Category: Club Nights

A Quizzical Walk

By Helen Harkness A car club, having a club night without any cars?  Well, yes. That’s because we’re modern and forward thinking, planning ahead for the days when we’ve all had to have electric cars and the battery’s gone flat! The “quizzical walk” started…

Summer Drive 2017

By Caroline Lodge Some time ago I agreed to organise this years Summer Drive. Can’t be that hard I thought, have a drive out, stop for refreshments and drive back. No worries – Hmmmm… Firstly, to be honest the event slipped my mind! However…

Pathfinders 2017

The May club night was the Pathfinders, thank you to Barry Lindsay & Martyn Petry, last year’s winners for organising. Next year’s event will be organised by Christine & John Ross. Results 1st Christine & John Ross               12 Clues 41miles (1hr 40) tie decider…

Photo Hunt- June Club Night Report

A route around Alstonby, Harker, Rockcliffe Blackford, Sandysike Authuret then Kirklinton Smithfield saw crew looking for 30 item which they had photo’s of but something had been erased. They had to find what??? (And it’s bloomin harder than you think! Ed.) Results 1st Martyn…

Sliding on Ice

By John Ross, On the 23rd November a team of 8 Spadeadam members gathered to learn how to handle themselves on ice. The only thing was there were no studded tyres, revving engines or the smell of Castrol-R. Earlier this year on “The Run…

October Club Night- Indoor Autotest.

By Helen Gibbon The Indoor autotest is famous, or maybe infamous, in the Spadeadam calendar. It’s a combination of Richard Thomson’s excellent courses, Skitby’s amazingly slippery floor and a remote control Mini that refuses to go where you want it to.  I’ve been a…

Playstation Night

September Club Night was the Playstation Night. The night when members get to drive world rally cars and not actually have to pay to get them repaired! Results 1st  Barry Lindsay       11m 05          6th Mark Taylor        12m 05 2nd Kenton Patterson  11m 09          7th…

Calling All Novice Navigators

Are you terrified by tulip diagrams? Do herringbones give you the heebie jeebies? Or have you always wanted to do a 12 car, but didn’t really know where to start?  Do not fear… help is at hand. Augusts’ club night (1st of August) will…

Spadeadam Motor Club’s Treasure Hunt, 2013

By Martyn Petry (Aged 11) The night had arrived for the Spadeadam’s treasure hunt 2013, with coming second place last year and my brother Graham and Uncle (Barry Lindsay) winning, I was eager to go one step better and win this time. I teamed…

Pathfinders – Competitors report

By John & Christine Ross We left home armed with maps 85 & 86 to meet up at Westlinton layby, for 7pm, only to be told by Mark, you can’t leave for seven minutes. Received our instructions and began plotting the route, then off…

2013 Clubhouse Tour (Pathfinders) – Organisers Report

By Mark Taylor Not a bad night for this years Pathfinders except that some were engaged getting things ready for the Pirelli/Richard Burns Foundation Rally. Should have been no contest really! Still, a turnout of 6 crews isn’t too bad and I had been…

The April Quiz (4th of April)

If you couldn’t make it to our April club night, here’s a small taster of what you missed. The questions were compiled by George Rutherford. Results can be found below. Q: Who won the Irish Tarmac Championship in 2012?  Q: In which category of…