MSCC Sprinting Taster Day

The Morgan Sports Car Club runs a Sprinting Taster Day at the Curborough Sprint Circuit. These are aimed at encouraging people to become competitors in the Morgan Sports Car Club Speed Championship (SpeedMog), a series of sprints and hill climbs. The idea is to provide the opportunity to have a go in a safe and non-competitive environment.

This is a super experience. I was lucky enough to have been able to take part in 1996. All credit goes to Simon Baines and everyone involved in organising and helping on the day. It is great to see events like this on the MSCC calendar.

Sunday 20th March 2011

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Initial instruction from Simon Baines

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The paddock is quiet during the track walk.

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Briefing about safety equipment and car preparation.

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Waiting for their runs

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Lined up waiting to be called forward to the start line


The weather this year was overcast but the rain held off, allowing plenty of track time and excellent value for money.




Sunday 21st March 2010

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Instructors take the drivers round the circuit in road-cars to show the lines.

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One driver over does the enthusiasm - no harm done!!

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Different techniques around Fradley hairpin.

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The weather this year super. We had plenty of sunshine although there was a bit of a breeze.




Saturday 29th March 2008

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Participants are lined up in the paddock.

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Runs were completed with instructors.

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Jay gets his foot down on the straight.

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Lord Unstone.

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A variety of cars take part, standard to modified. The classes within the Championship use a handicap system allow fair competition.


The weather this year was mixed. A cold wind was blowing and the rain held off until lunch. After that the track remained damp, never fully drying between the showers.

The taster days are a good way for people to experience sprinting in a non-competitive, relaxed environment. SpeedMogers and volunteers perform marshalling and instructor duties.

Satrday 24th and Sunday 25th March 2007

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Groups of participants walk the course with an experienced SpeedMog competitor showing the key pointers for each corner.

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Participant in action at the tricky, Fradley Hairpin.

Saturday 1st April 2006

The weather was a mixed affair of sunshine, cloud and showers - one of which was very heavy - but the breeze soon dried the track. The amount of grip was therefore variable and an interesting challenge for the good turn out of 40 Morgans taking part.

After sign-on and scruitineering, there was the drivers briefing covering safety, techniques and the circuit. This was followed by a course walk, where the instructors shared some tips on driving the circuit. The rest of the day was spent driving the circuit in both short and long format, accompanied by the instructor and solo. There were also demonstration runs where participants could accompany the instructors in their cars.
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Simon and Tim at the drivers briefing.
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The paddock area...

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... full of Morgans.

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The next group waits to be called on to the circuit.

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Waiting in line to be called to the start.

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Cars are chocked on the start line.

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At speed towards Woodside.

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Accelerating down the straight.

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Tricky corner on the long format circuit.


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