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General Discussion / Competition Car Insurance?
« Last post by Alastair Queen on July 22, 2020, 05:28:53 pm »
Does anybody know what has happened to the insurance company called ''Competition Car Insurance?''

{I used them years ago, as I found them reasonable, and willing to insure my much modified skoda without going into reams and reams of the mods I had done to it.}
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General Discussion / Re: Forum Membership.
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on July 18, 2020, 01:17:07 pm »
Also please note that the MCC Forum is a totally separate entity to the MCC Website and the MCC Facebook Pages.

No details are shared or are transferable form this site to the others.

A separate application is needed.

All the best.

Regards
Stephen.
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General Discussion / Forum Membership.
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on July 18, 2020, 12:01:43 am »
Hi.

There are a number of updates and changes happening to the Forum.

Mostly to stop Spambots from flooding the application process.

I will be periodically vetting and replying to all applicants, However this may take four or five days.

This is a real name forum... So please choose your user name appropriately, so others can know who you are, otherwise you will be asked to change it to your real name. If this is not happening you may be deleted from the forum and have to re apply.

All the best.

Regards

Stephen. Forum Admin.
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Car Help / Re: Tyre Rack legality
« Last post by Dermot Murray on July 15, 2020, 11:46:08 am »
Yes "Legal" as long as they comply with the regulations. in Any Class.

What you have is a Class 3 Car....... Running in Class 0.

In effect "Class Zero" is "Group Zero". As the other Classes Run in "Group Main Trial".

And "Class R" Is "Group R".

Your vehicle must conform to one of the Classes A-D or 1 - 9. and you elect to run in whatever "Trial Group" you would like. Main, Zero or R.

Hope this helps.   :)

Having read it twice, yes it makes perfect sense, thank you. :)
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Car Help / Re: Tyre Rack legality
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on July 15, 2020, 11:10:49 am »
Yes "Legal" as long as they comply with the regulations. in Any Class.

What you have is a Class 3 Car....... Running in Class 0.

In effect "Class Zero" is "Group Zero". As the other Classes Run in "Group Main Trial".

And "Class R" Is "Group R".

Your vehicle must conform to one of the Classes A-D or 1 - 9. and you elect to run in whatever "Trial Group" you would like. Main, Zero or R.

Hope this helps.   :)

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Car Help / Re: Tyre Rack legality
« Last post by Dermot Murray on July 14, 2020, 11:40:05 am »
Motorsports Yearbook - aka The Blue Book - THE RULES.
T10.10.1. Not more than two spare wheels may be carried externally, and these must be fitted as close as possible to the
bodywork (excluding bumpers).
T10.10.4. The spare wheel(s) or mounting(s) may not extend rearwards more that 200mm from a vertical line passing through the rearmost part of the original bodywork (excluding bumpers), or more than 100mm beyond the rearmost part of the original bumper position for the model of vehicle, whichever creates the lesser protrusion.

Such a spare wheel rack would still be legal in Class 3, When you build the rack, give consideration to rear vision:-

T9.8.5. Rearward vision whilst properly seated within the confines of the vehicle’s bodywork or ROPS must be possible. Vehicles with solid rear bulkheads or an obstructed view along the centreline of the longitudinal axis must be fitted with either external rear view mirrors or a reversing camera. Mirrors and/or cameras must be operational during competition.

Hi Simon

Yes I have looked at the blue book and understand where the rack would fit, and also maintain rearward vision, I was querying if the racks are legal in the Class 0 and Class 3.
You have answered my question so thank you.
I think my rack design will fold down to allow access to the boot area, so yes I have a plan in my head how it will look, just need to ensure it will stay within the limits of the blue book.

Thanks for your assistance

Dermot.
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Car Help / Re: Tyre Rack legality
« Last post by Dermot Murray on July 14, 2020, 11:33:10 am »
If its your first time I would definitely recommend class O. It will be mostly the same hill's as all the other class's but minus the real nasty ones. Class O can be rough and you don't want to bust your moggy first time out. Its always nice to get to the end and get that finishing certificate. I did class O a few times in an x90. Even got some medals on the last two trials.   ;D  Really enjoyed it.

Don't forget you will be missing a nights sleep. Its just as hard on you as it is on the car. I used to take some cans of red bull. It helped me get through the 4.30 am slump and got me through to breakfast.

Jason

Thanks for the advice, I will more than likely opt for class 0 as a first outing but I'm sure the bug will bite and I will want to try those difficult hills in time.
I have worked the night shift covering 7 ten hour shifts for many years so I know all about the mid shift slump, unfortunately I cannot stand the taste of energy drinks so I have to make do with strong coffee and chocolate.

Regards

Dermot.
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Car Help / Re: Tyre Rack legality
« Last post by Simon Woodall on July 14, 2020, 10:27:36 am »
Motorsports Yearbook - aka The Blue Book - THE RULES.
T10.10.1. Not more than two spare wheels may be carried externally, and these must be fitted as close as possible to the
bodywork (excluding bumpers).
T10.10.4. The spare wheel(s) or mounting(s) may not extend rearwards more that 200mm from a vertical line passing through the rearmost part of the original bodywork (excluding bumpers), or more than 100mm beyond the rearmost part of the original bumper position for the model of vehicle, whichever creates the lesser protrusion.

Such a spare wheel rack would still be legal in Class 3, When you build the rack, give consideration to rear vision:-

T9.8.5. Rearward vision whilst properly seated within the confines of the vehicle’s bodywork or ROPS must be possible. Vehicles with solid rear bulkheads or an obstructed view along the centreline of the longitudinal axis must be fitted with either external rear view mirrors or a reversing camera. Mirrors and/or cameras must be operational during competition.
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Car Help / Re: Tyre Rack legality
« Last post by Jason Potts on July 14, 2020, 07:58:40 am »
If its your first time I would definitely recommend class O. It will be mostly the same hill's as all the other class's but minus the real nasty ones. Class O can be rough and you don't want to bust your moggy first time out. Its always nice to get to the end and get that finishing certificate. I did class O a few times in an x90. Even got some medals on the last two trials.   ;D  Really enjoyed it.

Don't forget you will be missing a nights sleep. Its just as hard on you as it is on the car. I used to take some cans of red bull. It helped me get through the 4.30 am slump and got me through to breakfast.
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Car Help / Tyre Rack legality
« Last post by Dermot Murray on July 14, 2020, 07:24:28 am »
Good morning
I was pondering the issue of carrying spare wheels and noticed a few cars carry spares either bolted to the rear boot lid (as per X90) or on a rack (as per VW Beetle).
If I was to build a rack for the rear of my Morris Minor would it be legal in class 3 or class 0?

I ask about either class 3 or class 0 as I cannot decide which class I'm going to enter with my Morris Minor.

Regards

Dermot.
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