Southsea Motor Club

Covid 19/Corona virus

UPDATE at 1st August

With the easing of lockdown many pubs reopened on 4th July. The landlords of The Travellers Rest advise us that while they have every intention of reopening it would not be possible on 4th July as they have much preparation work still to do.

For this reason there will be no Club Night on Monday 3rd August but we remain hopeful that from September the club’s social activities will return to the Travellers Rest. Please check our website or Facebook page for further updates.

As I’m sure you are all aware HMUK Government has released guidance that all gatherings of people (large or small) should be suspended for the foreseeable time in response to this outbreak.

Motorsport UK as the governing body asked all clubs to act responsibly and has suspended all Permits and Certificates of Exemption for events until the 30th April 2020 in response to the Governments Guidance.

As of this time, Southsea Motor Club has suspended or cancelled all events and meetings until further notice to be inline with Government Guidelines, however we will use these facilities to keep you up to date with what is happening and possibly some quiz, table top rallies, training material or other suitable material. If anyone has any ideas please speak to one of the committee so we can put it in motion.

We would like to thank all our members, competitors, volunteers, marshals, organisers, officials, families etc for their support in the past, present and future. We will be monitoring the situation and hopefully resume activities soon.

Please take care everyone during these difficult times and keep well.

John Taylor,  Chairman


Southsea Motor Club is based in the Portsmouth area with members from all across southern Hampshire and beyond.

Our members are active in many different disciplines of motorsport such as rallying, trials, autosolos, sprints, hillclimbs and autocross ranging from club level right up to international status events – not only as competitors, but as marshals and officials too.

We are a busy and active club with plenty going on for our members. So whether you are interested in competing, organising or marshalling on events we’ve got something to offer you. As well as motor sport events we also run social events throughout the year.

We meet on the first Monday evening of the month from about 8.30pm at “The Travellers Rest”, Church Road, Newtown, PO17 6LL (OS grid reference: map 196/613½123). (Click here for map)

Please look around our website to find out more about Southsea Motor Club and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have an enquiry about the club, membership or our events.