Andy Mort Tour 2018 – Rally Forum

On the 20th October 2018, we will be holding this year’s running of the Andy Mort Tour, in memory of our fallen colleague. Straight after the event, at around 6:30pm we will be congregating at West Bradford Village Hall.  Bill Honeywell will be host the Rally Forum and we’re pleased to announce the guest speakers list as follows:

  • Bill Honeywell (Chairman)
  • Ian Speedy Harrison
  • Steve Entwistle
  • Tommi & John Meadows
  • Clive Molyneux

The price will be £10 for tickets which also includes supper, or both entry and supper are included in the price of the entry to the Andy Mort Tour. Tickets are available from secretary@2300club.org.

Andy Mort Tour 2018 – Lunch Pre-Order

The Andy Mort Tour 2018, will be stopping at the Wensleydale Creamery for the Lunch Halt this year and we have made it possible to pre-order a packed lunch from them. The lunch costs £7.95 and the choices are listed below:

  • A White Bap with a selection of fillings:
    Ham & Tomato / Egg Mayonnaise / Three Cheese & Spring Onion
  • A choice of Cake:
    Almond Slice / Chocolate Tiffin / Paradise Slice / Flapjack
  • A choice of Bottled drink:
    Coke / Diet Coke / Apple Juice / Orange Juice

Please place and pay for your orders by telephoning Michelle Barnes on 01969 667 664 by the 19th October, stating that you wish to place an order for the packed lunch on the Andy Mort Tour.
Please state any ‘Allergens’ at the time of ordering.

On the day of the event, please collect your packed lunch from the Main Restaurant Bar which is to the left of the Cheese Shop. This is located inside the main visitor building

2300 Club Feature on Radio Lancashire

Neil Molyneux, Ian Grindrod and Paul Tattersall from the 2300 Club joined Sally Naden on her Radio Lancashire daytime show, on 1st October 2018, to talk about the 2300 Club and the upcoming Andy Mort Tour.

The link to the original show on BBC iPlayer is here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/play/p06m08lc – you need to be logged in and the interview starts 2 hours into the show, at 11:30am. Alternatively, the MP3 excerpt can be played here: 

John Easson Award Winners Thrive in British Rallying

Previous John Easson Award winner Sam Bilham will be joining our Current winner Tommi Meadows in a second “Peter Smith of Swift Caravans” supplied and sponsored Fiesta R2 on Rally GB running as a 2 car team.

Also another previous winner Chris Ingram had a sensational debut into the World Rally Championship last weekend driving a TOK sport R5 Skoda into an incredible 10th overall on Rally Turkey. Chris was leading the WRC 2 catagory until a puncture dropped him to 3rd overall in WRC 2 at the finish. He will also be competing on Rally GB in the TOK Sport R5 Skoda.

The “Andy Mort Tour” – 20th October 2018

Following on from last year’s successful Andy Mort Tour in October 2017, the 2300 Club are organising a similar event this year in memory of former club member Andy Mort.

The event will be called the Andy Mort Tour and will take place on the 20th October 2018 and is a gentle run around Lancashire / Yorkshire. It is not a timed or competitive event and is classed by the MSA as a ‘Touring Assembly’ – for the layman that is code ‘for a leisurely scenic run in the country on proper Tarmac roads.’ … so no need for roll cages, sump guards, etc! There will be prizes for the correct route as well as best turned out car etc etc. The navigation is via Tulips or (new this year) Map References, from a supplied Road Book.

The Event Regulations and Event Entry Form are now available, by clicking on the document names. If you’re sending your entry form by post, please tell us your email address too. Please send completed forms to secretary@2300club.org or by post to: Andy Mort Tour, c/o Stuart Pye, 112 Whalley Road, Wilpshire, Blackburn, BB1 9LJ.

In the meantime a few details to whet your appetite are here:

  • Start & Finish venue will be 9:30am at West Bradford Village Hall (BB7 4TE)
  • Morning route of approximately 65 miles
  • Lunch halt (approx. 1 Hour)
  • Afternoon route of approximately 65 miles
  • There will be some fun driving tests near the finish venue
  • The Entry Fee is £50 (2 people) which will include a light breakfast and buffet meal at the finish venue. Extra passengers cost £15
  • All makes and types of vehicles are welcome
  • Entry includes the 2300 Club Event Forum (see below).

Following the event and buffet meal at the West Bradford Village Hall, the 2300 Club is proposing to hold an Event Forum with a series of high profile guest speakers. Details of the speakers will be announced through the website and by email to entrants. Entrants to the Tour will be automatically reserved a place at the forum. Tickets will be available for non-competitors at a cost of £10 per head including buffet meal. Demand for this Forum is expected to be high.

Again the emphasis will be on fun and entertainment. Audience participation is welcome.

For those who cannot take part in the Tour but wish to go to the Forum, entry to the forum is £10 and includes a buffet meal which will be served at 6.30pm. Please reserve your ticket by email to secretary@2300club.org.

These events will be a great day out with the opportunity to spend time with fellow motorsport enthusiasts. We hope that you will join us.

Winner of the 2017 John Easson Award

2300 Club are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 John Easson Award.

Lancashire driver Tommi Meadows was chosen as the winner of this year’s prestigious award which is worth a total prize fund of £6,000.

Tommi Meadows being awarded 2017 John Easson Scholarship Award by Allan Durham of 2300 Club

The 17 year old was the choice of the judges after very careful deliberation, which saw the three finalists travel to Preston to take part in interviews with the panel of judges.

Tommi emerged as winner after a very close run contest with fellow finalists, Lincolnshire driver George Lepley and Lancashire Co driver Chris Clarke-Simkiss

This year the judges, Former Tour of Mull Clerk of the Course Clive Molyneux, former international co driver Ian Grindrod, Bury rally driver John Cope and guest judge 2016 JEA winner Sam Bilham faced a very difficult task in choosing the winner, Clive said, It is unfortunate that there can only be one winner, however we feel Tommi will be a worthy recipient of the John Easson Award and of course we wish runners up George and Chris the very best of luck with their continued rallying”.

2300 Club would like to thank all candidates who applied for this year’s award.

Allan Durham
2300 Club John Easson Award Scheme Manager

John Easson Award – 2017 Finalists

2300 Club are pleased to announce the finalists of the 2017 John Easson Award.

George Lepley -Driver
Tommi Meadows – Driver
Chris Sharpe-Simkiss – Co-Driver

The Award selection committee will meet the finalists on the 1st December and following an informal interview the winner of the 2017 JEA will be decided.

2300 Club would like to thank all candidates who applied for this year’s award and wish them continued success in their rallying.

The Andy Mort Tour will be followed by the 2300 Club all-star Rally Forum

The Andy Mort Tour will be followed by the 2300 Club all-star Rally Forum.

The 2300 Club all-star Rally Forum will follow the Andy Mort Tour in the finish venue at West Bradford Village Hall.

The 2300 Club is fortunate to have some star names amongst its members and friends. The forum will be hosted by Ian Grindrod and panellists will be Daniel Barritt, Daniel Harper, Ron Beecroft and John Millington.

Again the emphasis will be on fun and entertainment. Audience participation is welcome.

For those who cannot take part in the Tour but wish to go to the Forum, entry to the forum is £10 and includes a hot-pot supper which will be served at 6.30pm. Please reserve your ticket by email to secretary@2300club.org.

These events will be a great day out with the opportunity to spend time with fellow motorsport enthusiasts. We hope that you will join us.