Central MASC meeting 1/11/2017

Reminder for November’s Central Monthly meeting, Wednesday 1st of November, 8.30pm onwards. Tame Otter, Lichfield Road, Hopwas, Tamworth, B78 3AF.

The Christmas meal is set for December 6th at our monthly meeting 7.30pm for 8pm. The November meeting will be the last chance to book a place. Bring along your menu choice and £5 per person deposit. If you would like a place at the Christmas meal and are not coming to November’s meeting please send me your booking by e-mail no later than November 2nd.

(Please reply to central.masc@live.com)

Motor Sport

Union. Please forward this email to fellow drivers, friends, car preparers and other motorsport contacts. If you have any questions or comments then please email me and I will respond immediately as we must meet the deadline of October 20th. Thank you most sincerely – your immediate help is invaluable and much appreciated. Best regards Chris Click the link below to read all about this matter: Public Consultation on REFIT review of Directive 2009/103/EC on motor insuran The requested page does not exist – European Commission Like Comment

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Neil Thomas
11 October at 19:57

All, please see the below. It will affect some of you.

IMPORTANT: A BIG THREAT TO THE FUTURE OF OUR SPORT

From Carol Spragg – Historic Motor Racing News:
OK, here is the next existential threat to motorsport and to the world as we know it. How it has escaped our attention here until now, I don’t know, but we need everyone who would like motorsport to continue to exist to respond to a proposed EU Directive that would mean all motor sport activities would have to be insured between the parties. Please go to the Motorsport Industry Association web site and respond to the consultation according to their guidelines.
Below is an open letter from their CEO addressed to all of us:
Dear Motorsport friend and colleague,
I do not apologise for the dramatic title to this message as our industry and sport face a serious, immediate problem which you can help resolve.
We have until October 20th to respond to this important EC consultation, details of which are attached – if we fail to secure the amendment we seek then the likely outcome is that all motorsport activity, in every EU Member State, will cease.
All involved in the business and organisation of European motorsport need to act NOW to overcome this genuine threat to our own future and that of our employees and sport, from the unintended consequences of action taken by the European Commission (EC).
The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), along with others including the UK Department for Transport, has been fighting to resolve this issue for more than two years, on behalf of our members and the wider EU motorsport community. Now, with your personal leadership and action, it is possible for us to resolve this.
In simple terms, the EC plans to issue a new Motor Insurance Directive, as a result of which all EU Member States must put into their National Law compulsory and unlimited third-party liability insurance to cover personal injury between motorsport competitors and car-to-car damage during any competition – from Formula One, Moto GP, World Rally to karting, historic and grass roots, whether regulated by the FIA or FIM or not.
However such widespread unlimited new insurance is not currently and, we understand, will not in the future be available – so motorsport will be unable to continue anywhere in the EU.
Please respond BY OCTOBER 20th to the EC Review Consultation – https://ec.europa.eu/…/cons…/finance-2017-motor-insurance_en by using the simple ‘MIA Response Guidelines’ which can be downloaded here. This will take LESS THAN TEN MINUTES – a short time commitment to keep motorsport alive, and the jobs it supports, in place.

It is most important that you estimate, if motorsport were to cease, how many jobs will be lost directly from your organisation and indirectly by your suppliers or the sport, as this significant economic impact will influence the European Commission.
We really must work together to make the European Commission fully aware of the economic importance of motorsport and the employment which our sport and industry provides across the European Union. Please forward this email to fellow drivers, friends, car preparers and other motorsport contacts.
If you have any questions or comments then please email me and I will respond immediately as we must meet the deadline of October 20th.
Thank you most sincerely – your immediate help is invaluable and much appreciated.
Best regards Chris
Click the link below to read all about this matter:
Public Consultation on REFIT review of Directive 2009/103/EC on motor insuran
The requested page does not exist – European Commission

 

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Next Meeting 11th October 17

Hi All .

It is nearing the climax of the year for the North West area and of course we have the testing event of the Quiz Night, so buckle on your brain and join us for what is always a fun night, Mike & Karen will be your Quiz masters for the night , so fasten your seat belts and let us see you at the Kilton for 8pm start.

We have had a message from MASC new editor of the club magazine , Neil Thomas, I have sent him a message from us in the North West  Area, welcoming him in to the roll and wishing him well. I enclose a copy of his email for you to read. I have also email Gary on behalf of all, Thanking him for all his great work over the year as editor.

Good evening,
It’s Neil here. I hope I find you well?
I am certain that you will be aware that I’ve volunteered to take on the editorial role of MASCOT following Gary’s impending retirement from the position following next weeks AGM. I am certain that you will share my hearty thanks to Gary for all his hard work over the years. He has done a fantastic job with MASCOT and I certainly have big shoes to fill.
I am sure that I will get to meet either yourself or MASC members over the coming months. The first opportunity may be the Classic Car Show at the NEC, if you are going. I plan to be there for all three days. Come and say hello to me.
I hope to be able to make a smooth transition during the change from Gary to myself as editor and I know Gary is speaking with Mike Bennett, the webmaster, to have emails redirected to me instead of himself.
My deadline date for submission to the printers for November’s issue of MASC is 26th October. It’s not long! It would be fantastic if you could send material through to me using the ‘editor@midgetandspriteclub.co.uk’. However, in case the mail hasn’t been redirected to me, can you copy emails into ‘ns.tenby@btinternet.com’. This should ensure I don’t miss anything from you.
I’ll be keen to continue Gary’s front cover format of a members Spridget in portrait format and any other snippets, photographs, amusing stories or memories, technical articles, motorsport, trackdays, rebuilds etc etc that you can send me. Everything Spridget related is welcome. It would give me a good kick start to my new position and for which I would be very grateful.
Many thanks,
Neil

Neil Thomas
Tel 07891684435

Central MASC meeting 4/10/2017

Reminder for Central October monthly meeting, Tame Otter, Near Tamworth, B78 3AF, 8.30pm onwards. On the agenda…. rolling road session bookings for 14th October, Le Mans Classic 2018 bookings, Xmas meal.

Dave Warren, Central Area Rep (please reply to central.masc@live.com)

Trip to France 2018

Hi All.

Bernie has asked me to forward on to you all ,  Info on a trip to Circuit Des Ramparts in Angouleme 2018 he has been looking into,

 

The Circuit Des Ramparts in Angouleme France takes place over the weekend Friday 14th September to Sunday 16th September 2018.

The original idea to do this trip came from Graham and Val Danson, but as Graham is working in the week, I thought I might help out with a bit of research.

The thought is to get into France via the overnight ferry on Monday 10th Sept, motor down to just outside Tours and stay at La Marechalerie with Danny and Patricia on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday on a B&B basis, during which time we could visit some of the Chateaux of the Loire valley.

On Friday 14th drive to Angouleme for the race weekend, then on Monday 17th drive to the West coast for a couple of days, then come home via St Malo.

All this is at the moment just an email to find out who would be interested in doing it, so if you can have a think and let me know at October’s meeting if you fancy it, we can take it from there.

The only fairly urgent thing is booking accomodation in Angouleme as it fills up quickly for race weekend. (Alan Anstead has recommended a place he has used ).

Up to now, definites are Lynne and me and Graham and Val and I think Alan Oakes is up for it.

So, have a think and I’ll see you on the 11th October at the meeting.

Best regards.
Bernie.