Eastern Counties Motor Club: Over Seven Decades Of Affordable Motor Sport – by Leigh Trevail
During January 1950, a gathering of like-minded motor racing enthusiast gathered in the Bull Hotel, Woodbridge. By the end of the evening the Eastern Counties Motor Club had been founded. This book tells the clubs history from the austerity of post-war Britain with club events at Bentwaters and Fersfield to its height organising national race meetings at Snetterton. The prestigious E.C.M.C. ‘100’ Trophy Meeting would include rounds of the Autosport Championship and what is now the British Touring Car Championship.
By the early sixties, one-off races were falling out of favour being replaced by national championships. As a result regional clubs lost their importance. The E.C.M.C returned to its roots providing affordable motor sport for its members, something it still does to this day.
Using the club’s archive along with members anecdotes this book charts the early days through to the glory times and then back to reality. The exploits of the founder members including operating the ‘signalling’ at Le Mans for Austin Healey, Lister and the A.C. Cobra team managed by (Sir) Stirling Moss.
Some of the members went on to manufacture their own cars including Ginetta, Gordon Keeble, Trident and of course Lister. Many of the photographs have never appeared in print before and will appeal across the board. There is even a Giles cartoon!
This hardback book is A4 (profile) format with 150 pages of text and photos. Limited to a print run of 500; with little or no chance of a reprint.
The book is: £25 per copy with UK (inland) 1st Class Postage at £7.00
All books sent in purpose bought packaging.
For more details and to order your copy, please get in touch with author (& Club Historian!) Leigh Trevail using his details from the Contacts page