Andy Mort Tour 2018 – Event Summary by Owen Frankland

The Andy Mort Tour 2018 was run on the 20th October, receiving praise from all involved. One of the Competitors, Owen Frankland in Car 10, has prepared a blog and video on YouTube, which are linked below:

Owen’s Blog, including experiences and some pictures is here:

The 9 minute YouTube Video is here:

Start Times for 2018 Andy Mort Tour

Here is the list of entrants and start times for the 20th October’s Andy Mort Tour. (updated 19th October, 9pm)

109:31Rob BaxandallRyan OffordLandroverDefender
209:32Charlie WoodwardRod BreretonTalbotSunbeam
309:33Ian RowsonPaul CooperFordRS2000 Custom
409:34Andy StanworthAlan RidehalghBMCMini
509:35Colin CassonAndy BrookFord Focus RS
609:36Ian BriggsAngela BriggsMiniRacing Flame
709:37Nigel WorswickPaula SwinscoeFordFocus RS
809:38Mark SmithJustin MoranSubaruWRX Sti
909:39Roger BroomPamela BroomSkodaCitigo
1009:40Owen FranklandPam FranklandMG3 Sport
1109:41Simon BoardmanRoger MatherVolvoAmazon
1209:42Ian HarrisonEllie MurrayBMWZ4M
1409:44Phil HowarthGeoff MaineMazdaMX5
1509:45Stuart WilsonSam ColmanPorscheBoxster
1609:46Duncan HopkinsonMike HeyesMGCGT
1709:47Damian WhittleMark HughesSubaruImpreza RB5
1809:48John CooperJanet RitsonRoverMini Cooper
1909:49Paul TattersallNeil MolyneuxLanciaStratos HF
2009:50David RosePhil DeanMiniRose
2109:51Ian SwallowVictoria SwallowProtonSatria GTI
2209:52Colin TaylorJudith BarnesTriumphTR250
2309:53Peter CroftAmanda BradleyMGMGB GT
2409:54Julie WardaleDavid WardaleVWTransporter T6
2509:55Michael TomlinsonBarry WilkinsonMazdaMX5
2609:56Phil MerrallSimon RobinsonToyotaStarlet
2709:57Sean HollySarah HollyPorsche911T
2809:58Geoff AwdeMargaret BreakellMGB
2909:59Bill HoneywellVal HoneywellPorsche911 Carrera S
3010:00Andrew OgdenSue OgdenAlfa RomeoGTV 2000
3110:01Stuart MasonFrank SharplesMercedesSL 350
3210:02Keith OglesbyGraham HansonAustin HealeySprite MK 1
3310:03John SharplesStephen BrindleDAXCobra 427
3410:04Clare BurchTugs SherringtonNissanMicra
3510:05Michelle SwallowLucy ScottProtonWira
3610:06James SwallowAndy GillettBMW1 Series
3710:07Ian StansfieldSusan HolmesFordKuga
3810:08Tim CruttendenStephen BroadbentNissanMicra K10 LS
3910:09Helen MeadowsMartin MeadowsSkodaFabia

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

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: – 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: 

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 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

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.