Our HRDC Brands Hatch team - and all members of OUMF - are all delighted and very flattered to be featured in the excellent Octane magazine - reproduced here with their permission.
We thank all our sponsors, and supporters and followers for the positive feedback we have received - and of course for all the assistance they have given the students in the many different ways that continues to help them to learn, experience and achieve so much.
We do feel in retrospect it was wishful thinking to invite Octane to try and condense and fit all our supporters along the bottom in a strap line. They did what they could, and it was a kind and noble effort! - but when you look at our Supporters page you will see the challenge they faced! So we would like to reassure all those not mentioned directly, that we are no less grateful for their support. They know who they are, and you can find out too - by clicking on the OUMF Supporters tab now. It is a pantheon of the best companies in the country, with world-beating products, and a shared concern to see the UK engineering and motorsports flourish in the future. OUMF could not continue without them donating their tangible, concrete help - which enables it to best prepare all of the boys and girls in the team for careers that will maintain the tradition of 'hands on' British engineering excellence through the coming years. We thank you all for your foresight, and for your generosity.
The ‘Twisted Arms’ Autotest and barbeque was organised by Oxford Motor Club, and held on a grass airstrip on Pusey Farm on Sunday 19th, and it certainly required the twisting of some OUMF arms to assemble a few crews to join in the fun! The temperature was already climbing in the hot sun as the four OUMF entrants, in 3 cars, met at the HQ in the morning to put a few things in the van, and Phillips Tyres signs on both sides, before setting off for the venue some 20 minutes away down the A420 towards Swindon. Ahron was driving his Toyota MR-2 with Sally in the passenger seat, Dom was in his Morris Minor, and I was in my 1 litre, 3 cylinder Corsa, and was to be sharing the driving with Ding who led the way to Pusey in the van.