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.
Covid-19 disrupted plans for 2020 and the start of 2021 but there are now provisional dates being set for the second half of 2021, all very much subject to change, events that may be of interest to KLDMC members running in 2021 are:
AMSC 2021 Calendar
|Sun 11-Apr-21||Anglia Motor Sport Club Debden AutoSOLO & Autotest||SOLO|
|Sun 18-Apr-21||Cambridge Car Club Classic Tour|
|Sun 25-Apr-21||West Suffolk Motorsport Club Wattisfield Trial||TRIAL|
|Sun 25-Apr-21||Anglia Motor Sport Club Snetterton Stage Rally|
|Sun 09-May-21||Cambridge Car Club Debden AutoSOLO & Autotest||SOLO|
|Sun 20-Jun-21||Sporting Car Club of Norfolk Classic Tour|
|Sun 27-Jun-21||Falcon Motor Club Classic Tour|
|Sun 04-Jul-21||King's Lynn & District Motor Club Classic Car Run|