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Offline Mark Gregg

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Re: Class R regs
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2019, 05:41:51 pm »
Although yet to be confirmed the proposal is that Class R will run again on the Edinburgh in 2019 and that the route will be approx. 150 miles. 100% tarmac and start at approximately midnight.

It will feature Endurance , navigation, sections, restarts and special tests

Feedback after last years trial from competitors and observers was pivotal in proposing this format, as was feedback from conversations on this years Exeter with class R competitors.

What Class R now needs is participants. Please show your support starting on the Lands End.

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Re: Class R regs
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2019, 10:35:30 pm »
Can I use a Land Rover?
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Re: Class R regs
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2019, 04:10:43 pm »
Can I use a Land Rover?

If it's 2WD, maybe - see the other thread on 2016 SSRs (https://www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=139.0) and their impact on converted 4WD Suzukis etc

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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2019, 05:14:29 pm »
Can I use a Land Rover?
No.  The SSR 2019 state:

'Any four wheel drive vehicle modified to operate in two wheel drive is prohibited.   Vehicles originally supplied commercially in the U.K. market with two wheel drive only from a model range including four wheel drive versions will be eligible.'

So a car originally supplied as 2WD from a 4WD range, e.g. Suzuki X90, is eligible, but Land Rovers are not unless a particular model was ever supplied as a 2WD, which to my knowledge has never been the case.

To the general public a Land Rover / Jeep / etc is a 4WD and ours's are carrying competition numbers; we can't hide the fact that they are competing.  The general public does not even know about class R.  Added to that is that when they see a number in the 700 series on a car, they're going to think there is over 700 cars competitors in the event :o.

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Re: Class R regs
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2019, 06:49:46 pm »
Can I use a Land Rover?

I doubt it no.

Even if it was possible I suppose the question arises of should you?

@Keith - go for it I know Dad would welcome the entry.

As an aside Dad & I made our own Exeter 2019 Class R run yesterday as the fuel union prevented his 1924 GN taking the start. Left at 7am from Surrey and back home 300+ miles later at 7pm.



 

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« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2019, 01:39:44 pm »
I asked because that the only vehicle I have that I am OK. to drive any distance with present spine situation....

Worth a try....  :)
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« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2019, 02:53:42 pm »
Couldn't you get a role as a travelling marshal in your Landrover?  With a big 'M' instead of a number?

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Re: Class R regs
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2019, 04:28:05 pm »
Part of the organising team sounds a good idea!

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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2019, 11:43:59 am »
Yes Was Route Official on the Exeter about four years ago....  :)
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Re: Class R regs
« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2019, 02:08:19 pm »
Just for the record, Land Rover did make some 2WD Series Ones in the late 1950s.

But I agree, the public see what looks to be a 4WD and therefore that's what it must be.

Edit: Here we go:
https://mathewsons.co.uk/vehicle-auction-catalogue/4448-1958-land-rover-series-12
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