Apex Festival 10 – 11 May 2014
We Vees are again invited to the Apex Festival at Lydden Hill this year. For those who haven’t been this is a great weekend. There is a massive amount of track time on offer on this challenging track. The circuit and grounds will also be full of air-cooled kit of every shape and form. There is lots going on with 1000’s of people in attendance. We have always been made very welcome and it’s a fun family weekend.
Exact details are still to be finalised but the basic outline looks like free practice sessions on the Saturday and you can enter the sprint competition. On the Sunday there will be at least a qualifying session and two races. The price is circa £200. Last year we had well over two hours of track time for that and this year should be similar.
For an overview of the whole festival check out http://www.apexfestival.co.uk/save-the-date/index.html
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The annual Vee Centre party took place on the 8th March, a great time was had by all.
After a three course meal and plenty of wine, the long anticipated raffle was held presented by the affable Erle Minhinnick. Some great prizes were on offer, including several donated by Snap On Tools and Centurion Motorsport’s Pete Andrews. A year’s digital subscription to Autosport was won by Erle, but the pick of the bunch was a free race entry kindly donated by the 750MC which was won by AHS driver Dan Burton.
In the prizes, Graham Gant won the Masters Challenge, Ian Buxton won Highest Grid Mover and Chris Wilsher the Vee Centre Challenge. Each driver collected a cheque for £250, though sadly Chris could not attend due to flu. The Mechanics Cup was again sponsored by Tim Hill’s Maple Leaf Garage who donated £50 of Demon Tweeks vouchers, with Richard Coates (aka Bucko’s Mechanic!) taking the spoils.
Martin Farmer was voted Sporting Driver of the Year and Peter Belsey Vee Centre Member of the year.
The night continued with some novel entertainment in the form of Top Gear style “Star in a Reasonably Priced Car” competition using an X-Box. Early laps from Martin Farmer, Graham Gant and Chris Dack were as slow as they were shocking, mainly due to poor visibility of where the track was going. However, Farmer soon found form with a 1min 29 second lap to take unnofficial spoils, though Martin being sobre was noted to be the only driver to have a dry lap!
The Vee Centre and all present were very grateful to those who donated to the event including the 750MC, Autosport, Maple Leaf Garage, Snap On and Centurion Motorsport.
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Tillotson, one of the world’s oldest and most well-known carburetor manufactures will continue its headline sponsorship of the 750 Motor Club Formula Vee Championship into 2014.
Announcing the deal at this year’s Autosport International Show, Giles Groombridge, 750 Motor Club Competition Manager said he was delighted with the agreement, “The Formula Vee Championship looks set to grow in 2014, a number of new cars have been sold and existing chassis are being snapped up by new drivers attracted by the exciting racing, efforts to control cost and the opportunity to feature on our TV coverage. Tillotson has recognised the Formula as an important UK Championship to be associated with and together we can enjoy some great racing in 2014”.
John Mason, Tillotson Managing Director said: “Tillotson are delighted to be the sponsor again for the 2014 Formula Vee Championship. This is an integral part of our commitment to the Formula Vee Championship and to the people involved.”
If you would like to get involved in promoting your business through sponsorship of the Veecentre or Formula Vee, please email email@example.com
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The AUTOSPORT International Racing Car Show takes place on the 9th – 12th January 2014. The 750MC will be in Hall 7, stand 7130 where you can find out more about Formula Vee and joining for 2014.
Members of the VEE CENTRE will also be visiting, if you are visiting and want to discuss anything drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.orgRead more →
Pleased to announce our race event calender for 2014, we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on these dates:
|April 26/27th||Brands Hatch Indy|
|June 14th||Castle Combe|
|August 23/24th||Silverstone International|
|September 13/14th||Cadwell Park|
|October 4/5th||Donington Park National|
Non Championship Rounds:
12/13th July – Irish Formula Vee Festival, Mondello Park
23/24th November – Formula Vee Festival Brands Hatch
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