Car club gets into gear for Hartlepool town centre meeting

A car club is revving up for a big event this weekend in Hartlepool town centre.

Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th May 2016, 11:25 am
One of the vehicles taking part in a  previous event.
One of the vehicles taking part in a previous event.

The latest round of Hartlepool & District Motor Club’s autotest championship will see top drivers from all over the North test their skills on a specially laid out course in the car park next to Hartlepool Central Library.

All sorts of cars and vans are expected to compete in Sunday’s event which offers great views for spectators.

Chris Langan, of Hartlepool & District Motor Club, said: “We are known all over Britain for autotest.

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“We usually have a lot drivers from quite a wide area entering our events. People come from Cumbria, Newcastle, Whitley Bay and down to York.”

Drivers are scored according to the speed and accuracy they complete courses skidding round bollards.

Chris added: “One way to describe it is as half way between stunt driving and rally driving, but without the speed.

“The cars are designed for drivers to hone their skills like spinning around bollards.

“The crowds often love to see the cars skidding around.”

The competition is split into different categories including sports cars, minis and front and rear wheel drive saloons.

Spectators will be afforded perfect views from the ramp and walkways above the car park behind York Road.

The event runs from 10am-4pm.

Hartlepool & District Motor Club provides affordable motorsports and Sunday’s event has a £20 entry fee for drivers.

For more details contact Chris on 01429 223949 or email [email protected]