We have saved the best till last!
We have finally been able to finish our 2023 calendar. It’s been quite a struggle and perhaps not the best outcome we had hoped for, but where we have to rely on other Club invites we are somewhat in their hands. Whereas in the past we have run events at Silverstone, Cadwell and Lydden for various reasons they were not a viable proposition in 2023. Silverstone was a real disappointment after this year’s successful pilot but they were not in a position to offer a suitable date. We had hoped to be offered the day after the VSCC meeting, as we did this year, but that was not possible. We are of course continuing with our very popular Mallory Park meeting and again it will be a weekend being May 20th/21st next year.
We had also hoped to start off both the Southern Series and Classic Challenge at the MG Car Club’s weekend at Brands Hatch at the very beginning of April but, unfortunately, they eventually could not allocate any time to us. So all the Southern Series will start on Easter Monday (April 10th) at Castle Combe. See full CMMCS calendar here CMMCS Race Schedule 2023 – Classic & Modern Motorsport Club Southern
The CMMC Classic Challenge is strengthened in 2023 with the addition of the Hawthorn Challenge coming on board with their MkI, MkII and XK Jaguars, together with input from other compatible Series.
So the calendar is as follows:
Saturday April 22nd – Silverstone (National)
Saturday May 20th or Sunday May 21st – Mallory Park
Saturday June 17th or Sunday June 18th – Thruxton Historic Festival
Sunday July 9th – Donington
Saturday August 12th – Bentley Drivers Club – Silverstone
?Monday August 28th - Lydden Hill
Saturday September 23rd – Castle Combe Autumn Classic
We have tried to keep away from major Historic/classic events such as Goodwood Members Meeting, Donington Historic, Le Mans Classic, Silverstone Classic and Goodwood Revival.
STOP PRESS – Lydden has offered the Classic Challenge a couple of races at Lydden on Bank Holiday Monday August 28th. I know some of you like Lydden but we would need at least 12 to make it viable at a reasonable cost. Please let us know your thoughts.
In 2023 we are keeping the CMMC Series registration fees the same as 2022 with the exception of the Classic Series which will now be the same as the Tin Tops and Super Saloons at £99 (£35 membership fee and £64 for Series fee).
And finally can I remind all members that the AGM (written questions must be submitted prior to the meeting) will take place at 4pm on Saturday January 21st 2023 at the Marriott Hotel (now Delta), 1 Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6 7JZ and the Awards Dinner/dance will follow at 7pm (menu is here Awards Night menu – Classic & Modern Motorsport Club Southern (cmmcs.co.uk) to which ALL members and their guests are invited. It’s only £15 for driver and their guest whilst for others it is £40. We have also arranged good rates for accommodation and details of this can be found at https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1668616819758&key=GRP.