Burnham-on-Sea Motor Club

Burnham-on-Sea Motor Club – Formed in early 1953, for the enjoyment of motoring and its associated activities. The founder members included Highbridge garage proprietor and local racing driver, John Buncombe. John competed far and wide in such cars as a Dellow and HRG. His son Jonathan was a successful Saloon car racer in the 60’s & 70’s and was part of the Esso Ford Capri team, that competed in the Tricentrol saloon car races, which were a forerunner of today’s touring cars. These days Jonathan’s sons Chris and Alex are now keeping up the family traditions in formula Renault.Other notable members over the years include, the late Henry Liddon, who co-drove the works Mini Coopers, with Paddy Hopkirk in the 60’s, and Simon Taylor, known to many as “Throttle” who regularly still writes columns in Motor Sport and Classic and Sportscar. In fact Simon says that Burnham-on-Sea was the first motor club he ever joined. Over the years the club has been involved with many events, and were pleased to be part of Wildlife Autosport – Wiscombe Hillclimb, Five Clubs – Wiscombe Hillclimb and Three Clubs – Charmouth Hillclimb. As well as Hillclimbs, Burnham-on-Sea Motor Club also helps to promote the “Somerset Stages Rally”, the “Andy Simm Classic Tour”, in addition several social events throughout the year.