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.

Andy Mort Tour 2018

Date for your diary: 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 from a supplied Road Book or for the first time the option of using map references.

Also not to be missed, after the Tour there will be a rally forum hosted by Ian Grindrod , guests to be announced shortly. The forum is free and a guaranteed place for competitors taking place in the Tour. Limited tickets are available, priced at £10 to include a supper, for those who are not able to take part in the Tour but wish to attend the forum.

The Flyer for the event is available here

The Regulations and Entry Forms have now been published and can be downloaded from HERE.

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.

Preliminary Start Times for 2017 Andy Mort Tour

Here is the preliminary list of entrants and start times for the 21st October’s Andy Mort Tour. We have a few pending entries, so this list will probably change in the run up to the event. We still have space if you’d like to join us. (updated 19th October, 9pm)

Car Start Driver Co-driver Make Model  
1 10:01 Nigel Worswick Rebecca Kirsch Ford Escort Cosworth  
2 10:02 Charlie Woodward Rod Brereton Talbot Sunbeam  
3 10:03 Lee Sharples Frank Sharples Audi RS4 Avant  
4 10:04 Andy Stanworth Alan Ridehalgh BMC Mini  
5 10:05 Geoff Maine Phil Howarth Rover 216 Cabriolet  
6 10:06 Martin Oglesby John Parker Opel Kadet GT/E  
7 10:07 Steven Lee Geoff Powell BMW Z3M Coupe  
8 10:08 Andrew Ogden John Hartley Alfa Romeo GTV 2000  
9 10:09 Owen Frankland Pam Frankland MG 3 Sport  
10 10:10 Roger Broom Pamela Broom Ford Puma  
11 10:11 Mark Smith Justin Moran Subaru WRX Sti  
12 10:12 Kevin Barcock Ashley Bury Honda S2000  
13 10:13 Gary Sykes Carole Sykes Porsche Boxter  
14 10:14 Ron Beecroft John Millington Lexus RX450  
15 10:15 Duncan Hopkinson Mike Heyes MG CGT  
16 10:16 Simon Boardman Alan Barnes Volvo 131  
17 10:17 Ian Rowson Paul Cooper Mitsubishi Lancer EvoII GSR  
18 10:18 Tom Hooley Brian Hooley Ford Focus  
19 10:19 Stephen Cawley Sheila Cawley Mercedes SLK 230  
20 10:20 David Steggles Paul Rhodes Audi A2 Withdrawn
21 10:21 Jan Molyneux Neil Molyneux Mini Cooper D  
22 10:22 Damian Whittle Mark Hughes Ford Escort RS2000  
23 10:23 Peter Wright Jim Wright Subaru Outback  
24 10:24 Bill Honeywell Valerie Honeywell Porsche 911 Carrera S  
25 10:25 Anne Nolan Keith Nolan Mazda MX5 Sport  
26 10:26 Phil Merrall Simon Robinson Toyota Starlet  
27 10:27 Ricky Williams Mick Gardner Mk2 Escort RS2000  
28 10:28 Kris Coombes Louis Baines Nissan Micra  
29 10:29 Sean Holly Sarah Duthoit Jaguar XJS  
30 10:30 Tim Cruttenden Stephen Broadbent Nissan Micra K10 LS  
31 10:31 Martin Young Terry Martin Peugeot 208  

The “Andy Mort Tour” & “All-Star Rally Forum” – 21st October 2017

Following on from last year’s successful Andy Mort Tour in October 2016, 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 21st October 2017 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 from a supplied Road Book.

The Event Regulations and Event Entry Form (complete on screen) or Event Entry Form (print, fill in by pen & post) 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 hot-pot super at the finish venue. Extra passengers cost £15
  • All makes and types of vehicles are welcome
  • Entry includes the 2300 Club all-star Rally Forum (see below).

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

Winner of the 2016 John Easson Award

 2300 Club 2016 John Easson Award

2300 Club are pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 John Easson Award.

Bingley rally driver Sam Bilham has been chosen as the winner of this year’s prestigious award which is worth a total prize fund of £5,000.

The 20 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.

Sam emerged as winner after a very close run contest with fellow finalists, George Lepley and Meirion Evans

This year the judges, co-driver “legend” – Ian Grindrod.  Motorsport News Rally Journalist Jack Benyon,, Bury rally driver John Cope and guest judge 2015 JEA winner Matthew Jackson faced a very difficult task in choosing the winner, Judges chairman John said, It is unfortunate that there can only be one winner, however we feel Sam will be a worthy recipient of the John Easson Award and of course we wish runners up George and Meirion 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