Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Page 6
Page 7
Page 8
Page 9
Page 10
Page 11
Page 12
Page 13
Page 14
Page 15
Page 16
Page 17
Page 18
Page 19
Page 20
Page 21
Page 22
Page 23
Page 24
TheFlyer3ChairmansChatWearenowintoMarchandthenewracingseasonlikespringisstarting.YouhavejustdaysleftnowtothinkaboutgettingthecarreadybeforeyouwillactuallyneedtoputonyouroverallsandstartfettlingitOnamoreseriousnotethoseofyouwhohaveyettore-jointheclubandgetyourentriesinforSilverstonehadbettergetcrackingTheclockistickingdownfast.YourearlyentrieswillbemuchappreciatedsotheclubandtheBARCcangaugenumbers.AnddontforgetthiswillbeliveontelevisionOnalessurgentnotetheAwardsDinnerandDancehadagreatturnoutandIamverygratefultoMikeWildsforundertakingguestspeakerdutiesrecountingsomeofhisfavouritestoriesfromwhatIwouldcertainlyclassifyasoneofthegoldenerasofFormula1.IwouldalsoliketothankalltheattendeeswhogavesogenerouslytothecollectionforthemarshalsfundWehopetomakethepresentationatSilverstone.TheclubisinastrongpositiontobuildonthesuccessesoflastyearwithanewPre2003ChampionshiptheadditionoftheHistoricClasstoClassicThunderandmostrecentlytheadditionofaedglingVolkswagenChallenge.The2015seasonissettostartonahighwithour40thanniversaryracemeetingtakingplaceatthesamevenueandtimeofyearastheinauguralracebackin1975.Peasecomeandsupportyourclubaswenotonlylookbackover40yearsoffunandhardworkbutwelooktomanymoreyearsaheadwithgrowingcondence.IwritethesewordsjustbeforeIheadofftoRaceRetrotospendtimemanningourstandcontinuingtospreadthewordaboutwhatagreatclubthisisNotonlywithwhichtoracebutalsoofwhichtobeapart.ThereasonforthatisyouThemembersandsodragalongyourfriendsandencouragethemtobringouttheircarsandletshaveaSafefun-packedseason.JustliketheintrepidbunchthatkickedthingsoffatSilverstoneinMarch1975.CompetitionSecretarysNotesYouhaveprobablyheardmesaybeforethattheworkofthecommitteeandtheCompetitionSecretaryinparticularhardlyeasesduringtheoff-seasonandsoithasprovedagainthisyearwiththecountdowntotherstmeetingnowindaysnotmonths.ButbeforewegettothatpointIwouldliketothankallthosewhotookpartlastseasonon-trackinthepaddockorsupportinginsomewaygenerally.OverallIthinktheracingstandardswereexcellentandtheveryfewexceptionsarebeingdealtwith.HoweverIwasverydisappointedwiththeeventualresponsetotheSpameeting.Muchwasexpectedofitafteranunbelievableresponsewhenthemeetingwasrstannounced.AnywaymythankstothosewhodidmakethetripforafantasticweekendwhichenjoyedthenotoriousArdennesweatherconditionsbrilliantsunshinebathingthetrackontheopeningdaysandthentorrentialraintryingtowashusallawayonSunday.Nowwemoveintoanewyear.Thisisacrucialyearforourclubandwearemakingsomechangesnowwhicharevitaltoourfuturesuccess.IamnolongerabletodoitallandwillbeactingsolelyasCompetitionSecretarywiththevariousChampionshipRepresentativesreportingtomeasIcannotdealwithsolargeanumberofindividualdriversandrunmyownbusinesstoo.AcompromiseisbeingachievedbysplittingtheworkbetweenourcurrentvolunteersandIhopemorenewblood.IneffectwearedeningrolesmoreclearlytobecomemoreeffectiveandalsogivemetimetodevelopourClubatatimeofever-increasingcostandcompetition.Yoursupportisessentialtomeandourfuture.Idobelievethatnowisthetimegomorecommercialandbuy-intheexpertiseweneedinvariousareas.BelievemeIamnotgoingtobebiddingtobeincludedinthoseareasasitisimperativethatIinvestfarmoretimeinmybusiness.Asdiscussedatthe2014AGMandsubsequentlybycommitteealldecisionsregardingregulationchangesmustbediscussedwiththerelevantchampionshiprepresentativeandfellowdriversduringtheyear.RegulationswillnotbediscussedindetailatfutureAGMsassofewattendandhaverelevantinput.Thismustbeabetterwayofarrivingatimportantchanges.NowwemoveintothenewseasonwithnewchampionshipsandhopefullynewcompetitorsWenowhavethePre2003ChampionshipandtheClassicVWChallengeinourfold.IamgratefultoColinGibbonsandIanFowlerfortheworktheyhaveputintothose.AndwehopetoseemoreoftheAlfaRomeocompetitorfriendsjoiningourchampionshipsafterdiscussionswithAROCsDirectorofMotorSportRichardMurtha.InclosingandbeforeIgetawayforaholidayIjustwanttosaythankyouonceagaintoallwhohelpedtheclubonthesidelineslastyearbutespeciallyChrisBrightwhohasnallyrelinquishedtheMembershipSecretarydutiesaftermanythreats.Chrisdidfarmorethanjustthemembershipdutiesfortheclubandweowehimahugevoteofthanks.IamsureSoniahaseverythinginplacenowfromChrisandthechangewillbeassmoothaspossible.IlookforwardtoseeingyouallatSilverstoneinMarch.WithbestwishesaseverAndyJohnson.TonyPalmerChairman