Welcome to Concord Autograss Club Essex
Welcome to Concord Autograss Club Essex

Welcome to the Concord Autograss Club Essex website where you can find up to date information on the latest club news our next events along with the main championship points table and pictures from our last events.We also cover news from other Autograss events from all over the country. for get to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for all the breaking news and as always start your visit with a look on our Forum.

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Concord Track Maintenance Work Days

I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped over this weekend at the track maintenance .I think we would all agree the venue is looking alot better.
We could do with one more length of armco if anyone is able to help with this.The next track maintenance dates are the 27th & 28th February 
Thanks 
Rob Buckmaster

 

 

Please see the list below and if you can bring tools, equipment or materials that may help especially for the ladies toilet please do or contact - Rob 07988 747558

 

Signing On Cabin

  1. Form an itinerary
  2. Check fire extinguishers –in date, recharging etc.
  3. Check condition of cabin i.e. Roof etc.
  4. Tidy Up

Entrance Shed

        1 Tidy up 

 

 Toilets

Ladies (We have been donated another porta cabin we have 2x toilets and a sink  )

  1. Install toilet
  2. Install sink
  3. Plumb in the above
  4. Construct partition (ply and Timber)

Compound

  1. Fix Fencing
  2. Form an itinerary of items in container
  3. Tidy up
  4. Check plant Machinery

 

Commentary Box

  1. Mastic round windows
  2. Check condition of roof etc.
  3. Tidy up

 

 

General area

  1. Dig Down clean out round main water stopcock
  2. Cut a access path to stopcock
  3. Cut back Hedges
  4. Fix remaining Armco
  5. Make spare Armco posts accessible

          

Pre-season track dates & Pre-season scruitneering

We currently have two track dates set prior to the beginning of the season. 

These are:

Saturday & Sunday 6th - 7th February

Saturday & Sunday 27th - 28th February

 

A list of tasks to be completed will be available on the website shortly and will be available on both signing on nights. 

 

We also ask for you to let us know any skills or expertise you have which will be able to harness and make our club great! 

 

Ian Nipress will be holding pre-scruitneering sessions for new or modified cars. Please contact him directly to arrange.

 

 

Our 2016 Signing on Evenings

Monday 18th January

Tuesday 9th February

 

Fox and Hounds, Hackmans Lane, Cock Clarks, CM3 6RF

 

If you are unable to attend one of these evenings please contact Kelly, our membership secretary on kelli22@tiscali.co.uk

 

 

 

*****CONCORD AGM – TUESDAY 8TH DECEMBER 7.45PM Please all try and attend – important decisions about your club need to be made South Woodham Ferrers Village Hall 25 Hullbridge Rd, South Woodham Ferrers, Chelmsford CM3 5PL******

For attention of all Concord Members - we are trying to arrange for one of the NASA Roll cage testers to attend the club before the end of December but to do this we need a minimum number of cars. All NEW cars need to be tested before the start of 2016 season and all exsiting cars need to be tested before the start of 2017 season - if you wish to bring your car for this testing (dates should be confirmed in next couple of days) can you please let me know by replying to this or the post on the club Facebook page or texting me on 07739 019646 - we are happy for any Invicta, St Neots or Cambridge cars to attend if they wish - I just need to know.....

Roll cage tagging is an important part of Scrutineering now and for the future.

Tags are a security fitment, and should not be tampered with once fitted.

Each tag is individually numbered, and has been logged onto a database, along with the owners name, car type, class, and most importantly, notes on the cage tested, for example - tested measurements of individual cage components, who built the cage, also any alterations made to reach tagging standard.

If a car changes ownership, or class, it will be the new owner’s responsibility to inform NASA, so that the data can be updated.

Anyone found to have tampered with a tag, changed from one vehicle to another, removed bars and re welded into another cage, will obviously face disciplinary action as described in the NASA members handbook, 18.16, 18.17, 18.18.

For refurbishment of chassis / roll cages, repainting or powder coating, the tag should be protected in the best possible way, if the tag has to be removed for any reason, permission must be given, and this is also described in the above sections of the member’s handbook.

It is essential that NASA have this information to keep the database up to date.

If a tag has to be replaced, for any reason, this will be at the owner’s expense.

Clubs and leagues have been informed that from now until March 2016, NASA officials are able to visit them to carry out tagging / scrutineering sessions, all they need to do is arrange the venue and a worthwhile amount of cars to check, NASA officials will be able to help, and give any scrutineering advise needed.

During 2016, every car registered to race will need to be tested at some point, this is in preparation for the 2017 season, where the fitment of a tag will be required to race.

Until now the testing / tagging has been optional, during 2016, cars will be tested at race meetings randomly, either during scrutineering or at any time during the race meeting, members will not be able to refuse testing, and failed cars will not be able to continue competing until rectified.hip, or class, it will be the new owners responsibility to inform NASA, so that the data can be updated.
Anyone found to have tampered with a tag, changed from one vehicle to another, removed bars and re welded into another cage, will obviously face disciplinary action as described in the NASA members handbook, 18.16, 18.17, 18.18.
For refurbishment of chassis / roll cages, repainting or powder coating, the tag should be protected in the best possible way, if the tag has to be removed for any reason, permission must be given, this is also described in the above sections of the members handbook.
It is essential that NASA have this information to keep the database up to date.
If a tag has to be replaced, for any reason, this will be at the owners expense.
Clubs and leagues have been informed that from now until March 2016, NASA officials are able to visit them to carry out tagging / scrutineering sessions, all they need to do is arrange the venue and a worthwhile amount of cars to check, NASA officials will be able to help, and give any scrutineering advise needed.
During 2016, every car registered to race will need to be tested at some point, this is in preparation for the 2017 season, where the fitment of a tag will be required to race.
Until now the testing / tagging has been optional, during 2016, cars will be tested at race meetings randomly, either during scrutineering or at any time during the race meeting, members will not be able to refuse testing, and failed cars will not be able to continue competing until rectified.

Description of Committee roles that will be vacant at the AGM
These roles NEED to be filled for the club to continue
Committee Roles.doc
Microsoft Word document [25.5 KB]
Agenda for the AGM 8th December 2015 at South Woodham Ferrers Village Hall
The future of your club is in the members hands - please all try to attend
AGM agenda 8.12.15.docx
Microsoft Word document [12.8 KB]
Proposed race dates for 2016
We need to submit these dates to NASA as soon as possible - please provide any feedback on these to Lynn on 07739019646 or lynnc21e@tiscali.co.uk by the 6th November 2015
Proposed 2016 dates.xls
Microsoft Excel sheet [26.5 KB]

Congratulations to the 2015 Championship trophy winners - don't forget to get your presentation tickets to come and celebrate!

 

Class 1
1st C931E Mark Stone
2nd C8E Paul Wilson
3rd C70E Rob Buckmaster

 

Class 3
1st C279E Neil Bacon

 

Class 5
1st C69E Colin Thorndyke
2nd C28E Ian Thorndyke

 

Class 6
3rd C17E Steve Fairbairn/Darren Baldwin

 

Class 7
1st C18E Trevor Martin
2nd C19E Dean Rochard
3rd C608E Glen Embling

 

Class 8
1st C83E Barry Hathaway
2nd C12E David Saunders
3rd C74E Bill Edwards

 

Class 9
1st C96E Paul Prior
2nd C218E Lewis Shelley
3rd C418E Lloyd Shelley

 

Stock Hatch
1st C23E Paul Maxim

 

Jnr Saloons
1st C8E Billy Wilson
2nd C931E Victoria Stone
3rd C70E Owen Buckmaster
4th C535E Bethany Embling

 

Jnr Specials
1st C350E Charlie-Kate Ross
2nd C255E Caitlan Jeffries
3rd C143E Harry Jeffries

 

Ladies Class 12
1st C34E Helen Ross

 

Ladies 14

1st C21E Lynn Thomas

 

Highest Point Scorers
1st C23E Paul Maxim
2nd C8E Billy Wilson
3rd C21E Lynn Thomas

I would like to say thank you to all the club members that took the time to attend the EGM on Tuesday. I felt the overwhelming turnout provided a lot of positives for the club. We all need to now take on board the things that were discussed (both the committee and members) to try and move things forward. I will arrange an open committee meeting for September ahead of our next race meeting, however to do this will cost the club the hire of a hall as the venue we use for our smaller committee meetings will be unavailable; so after requesting this please make sure you attend.  Don’t forget your attendance at the next race meeting is vital – don’t forget to bring your friends and family along to watch!! Lynn 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ROLL CAGE TESTING
roll cage testing.docx
Microsoft Word document [12.7 KB]

South of England Champions of Champions – a winning weekend all round for the Wilson’s

 

See the http://www.autograssphoto.net/2015/2015-22.html for the write up from Monday by Jeffrey Parish

Junior Champion of Champions
Special recognition award to Paul and Billy Wilson for the effort put in over the weekend - their car completed 18 races

At the last NASA Chairman’s meeting car numbers and their design were discussed. Increasingly over the last few years numbers have been used that do not conform to section 8 of the class rule books. We were advised that if Lap Scorer are not able to read your club identification and numbers due to this, then you may not be awarded points. This is applicable at any club or meeting.  As a reminder section 8 can be viewed here – this is an extract from the class rule books – where all the diagrams can be viewed. All class rule books can be found electronically here

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM NASA to be passed on urgently to all our Drivers/Scrutineers etc.....

This must take effect from NOW.

Fuel Systems – Throttle Return Spring & Cable.

All engines must be fitted with an “Accelerator” or “Throttle” return spring of sufficient size, strength and movement such that the fuel delivery system closes once the “Accelerator” or “Throttle” pedal is released.

Note. The accelerator/throttle cable/connection system must be sufficiently routed, shielded from any heat source, and lubricated to minimise the risk of seizure.

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