This year’s Motorsport Day was again a great success. The weather was very kind and brought out a fantastic range of cars from enthusiasts, many travelling long distances to the event. Large numbers of local people attended and kindly gave generously to the charity buckets; all proceeds are going to local and worthwhile charities including the Air Ambulance. In total approximately £5,000 was raised and will be distributed accordingly.
The Maharajah’s Tour attracted a great entry and the Goring Fire Service put on a display showing typical rescue from a crashed car (by cutting off the roof! - Sorry to the owner, shouldn’t have left it in the wrong place). This is alongside all of the track and racing cars kindly shown by local racing drivers.
Stoke Row school Association prepared excellent food as usual and raised an amazing £2,400 (they didn’t rest a moment) for their latest safety project providing new signs to warn drivers approaching the school.
The event has been arranged by a very small group of enthusiasts for the last eight years but unfortunately some members of the group are not likely to be able to help next year so it would be great if new faces could join up to give the support this special and exciting event deserves to continue in the future. If you are interested look on the website and make contact!
This report on the 2017 show appeared in the local Parish magazine