Many thanks to the author Iain Fleming
Over the past few events the Club’s Car Competitions have been growing in participation and also as an important part of the Rallies.
The number of competitors has been steadily increasing as more and more owners bring their ever loved MX-5s to the competitions and many have walked away with a trophy or prize in hand as a result. We have completely filled up the paddock space allocated to the competitions at the past 3 rallies and the Competitions areas played an important role at the heart of the Sandringham and Brooklands Rallies, really adding to the spirit of these events.
Over the past couple of years we have also seen many of the cars that enter the Club’s Competitions go on to enter other Competitions organised by a number of clubs and organisations across the country and in many cases Club Members have had great success, with some even going on to win cash prizes.
The updates to the Car Competition rules and judging manual, sent to all competitors ahead off the competition have helped identify the way in which the cars are scored and areas that you can identify and tackle if you feel necessary and importantly on the day also feed back to you the scoring information on how your car scored. This has proved a valuable asset to owners and regular competitors, this remains an important aim for the Competitions.
With emphasis on how well your car is kept and worked on, cars can be entered into any one of the following 5 Competition classes, in brief these are:
• Standard Car Class - Factory standard car, Mazda genuine accessories permitted.
• Light modification - Some cosmetic and light modifications to standard cars with aftermarket accessories, most members cars fit in this
• Modified - Numerous enthusiast modifications and also forced induction cars (*except standard fit)
• Ultra Modified - Radical vehicle alteration, e.g retro body kit or MX-5 kit-car conversion
• Daily driver - The most accessible category for any car that is in use regularly, subject to age and mileage (bodywork and cabin judged only).
To enter the Competitions all you need to do is email your interest to the coordinator at email@example.com. Ian will be send you back a copy of the judging and scoring manual and the competitor entry documents to fill in your details and return with your preferred entry class, based on where you feel your car should compete.
The cut off for entry will be Sunday 14th September to allow for the Rally team to set out the Competition plots for the day. After this time we will be unable to enter vehicles into the Competitions. Specific Rally information, times and directions will be circulated to all competitors shortly after the entry cutoff.
With 50 slots available in this year’s rally we hope that you will be encouraged to participate and with more cars comes greater competition and more winners, and we have some great prizes on offer, so if you have ever thought about it then now is the chance to enter!