ABOUT THE CLUB   The Club was originally formed in about 1932 or 1933 for the London Hospitals and membership was extended to the University of London about 1935, when permission was obtained from the University for the use of the name. During this period the Club's president was Dr. Benjafield of Bentley fame and the Club was one of the first to organise motor racing on the Donington Park circuit. Our badge dates from this period, having been designed by D W Harvey with the help of "Caput" of the Autocar. The Club was closed down for the duration of the Second World War and was not revived until 1951, when a new constitution was drawn up by representatives of the major London Colleges and Hospitals. At that time, although the Medical Schools had by then become an integral part of the University, it was decided to retain the name for continuity with the prewar period and because much had been done to publicise the Club's nickname "Yoohoo". The name plus the membership, which was open to staff and graduates of the University as well as students, led to the University's students' union withdrawing recognition of the club. However, given the nature of motor sport, RAC requirements for experienced organisers and the then forthcoming legislation to control rallies (and a feeling of ‘we were here first’), the Club chose not to change. The Club was recognised by the RAC Motor Sports Association (now the Motor Sports Association) and at various times has been affiliated to the LCAMC and the Combined Universities Motor Club and, before the WW2, to the Auto-Cycle Union. Our archives are, unfortunately, incomplete. Many did not resurface after the war and others were lost in the late fifties. Should anyone be able to fill the gaps – and we are especially interested in any records of the Miglia Quadrato previous to 1962 – please get in touch. A selection of available results for the early race meetings and some rallies follow, but these are necessarily incomplete. We hope they are of interest. UHULMC Donington Park race meetings We held race meetings at Donington Park on 24 Oct 1936, 29 May 1937, 8 Oct 1938, and 20 May 1939. The results for that last event may be found here. UHULMC Speed Trials In the 1930s UHULMC ran a number of speed trials. Our archives have little information on these, but what there is may be found here. UHULMC Rallies In the 1950s and 1960s UHULMC organised and co-promoted various rallying events. Sadly little detail remains – if anyone can furnish more detail we will gladly incorporate it here. Additionally a team from UHULMC participated in a number of Inter-Varsity events during this period. To give a flavour of the club activities, some events and results for 1964 may be found here.
Le Mans in 1930 - the Blower Bentley of Dr. Dudley Benjafield and Giulio Ramponi, with the Mercedes SSK of Caracciola and Werner
ABOUT THE CLUB   The Club was originally formed in about 1932 or 1933 for the London Hospitals and membership was extended to the University of London about 1935, when permission was obtained from the University for the use of the name. During this period the Club's president was Dr. Benjafield of Bentley fame and the Club was one of the first to organise motor racing on the Donington Park circuit. Our badge dates from this period, having been designed by D W Harvey with the help of "Caput" of the Autocar. The Club was closed down for the duration of the Second World War and was not revived until 1951, when a new constitution was drawn up by representatives of the major London Colleges and Hospitals. At that time, although the Medical Schools had by then become an integral part of the University, it was decided to retain the name for continuity with the prewar period and because much had been done to publicise the Club's nickname "Yoohoo". The name plus the membership, which was open to staff and graduates of the University as well as students, led to the University's students' union withdrawing recognition of the club. However, given the nature of motor sport, RAC requirements for experienced organisers and the then forthcoming legislation to control rallies (and a feeling of ‘we were here first’), the Club chose not to change. The Club was recognised by the RAC Motor Sports Association (now the Motor Sports Association) and at various times has been affiliated to the LCAMC and the Combined Universities Motor Club and, before the WW2, to the Auto-Cycle Union. Our archives are, unfortunately, incomplete. Many did not resurface after the war and others were lost in the late fifties. Should anyone be able to fill the gaps – and we are especially interested in any records of the Miglia Quadrato previous to 1962 – please get in touch. A selection of available results for the early race meetings and some rallies follow, but these are necessarily incomplete. We hope they are of interest. UHULMC Donington Park race meetings We held race meetings at Donington Park on 24 Oct 1936, 29 May 1937, 8 Oct 1938, and 20 May 1939. The results for that last event may be found here. UHULMC Speed Trials In the 1930s UHULMC ran a number of speed trials. Our archives have little information on these, but what there is may be found here. UHULMC Rallies In the 1950s and 1960s UHULMC organised and co-promoted various rallying events. Sadly little detail remains – if anyone can furnish more detail we will gladly incorporate it here. Additionally a team from UHULMC participated in a number of Inter-Varsity events during this period. To give a flavour of the club activities, some events and results for 1964 may be found here.
Le Mans in 1930 - the Blower Bentley of Dr. Dudley Benjafield and Giulio Ramponi, with the Mercedes SSK of Caracciola and Werner