Category: Spadeadam Events

The Soapbox Derby 2018

By Helen Harkness A small band of Spadeadam MC members made their way to a hill in an undisclosed location (behind my house) to do battle in the 2018 Soap Box derby. We had 4 soapboxes and 6 competitors ready to face “The Hill”….

Thank You!

To everyone who helped out during the event by marshalling, I am really grateful to you. Without your help the event could not have happened and I’m of the same opinion as most competitors who expressed their thanks to the marshals and the friendliness…

Soapbox Derby 2017

By Graham Petry I’d firstly like to thank the motor club for organizing such a fantastic event and the competitors who took part making the day all the more fun and challenging. So I was first to go down the course which possibly wasn’t…

Run To The Sea 2016

When it came to organising this year’s run, we realised that we didn’t have that many options left. We could go back up north, in a similar area to last year, or we could head south to the “Costa del Cumbria”, however our probable…

The Blue Streak Targa 2016

By Nic Fowler On the warm up to this event dad and I did a couple of autotests at Longpark and Pirelli car park. I enjoyed the driving and even managed to set one or two good times. By the time we arrived at…

Spadeadam Soapbox Go-Karting

By Graham Petry I would firstly like to thank all the marshals and competitors for a brilliant day out packed with fun, speed and excitement. For Martyn, Shaun and myself this was a thrilling experience with some very memorable moments.

April 12 Car

Organized by Jerry & Barrie the event started from ALS on Kingstown for a 95mile Saturday night run. 6 crews set off as dusk descended into Darkness. Route went around the Orton area before heading south via Thursby then east via Skip Rigg and…

Chairman’s Thoughts – Blue Streak Targa Thanks.

By George Rutherford, Hi folks, There really is only one main subject this month and that is the Blue Streak Targa. From an idea brought by filming last year’s Doonhamer to this month’s event all seems surreal but it happened and was a great…

Spadeadam MC Soapbox Derby – 2015

By Barry Lindsay The Spadeadam Soapbox event goes well back in the history of SMC. Despite a 8 year layoff 10 competitors lined up at a new hill near Penton. 7 Adults and 3 juniors would all enjoy an afternoon of smiles & laughs…

Countdown Thanks

I’d just like to thank all members who turned out to marshal on the Countdown this year. Top job by you all most of you doing multiple controls so we could cover the 38 time controls, 2 DSO controls & 4 passage controls. There…

12 Car Results (December 2012)

1s t        1st Novice       Phil & Caroline Jobson                          0f 1min 2nd      2nd Novice      Nigel Harkness / Helen Gibbon          0f 9min =  1st Expert    Johnny Brass / Tom Wilcox                 0f 9min 4th     2nd Expert     Barrie Thomson…

The Countdown Rally – My Report

By David Love What can I tell you about my involvement in this year’s Countdown? Absolutely nothing! For some strange reason I thought the Countdown was on the 1st of September so I arranged to be on holiday after that. So for the first…