Auto Solo and Auto Test

What is an Auto Test?

An Auto Test is a test of your driving skill around a series of cones and against the clock. It is often considered as the most competitive driving anyone can do short of getting a competition licence and driving on a circuit with all that is entailed. Lincolnshire has a fine tradition in this event and many members over the years have enjoyed the challenge and many have done extremely well in both local and national club level. On numerous occassions we have had winners of individual class awards and team winners of the BMC Trophy and Califonia cup in the prestigous events run by our Main Club

So before we take part our car is checked over to make sure it is safe. This is simply checking that the wheels are secure, checking that the battery is securely fixed into it's position, checking there is brake fluid in the system, the steering is responsive and finally that there are no loose items in the car that could fly out and injure the driver or indeed an offical or marshal on the event. As you will have noticed non of these items are any more onerous than those checked at our annual MOT and if your car can pass an MOT then our scruitineer will pass it as suitable for testing your driving skill. Just one more item that can be done and is often checked at larger events is to have a piece of YELLOW tape around the battery lead that is to the earth point of the car. On many of our cars that is the negative battery lead but older cars pre 67 can be the positive battery lead these are positive earth vehicles.

Once that is all complete pay your small entry fee and attend an event. The organisers will give you a diagram of the test, you ewill have the opportunity on most occassions to walk around the course, then you will position yourself on the start line and the timing official will allow you to start. At this point you simply go like hell for leather around the course hopefully navigating it as you were instructed. If you do this successfully the timing official will issue you will a time that will be carried forward to you overall time for the day. If at the end of the day you have the shortest time you will be declared the winner.

Of course winning is not that easy but what will happen is that you will have a great day driving your car spiritedly without the fear of collision and, damage or points on you licence doing similar things on the public highway so give it a go.

What is an Auto Solo?

Unlike the Autotest that could require the entrant to drive in reverse or perhaps stop at a predetermined point on the course, an AutoSolo simply requires the competitor to drive a fixed course as quickly as possible. Again it is measured against the clock and is simply a one lap sprint. Again many people find this an exciting event simply being allowed to drive their car as quickly as possible without fear of damage or points on the licence from driving on public roads. Again the total time for the day's events is added up and the winner of course is the competitior with the lowest total time. Class awards are given both in Autotesting and Autosolo to allow different vehicles to have a chance. Some people suggest that a turbo engined car will have an advantage (have they driven a turbo? possibly not) or perhaps a 1800 cc variable valve controlled engine will be a major advantage, who knows but class awards sort these issues out and hopefully we are all on a level playing field

SEE YOU AT THE NEXT EVENT

 

 

 

 

Autotest/ Auto Solo (Past Events)

 

Practice autotest April 2013
Spring Autotest May 2013
Autumn Autotest September 2013
Spring Autotest May 2014
Practice Autotest April 2015
 Autumn Autotest September 2015

Sunday 9th September 2018 - AutoTest - East Kirkby

 

LWB     Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Test 4 Test 5 Test 6 Test 7 Test 8 Test 9 Test 10 Test 11 Test 12 Total Class
Duncan Peters   28.81 28.63 32.29 32.35 48.22 46.18 39.87 43.97 32.53 31.16 46.09 41.4 451.5 ftd
Mark Peters   31.03 29.16 33.4 32.78 50.5 52.1 41.47 42.25 52.53 35.78 62.62 42.53 506.15 1
Darren Williams   31.43 30.22 52.29 37.03 68.22 53.34 41.79 48.54 36.75 34.91 42.62 55 532.14 2
Nigel Pack   40.81 34.79 36.31 35.19 67.5 56.78 46 41.72 52.53 40.13 62.62 46.34 560.72 3
Ena Fox   48.81 48.63 44.37 37.25 63.06 56.88 45.13 43.44 40.85 36.28 47.94 48.34 560.98 4
Dan Williams   48.81 33.19 37.9 37.47 68.22 79.69 52.44 45.25 45.34 51.16 54.94 65.44 619.85 5
SWB
Special Malcolm Clark   51.25 30.6 32.97 33.06 44.81 44.66 41.37 38.75 31.5 30.31 41.03 39.56 459.87 1
Michael Denton   51.25 31.22 34.38 35.75 53.15 50.09 41.03 41.31 34.16 42.72 46.12 43.94 505.12 2
Special  Bob Welch   31.25 31.91 52.97 33.53 50.88 64.72 42.22 50.78 42.71 35.34 43.47 51.69 531.47 3
Geoff Hirst   43.93 36.44 52.97 39.97 73.15 58.91 61.09 54.93 43.28 40.56 61.03 58.38 624.64 4

 

 

Sunday 13th May 2018 - AutoSolo - East Kirkby

Hi Folks

Six competitors participated in the Lincs autosolo with FTD going to Malcolm Clark in a Midget. A beautifully sunny day At East Kirkby with a cooling breeze was a complete contrast to that of the weather forecast. The cones were numbered this year instead of being lettered in alphabetical order which seemed to help most competitors get the right course around the course. There was the occasional hiccup though as a couple of competitors finished in the starting box!!

 

 

May-18 Test 1  test2 Test 3 Test 4 Test 5 Test 6 Test 7 Test 8 Test 9 Test 1 0 Test 11 TEST 12 TOTAL Class
Clark Malcolm 39.72 38.94 36.65 35.94 41.71 36.56 36.97 39.91 44.04 42.5 41.9 41.44 476.28 1
Webb Ian 38.87 39.12 44.44 36.5 46.38 41.94 56.97 33.68 41.34 42.31 47.03 39.03 507.61 2
Welch Robert 58.87 43.28 56.65 43.15 55.79 42.54 41.06 43.75 48.84 44.5 46.03 44.1 568.56 3
Peters Duncan 51.9 52.38 40.03 39.06 50.72 42.63 50.65 41.9 44.53 43.9 48.82 44.28 550.8 1
Peters Mark 71.9 51.22 60.03 46.22 53.31 43.13 70.65 46.44 49.31 45.87 68.82 45.81 652.71 2
Pack Nigel 73 65.25 48.75 53.75 61.57 59.66 72.22 54.37 62.5 57.4 56.09 53.72 718.28 3

 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
FASTEST TIME OF THE DAY MALCOLM CLARK
     

 

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Sunday 10th September 2017 - AutoTest - East Kirkby

Sep-17 points
LWB Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Test 4 Test 5 Test 6 Test 7 Test 8 Test 9 Test 10 Test 11 Test 12 Total Class O/A
1 Robert Taylor 38.66 34.29 31.47 54.85 48.5 47.47 55.5 48.1 49.93 74.47 74.47 47.44 605.15 1 3 6
0 Malcolm Clark 29.07 30.25 28.66 47.28 44.69 43.84 39.19 39.1 38.72 43.87 43.62 46.44 474.73 1 1 7
lwb Nigel  Pack 36.87 33.16 39.88 72.18 74.69 84.97 87.59 60.93 57.35 47.69 57.82 48.16 701.29 4 6 3
0 Ena Fox 38.19 35.5 32.09 84.85 56.35 48.79 85.5 44.81 41.72 49.47 74.47 49.9 641.64 2 4 5
0 Bryan  Pack 30.91 32.44 30.13 42.18 49.5 49.06 37.59 35.91 37.1 47.19 48.79 42.41 483.21 2 2 6
swb Geoff Hirst 51 38.4 39.47 73.03 53.03 50.97 87.59 46.69 77.1 58.43 49.06 51.6 676.37 3 5 4

   
   
   

 

Sunday 11th June 2017 - AutoTest - East Kirkby

Results

0 0 0 Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Test 4 Test 5 Test 6 Test 7 Test 8 Test 9 Test 10 Test 11 Test 12` Total Class Overall Points
Nigel Pack saloon. 69.25 51.35 55.25 24.91 82.87 28.57 35.51 63.63 33.66 52.85 54.03 35.31 587.19 2 7 5
Bob Welch saloon. 49.12 50.88 44.4 24.9 78.44 27.94 35.53 68.72 48.71 44.34 36.22 36.87 546.07 1 5 6
Malcolm Clark special 38.72 34.69 35.59 23.18 47.34 21.22 28.06 37.09 29.18 41.25 26.09 28.94 391.35 ftd 1 7
Jordan Fox special 68.72 40.13 33.19 22.25 40.03 20.31 27.66 34.63 28.37 35.6 24.03 25.32 400.24 1 2 6
Geoff Hirst SWB 49.85 46.31 46.44 26.81 52.5 31.25 39.41 68.72 35.06 49.13 39.03 33.09 517.6 2 4 5
Mark Peters LWB 79.12 37.44 41.75 22.34 65.75 23.34 30.68 38.72 42.25 42.43 32.07 30.19 486.08 1 3 6
Ena Fox LWB 47 41 42.5 22.59 80.94 33.25 36.28 53.41 40.56 53.62 62.07 35.09 548.31 3 6 4

Big thank you to our dedicated organisers and marshals



Fastest Time of the Day
Malcolm Clark


Getting ready


1st in Specials
Jordan Fox


1st in Sports Cars
Mark Peters


2nd in Sports Cars
Geoff Hurst


3rd in Sports Cars
Ena Fox


1st in Saloon Cars
Robert Welch


Quite a selection of cars


2nd in Saloon Cars
Nigel Pack

 

Sunday 14th May 2017 - AutoSolo - East Kirkby

Results

May-14
Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Test 4 Test 5 Test 6 Test 7 Test 8 Test 9 Test 10 Test 11 Test 12` Test 13 Test 14 Test 15 Test 16 Total Class Overall Points
John  Hebb saloon 41.25 52.15 51.56 45.37 62.75 54.69 56.68 27.25 48.72 52.28 75.06 50.53 80.56 63.57 43.35 34.12 839.89 3 7 4
Bryan  Pack Swb 43.41 44.18 26.06 23.25 55.75 45.82 56.68 23.87 36.25 52.28 75.06 75.72 84.75 63.57 52.41 52.34 811.40 2 6 5
Nigel Pack Swb 71.25 71.18 41.41 32.78 55.59 51.18 56.68 53.87 66.25 52.28 75.06 75.72 84.75 63.57 52.41 52.34 956.32 4 8 3
Mark Peters LWB 71.25 41.18 49.53 38.00 57.32 49.62 26.68 24.66 41.75 52.28 45.06 45.72 54.75 33.57 32.41 32.34 696.12 1 4 6
Phil  Mayne special 41.22 42.06 28.37 36.09 72.75 42.25 54.12 25.97 63.12 52.28 61.15 45.84 42.06 31.25 41.62 33.22 713.37 3 5 4
Malcolm Clark special 41.72 40.00 26.31 25.34 72.75 40.50 25.25 25.38 63.12 52.28 46.38 44.00 34.03 31.60 31.82 32.31 632.79 1 2 6
Ian  Webb special 40.59 41.19 24.85 24.00 42.75 50.47 24.12 23.84 33.12 32.28 43.37 46.22 33.18 40.25 41.47 30.75 572.45 FTD 1 7
Rhys James special 52.19 41.94 30.82 54.00 52.82 49.06 32.15 27.41 36.44 34.85 47.63 46.87 57.32 34.87 34.68 34.72 667.77 2 3 5
Bold indicates fast test in class

 

Sunday 11th September 2016 - AutoTest - East Kirkby

 

 

Many thanks to all the entrants and the organisers and helpers

 

 

 

Sunday 8 May 2016 - Autosolo - East Kirkby

We all had a fabulous day at East Kirkby on Sunday where the weather was great at times maybe too hot

We were very honoured to have a guest from New Zealand competing. Matt Walbran joined us as he now works and lives in London. He was competiing in his families Midget that has contested the Silverstone Autotests on numerous occassions. However shortly after the competition began the brakes failed on the Midget and Matt was pleased when Ena was kind enough to share her Midget with Matt until his car was repaired. Nigel Pack very kindly fetched Matt a new wheel cylinder and brake fluid, then Young Bryan Pack got his hands dirty and successfully fitted the tricky wheel cylinder. On behalf of Lincs many thanks to all involved.

Again we had a great drive from Malcolm Clark which gave him fastest time of the day and that just leaves me to thank the organiser and marshals for their time and patience.

May-08 Test 1 Test 2 Test 5 Test 6 Test 7 Test 8 Test 9 Test 10 Total Class Overall
John  Hebb Saloon 72.60 54.53 71.42 55.66 65.42 60.12 70.94 69.44 520.13 1 7
Bryan  Pack Swb 42.60 41.00 41.40 41.78 65.82 60.12 57.85 58.91 409.48 1 3
Nigel Pack Swb 51.19 71.00 71.42 71.00 65.42 60.12 87.85 88.91 566.91 3 8
Ena  Fox Swb 49.79 48.42 48.47 47.06 65.22 64.94 65.50 65.69 455.09 2 5
Matt Walbran Special 55.62 71.03 43.65 45.12 56.34 55.44 56.71 56.04 439.95 2 4
Jordan      Fox Special 46.50 41.22 41.50 71.00 71.81 54.22 76.10 62.09 464.44 3 6
Malcolm Clark Special 42.56 42.03 41.91 41.00 53.91 53.94 55.66 56.54 387.55 FTD 1
  Bob  Welch Special 42.91 43.71 43.84 43.50 56.69 56.66 61.44 58.66 407.41 1 2

 

John Hebb
   
Ena Fox
Matt Walbran
And Matt Walbran in Ena's car
Bob Welch
Bryan Pack
Jordan Fox
Malcolm Clark
Winners  


FTD Malcolm Clark


1st Specials Bob Welch


2nd SWB Ena Fox


1st SWB Bryan Pack


2nd Specials Matt Walbran


1st Saloons John Hebb
 
   

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Sunday 10 April 2016 - Spring Autotest - East Kirkby

We all had a fabulous day at East Kirkby on Sunday and whilst it began to get chilly later on the weather was great.

The competition was as fierce as ever and well done to Malcolm Clark for his excellent drive to the best time of the day.

That promoted Bob Welch to 1st in the specials, Ena Fox won the SWB class, Long wheelbase saw Robert Taylor take victory and we had 2 MG3s taking part with little to choose between them in the Sallon class which eventually saw Geoff Hirst the victor (1966 all over again) Sadly during the event Nigel's Midget developed serious issues in the gearbox and Nige had to retire, we know he will soon sort that out.

Don't forget the Autosolo organised for the 8th May at the same venue. Autosolos are considered easier to do but are just as exciting and competitive. See you there

LWB Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Test 4 Test 5 Test 6 Test 7 Test 8 Test 9 Test 10 Test 11 Test 12 Total Class O/A Points
  Robert Taylor 28.84 33.53 27.32 33.28 28.81 49.66 47.03 54.32 32.87 53.35 28.69 72.44 490.14 1 7 6
  Mike  Carter 31.84 37.37 57.32 43.50 58.81 50.90 51.46 44.03 52.87 23.35 58.69 82.44 592.58 3 11 4
  Steve Hall 38.54 34.38 30.13 45.06 31.75 62.18 52.10 54.32 37.03 23.87 58.69 82.44 550.49 2 9 5
Danielle  Haltsmith
Special Richard Smallwood 31.66 37.60 53.84 43.09 32.06 53.44 62.03 47.28 34.78 22.69 34.46 46.53 499.46 4 8 3
  Sarah Barnes 28.16 33.63 27.13 60.19 30.38 57.50 50.69 41.31 33.47 23.81 31.31 44.13 461.71 3 6 4
  Oliver  Wild 34.84 32.46 53.84 41.62 25.50 42.97 45.16 39.09 29.00 21.22 54.47 40.88 461.05 2 5 5
Malcolm Clark 37.22 33.56 24.16 30.19 25.91 36.13 40.75 34.87 32.46 19.56 25.06 35.65 375.52 0 1 7
Robert Welch 27.37 32.78 25.59 34.50 28.00 38.47 63.87 39.03 30.06 21.00 24.50 36.81 401.98 1 2 6
SWB Nigel  Pack 25.47 29.97 24.90 34.19 35.60 45.65 80.50 66.44 61.69 47.91 54.47 69.28 576.07 3 10 4
Ena Fox 28.69 33.44 27.85 38.25 29.69 45.94 50.50 40.37 31.97 22.69 31.72 43.31 424.42 1 3 6
Bryan  Pack 22.16 40.84 23.84 32.00 24.29 68.47 63.84 36.44 31.69 17.91 24.47 39.28 425.23 2 4 5
Saloon Geoff Hirst 38.75 33.72 27.60 48.84 47.10 62.25 95.63 62.85 37.97 34.19 91.97 80.69 661.56 1 12 6
John  Hebb 44.75 34.59 53.84 42.15 45.87 63.22 80.50 62.91 40.50 64.19 54.47 80.69 667.68 2 13 5

 

   
 Bryan Pack   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 Geoff Hirst  
   
   
   
   
Malcolm Clark   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ollie Wild   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Robert Taylor   
   
   
   
   
   
Sarah Barnes   
   
   
   
Steve Hall   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ena Fox   
   
   
   
   
John Hebb   
   
   
   
Mike Carter  
   
   
   
   
Richard Smallwood   
   
   
Robert Welch   
   
   
   
Fastest Time Of The Day
Malcolm Clark
Modified Midget 
 
1st Specials
Robert Welch
Modified Midget 
1st Short Wheelbase
Ena Fox
Midget
 
   
   
   
   

 

Sunday 13 September 2015 - Autumn Autotest - East Kirkby

A Superb weather for our final autotest of the year. As usual many thanks to the organisers and the Marshalls and also all the competitiors without whom our Centre would do nothing and our cars would have no value

The tests were particularly hard and we therefore had a lot of wrong tests but we all had a great time and did our very best. below are the results which at the moment are only provisional. Remember a wrong test gives an entrant a time of 30 seconds plus the fastest time in the class

13.9.2015  
Test 1 Test 2 Test 3 Test 4 Test 5 Test 6 Test 7 Test 8 Test 9 Test 10 Test 11 Test 12 Total Class Overall
LWB Bryan  Pack MGF 46.25 43.97 74.22 39.97 38.37 43.29 41.13 61.50 0.00 33.53 28.84 36.25 487.32 1 1 FTD
Oliver  Wild MX5 59.12 53.41 99.54 39.43 47.50 73.29 26.60 33.31 0.00 32.59 27.15 38.81 530.75 2 3
Robert  Taylor MGA 33.57 36.56 100.96 47.09 39.78 73.29 33.37 32.29 0.00 38.84 32.03 43.81 511.59 1 2 1st Class
Richard Bristow MGF 48.60 57.19 95.59 58.06 48.09 58.60 44.22 38.34 0.00 44.25 49.38 66.28 608.60 4 9
Sarah Barnes MX5 56.53 76.56 70.96 53.84 39.63 73.29 33.93 31.50 0.00 38.34 33.72 45.34 553.64 3 6
SWB Bob  Welch Midget 35.37 34.15 90.25 45.63 41.63 77.31 58.91 57.46 0.00 32.25 29.16 40.78 542.90 2 5
Ena  Fox Midget 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 DNS
Jordan Fox Midget 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 DNS
Geoff Hirst Midget 37.63 50.90 62.75 75.63 51.34 47.31 32.22 38.66 0.00 43.97 45.16 45.53 531.10 1 4 Ist Class
Nigel Pack Midget 33.72 76.56 60.25 75.63 71.63 52.50 28.91 27.46 0.00 62.25 38.13 70.78 597.82 3 8
Saloons Simon  Goldsworthy 40.84 45.72 90.25 68.81 71.63 70.63 34.13 30.97 0.00 39.41 30.04 70.78 593.21 1 7 !st Class

Here are the photos of the winners



L TO R Brian Pack, Robert Taylor, Oliver Wild.


MGF, MGA, MX5

 

 

Sunday 12 April 2015 - Practice Autotest - East Kirkby

A practice autotest allows entrants to have a go at different techniques without the need to maintain a good score, we just do it to practice or give it a try. Many thanks to the organiser and Marshalls without whom none of this is possible. And finally thanks to all who participated it is very much appriciated by the whole of the Centre.

Finally

 

Sunday 29 May 2014 - Spring Autotest - East Kirkby

We had a great time in the relative fine weather before lunch but boy did we get a little bit wet in the afternoon.

Our Chairman (Bob) and all the competitors could not thank the event organiser and his team of marshals enough for their couragous efforts whilst getting absolutely soaked.

So a fantastic day despite the afternoon showers (LOL) thanks everyone.

 

 

Best Time Of The Day ----- Ena Fox

1st LWB ----- Bryan Pack

1st SWB ----- Robert Welch

2nd LWB ----- Nigel Pack

2nd SWB ----- Geoff Hirst

3rd LWB ----- Richard Bristow (Bob put your tongue in please)

 

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Sunday 29 September 2013 - Autumn Autotest

"A great day's motorsport" is how this event was described by the competitors . . .

Autotests organised by, and Clerk of the Course, David Stonehouse; other officials were Veronica Stonehouse - Secretary of the Meeting, Timekeepers - Wendy Pack and Sue Mackenzie, Stewards - Peter Ellis and Ian Mackenzie, Marshals - John Laurence, Kirk Field and Janet Guest. Well done everyone.

Bryan Pack achieving the Fastest overall time and thus becoming the overall winner!

Results of the Autumn Autotest
Position
Name
MG Model
Total Time
Class
Class Position
1st
Bryan Pack
MGF
402.39
LWB
1st
2nd
Geoff Hirst
MG Midget
406.20
SWB
1st
3rd
Nigel Pack
MG Midget
416.56
SWB
2nd
4th
Sheila Laurence
MGF
416.98
LWB
2nd
5th
Ena Fox
MG Midget
461.91
SWB
3rd
6th
Richard Bristow
MGF
588.07
LWB
3rd
7th
Bob Welch
MG Midget
646.38
SWB
4th

 

Rosette Presentation by David Stonehouse - Photos taken by John Laurence
1st SWB - Geoff Hirst - MG Midget
2nd SWB - Nigel Pack - MG Midget
3rd SWB - Ena Fox - MG Midget
1st LWB Class - Sheila Laurence - MGF
2nd LWB Class - Richard Bristow - MGF
Best time of the Day - Bryan Pack - MGF

 

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Sunday 12 May 2013 - Spring Autotest

 

 

 

Best Time of the Day - Ena Fox - MG Midget - 445.77 secs

1st Short Wheel Base Sports Car - Ian Bankhurst - MG Midget - 480.00 secs

2nd SWB Sports Car - Geoff Hirst - MG Midget - 494.51 secs

3rd SWB Sports Car - Matthew Bankhurst - MG Midget - 579.31 secs

1st Long Wheel Base Sports Car - Sheila Laurence - MGF - 503.34 secs

2nd LWB Sports Car - Robert Taylor - MGA - 512.67 secs

3rd LWB Sports Car - [accepted on behalf of] Nigel Pack [by his sister Ena Fox] - MGB - 530.49 secs

Thanks to John Laurence for the [sometimes quirky] photos of the rosette presentations!

Special thanks to the officials and marshals who made this event possible -
David & Veronica Stonehouse, John Coombs, Peter Ellis, Robert Welch, John Laurence, Ian & Sue Mackenzie - the competitors all agreed it was a fantastic day's motorsport!

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Practice Autotest - Sunday 14 April 2013

Tim Hoff came down to take the photos which give a good flavour of the day -

Lots of Fun in Your MG!

Thank you Tim for showing everyone "You Can Do It In An MG!"

 

Everything from an MGA through Midgets, MGBs & BGTs and an MGCGT to MGFs and MGTF plus an MGZR were represented at the Practice Autotest at the new site within the LAHC East Kirkby complex. Members taking part included some who'd been autotesting for years and lots having their first go and getting hooked. We hope to see you all at the Spring Autotest on Sunday 12 May . . .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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