Who are Wimborne Motorcycle Club?
The Wimborne Motor Cycle Club (WMCC) was formed in October 1962 by a group of biking enthusiasts who worked at Flight Refuelling Limited (FRL) at Tarrant Rushton Airfield near Wimborne; they started running trials and grasstrack events.
Because of the close association between FRL and the Royal Air Force at the time, takes its styling cues and colours from the RAF's 'roundel' seen on all UK military aircraft — the centre is associated with Wimborne Minster and the town shield, with cross patonce and four martlets.
1969 saw the club run the first Big Grasstrack meeting in the country calling it the Wimborne Whoppa. The first prize was £100 and the meeting winners were Andy Ross (Solos) and Cecil Taylor with passenger Brian Knight (Sidecars). The event is now the longest established Big Grasstrack meeting still running.
In the late seventies and early eighties WMCC also ran several Scrambles at Iwerne Minster near Blandford.
Additionally, WMCC has run International and European events on behalf of the A.C.U. and in 2009 ran the European Sidecar Final.
Top riders from all over the UK are attracted to the renowned ‘Whoppa’ and ‘Rob King Party Grasstrack’ events. This year our 2016 meeting is Sunday 25th September with the 'International Whoppa!' which will be held at Merley Hall Farm, Willett Road, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 3DH the same venue as our staging of the 2015 British Masters meeting.
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International Whoppa (Wimborne)
The International Whoppa on Sunday afternoon was won by Andrew Appleton in the 500cc solo class, William Matthijssen and Sandra Molema in the 500cc sidecars with Mark Cossar and Wayne Rickards in the 1000cc sidecars. The meeting was held at Merley Hall Farm the popular venue used for the successful 2105 British Masters and again won many plaudits on Sunday from riders and supporters alike, smooth fast racing with the only hindrance the wind blowing across the track.
- Written by iTRocks