Middlesex County Automobile Club
The Club, originally called the North London Automobile Club, was formed in March 1905 when some half-dozen enthusiasts decided to form a motor club. Within a couple of years, the membership had risen to over 50 and the name was changed to the North Middlesex Automobile Club. Then in December 1909, the Secretary of the Royal Automobile Club, supported by the Chairman of Middlesex County Council, suggested that in view of the Club's growing membership and influence, the name should be changed to the Middlesex County Automobile Club. The council chamber at Middlesex Guildhall was made available for a meeting of members, who unanimously agreed to the new title.
Throughout its life the Club has faithfully carried out its pledge to afford members such protection, privileges and benefits as could be arranged. In the early days, the Club did, in fact, have its own free legal defence scheme until the RAC established the current general scheme. We were also the first Club to obtain written permission from the Police to hold a Hill Climb on a public road.
Present day events bear little resemblance to the earlier Speed Judging, Hill Climb or Village Seeking competitions, but the Club has certainly moved with the times and the experience gained in running our own Brooklands Race Meetings, Driving Tests and Reliability Trials has maintained our position as the premier club in Middlesex.
As well as being affiliated to The Motor Sports Association, the Club is also a member of the London Counties Association of Motor Clubs, the Association of Central Southern Motor Clubs, the Association of Eastern Motor Clubs and the Welsh Association of Motor Clubs. Through these Associations our members are invited to compete in events organised by other member clubs, which means that scarcely a weekend passes when there is not at least one event available
Currently we have around 400 members, including some 50 RAC Associate members, and during the course of the year we organise 2 single-venue stage rallies and an autocross (at our own venue near Cambridge), a grass autotest (at the Uxbridge Autoshow), 2 night trials, 3 12 car rallies and a mildly competitive treasure hunt/fun run/barbecue for all the family. In addition, we co-promote a multi-venue forestry stage rally, which this year forms part of the Pirelli British Rally Championship, and a sealed-surface autotest, as well as marshal on many events, including the Network Q Rally of Great Britain, the MSA Classic and the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
For more information on Middlesex County Automobile Club please visit the Club Website.