ARE YOU THINKING OF BITING THE BULLET AND STARTING COMPETING WITH THE VSCC? IF SO HERE IS A QUICK GUIDE… Need to know contact details The governing body of Motor Sport in the UK is: The Vintage Sports-Car Club The Motor Sports Association The Old Post Office Motor Sports House West Street Riverside Park Chipping Norton Colnbrook Oxon SL3 0HG OX7 5EL Telephone: 01753 765000 Telephone: 01608 644777 Ext 4 Fax: 01753 682938 Fax: 01608 644888 Website www.msauk.org Website: www.vscc.co.uk Deciding what you want to do Depending on what types of events you wish to take part in, you will need to have different licences. Below is a quick summary of the type of event, what licence is required, any special clothing and any other important points. Type of Event Licence Clothing Other Circuit Racing The VSCC usually runs five race meetings a year offering a wide Club Races Overalls: Minimum Fire extinguishers are range of races for which your car may be suitable. Any event on National B standard: FIA 8856- mandatory These must be a a race track, including high speed trials and the Pomeroy Trophy 2000 minimum of 1.75 litres of AFFF competition, requires a Race Licence. Depending on the event Trophy Races or ZERO 2000 standard. differing Race Licence standards will be required. See table to the National B or A Helmet: Minimum right. You must first apply to the MSA for a "Go Racing" Pack standard BS6658 Type which will cost £57 for 2010. The pack contains – among other 50’s Sports- A/FR information – a "2010 MSA Competitors' Yearbook", a DVD and Cars a novice application form. The pack contains simple instructions National B or A Competitors are on the procedure for obtaining a Race National B Licence; there strongly advised to is an additional fee for this which is £51 in 2010. Novice (new) wear flame resistant racing drivers will be obliged to undergo a half day training gloves, socks, course at one of the Association of Racing Drivers’ Schools balaclavas and (ARDS) before they can obtain a National B Licence. These are underwear. run at most of the circuits and cost approximately £200/300. If you pass you will have a Race National B Licence and can enter all of our race meetings. Budget at least £400 for helmet and overalls. See pages 172-178 of the 2010 ‘Blue Book’ for more information Sprints and Hill Climbs To enter speed events such as Wiscombe or Prescott the licence Non Race Overalls: Minimum Fire extinguishers are standards are lower and don’t require any formal assessment. To National B standard FIA 1986 recommended by the MSA but apply for a licence, apply to the MSA or download the application mandated by the Club. These forms from the MSA website www.msa.org. There is no Helmet: Minimum must be a minimum of 1.75 application fee or test for this. Just complete the form and pay standard BS6658 Type litres of AFFF or ZERO 2000 the licence fee which is £37 for 2010. Some hill climb venues, A/FR standard which may be split such as Prescott, offer training days but these are not into two smaller containers compulsory. Budget at least £400 for helmet and overalls.See Flame Resistant where mounting difficulties pages 172-178 of the 2010 ‘Blue Book’ for more information Gloves: Mandatory occur. Trials, rallies and driving tests For trials, rallies and driving tests you do not require an MSA RTA Licence for Warm clothing! For Trials and Driving licence, but you must be able to produce a VSCC membership all road events. Tests Fire extinguishers are card. Depending on the specific event regulations road licences No specific mandatory. These must be a may not be a requirement. The skills required for these events competition minimum of 1.75 litres and to are slightly specialist when you first get started, but the best way requirements AFFF or ZERO 2000 standard, to learn is to take part and learn from others. but may be in two smaller containers. For Rallies Fire extinguishers are recommended Car Preparation Cars entered into VSCC events are normally required to have a VSCC eligibility document, or ‘Buff Form’. This is issued by the Club’s Eligibility Sub-Committee against information provided by the owner – simply apply to the Club office for a form to fill in. In addition certain safety equipment will be required and this varies between disciplines. A chat with other competitors or a scrutineer will answer most questions. Silencing of cars is important for Hill Climbs and Sprints. The maximum noise limit is usually 110db or less, however, depending on the venue, this may change. The Supplementary Regulations for the meeting will be quite specific about noise limits and silencing. J5.17 of the 2010 MSA “Blue Book” is also useful. Handling your Entry to a Competition The process of entering a VSCC event is very simple, Process Timescale Event regulations and entry forms are published for download on our website, on the date Approx 3 months that entries open for the event. To download these forms you will need to log on as a member (full prior to each event details are available on our website) You can also enter online. Should you wish to receive a paper date copy of the regulations and entry form please send us a Self Addressed Envelope, C5 Size, with the name of the event written in the top left hand corner, we will then post the documents to you by return. If you enter online you will see within your personal section that your entry status has changed from Shortly after VSCC pending to accepted. This means that your entry is confirmed and acknowledged for the event. If receive your entry you have entered through a paper entry form you will receive an acknowledgment card in the post. form Competitors Instructions will be emailed or posted to you. Within these you will find all of the Approx 10 days prior information you need to take part in the event, such as venue locations, timetable, entry list and to event specific event regulations. We are required by the Motor Sports Association (MSA) to handle entries according to the rules and regulations contained in the MSA Competitors’ Yearbook (the ‘Blue’ Book). For example we are obliged to specify a maximum and minimum number of entries and provisions to cancel or to amalgamate classes if minimum numbers are not reached. Equally we are obliged not to refuse an entry on ‘unreasonable grounds’ and all entrants have the right of appeal to the Motor Sports Council (MSC) if they feel the grounds for refusal are unreasonable. In the event of over-subscription to an event it is the duty of the Secretary to the Meeting to accept or refuse entries as appropriate. In such circumstances one thing is clear; we cannot exceed the maximum number of entries allowed and whatever we do, somebody is going to be disappointed. The Club has an established set of selection criteria so please be assured that any selection decision may not be as random as it appears. A straightforward draw may be employed in the last resort, when all other obvious or common sense decisions have been taken, as it is ultimately the most straightforward and fairest way of deciding the last few places. So now you know what you want to do, get all your gear together and we look forward to seeing you during the 2010 season.