Club Day Autotests





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 The July Clubday Autotests are to be held on July 3rd at Acaster
Entries will open (nearer the date) on the motorclub manager system at
Please be careful and use the new payment details.
Alternative payment arrangements are available for those that can’t or won’t use online banking. Please get in touch if you want make alternative arrangements.
Any other Autotesty questions then please just ask.


The YMC June Clubday Autotest was held on Sunday 12th June at Philliskirk’s Yard on the A59 between York and Harrogate.
RAYS REPORT – Nine tests were set out at a venue at Philliskirks Yard, a venue we have not used for a while. Alastair Brown set FTD and was fastest MX5. A quick and occasionally neat and tidy drive from Mark Walker with Passenger Jayden took second place overall in the very standard and streetcar Clio 1.2. They also took the B a N, beating Mr Mx5 Garry Wrigglesworth with Leane after a success handicap was applied. Wriggo also took 3rd overall.Neil Raven ensured his driving credentials in the household were kept intact by finishing above Claire in the results although there was a suspicion of sabotage as Claire’s Saxo appeared to have trouble selecting reverse gear on test site 3, mysteriously fixed by Neil looking in the general direction of the Saxo. Good to see the entries system architect, David Blaney out in the Micra. Special mention to David Corless/Chris Shepherd who drove their Saxo over from Lancashire for their very first autotest, alternator problems meant they chose to cut short rather than risk not getting home. David was out again at a Grass autotest on Wednesday night and hopefully we will see them again next month. Thanks to Warren for the use of the venue and all his help on the day. 


For the Results and League Table to date – click on the red lnk below




The May YMC clubday autotest was held on Sunday May 15th on the “Cow shed” site (South) at Acaster. Alastair Brown was the organiser and nine competitors turned out, For the results click on the Link Below


A shower or two of rain at Acaster before the May Clubday kept the dust down. Nine entries enjoyed the tests set by Alastair Brown with a few new twists on the manoeuvres required to get around them.

Pete Clegg set 5 fastest test times on the way to FTD overall in his Vaxhall corsa.  Ray Jude took second overall, despite the AXe appearing to suffer overheating. The car got home under it’s own steam ok though.  Gary Wrigglesworth with passenger Leane won the MX5 battle and the B a N. Andrew Cohen suffered  a  car problem on test 1, but revived the Dutton to set fastest time on tests 2 and 3.

Team Mathison scored one of their  best results overall in the Toyota Yaris.

Thanks to the Marshals who did the timekeeping.

The details of the June Clubday will be confirmed shortly.



The April YMC Clubday was held on Sunday 24th April 2022 at Acaster airfield (East) the “Model Aircraft” site. Pete Clegg was the organiser.

For the results click on the link below


A Sunny morning at Acaster for Peter Clegg to debut as organiser. Early on it became apparent that Joe Gamble either had a misfire, overactive traction control or the normally very rapid mini was struggling under the weight of all the 2020 and 2021 trophies he had just taken delivery off. Steve Draper started test one determined to run into something, a push soon got him off the pile of soil he got stuck on.  Alastair Brown had clearly had a good breakfast and set fastest times on the first Three tests.

Neil Raven with his on board adviser Billy Spenceley was very very fast on the first two runs on the grey dusty test site 2, winning back a lot of the 10 seconds given away on the third run on test site 1, when a pole had not got out of his way. The MX5 battle was very, close.

Test 3 was up around the heaps, some new heaps and other immovable objects made the test quite different to usual. Neil Raven was the only one to break into the 48s.

Gary Ross seemed enjoyed his first YMC Clubday autotest in his very standard 1.1 Saxo.

Ray Jude was just pleased to complete the day with no wrong tests for the first time in 2022. Walking test site 1 about four times might have helped.

Alastair Brown took FTD, but only just from the other MX5 crew of Raven/Spenceley not quite able to pull back enough time despite a clean sweep of fastest times on heaps tests.

Thanks to Pete for organising and Thanks to all the Marshals that seemed to enjoy the morning sunshine.



Entries for future events are via the online entry system motorclub manager

The YMC April Clubday will show up in the list of events if you click on view events on 

The system is easy to use and once you have made one event entry on the system it is just 4 or 5 clicks or taps to enter any subsequent clubdays or another other events using the system.

The system allows for entry via the system where competitors can view the regulations and sign on online. Test diagrams will be e-mailed out diagrams as soon as they are available.

The entry fee, £16 will still be via Bank transfer to the YMC account.

The BIG change for April and future events  is that the SRs have been amended so entries can be accepted for Standard production Electric Vehicles and Standard production Hybrid Vehicles.

·        YMC Clubday autotest SRs have been amended to allow for standard production Electric vehicles (EVs) and standard production Hybrid vehicles that comply with Motorsport UK regulations. The plan is to not to have a separate class for EVs or hybrids but they will be eligible for a current class according to their drive configuration, so class 2 for FWD EVs Class 3 for RWD EVs or class 5 or 6.

This approach may be reviewed if we get a significant number of entries from EVs

·         As per MSUK regulations section J  5.14.8. Any EV or Hybrid competing must display the warning sign detailed in Drawing 5.14

  Minimum size 75mm x 75mn

This warning sign is to alert marshals or anyone else who may need to approach the vehicle to the fact that the vehicle is an EV or hybrid.

·        The official entry list will clearly identify any EV or Hybrid competing   

– Ray Jude (clubday coordinater



Some changes for the March Clubday and onwards are being made that have been discussed and approved by the YMC clubday autotest committee. The main two changes are: .

1.       A move to an online entry system motorclub manager

Some of you may have already used the system on other events. The YMC March Clubday (and future clubdays when they are ready to enter) will show up in the list of events if you click on “view events” on  The system is easy to use and will reduce the admin burden for the clubdays and make it easier  for competitors to enter. Once you have made one event entry on the system it is just 4 or 5 clicks or taps to enter any subsequent events.

The system allows for entry via the system where competitors can view the regs and download the test diagrams as soon as they are available. Sign on online as well.

The entry fees will still be via Bank transfer. The details are on the online system when you enter. Please give your name as reference when you send payment.

2.       To help cover some of the costs of the new entry system and cover little bit more of the increased MSUK permit fees, that were raised a year or so ago, entry fee for the clubday autotest is being raised to £16. Still good value for money for grass roots motorsport, we hope you will agree. It also helps the club treasurer tell the difference between autotest entry fees and club membership renewals early in the year.

If you have any problems or need help to get started with the online entry system just give me a call on 07980 947579


Click here for the Clubday results



The March Clubday Autotests were held on Sunday the 20th, organised by Joe Gamble, at Acaster only seven competitors turned out to compete – For the results click on the red link above.


Pretty close battle for the overall win. Peter Clegg with Young Clegg enjoying a display of how to throw a Corsa about was only prevented from a clean sweep of fastest times by 2nd place Alastair Brown (MX5) Stu Cariss seems to be getting the hang of his MX5, also known as an Escort convertible to complete the podium.

Ray Jude spent a most of tests 7, 8 and 9 testing the rev limiter in the AXe. Neil Raven was giving his 205 Gti a run out in preparation for the North Yorkshire classic. Steven Draper muscled the big rover well round the tests.

Oliver Mathison suffered a CV joint fail, some reckon his passenger/advisor mum looked relieved as there had been some fast and furious driving  on the early tests judging by the marks left in the test side mud and moss.

Thanks to the Joe and the Gamble family for the organising and Marshalling.  Barry C’s videos are up on youtube.

Aprils Clubday autotest is on 24th April to avoid easter Sunday  and as many clashes as we can. Peter Clegg is organiser and the plan is to use the Model aircraft club site at Acaster but stay away from the grey gloop..






The February Event was held on Acaster South on the 20th, organised by Andrew Cohen, 12 competitors turned out on a windy wet morning to compete. For the results click on the red link above




The January Clubday was held at ACASTER and on the 16th, organised by Neil Raven, nineteen competitors turned out for a great mornings motorsport.

For the results Click on the red link above

Stuarts Recap –

What a great start to 2022 – 19 entries & happy smiling faces at the finish thanks to Neil & his band of marshals.

2 conventional tests & 1 longer rally style test which did cause a bit of a bottleneck but sure no one complained !!

Despite having southern origins Neil has embraced the Yorkshire culture ( if not the accent) of getting the most for your money & use of the site – this extended into the B a N resulting in even bigger smiles & was eventually won by a determined Chris Walker – well it was set by an MX5 driver. We finally finished at 2.30 which just gave time to wash the car before it got dark.

How refreshing to see the improvement in our junior competitors Oliver & Megan – think Olivers mum is taking tranquilisers before the next outing to calm her nerves !

I know you are all waiting for the results to see if you are organising the March event – no reflection on Andrew Cohen who has taken over the results from Malc but a delay has been caused by introducing a class 6 which has meant reprogramming the system to accomodate it hence the delay.

I anm busy rewriting the event regs to take into account the recent changes. Apart from the new class 6 we are basically bringing our regs up to mirror those set out by our ruling body MSUK who issue the event permits & insurance. There are no major changes but all will be explained to you soon which I think is for the better.

The February event will be at Acaster on 20th February. The bad news is that as Ray is away so implimenting the new simpler entry system will not happen before March , you are stuck with me as entries sec. etc for another month. The revised regs will be circulated soon.






Held on Sunday the 12th at Acaster, 17 competitors turned out in reasonably dry weather for the last event of 2021. For the Results click on the red link above.



Held on Sunday the 14th at Acaster Ray Jude The Unofficial provisional results (which were correct) after a count up on the day were 1st Gary Hodgson in the Very Special KA, 2nd Ben Jude in the AXe, 3rd Neil Raven in the MX5 WRC. Test sites 1 & 3 were a clean sweep of fastest times for Gary, but the 2nd test site seemed to suit the MX5 WRC very well and some bales got very frightened🙈 in the course of Neil Setting three fastest times. For the Official Final Results click on the Red link above.



Held on Sunday the 17th at EASTMOOR – Ian Young organised three interesting tests on a very greasy / mossy surface, creating a lot of fun for the rear wheel drive (MX5) contingent! – For the results click on the Red Link Above

Well what a good morning we had at the October Autotest at Eastmoor. Thanks to Ian for organising the tests – obviously in one of his sadistic moods when he planned Test 1 site to make sure he used all the most slippy area of the whole airfield. Two of the MX5 brigade even did an extra 360 just for the hell of it ( or was it brain fade !! )
One new young starter Megan Walker accompanied by her dad Mark managed all the tests with no fails & hopefully will return – they must be keen as they live near Bridlington. Kevin Hardwick who entered the All Day ( & won his class) made the long journey from Mansfield detouring to Hull to pick up his son Alister up on the way & again drove very impressively to be 3rd overall. Along with the “Mathison’s” & our Hull area competitors we do seem to be attracting competitors from far away. Talking of the Mathison’s they missed October because both Dad Mark & son Oliver were competing in a PCA held in a quarry in Wales – looks a great venue – they both used their Road Rally/Targa Proton with Oliver beating his dad & winning driver of the day – well done Oliver – must be the experience gained doing our clubday autotests.
Gary Hodgson won overall & Class 4. 2nd was young Ben Jude ( coming home from Uni specially to compete) who won class 2 & more recently has competed in a National Championship at the new MSUK HQ at Bicester Motion near Oxford – again clubday autotests are his training ground) Class 3 was won by Neil Raven in 7th overall despite a fail or two. Gary Wrigglesworth performed very well but a fail dropped him to a lowly 16th but with Megan being the only other class 5 competitor he still won the class. Bob a Nob was won by Kevin Hardwick but the MX5,s provided the most entertainment.
There is no stopping Ben in the AXeman challenge & likewise Neil in the MX5 challenge





The August Event was held at Full Sutton (South “Pond” End) on Sunday the 15th, organised by Gary Hodgson, Ten entries turned out with a welcome return of Ian Young in his Mini Special, quickly getting back into things and after a close battle with Joe Gamble, setting up fastest time of the day. Results can be found by clicking on the link ABOVE.



The July Clubday Autotests were held on Sunday 11th July at Rufforth old Airfield ( Potato Store Area) organised by Joe Gamble. Seventeen competitors turned out, The results can be found by clicking on the red link ABOVE.

Stuarts Recap – Well the dust has settled  on the July Autotests – yes we did have dust ! and what a great mornings motorsport we had. 17 entries including 3 class 5 with passengers.

Joe set up 3 good tests, 1 on good concrete, 1 on tarmac & loose and 1 on good tarmac with 2 of the tests including some reversing with quite a few fails & + 10’s to upset the results.

Chris Newlove had a clean run in his 1275 Mini putting up 5 fastest times to win overall & class 4. Ben Jude followed with another clean run finishing about 8 secs behind Chris to win class 2.          Gary Wrigglesworth was 3rd with partner Leonne in the hot seat to win class 5.                                  Neil Raven in his “new” red peril MX5 was 4th to win class 3 despite 1 fail. Gary Hodgson had 4 fastest times but a fail& 3 plus 10’s dropped him from a certain overall win to 5th.

Bob a Nob was a modified & extended Test 1. That man Raven was fastest but with a 2 sec handicap the win went to Andy Brown in the orange MX5 who pipped Ray Jude by 3/100 sec. !!!

Biggest dust cloud & longest sideways slide easily went to Alastair Brown on Test 2 – in his words maybe not the quickest way but certainly the most fun ! – certainly looked good.

The  Axeman challenge is looking a bit one sided with Ben winning again & Neil is well in the lead in the MX5 challenge.

Thanks to Joe for organizing , Bill ( Joe’s dad) Malc for marshalling & Jazzy Baz for filming ( on his facebook site) & sorting all the equipment.



The June Clubday Autotests were held at Acaster West, eight competitors turned out on a hot dry morning, dust was a problem for Gary Hodgson in his open Ka special but he persevered and pushed Andy Brown into second place by less than 2 seconds.

STUARTS RECAP – 8 competitors enjoyed some good tests laid out by Malc Skilbeck who stood in for Steve Smith who had an unavoidable change of plans. We knew entries would be low due to a clash with a grass autotest organised by A & P to which some of our regulars decided to attend but we had hoped for 10 – 12. It was looking like 4 or 5 at one stage but a welcome returning Karl Hunter & the Sutton duo saved the day. Gary Hodgson won the event & also the B a N ( thanks Gary for donating your winnings to the club) No Axe man challenge this month but hopefully they will be at the July event. The MX5 challenge was always going to be a battle of the Browns & it was ! But for a fail “Brown Senior” would have taken the honours but as we all know ” buts & ifs” don’t count so “Brown Junior” won the day. I trailed behind but was pleased with my slow improvement taming the Jap beast.

So you lot you missed a good event in June but never mind the July event is now sorted

The results can be found by clicking on the red link ABOVE.



The May Clubday Autotests were held on Sunday the 16th May at Acaster and were organised by Steve Smith.

Stuarts Recap – 

A good entry of 17 . Steve set up 3 good tests – bit tight for the bigger cars but quite do-able & sorted the men from the boys. Joe Gamble in his mini 1000 won overall & Class 1. Neil Raven was 2nd & won Class 3, Ben Jude was 3rd & won Class 2. Returning after a long layoff was Gary Hodgson who finished 7th & won Class 4. Peter Clegg & passenger Louis was 8th & won Class 5.

Bob a Nob was won by Ben Jude finishing 0.8 sec ahead of father Ray Jude.

Ben won round 2 of the Rayben Axeman challenge (again) & Neil Raven won round 2 of the MX5 challenge ( again)

The results can be found by clicking on the red link at the bottom of the page.





The April Clubday Autotests were held on Sunday the 18th April at Acaster, organised by Steve Morten, nineteen competitors turned out on a clear sunny morning – for the results click on the red link ABOVE.








The Chris Leeming Memorial All Day Autotests was held on Acaster South. Our annual event co promoted with Huddersfield Motor Club went ahead with full Corona Virus Precautions. 24 tests were completed. The first 12 tests formed the YMC October Clubday event. 

For the Main event Results click here – Chris leeming 20results

For October Clubday Results – Click on the Red Link ABOVE




















YORK Motor Club Autotest League events are run on a monthly schedule (the winner organising a following months autotest).


What is Autotesting?

Autotest events consist of a number of short courses or “tests” made up usually of traffic cones. Competitors are given a defined route, which they complete against the clock, using forward and reverse gears. Time penalties are given for collisions with bollards or failing to complete the course correctly.


What type of  car?

Nothing special, in fact any car that is deemed safe by the organisers. There are people out there competing in cars they have bought for as little as 25 pounds.


Why Autotesting?

Autotesting is “grass roots” motorsport. Entry fees are cheap, events are held on private property, no special licence is required at inter-club level, no special car is needed. This type of motorsport is without any doubt, the best and safest way to learn car control, and a great introduction to other forms of motorsport.


How do I find out more?

Simple, Come and meet us socially, every Wednesday night, 9.00 p.m. Details of where we meet can be found here  Better still come down and visit our next club day. We will be pleased to help you with any questions you may have, and provide you with a copy of our clubday rules. Alternatively, you can contact one of our experienced club day organisers,

Malc Skilbeck  01759 371057, 07813 591449

Stu Cariss