looks competitive and includes a few crews from KLDMC. If you want to marshal, I believe they are still after more people so follow the link below to register. KLDMC have been asked to man the start of Stage 1 which is great and also Mark Banham is going to be the Deputy Stage Commander.
The details have been sent out for the Classic Rally on 8th July which starts at Anglia Car Auctions in Kings Lynn. Lunch is being held at Hockwold Hall and then the finish will be at Kentwell Hall. I am sure this event will be as well supported as it has been in previous years so save the date in your diary as it is always a great day out. I am sure the organising team will be in touch regarding marshals but if you are available and would like to help then please get in touch with Adrian Cunnington or Steve Tilburn.
If you would like some club clothing then please get in touch with Double G clothing in Kings Lynn. They have the club logo on file and can put it on any garment. The easiest way to do this is for anybody who would like something can go to Double G and order and pay for their clothing themselves. Double G’s number is 01553 777635. Here is a selection of clothing:
UC101 polo shirt £6.40 each + VAT
KK702 ladies shirt £15.60 each + VAT
KK105 mens shirt £17.65 each + VAT
KK701 ladies shirt £15.40 each + VAT
UC106 ladies polo shirt £6.40 each + VAT
Softshell jacket £25.50 each + VAT
B45 turn-up beanie hat £4.15 each + VAT
UC203 sweatshirt £8.05 each + VAT
UC601 fleece £12.25 each + VAT
FORTHCOMING KLDMC EVENTS
11th April – 12 Car – Shouldham – Dave Pollard
22nd April – Stages Rally – Clacton Corbeau Seats Rally – See link above
2nd May – Gymkhana – Eastmoor – Nick Way
6th June – Gymkhana – Eastmoor – Ed Haylock
4th July – Gymkhana – Eastmoor – David Smalley
8th July – Classic Rally – Anglia Car Auctions – Adrian Cunnington
15th August – Gymkhana – Terrington – Dave Pollard