Bright Sparks AutoSOLO 2019

20th October 2019 – Curborough Sprint Course

Permit number 110226

The supplementary regulation for this year’s Bright Sparks AutoSOLO can be seen and downloaded below. There is an entry form with them.

This year there will be, subject to weather etc, two tests in the morning each run three times and in the afternoon another two tests each run three times. This time they are the morning tests run in the opposite direction.

Your worst run out of the three runs on each test will be ignored.

We would much prefer that you use the online entry form below and pay with a credit/debit card or PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account to do this.

Owen Motoring Club – Rally History

Now published and for sale, “Owen Motoring Club Rally History. A culmination of six years research to dig out the history of many of the rallies organised by Owen Motoring Club. Due to some known events having no history available, this publication is not a results bible. Events covered from 1960 through to the years at Weston Park. The focus being on the club’s road rallies including all ten Motoring News events. Seventy five pages of history plus many pictures in black and white and in colour, some of which are believed to be never published before. Written as a tribute by Anton Bird, a club member since 1975, for Owen Motoring Club`s 60th anniversary year. The club formerly known as “The Owen Organisation Motoring Club”, OOMC, was formed in December 1959 by “Rubery Owen & Co.” employees.

Copies of the book are available through the author at £12.50 per copy. Payment by cash or cheque payable to Owen Motoring Club Ltd. 

Postage Rates:    

First Class £2.00

Second Class £1.75

Overseas rates please contact.

To order your copy please contact Anton Bird by email,

As a result of the research that went into this project the club now have a Rallies Archive, which is kept by the author of this publication. Donations of any Owen Motoring Club rally information or documents of any description for inclusion would be appreciated.  

Ernest Owen Car Trial- 22nd September 2019

Please find attached the regulations and entry form for the 2019 Ernest Owen Memorial Car Trial, a round of the Motorsport UK British Car Trials and BTRDA championships. Once again held at the fabulous Catton Park site we aim to make the event challenging but non-damaging and for 2019 will also be running a dual Clubman’s permit alongside the championship National B to try and open the event up to as many competitors as possible. A reminder that double driving of cars is permitted and that passengers are optional.

Not sure what car trials are all about? Have a read of the guidance on then come and give it a go!

We look forward to welcoming both new and returning competitors to Catton Park on the 22nd September.


I now have all 15 spaces booked for our club stand on sunday 1st of September. If anyone drops out, I will post on here and our facebook page.
I have sent for the passes and will email them to you all the week before the show.
If you have reserved a space and cannot make the show, Please let me know ASAP.


It will be held in the LAKEVEIW RESTAURANT, Please be there for 8.30pm for a 9pm start.


This years Christmas party will be held at GREAT BARR GOLF CLUB, 75 CHAPEL LANE, WALSALL, BIRMINGHAM, B43 7BA on Wednesday 18th of December 2019.
Please be there by 7.30 for a 8pm start.
We will also be celebrating our clubs 60th anniversary on the same evening.
There will be a buffet prepared by the golf club restaurant staff including a dessert.
We will have a guest speaker, NEVILLE HAY, who will give a talk and film show about how the OWEN ORGANISATION started the motor club and RUBERY OWEN involvement with BRM RACING and the drivers in the 1950s and 1960s.
This event will be TICKET ONLY. Tickets will be available soon and will be £5 per ticket ( 2 tickets per member )
This is ticket only due to us having to let the club know how many buffet meals to cater for.
Tickets will be available from CLARE JENNINGS and DERRICK WALLBANK.
We would like to see as many club members as possible for this celebration, and if you know of any of the members from the early days of OMC, then please let them and us know about it.
We look forward to seeing you all their.


The roadbook has now been finalised (thanks Melvyn) and should not be missed. No use wishing you had done it afterwards. The 105 mile route will be split into four halves. Starting from Shrewsbury we traverse the Long Mynd to the morning tea halt at the Glider Station then it is back via the Stiperstones for petrol in Church Stretton followed by lunch at Acton Scott Working Farm.

From here we go via Delbury Hall (recently added), to the afternoon tea halt at Knowbury, near to Titterstone Clee Hill, then back to the Food Centre at Ludlow for sit down meal.

The route has two characteristics. The first half traverses roads previously used on MN and Goggin rallies with some twisty stuff  but stunning scenery. The second half is very relaxing, again with great scenery. Just one small ford!

Do not miss this run. It will not be repeated again in such a beautiful part of the country. Put your entry in now.

BOB COTTERELL – Route Co-Ordinator