Fleet Motor Club

FMC the place to be....

Another scene from a Banger race..

About Us

Phone: 0845 224 1742

E-mail: info@fleetmotorclub.co.uk

About FMC and its creation!

Reminds us all, Why we are here, Doing what we do!

 

Fleet Motor Club was created in April 2000, an idea and lifelong dream of Colin Roberts “Head of the Roberts family”. The children (seven of them) have all been raised with “Motor Racing” in their blood, which has proved to be an added inspiration in the creation of what we have all (family & friends) worked so hard for. “Fleet Motor Club” Colin started racing in the mid 70’s, racing three or four times every week. Wherever there was a race meeting, we travelled to it. “Yarmouth, Ipswich, Arlington, Wimbledon, and of course Aldershot” In fact he had an accident whilst “Banger” racing at Wimbledon in the early 80’s which resulted in a bone in his wrist being replaced with “plastic” This didn’t stop his desire to be on the track. Even with his arm in plaster, we made the journey to the race meetings. He would drive and I would change the gears, it was fun at the time, but I would have to reconsider ever doing that now! Our lives in those days were mostly spent at the edge of a race track “somewhere”. In 1986 we made a family decision to “Cool it” we had 4 children at the time and things were becoming more expensive. Car’s were costing a lot more and our time was wearing thin with the children and general “Family Stuff” So we decided to call it a day, but always knowing that if we went back to “Racing” we’d be “Hooked” again. So that was it until 1994, when our eldest son then 17yrs got involved with “Auto grass Racing” and was building “Mini’s” in our garage. We kept our distance from it, because we knew that if we ventured to a circuit “We’d be hooked” We lost our son in July 1996 aged 19yrs 3 months and 5 days; it was unexpected and devastating to our entire family. The situation was intense and emotionally crushing for us all. Still beside ourselves with grief, our eldest daughter (Kerry) had a desire to visit the place that her brother had spent so much of his time. Once we made the visit she announced that she felt the need to “carry on where her brother had left off” She started in Production B’s with a Fiat 127, complete with a photo of her brother on her dashboard “for inspiration” she proceeded to have a great time. Hence our family’s return to “Motor Racing” It’s taken a lot of hard work, determination and enthusiasm for the sport, to get us this far. Our kids (and us of course) ate “beans on toast” for weeks, so as to preserve cash flow for the track! We have been blessed with a great crowd of “Family and Friends” that have donated both their time and moral support to see this venture materialize. Coupled with the love of the sport, and here we are! The whole of F.M.C is owned and as you see on a race day, run by our family and friends. Since it’s opening  at Aldershot in Aug 2001, we received financial offers almost every week from someone who would like to “buy into” FMC, But to date, we are, & will remain totally independent! We successfully re built and opened our 2nd track here at Aldermaston in Nov 2009 after taking down the 1st track in Aug 2007. With the continued support of everyone that comes to a race day, anything can happen.

 

We’d like to say “A huge Thank-you, to all “Drivers & Spectators” for your support, we do hope for a happy & fun future in motor racing that we can add memories to share with you all,

 

Best Wishes from The Robert’s Family

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