Harper Adams Motorsport is the student led racing team at the University. Throughout the year members will be involved in competing, marshalling or spectating at a variety of motorsport events.
The Harper Adams Motorsport Club’s main goal is to enable students to enter the motorsport community affordably. We currently have two cars in the club, an ex-VW racing Polo and a Land Rover TD5 based Tomcat. As a club we also run other events such as Navigational Rallies, Go Karting and we also help out as marshals at local events. We also have a relaxed weekly social at The Sutherland Arms pub in Tibberton from 19:30 (curry and a pint for under £7!). You don’t have to have any previous experience, or even have a driving license to join the club!
The Polo has led a long and interesting life, starting off as a VW-works Rally car. It has a lot of history and is currently producing around 180bhp from its 1.4l engine. The car was purchased by the club in 2018 and has been busy competing in rallies and track days since. We love track days as they allow multiple drivers to experience the thrill of driving full speed on a circuit and all you need is a driving license and a helmet! We are very keen to get freshers out in the cars as a reward for the time spent in the workshop prepping and maintaining our fleet.
The Tomcat is on long-term loan to the university after an unfortunate incident at a winch trial in Morocco where it landed on its roof. Over the following 5 years, members of the club stripped the car back to a bare frame and it was fully rebuilt with a TD5 land rover engine. In 2019 the car competed at the Scottish Borders Hill Rally and completed the event performing excellently (most of the time….) winning the team our first trophy!
To find out more about the club check out our pages, or give us a message via MS TEAMS or email:
Execs: Chairman – William Flittner, Vice Chair – Benjamin Wettern, Polo/Treasurer – Ross Dillon, Tomcat/Secretary – George Pollard
Membership Prices: Full Year - £70, if purchased halfway through the year, £40.
Mission Statement & Constitution: You can read HAMC Constitution and Mission Statement here.