Silverstone lodge revs up
Believed to be the first motorsport-related lodge under the United Grand Lodge of England, Silverstone Lodge, No. 9877, has been launched by Max Bayes, Provincial Grand Master of Northamptonshire and Huntingdonshire.
The lodge will meet at Silverstone on four Friday evenings each year, to coincide with race weekends: the Vintage Sports-Car Club Pomeroy Trophy in February, the Silverstone Classic in July, the British Superbike Championship in October and the Walter Hayes Trophy in November.
The first Master is Dermot Bambridge, whose involvement in motorsport includes working for Goodyear Racing’s Formula 1 Team, Silverstone Circuit and the World Superbikes organisation. ‘One of the charities we will support is the Grand Prix Mechanics Charitable Trust,’ said Dermot. ‘We were delighted to receive a letter from three-times Formula 1 World Champion, Sir Jackie Stewart, founder of the charity, wishing us every success.’