...a local club for local enthusiasts, since 1946

All events run within the Hants & Berks Motor Club rely very much on our members’ time, dedication and commitment and the Club welcomes any member who wishes to organise, support or suggest an event, meeting or activity which may be of interest.
We would also be happy to hear from external event organisers who require assistance or support from our Club for local car shows, rallies or other such motoring activities.
Please contact a member of our Club Committee to discuss any proposals.

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Rally Marshalling…

In the early 1980s the Hants & Berks began to pull together a group of members with the purpose of creating a competent marshalling team, the intention being that the Club would be in a position to organise and run a motor rally special stage, or event, using marshals from within our Club.

Since then we have provided support and management on over 100 different local, national and international status motor rally events, including the British round of the World Rally Championship, the British Rally Championship, the Flying Scotsman, the South of England Tempest, Carfax, Get it Sideways, Wyedean and Rallye Sunseeker.
From management to organisation, the Hants & Berks is now recognised as one of only a handful of clubs in the South of England that can offer a complete marshalling package for rally stages and events.

We welcome anyone who wishes to join the Hants & Berks in-house marshalling team, those who do can expect to receive full MSA training, professional qualifications, work alongside fellow motor sport enthusiasts and get close to all the day’s action, so much better than just watching it from afar or on television.

Working in all weathers, individual duties and responsibilities could include timekeepers, start/finish controllers, sector marshals (who manage groups of marshals covering several junctions), stage safety officers, deputy stage commanders or even stage commanders. Marshals may also be required to assist with stage clearance, setting up signs, barriers and equipment, organising competitors and spectators, and clearing up at the end of the day.

If any member is interested in joining the Club’s marshalling team, or wishes to learn more about what’s involved, then do contact Bill Bonney, the Club’s chief marshal, for further information.

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Social Activities…

As a Club we understand that the provision of regular social meetings and activities is a key attraction for its members. The opportunity to get together with fellow members, family and friends on a regular basis and in informal surroundings always proves popular.

Members of the Hants & Berks Motor Club pride ourselves in offering a wide variety of annual social activities for members. At the end of most months the Club hosts an evening gathering where members are free to come along to socialise, be entertained, enlightened or just have some fun.

Hosted by invited guest speakers or voluntary members from within the Club, these evening meetings last around two hours and are held at either our regular meeting venue (details at bottom of webpage) or at another location, depending on the event type.
Not all of our meetings take motoring as their subject: talks, presentations, quizzes, team competitions and film shows are just some of the themed meetings.

For those members with freedom during the week we also regularly organise a monthly lunch gathering held at various public houses and restaurants across the Berkshire and Hampshire region, another ideal opportunity for Club members to get together, dine and socialise.

Along with our in-house meetings, members can also benefit from a variety of daytime activities and competition events that occur mostly during the weekends. These include fun and competitive navigation rallies, nostalgic classic car runs and shows, a skilful summer gymkhana with barbecue and occasionally, if demand dictates the Club may arrange additional weekend breaks away and tours around transport related institutions, collections or factories.

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The Club's Meeting Venue

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