The 750 Motor Club, UK leaders in affordable motorsport, once again had a major presence at the NEC’s Autosport International Show on January 10th to 13th (Stand 2280) where the Club introduced several exciting developments for 2019, with 14 cars on display.
2018 saw yet another year-on-year growth in the Club’s average grid sizes. The last decade has seen membership nearly double with 750MC racing members now making up almost 20% of National A and B race licence holders in the UK.
Today also sees the retirement of the long-serving Club Clerk of the Course Viv Ayres. Viv has been an active clerk for over 30 years and the entire Club thank her for her outstanding commitment and long service in this role.
The Club is delighted to announce that one of Europe’s most senior and experienced Race Directors and Clerks of the Course, Bernard Cottrell will be taking charge of race control at 750 Motor Club events for the next two years of competition, and he will also be working to expand the strength and depth of all MSUK clerks working with the Club.
Bernard brings enormous experience to this new role as 750MC’s Race Director. A former Chairman of the BRSCC, the Race Director for many seasons of SRO’s championships in British GT and Blancpain, an FIA International Clerk, former organiser of the Autosport International Show and currently Chairman of Motorsport UK’s panel for Volunteers and Officials, Bernard is looking forward to the new role:
“This is a great club, with a fantastic history, a wide and accessible range of racing championships as well as an enthusiastic and steadily growing membership. Taking on the development of race operations and bringing on the next generation of clerks will be a fascinating challenge and will, I hope, allow all 750 Motor Club racing members to experience safe, enjoyable and affordable competition through the race seasons to come; I am delighted to become 750MC’s Race Director.”
750MC's new Race Director Bernard Cottrell and Competitions Manager Giles Groombridge, pictured alongside the new Mittell Bikesports car at the launch of Autosport International 2019 on Thursday 10th January.