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News 

23-12-17

2018 event dates and DEWS Speed Series added to the club Calendar page.
 

25-Oct-17

Steve Wareham clinches the Downton Motor Club 2017 Speed Championship after a 16 yr break from motorsport . 

In the 90's he was a regular attender @ our local venue Gurston Down Hillclimb where he enjoyed class wins.

During his layoff her dismantled his class winning car & rebuilt with to-days safety features, 4 point harness, roll cage & sports seat . 

2016 he made the decision to start again with the car now fully rebuilt he made his decision to join the Downton Motor Club Speed Championship as it offers a wide range of venues & class structures which makes it open to almost anyone to have a go.

Steve finished the 2016 season 6th overall with a worn gearbox . 2017 saw him start the season with a fresh motorsport gearbox supplied by Steve Harris Engineering , but his season was not made easy by novice newcomer Stu Lugger chasing hard & rewarded by finishing 2nd overall in the championship. 2017 Awards presentation evening Sat 25th Nov @ Downton Sports Centre.
 

8-Oct-17
 

Final Speed Series scores for 2017 have been updated after the final rounds, see Speed Series page.
 

11-Sep-17
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

Entries are still available for the Woolbridge Manor Farm Hill Climb on 23rd and 24th September, see www.manorfarmhillclimb.co.uk   Entry Fee £70
 

7-Sep-17
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

11-Aug-17
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

1-Aug-17

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.
 

24-July-17

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.
 

27-Mar-17

Approved Regulations and Entry Form for the DEWS Speed Series 2017 have been added to the Speed Series .
 

10-Feb-17

Regulations for the Speed Series event on the 13th May have been added to the Calendar page.
 

25-Jan-17

Dates for 2017 events have been added to the Club Calendar page.
 

4-Nov-2016

 

Speed Series final 2-16 scores have been updated after the final rounds, see Speed Series page.

Well done to all.
 

3-Oct-2016
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

17-Sept-2016
 

DEWS AGM and Awards evening followed by buffet and skittles has been added to the club calendar.
 

12-Sept-2016
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

6-Sept-2016

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.
 

21-August-2016

Photographs of the DEWS Classic Show on the 30th April-16, DEWS Annual Car Run on the 1st April-16 and of the 2016 Speed Series have been added to the Galleries page.
 

8-August-2016
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

3-August-2016
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

26-July-2016
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

16-June-2016
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

12-June-2016

Details of the DEWS attendance at the Atwell Wilson Motor Museum  Annual Classic Vehicle Show on the 10th July, have been added to the club calendar.
 

21-April-2016
 

DEWS Speed Series Race Report -17th April 2016 – Sprint at Clay Pigeon, Dorchester

11-April-2016
 

Approved Regulations and Entry Form for the DEWS Speed Series 2016 have been added to the Speed Series .
 

29-March-16
 

Cars entered to date for the Downton Classic & Custom Vehicle Show have been updated to the Downton Classic Car Show page.
 

5-February 16
 

Cars entered to date for the 7th Downton Classic & Custom Vehicle Show have been added to the Downton Classic Car Show page.
 

26 January 16

Provisional Regulations and Entry Form for the DEWS Speed Series 2016 have been added to the Speed Series  and dates added to the club calendar.
 

29 October 15
 

Final peed Series scores for 2015 have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page. Well done to all.
 

5 October 15
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

28 September-15
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

13 September-15
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

Details of the following 2016 DEWS events have been added to the  club calendar:

7th Downton Classic & Custom Vehicle Show 

and

6th Classic Road Run 
 

10 September-15

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.
 

10 August-15
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

7 August-15

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

Speed Series Competition Secretary - Update

Stuart Samson has kindly stepped in to take over the role of competition secretary as Mike Mark has found it necessary to stand down due to other commitments .

We thank Mike for his part in all his hard work in helping to set up the DEWS Speed Championship.  
Please c
ontact address for Stuart Samson   comp.downton@live.co.uk   who is regularly  updating the points on the DEWS website.

 Brenda Harris 
Championship co-ordinator
 

27July-15
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds at Wiscombe Park last weekend, see Speed Series page.
 

24July-15
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

17-June-15
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

14-May-15
 

DEWS meeting 8.00 pm  on 10th July,  has been added to the club calendar .

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.
 

7-Apr-15
 

DEWS meeting 8.00 pm  on 10th April,  has been added to the club calendar -  last meeting before Downton Car Show on 2nd May.
 

12-Mar-15
 

DEWS OPEN MEETING ON 13th March has been added to the club calendar - To discuss the Downton Car Show 2nd May .
 

6-Mar-15
 

MSA Approved Regulations and Entry Form for the DEWS Speed Series 2015 have been added to the Speed Series page.
 

23-Feb-15
 

Additional event  has been added to the club calendar including all the Speed Series Rounds.
 

10-Feb-15
 

Details of the following events have been added to the club calendar:

The 6th DOWNTON CLASSIC CAR SHOW Sat 2nd May 2015 10am – 3.30pm

and

  DEWS CLASSIC CAR RUN - Sunday 3rd May 2015
 

6-Feb-15
 

Full programme of events for 2015 has been added to the club calendar including all the Speed Series Rounds.
 

2-Feb-15
 

Provisional Regulations and Entry Form for the DEWS Speed Series 2015 have been added to the Speed Series .
 

24-Nov-14
 

Club Membership & Speed championship reg forms are available now here for 2015.

23-Nov-14
 

Downton Car Club - If you are interested in Vehicles & wish to join a friendly local Car Club why not come along to The Brian Whitehead Sports Club , Wick Lane Downton SP5 3NF on Sat 17th January 2015 between 1pm - 4pm where we will be available with a warm welcome and information about the club & a provisional calendar of events for 2015 there may even be a few interesting cars to look over . You don't even have to own a car to join in the activities.

Contact Brenda Harris  downton@live.co.uk 

 

21-Oct-14
 

DEWS AGM & Awards Presentation evening with Buffet  details have been added to the Calendar page.

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Formal notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of
the DEWS Club Ltd will be held at The Brian Whitehead Sports Centre,

Wick Lane Downton
Salisbury Wilts SP5 3NF on Saturday 29th November 2010 at 7PM .

Any member of the Club wishing a matter to be placed on the
Agenda must send the text of such matter, signed by two members, to

the Club Secretary at least 7 days before the date of the meeting.

Any nomination of a candidate for election to the committee
or the nomination of a candidate as an officer of the Club must be

sent to the Secretary not less than three days before the meeting and

must be signed by two proposing members.

Such a proposal must be accompanied in writing that the nominated person is willing to serve.

Brenda Harris,
Club Secretary 21st October 2014

Send to , 2 Park Row, Bowers Hill , Redlynch. Wilts. SP5 2HB
 

8-Oct-14
 

DEWS Speed Series 2014 Championship Results  for the season are now on the Speed Series page.

Well done to all.
 

4-Oct-14
 

DEWS Events have been upated with a new event on  the 8th October, see Calendar page.

2-Oct-14

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds at  Manor Farm, Charmouth, see Speed Series page.
 

25-Sep-14
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds at  Wiscombe Park, see Speed Series page.
 

25-Aug-14
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds at  Harewood, see Speed Series page.
 

15-Aug-14

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

DEWS AGM & Awards Presentation evening with Buffet has been added to the Calendar page.
 

1-Aug-14

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds at  Wiscombe Park, see Speed Series page.
 

10-July-14

DEWS Events have been upated with a new event on 15th August, see Calendar page.

Speed Series contenders updated with a new contender, see Speed Series page.
 

27-June-14
 

DEWS Events have been upated, see Calendar page.

22-June-14
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds at Manor Farm, Charmouth, see Speed Series page.
 

31-May-14
 

55th Anniversary of the Mini in Motorsport & the DEWS Speed Championship
After thevery successful DEWS 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Mini at the famous Gurston Down Hillclimb in June 2009 - we witness the DEWS Speed Championship return to Gurston Down in Wiltshire on 19th / 20th July - BARC SW are hosting
 a round of the Midland Hillclimb Championship & the DEWS Championship has its 12th round of the year at this event . This promises to be a great event in the DEWS Championship as this is the midway point & class positions &; points are forming ! - 2014 now being the 55th Anniversary of the Mini in Motorsport & the DEWS Speed Championship . We will are back at Gurston with up to 20 Mini's competing so expect some close competition ! this is a 2 day meeting with good facilities & overnight parking available & DEWS will have a Marquee & display area for up to 20 different Mini derivatives allocated within the start viewing area , spaces will be allocated on a first come basis. We have an agreed admission discount per person + one free program per car for DEWS /MCR members showing their 2014 membership card. This is a meeting not to be missed.

23-May-14
 

New Speed Series contender for 2014 added to the Speed Series page.

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

 

2-May-14
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds at Wiscombe Park, see Speed Series page.
 

30-Apr-14
 

Entry lists for the "Back to Downton" on the 3rd May 2014  has been updated on the BTD  page.
 

14-Apr-14
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the first round, see Speed Series page.
 

13-Apr-14
 

Entry lists for the "Back to Downton" on the 3rd May 2014 and the Classic Road Run on the 4th May 2014 have been updated on the BTD and  Annual Road Run pages.
 

27-Mar-14
 

Details of Open members meeting for "BTD"  car show to discuss cars for display and updated details of DEWS Championship round on 18th May have been added to the Calendar page.
 

19-Mar-14
 

Details of the CLASSIC CAR SHOW on 25th May have been added to the Calendar page.

Entry lists for the "Back to Downton" on the 3rd May 2014 and the Classic Road Run on the 4th May 2014 have been updated on the BTD and  Annual Road Run pages.
 

14-Mar-14
 

Details of the DEWS stands on Sun 10th August  at Wilton House for Supercar  Sunday and Beaulieu 8th June National Mini Cooper Day have been added to the Calendar page.
 

24-Feb-14
 

Annual Road Run entries to date, have been added to the Annual Road Run page.

18-Feb-14
 

New Speed Series contenders for 2014 added to the Speed Series page.

8-Feb-14

Speed Series contenders for 2014 added to the Speed Series page.
 

4-Feb-14

Approved MSA Regulations and Entry Form for the DEWS Speed Series 2014 have been added to the Speed Series .
 

31-Dec-13

Details of the "Back to Downton" on the 3rd May 2014 and the Classic Road Run on the 4th May 2014 have been added to the BTD , Annual Road Run and Calendar pages.
 
Provisional regulations for the DEWS Speed Series 2014
have been added to the Speed Series page, pending approval from the MSA.
 

12-Dec-13

Details of the DEWS 2014 Events  have been added to the Calendar page.

DEWS Speed Series 2014 dates have been added to the Speed Series page.
 

15-Nov-13

Full details of the AGM – Presentation & Skittle eveningon 23-Nov-13 have been added to the Calendar page.
 

21-Oct-13

Speed Series Final End of Year Scores have been added to the   Speed Series page.

        Class Winners are as follows:

          Class 1   David Hobbs
          Class 2   Ian Jarman
          Class 3   Peter Knight
          Class 4   Graham Gonzalez
          Class 5   No entries in this class
          Class 6   Derek Kessell
          Class 7   Martin Bragg
          Class 8   No scores in this class
          Class 9   Rob Still
          Class 10 Mike Mark


        Well done to all those who took part.
         

24-Sep-13
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds at Charmouth last weekend on 21 & 22-Sep-13, see Speed Series page.
 

18-Sep-13
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest round on 14-Sep-13, see Speed Series page.
 

11-Aug-13
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

6-Aug-13
 

Photographs of the Speed Series at Loton Park on the 18th and 19th May-13 have been added to the Galleries page.
 

30-Jul-13
 

Details of the AGM – Presentation & Skittle evening on 23-Nov-13 have been added to the Calendar page.
 

24-Jul-13
 

Wiscombe 27th/28th July a round of the British Hillclimb Championship hosted by Woolbridge MC who are providing an area for DEWS club stand - come along & say hello have been updated on the e Calendar page.
 

23-Jul-13
 

Mini World Action Day details on 28th September have been updated on the Calendar page.

18-Jul-13
 

Photographs of the rolling road session on the 6-July-13 have been added to the Galleries page.
 

25-Jun-13
 

Speed Series scores have been updated after the latest rounds, see Speed Series page.

24-Jun-13
 

The DEWS club is entering a team for the Charity Kart Grand Prix, this is a 4 hour endurance race ,any club member interested in driving at this event should send in the attached registration form asap as this is on a first come basis ! 

Full details on the Calendar page.
 

29-May-13
 

Janspeed Rolling Road session with light refreshments on 6-Jul-13 has been added to the Calendar page.

Speed Series scores from post Wiscombe and Loton Park have been added to the
Speed Series
page.
 

23-May-13
 

Reminder -  MCR Beaulieu Sun 9th June - Note this is a Mini event 

Anyone wishing to attend & display their Mini / MINI on Dews Club Stand @ a cost of £9.75 per person & must have their payment  made payable to DEWS with Brenda by  31st May to allow booking time .

Send to 2 Park Row, Bowers Hill, Redlynch. Wilts. SP5 2HB
 

5-May-13
 

BTD CAR SHOW 4th/5th May 

 The clubs main event of the year with over 100 cars registered for display + 38 registered for the Sunday Road Run , the weather is looking promising , we have under cover if it gets too hot !!

This promises to be the besr BTD to date with lots to eat , drink , see & do as other activities available at the Cuckoo Fair . general public parking £5 per car for the day . Pedestrian admission to show ground  FREE .             
 

4-May-13
 

DEWS SPEED SERIES

 2013 now well under way with 3 Speed events completed..The 27th / 28th April Wiscombe Park Hillclimb meeting hosted by Woolbridge MC proved very popular & great to see good comradery among the competitors. With 3 new members taking part Ian Jarman , Graham Still & Marc Morris all posting very respectable times & enjoying themselves. See the website for remainder of events & series points .

 

Speed Series scores from post Wiscombe have been added to the Speed Series page.
 

28-Apr-13
 

Speed Series dates updated for the Clay Pigeon Sprint, see Speed Series and Calendar pages.

28-Apr-13
 

Entries for the BTD have been updated on the BTD page.

Entires for the Annual Road Run have been updated  on the Annual Road Run page.
 

24-Apr-13
 

Entries for the BTD have been updated on the BTD page.

19-Apr-13
 

SMILING FACES

Since the sad loss of Chas Harris - Andy Calderwood & friends took on his unfinished project car & it is now finished !
Andy Calderwood debut the finished car at "Catch the Pigeon" Sprint hosted by BDCC at Clay Pigeon Raceway entered in the DEWS Speed Series , you can follow the progress of the car ( & driver ) The car is driven to & from the event 10/10 to all concerned  a fitting tribute to Chas. I'm sure he would have been delighted with the completed project.


 

14-Apr-13
 

Speed Series scores from the first two rounds have been added to the Speed Series page.

13-Apr-13
 

Entries for the BTD have been updated on the BTD page.

2-Apr-13

Entries for the BTD have been updated on the BTD page.

Entires for the Annual Road Run have been updated  on the Annual Road Run page.
 

30-Mar-13
 

DEWS is now fully operational on

Speed Series contenders updated with a new contender, see Speed Series page.
 

29-Mar-13
 

2013 Calendar now underway, congratulations to Mike Mark & Mark Whitchurch for taking 1st & 2nd respectively in DEWS Class 2 at Castle Combe Great Western Sprint on 23rd March. 

Next round 7th April Clay Pigeon Raceway. With 9 confirmed entries already confirmed in the DEWS Class for that day, lets hope it is in warmer weather.

The series has approaching 30 registered contenders and it is becoming very healthy. 
Anyone interested in joining in the fun can find further details look under
Speed Series heading 
.
 

27-Mar-13
 

Event on 21-Apr  2013 has been added to the Calendar page.

Entries for the BTD are now listed on the BTD page.

Entires received to date for the Annual Road Run on the Annual Road Run page.
 

19-Mar-13
 

Event on 24-Mar  2013 has been added to the Calendar page.

14-Mar-13
 

Speed Series contenders updated with a new contender, see Speed Series page.

11-Mar-13
 

Speed Series contenders updated with a new contender, see Speed Series page.

9-Mar-13
 

Speed Series contenders updated with a new contender, see Speed Series page.

27-Feb-13
 

Speed Series contenders updated with a new contender, see Speed Series page.

20-Feb-13
 

Please note the DEWS Speed Series Event Class at Clay Pigeon is on the 7-Apr-13 and NOT as previously stated.
 

16-Feb-13

Events on 13 / 14-July 2013 have been added to the Calendar page.
 

12-Feb-13
 

Royal Bath & West Show 9th/10th Feb 2013.

A great result for club members who's efforts gained the club "Best Club Stand " Award . The presentation of the cars on the stand was faultless and it was so nice to see all members helping each other to achieve such high standards. Members who had their cars on display were Mike & Barbara Mark , Mark Whitchuch , Rob Still, Adam Gallaway, Peter Crouch, Graham Still, Marc Morris, Garry Dickens & Nic Symes who also won the award for "Best Engine Bay " .

New club memebers were signed up & also new DEWS Speed Series compeditors.

The great atmosphere was kept alive by the constant supply of tea & coffee & light refreshments kindly supplied by Barbara , Mike & Rob .

A big thanks must also go to Alan Booth, Peter Styles, Peter Crouch , Mike & Barbara Mark , Brenda & Steve Harris for help with transportation & seeting up  and to Howard Taylor for transporting all the DEWS equipment. 

Additional pictures of the event have been added to the 
Galleries page.
 

6-Feb-13
 

Events on 3rd and 4th August 2013 have been updated on the Calendar page .

Speed Series contenders updated with two new contenders, see Speed Series page.
 

28-Jan-13
 

Speed Series contenders updated a new contender, see Speed Series page.

15-Jan-13
 

Speed Series contenders updated with two new contenders, see Speed Series page.

14-Jan-13
 

DEWS CLUB NEWS

After holding our “BTD” committee  meeting on 13th Jan, we are pleased to say this years event looks very promising, as we have already individuals & car clubs requesting to display their vehicles at the show. Details will be added to the website exhibitors list shortly.

DEWS Club members are reminded to send in registration forms as soon as possible, last date for booking will be 20th April 2013.
 

5-Jan-13
 

Details and entry form for the DEWS Classic Road Run on 5-May-13 have been added to both the Annual Road Run and Calendar pages.
 

4-Jan-13
 

DEWS Club Stand at this show:
9th/10th Feb Classic Car Auction 2013 - Footman James - South & West Mini Show - The Royal Bath & West Showground Shepton Mallet.
Car Auction - Auto Jumble & includes other attractions - under cover. For further details see 
www.bccsl.co.uk

Any club member wishing to display their car on our stand please contact us asap. We will also be promoting the DEWS Speed Series. 

Contact Brenda Harris 01725 512566 or email downton@live.co.uk 

Full details are on the Calendar page .
 

28-Dec-12
 

BTD 2013 Registration Form has been added to the BTD page.

22-Dec-12
 

Speed Series contender details updated with a new contender, see Speed Series page.

18-Dec-12
 

Speed Series contender details updated with a new contender, see Speed Series page.

17-Dec-12
 

DEWS website home page pictures updated, see Home page.
Speed Series contender details updated with a new contender, 
see Speed Series page.
 

14-Dec-12
 

Pictures of the DEWS Speed Series events on 17-Jun-12, 1-Sep-12, 6-Sep-12 and 7-Oct-12  have been added to the  Galleries page.

6-Dec-12
 

2013 Speed Series contenders, added to the Speed Series page.

4-Dec-12
 

AGM, Presentation and Skittles Evening - Sat 24th Nov 2012

 This was held at The Brian Whitehead Downton Sports Centre. A well attended evening with a talk & DVD show given by DEWS Speed Series contender Paul Shepherd based around his work as a Chinook helicopter pilot. This was very interesting & well received by the audience. This was followed by the presentation of the DEWS Speed Series awards followed by a buffet & killer Skittles match, which was won this year by Tony Salter & runner up was Alan Booth.

DEWS SPEED SERIES AWARDS

    CLASS 1   Joint winners – Paul Holloway & Tony Salter
    CLASS 2
    =  1st  Paul Sheperd   2nd Mike Mark     3rd Barbara Alexander-Mark
    CLASS  3 =  1st  Nic  Symes
    CLASS  4
    = 1st Steve Harris

    CLASS  6
    =  1st  Derek  Kessell
    CLASS  9
      =  1st Martin Bragg
    LADIES AWARD
    = Barbara Alexander-Mark 
    HEDLEY HUTCHINS NOVICE AWARD
    – Nic Symes
    CHAIRMANS CUP
    –  Awarded to Mike & Barbara - in recognition for all the time and effort they have put into the DEWS Speed Series during 2012
    .

Further pictures from the Awards Presentation and Skittles evening have been added to the  Galleries page.
 

1-Dec-12

DEWS Speed Series 2013 dates have been added to the Speed Series page.
 

26-Nov-12
 

DEWS Speed Series 2013 registration forms and class details have been added to the Speed Series page.
 

10-Nov-12
 

2012 DEWS SUMMARY
Firstly thanks to everyone who took part in the clubs activities throughout 2012.

Clubs main fundraiser for the year was “Back to Downton” which has become known as “BTD”. Although the weather prior to the May event was rather wet the ground was firm, it was a cold day, but this did not deter people attending from far & wide coming up from Cornwall & down from Birmingham. This provided the best selection of cars to date . We had quite a few Car Clubs taking part , Three Counties & Bournemouth Car Club were awarded Best Club Stand . We also had our annual Silverstone F1 Challenge, Balloons in the Car competition , Tombola as well as Help For Heroes fundraising . We also had a Oak Apple Press giving a demonstration crushing 1 ton of apples – Cider will be ready for 2013  “BTD”  !!!!   A big thank you to all the hard working members without you it would not happen.

The annual Road Run on the Sunday was a warm & sunny day taking in the sweeping Wiltshire Downs and ending at the Attwell Wilson Museum at Calne, all very enjoyable.

Downton Village Celebrated the Queens Jubilee year by closing off the Borough, in brilliant sunshine the DEWS club accepting an invitation to take part in the parade through the village then parking on the green to display the cars , we were joined by the Attwell Wilson Museum who brought along the experimental Alex Issigonis 9X Mini , a buffet lunch put on by Brenda & Nicola Harris & Kate Crouch providing a fine display of cakes , all very well received.

September : DEWS Club Stand at Castle Combe Mini World Action Day was well attended with 15 cars on display & 7 taking the opportunity to drive the circuit, Rob Still, Nick Symes, Howard Taylor, Stuart Samson, Terry Hart, Graham Gonzalez & James Edmonds.

DEWS SPEED SERIES:

We had 22 registered contenders and took in 7 different venues with 21 events, we had an average of at least 6 competitors taking part at each event. Bearing in mind it’s the best 6 scores that count is good to see events being so well attended. I have to mention Derek Kessell winner of Class 6  & representing the DEWS club at Harewood twice this year and also for winning the Wiscombe Park Championship. Paul Shepherd for scoring 8 x 1st places & excellent on-board footage showing his driving talents. Mike & Barbara for attending most of the rounds & recruiting new members to the series.                                                                                                                                                           

Congratulations to new member Nic Symes for picking up 2 awards for best novice award 2012 & 1st in Class 3.  Other class winners ; Class1 Paul Holloway & Tony Salter – Class 2 Paul Shepherd – Class 4 Steve Harris –  Class 6 Derek Kessell – Class7  Martin Davies  - Class 9 Martin Bragg – Class 10 Mike Mark .

Top 6 Point Scores :
1/ Paul Shepherd 90 point  2/ Mike Mark 87 point  3/ Steve Harris  78 points   4/ Nic Symes 75 points  5/ Derek Kessell 72 points 6/ Barbara Alexander – Mark  68 points. Also winner of the ladies award. From the 21 events there were 7 different overall winners , topping the table with 11 wins Derek Kessell followed by Paul Shepherd on 5 with Graham Gonzalez , Mike Mark , Steve Harris , Martyn Davies & Brian Davage picking up one a piece.

Final reminder for the AGM & Award Presentation , Buffet & Skittle evening Sat 24th Nov  6.30 pm at the Brian Whitehead Sports Centre, Wick Lane Downton Wilts. SP5 3NF . Ticket £5 per head guest welcome. Cheques payable to  “ DEWS “  send to Brenda Harris , 2 Park Row , Bowers Hill , Redlynch. Wilts. SP5 2HB .  Tel 01725 512 566        We hope to see as many club members & guests as possible.

 

22-Oct-12

AGM – Presentation Evening – Skittles on Saturday 24th November 2010

AGM – Club members 6.30pm

7.30 pm  Presentation of Awards followed by Buffett & DEWS skittle challenge

                  NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Formal notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the DEWS Club Ltd will be held at The Brian Whitehead Sports Centre , Wick Lane Downton Salisbury Wilts SP5 5NF on Saturday 24th November 2010 at 6.30pm.

Any member of the Club wishing a matter to be placed on the Agenda must send the text of such matter, signed by two members, to the Club Secretary at least 7 days before the date of the meeting.

Any nomination of a candidate for election to the committee or the nomination of a candidate as an officer of the Club must be sent to the Secretary not less than three days before the meeting and must be signed by two proposing members.

Such a proposal must be accompanied in writing that the nominated person is willing to serve.

Brenda Harris,

Club Secretary 22nd October 2012

Send to , 2 Park Row, Bowers Hill , Redlynch. Wilts. SP5 2HB
 

14-Oct-12
 

Speed Series final scores for 2012 have been added to the  Speed Series page.

7-Oct-12
 

Speed Series video action from Charmouth Park hill climb on 22-Sep-12 has been added to the  Galleries page.
 

24-Sep-12
 

Speed Series scores have been updated and are now on the  Speed Series page.

11-Sep-12
 

Speed Series scores have been updated and are now on the  Speed Series page.
Speed Series video action from MGCC Wiscombe Park hill climb on 8-Sep-12 has been added to the
Galleries page.
 

16-Aug-12
 

DEWS links page updated, see Links page.

8-Aug-12

Speed Series scores have been updated and are now on the  Speed Series page.
 

24-July-12
 

Speed Series scores have been updated and are now on the  Speed Series page.

23-July-12

DEWS Calendar updated with a new event on 19-Aug-12, see the Calendar page .
 

19-July-12

DEWS Calendar updated with a new event on 24-Nov-12, see the Calendar page .
 

14-July-12

Speed Series photographs from Prescott on 23 & 24-June-12 have been added to the Galleries page.
 

12-July-12
 

Speed Series contender details updated, see Speed Series page.

30-June-12
 

Speed Series scores have been updated and are now on the  Speed Series page.

29-June-12
 

Speed Series contender details updated with new contender, see Speed Series page, along with video action of Paul Shepherd at Prescott on 23-June-12 added to the Galleries page.
 

19-June-12
 

DEWS Speed Series Photographs from Charmouth hillclimb on 16 & 17-Jun-12 have been added to the Galleries page.
 

12-June-12
 

A report on the “BACK TO DOWNTON“ event can be found on the BACK TO DOWNTON page and photographs of the event can be seen on the Galleries page.
 

5-June-12

Photographs of the Queens Jubilee Celebration at Downton Village have been added to the Galleries page.

Many thanks to all of you good people for making Saturday such a success, what a good turn out ! you did the club proud.

Also thanks to Kate for such a regal cake display at our picnic good enough for the "palace"  Mostly thanks must go to the person who arranged the weather !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fantastic.

 Feedback says we all really enjoyed the day. A great deal of hard work was put in by Malcolm Dean & his committee but must say all worthwhile .. well done .

The evening air display & concert was a very relaxed event sadly the rain came in towards the end of the evening but did not seam to dampen the enthusiastic crowd.
 
Well done everyone.

 

2-June-12

Speed Series scores from the first six rounds are now on the  Speed Series page.
 

15-May-12
 

Speed Series contender details updated with new contender, see Speed Series page.

9-May-12

DEWS Calendar updated, see the Calendar page.
 

5-May-12

DEWS Speed Series Videos from Wiscombe Park hillclimb on 28-Apr-12 have been added to the Galleries page.
 

3-May-12

Annual Road Run current entry list has been updated on the Annual Road Run page.
 

3-May-12

Speed Series scores from the first round at Wiscombe Park Hillclimb are now on the  Speed Series page, and pictures from the event added to the Galleries page.

25-Apr-12

Speed Series contender details updated, see Speed Series page.
 

24-Apr-12

“BACK TO DOWNTON“ current list of display cars has been updated on the BACK TO DOWNTON page.
 

18-Apr-12

“BACK TO DOWNTON“ current list of display cars has been updated on the BACK TO DOWNTON page.
 

17-Apr-12

“BACK TO DOWNTON“ current list of display cars has been updated on the BACK TO DOWNTON page.

DEWS Calendar updated, see the Calendar page .
 

14-Apr-12

“BACK TO DOWNTON“ current list of display cars has been updated on the BACK TO DOWNTON page.
 

10-Apr-12
 

“BACK TO DOWNTON“ current list of display cars has been updated on the BACK TO DOWNTON page.
 

8-Apr-12
 

Photographs of the DEWS Speed Series Contenders in action at Castle Combe on 24-Mar-12 have been added to the Galleries page.
 

4-Apr-12

QUEENS JUBILEE CELEBRATION DOWNTON VILLAGE - SAT 2nd JUNE2012  -full details have been added to the Calendar page .
 

2-Apr-12
 

“BACK TO DOWNTON“ current list of display cars has been updated on the BACK TO DOWNTON page.

Annual Road Run
current entry list has been updated on the Annual Road Run page.
 

30-Mar-12
 

Speed Series contender details updated, see Speed Series page.

28-Mar-12
 

New contenders have entered the Speed Series 2012, see Speed Series page for details.

27-Mar-12
 

New events on:
10-June-12
MCR Mini Cooper day at Beaulieu and  16-17-June-12 Mini Festival - Brands Hatch have been added to the Calendar page .
 

23-Mar-12
 

“BACK TO DOWNTON“ current list of display cars has been updated on the BACK TO DOWNTON page.
 

20-Mar-12
 

Speed Series contender details updated, see Speed Series page.

17-Mar-12

A new contender has entered in the Speed Series 2012, see Speed Series page.
 

16-Mar-12

“BACK TO DOWNTON“ current list of display cars has been updated on the BACK TO DOWNTON page.

Annual Road Run current entry list has been updated on the Annual Road Run page.
 

7-Mar-12
 

A new contender has entered in the Speed Series 2012, see Speed Series page.
 

7-Mar-12
 

“BACK TO DOWNTON“ current list of display cars has been updated on the BACK TO DOWNTON page.

Annual Road Run current entry list has been updated on the Annual Road Run page. 
 

25-Feb-12
 

Contenders entered in the Speed Series 2012 have been added to the Speed Series page.

21-Feb-12
 

“BACK TO DOWNTON“ open meeting on 25-March added to the Calendar page .

“BACK TO DOWNTON“ current list of display cars has been added to the BACK TO DOWNTON page.

Annual Road Run current entry list has been added to the Annual Road Run page. 
 

26-Jan-12
 

“BACK TO DOWNTON “ event details updated, see the Calendar page .

26-Jan-12
 

Additional pictures from the 2011 Speed series have been added to the Galleries page.

26-Jan-12
 

Pictures from the 2011 Speed series have been added to the Galleries page.

26-Jan-12
 

DEWS links page updated with a new link, see Links page.

22-Jan-12
 

DEWS Calendar updated, with new events on 12-Feb-12 and 6-May-12, see the Calendar page .

17-Jan-12
 

Speed Series 2012 has been updated on the Speed Series and Calendar pages.
 

11-Jan-12
 

Speed Series 2012 additonal events on 22 & 23-Septemeber-12 have been updated on the Speed Series and Calendar pages.
 

10-Jan-12

Speed Series 2012 dates and confirmation of event rounds has been updated on the Speed Series and Calendar pages.
.

12-Dec-11

Planning meeting for the “BACK TO DOWNTON “ event on 15-Jan-12 has been added to the Calendar page .
 

4-Dec-11
 

Photographs of the DEWS AGM & Awards Evening held on 26-November-11 have been added to the Galleries and Past Events pages.

Speed Series 2012 dates and 2012 Speed series registration forms have been added to the Speed Series page and to the Calendar page .
 

15-Nov-11
 

Speed Series 2012 provisional dates have been added to the Speed Series page.

Sue Frampton has stood down from being the competiton secretary and the positon has been taken over by Mike Mark, who can be contacted via via email: Comp.downton@live.co.uk
The club would like to thank Sue for her work and efforts as competiton secretary, since the club was formed.

Back To Downton” registraion for cars & clubs along with auto jumble & trade area bookings forms are now  on the Calendar page under 5-May-12.
 

22-Oct-11
 

DEWS Calendar updated, see the Calendar page .

20-Oct-11

We would be grateful of any offers of help for the 5th May 2012 weekend  for our annual “ Back To Downton” event, if you can be of help please email Downton@live.co.uk or attend the next committee meeting on Sunday 30th October  1 pm @ Downton Sports Club ,Wick Lane, Downton, SP5 3NF. as well as help with setting out on the Friday we will need marshals & stall helpers on the Saturday.  Please come along to the meeting with any ideas or offers of support , you do not have to be a club member to help.
 

17-Oct-11
 

Our Autumn Leaves Classic Car gathering at Highcliffe Castle on 2nd October this year was a great success & very wellsupported ( photos now on website Galleries page)  we could not have wished for better weather , the standard & array of cars on display were exceptional , car of the day was a beautifully restored Sunbeam Alpine belonging to Lyn & John Nightingale who were presented with a certificate & bottle of wine. We hope to see many of these cars displayed again at our “BACK TO DOWNTON “ event on 5th May 2012 – Booking for now available to download on website.
 

12-Oct-11
 

Pictures from the Autumn Leaves meeting at Highcliffe have been added to the Galleries page.

12-Oct-11
 

DEWS Calendar updated, see the Calendar page .

10-Oct-11
 

DEWS Clothing has been added to website, see link in top menu bar on each page.

1-Sep-11

DEWS Calendar updated, see the Calendar page .
 

23-Aug-11
 

DEWS Calendar updated with details of the event on 18-September, see the Calendar page .

11-Aug-11
 

DEWS Calendar updated with details of the event on 2-October-11, see the Calendar page .

26-Jul-11
 

Motor Sports Association
Urgent action required – Government’s Forestry Review Panel

The government’s proposed changes to the ownership and management of public forests in England pose a very real danger to UK motor sport – and in particular Stage Rallying.
The Independent Panel established earlier this year to look at the forestry issue and make recommendations to government contains only one representative of leisure users – and that is the Ramblers’ Association. Consequently, there is a great danger that the interests of motor sport will not be considered in the panel’s final report; the disastrous impact of this would be to risk motor sport being excluded from both the public forest estate and any of the forests transferred into private ownership.
The panel is currently consulting with the general public to find out ‘What the forests mean to you?’ It is essential that as many people as possible from the motor sport community make their views known to the panel.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES IS SUNDAY 31 JULY 2011.
The panel is asking the following questions:
Q1 – What do forests and woods mean to you?
Q2 – What is your vision for the future of England’s forests and woods?
Q3 – What do you feel to be the benefits of forests and woods to:
 a) you personally;
 b) society as a whole;  
 c) the natural environment; and
 d) the economy?
Q4 – We would like to hear about your suggestions of practical solutions and good practice which can be replicated more widely.
Q5 – What do you see as the priorities and challenges for policy about England’s forests and woods?
In order to submit feedback to this consultation, simply send an email to:
forestrypanel@defra.gsi.gov.uk, detailing your name and answering as many of the questions as you wish.
PLEASE RESPOND BEFORE THE END OF THIS WEEKEND.
It is essential that as many people as possible emphasise the importance to motor sport of continued access to the public forest estate. If we fail to do this, there is every chance that the requirements of motor sport will simply not be considered by the panel.
A sample response paper can be found on the
MSA website with some key issues highlighted that you might like to consider when completing your submission. You do not need to answer all the questions, but please respond in your own words, as this is significantly more impactful than an obviously orchestrated campaign.
Further information about the panel and the consultation process can be found on the
defra website
.
Many thanks for your assistance in this very important matter.
Kind regards
Colin Hilton
Chief Executive
Motor Sports Association  

 

29-Jun-11
 

REMINDER
Extraordinary General Meeting
 If we are to be more successful it is paramount that additional members come forward, not only to stand on the committee, but also put forward their ideas & to give time to help out on the day of the event.

To this end an Extraordinary General Meeting is being called for:

Saturday 2nd July at 7pm at the SportsCentre in Downton SP5 3NF.

If the club is to build on its success & continue to grow we do have new positions that need to be filled on the committee. Please come along and give your support. If you are unable to attend but are willing to become more involved with the club, please let Brenda know a.s.a.p. 

People wishing to join the club & offer their services are also welcome.

 

14-Jun-11
 

DEWS Calendar updated with details of event on:

  •    2-July-11     -   Extraordinary General Meeting
  • 28-Aug-11
  • 18-Sep-11

see the Calendar page for full details.

 

25-May-11
 

Photograph's of DEWS members in action at the Woolbridge Wiscombe Park hillclimb last weekend can be found by clicking here.

DEWS links page updated, see Links page.
 

20-May-11
 

New website page added for picture galleries, see the Galleries page.

18-May-11
 

Back to Downton Day 30th April 2011 report and photograph's added to the Past Events page.
 

10-May-11

DEWS Calendar updated with details of the event on12-June-11, see the Calendar page .
 

30-Apr-11

The DEWS Club has been invited to a Sprint at Castle Combe on 6-August-11, see the Calendar page for full details.
 

21-Mar-11
 

Back to Downton – Car Show  - DEWS Silverstone F1 Challenge  - Trophy awarded to the fastest lap on the day has been added, see the Calendar page for full details.
 

24-Feb-11

The DEWS Club has been invited to the Woolbridge Car tour (including a run up Wiscombe Park Hillclimb on 14-August-11, see the Calendar page for full details.
 

14-Feb11

The DEWS Club has been invited to an OPEN Day at the Jim Stokes Workshop on 6-March, see the Calendar page for full details.
 

12-Feb11

DEWS Calendar updated with a new events, see the Calendar page and also the 2011 DEWS Speed series with details of our sponsors, see the Speed Series page.
 

3-Feb11

DEWS Calendar updated with a new events, see the Calendar page .
 

16-Jan-11

DEWS Calendar updated with a new events, see the Calendar page .
 

14-Jan-11
 

DEWS Calendar updated with a new event on 20-Feb-11, see the Calendar page .

10-Jan-11
 

DEWS links page updated, see Links page.

5-Jan-11

DEWS Calendar updated, for event on 10-Sep-11 at Wiscombe Park, see the Calendar page .
 

5-Jan-11

DEWS Calendar updated, see the Calendar page .
 

31-Dec-10

From  4th  January 2011 Harris Motorsport is giving 7.5% discount to all DEWS club members.
 

30-Dec-10

DEWS Calendar updated with a new event on 15-Feb-11, see the Calendar page .
 

20-Dec-10

DEWS Calendar updated with 2011 events and dates, see the Calendar page .
 

11-Dec-10

2011 DEWS speed series registration form has been added to the Speed Series page.
 

10-Dec-10

Video of DEWS members in action at Mamhead hillclimb in May 2010 has been added to the Past Events page.
 

7-Dec-10

2011 DEWS Speed series details added to the Speed Series page.
DEWS Calendar updated with 2011 events and dates
, see the Calendar page .

 

29-Nov-10

DEWS AGM & Awards Evening - full details of the event which took place on the 27-November-10 are on the Past Events page.
 

14-Nov-10

DEWS Calendar updated with 2011 events and dates, see the Calendar page .
 

12-Nov-10

 DEWS Direct link to our Facebook site added to the website



 

11-Nov-10

DEWS Membership Renewal
 Your memebership renewal is now possible via ebay,
click here for details
.
 

6-Nov-10

Sad News:  Alistair Macklin has sadly passed away  . Alistair was a Ex employee at Downton Engineering Works . Alistair was employed to work on the Cooper Car Co  engines when they were racing , he left Downton when the contract with Cooper finished. Our thought are with all his family & friends. Funeral Service 11th November @ Hinton Park Woodland Burial Ground , Walkford , New Milton. at 11.30 am
 

27-Oct-10

2010 DEWS Speed Series Final Results - the results are now available on the Speed Series page.
 

17-Oct-10

10th October Treasure Hunt - thanks to everyone that came along , we all enjoyed a the day, Nigel arranged GOOD WEATHER , a great run , good clues ( helped by Tina ) nice finishing venue , where most people took advantage of the food available while waiting for the Lost Crew ... who had been enjoying themselves on route , not aware of the time !!! – Well done Nigel - Roll on next year

Photo Shows -  a member of the 1st & last crew .. let’s just say Barbara was not last !

 

6-Oct-10

Photograph's of the DEWS club stand at Castle Combe and the Highcliffe Castle Car Show hosted by DEWS Club can be see on the Past Events page.
DEWS Calendar updated, see the
Calendar page .
 

24-Sep-10

DEWS Calendar updated with details of the AGM and guset speaker on the 27-Novemeber-10, see the Calendar page .
 

22-Sep-10

DEWS Calendar updated with details of the Treasure Hunt on 10-October-10, see the Calendar page .
 

25-Aug-10

DEWS clothing in now available, full details and order form here.
 

23-Aug-10
 

DEWS Speed Series
The latest positons and scores (up to and including 22-August-10) for the DEWS Speed Series are now available via the link below: 

19-Aug-10 

DEWS Calendar updated with details of the Autumn Leaves Classic Car Rally at Highcliff Castle, on 3-October-10, see the Calendar page .
 

6-Aug-10

DEWS Calendar updated with further event details, see the Calendar page .
 

20-July-10

DEWS Speed Series
The latest positons and scores (up to and including 18-July-10) for the DEWS Speed Series are now available via the link below: 

27-June-10
 

New class sponsers for the DEWS speed Series have found, full details on the Speed Series page.
In additon new links have been added to the Links page.
 

16-June-10

Photograpah's of DEWS at Beaulieu 13-June-10
Photograph's of the DEWS club stand at Beaulieu can be see on the Past Events page.
 

11-June-10

Photograph's of Torbay MC Mini's can be found by clicking here.
 

6-June-10

DEWS Speed Series
The latest positons and scores (up to and including 30-May-10) for the DEWS Speed Series are now available via the link below: 

 

16-May-10

Back to Downton
The committee would like to thanks all the people that took part in our Back to Downton weekend , all helper as well as those that brought their cars along to display & go on the road run . We appreciate that some of you had travelled a great distance . The weather held off for us and the couple of light showers over the 2 days were not a problem . From the emails we have received it seems you all enjoyed yourselves as did we with lots of nattering going on , and looking forward to catching up again next time .


Hope to see as many of you as possible during the year at different venues ..

Further photgraph's of the event are on the Past Events page.


 

15-May-10

DEWS CLUB SPEED SERIES
NEWS MAY 2010

With the speed series now underway and gaining interest from competitors and organising clubs the series has already taken part in a sprint at Clay Pigeon Raceway on 18th April , 2 hillclimb events at Wiscombe Park 24th & 25th April , Debden Spring Sprint on 9th May .

Classes for the series are designed to encourage new people into speed events & also cater for the more experienced competitor . To qualify simply become a club member & register for the speed series . The benefits of this series is that we have our own class structure which helps to keep the costs down. We are a friendly & supportive club willing to advise or assist wherever we can . The Club welcomes new members see web site www.dewsc.org.uk for latest dates & details or contact our competition secretary comp.downton@live.co.uk
 

30-Apr-10

Picture of the DEWS members entered at the Clay Pigeon Sprint has been added to the Speed Series page.
 

29-Apr-10

Pictures of the DEWS members entered at the Wiscombe Park hillclimb on 25-April, have been added to the Speed Series page.
 

15-Apr-10

News from the ASWMC

"From your Chairman - please ensure this is circulated to all members as soon as possible

Both in the latest Newsletter and during Sundays Council meeting I referred to the likelihood that the MSA would prepare a manifesto for presentation to government seeking authority for the use of what the MSA is referring to as Temporary Suspension Orders, enabling public roads to be closed by local authorities and suspension of the Road Traffic Act during closure, so that Rallies or Hilllcimbs may be held. Before, this has required an Act of Parliament for each.

What we are now seeking would place mainland UK on a level footing with the Isle of Man, Channel Islands, Ireland (both north & south) and Continental Europe, where that authority is already in place.

That manifesto is now to be found at www.msauk.org/manifesto however more importantly the MSA has prepared a petition which requires as many participants in UK motorsport (in whatever capacity) to sign please do so this is vital this can be found at www.petition.co.uk/msa

Kindest regards

Paul Parker

ASWMC Chairman
13.4.10
 

15-Mar-10

 Event regulations and entry forms for the Crystal Palace sprint weekend 2010,  have been added to the Calendar page .
 

14-Mar-10

Event regulations and entry forms for the Debden sprint have been added to the Calendar page .
 

11-Mar-10

BACK TO DOWNTON  Sat 1st May 2010 details have been updated on the  Calendar page .


Just some of the cars expected to attend
 

25-Feb-10

DEWS speed series points scoring details has been added to the Speed Series page.
 

24-Feb-10

New events for the 13-Jun-10 and 25-Sep-10 have been added to the Calendar page .
 

22-Feb-10

Event regulations and entry forms for hillclimbs at Wiscombe Park and Mamhead have been added to the Calendar page .
 

22-Feb-10

Club calendar updated, see the Calendar page .
 

9-Feb-10

Full details and entry forms for the Back to Downton @ The Cuckoo Fair - Downton nr Salisbury, including the DEWS Club car display, are now on the Calendar page.
 

26-Jan-10

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL REMINDER

Membership for the DEWS club runs each year from 1st January to the 31st December, so if you have not already done so and wish to renew it is time to so, a form is enclosed below for your convenience.
 

25-Jan-10

The latest DEWS newsletter is now available, please click on the icon below.



 

21-Jan-10

DEWS speed championship details and entry form are now available on the Speed Series page.
 

17-Jan-10

Club calendar updated with 2010 events, see the Calendar page.
 

22-Dec-09

Links page updated with two new motor clubs, see the Links page.
 

25-Nov-09

  Links page updated with a new link to a local Mini club, see the Links page.
 

16-Nov-09

Club Officials

Following the clubs AGM on Saturday 14-November-2009,  the following members were elected as defined below:

Chairman

Peter Styles

Vice Chairman

Steve Harris

Treasurer

David Frampton

Hon Secretary

Brenda Harris

Competition Secretary

Sue Frampton

Chief Marshall

Nigel Samson

 

Committee Members:

 

John Frampton
Alan Booth
Adam Bryant
Vince Stone
Emma Stone

30-Oct-09

Motor Sport Activities:

The DEWS club are now members of the MSA (Motor Sport Association) also members of regional structures : ACSMC  , ASEMC & ASWMC . As DEWS club members are spread over a large area of the UK, this will give members a wide choice of events & venues.

By the time of our AGM on the 14th Nov it is hoped that a formula for the DEWS club’s own series can be put together for approval . So your views are important to the club.

12-Oct-09

  Dews Treasure Hunt  Sunday 11th October 2009

The event started from the New Queen at Avon, where we received a very warm welcome. They had laid on tea/coffee and hot bacon baguettes for breakfast to sustain us before we set off on our journey around the New Forest, Nigel & Tina had set the route weeks earlier, but decided to follow the route to check all was well and to make sure that all clues were still in place !  Only to see a couple of the cars going in the opposite direction. They shall remain nameless, but not long after the last car had set off  one car was seen to be going back towards the pub to start again !!  ……. Or was it for more breakfast?

The weather was good and the clues were fun. After negotiating pigs , sheep, cows & numerous cyclist all over the forest,  we eventually all ended up at the required destination at Downton, to a well deserved buffet lunch. Everyone full of stories of how wonderfully they thought they had all done!! Only for Nigel to tell us we were not quite as clever as we had thought, well except two of the cars who had very good scores ………   some teams vowed never to go with each other again, one of which was Nicky Harris complaining her dad Steven drove to fast for her to look for clues ….  It was suggested next time to draw names from a hat to see who would partner who, but Nicky was still worried she would end up with her dad !  Another suggestion was all female versus all male teams! But sabotage would probably enter into that …. 

 

Thanks must be given to Nigel Samson for putting the effort into doing a very pleasant route for us all to enjoy. Well done & thanks to all who took part making a very enjoyable day.

The winners were John & Pearl Bryant who were presented by chairman Peter Styles with an inscribed tankard & a bottle of wine.

The” last but not lost”  Dews mug was generously given by the Frampton family and presented by Nicky Harris and awarded to the Styles team for their well earned last position.

Some of the participants enjoying a well earned rest at Downton club in the photo.
 

23-Sep-09

Photograph's of DEWS at Goodwood Revival added to website, Goodwood Revival 2009.

22-Sep-09

DEWS September newsletter can be found by clicking here.

21-Sep-09

Calendar page added to website.

 

DEWS CLUB , 3 Crane Street , Cranborne . Dorset BH21 5QD    
www.dewsc.org.uk  Email downton@live.co.uk


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