MOTOR SPORTS COUNCIL APPENDIX A5
Changes to Section S Motorsport UK Yearbook (Blue Book) 2019
It seems that an element of text relating to cars self-starting has been missed out of section S of this year’s Motorsport UK Yearbook (Blue Book). This was approved by Council in September 2017 for inclusion now, and a copy of the relevant notice is linked below.
S 7.1.6a The requirement to make a declaration of alternative procedures if a car is not self-starting is not new. But it may have been overlooked by competitors, and some entry forms may not already have made it clear that the declaration is mandatory.
S 10.3.3 Should read: “Must be provided with a means of starting which does not involve push starting, or the use of external equipment or personnel, except in the case of force majeure unless period defined or vehicles in possession of a competition Car Log Book or Vehicle Passport prior to 31 December 2018”. This means that all new builds with a Competition Car Log Book or Vehicle Passport issued from 1 January 2019 must have onboard operational starters and batteries to permit self-starting.
S 10.3.3.1. This is a new paragraph: “Any connections to assist the starting of the car must be either in the driver’s cockpit or at the tail of the car requiring a horizontal connection”. This means that external jack plug sockets must face to the rear so that in the event of the car starting in gear, the connection will pull out safely.
A copy of these changes can be downloaded here: 08 – Appendix A5 – Speed Events Committee Action Sheet – Approved
Murrayshall House Hotel, Scone, PH2 7PH
On Saturday 24th November 2018, 6.30pm for 7pm.
Tickets £35 per person
We are at the time of the year where we look forward to joining together to celebrate another year of great motorsport. Join us for a 3 course dinner followed by the presentation of awards and then dancing the night away. There will also be the usual raffle to cover the cost of the band so all donations welcome. The band is the same as last year Whiteside.
To book your tickets please email firstname.lastname@example.org and advise as to how many tickets you require. You will then receive an email with further details for making payment and menu selections.
We hope that as many of you as possible will join us for the whole weekend.
To book your accommodation please call the hotel directly on 01738 551171 and quote Scottish Sprint and the date (24th Nov) we have block booked the hotel so online it may look full so please call.
Rooms are £145 BB per room for 2 nights or £79 BB per room for one night. (Supplements apply for upgraded rooms)
We are still currently looking into options for some kind of activity for during the day on the Saturday.
Possible ideas so far are-
- Land Rover Experience at £130-145 per person for a half day including lunch. (need 30 people as minimum)
- Blue Sky Experiences (team building challenges) at £60 per person. (need 30 people as minimum)
- Gin Tasting in the hotel £25-50 per person (need 15 people as minimum)
- Afternoon Tea £25-35 per person (need 15 people as minimum)
- Silly Games and Pub Quiz £10 per person (need 15 people as minimum)
If you are interested in joining us during the day please email email@example.com urgently and advise how many people and which activity you would prefer. We will then go with the majority and run that event. (This needs to be booked asap so please let Vicky know by 1st September)
Tickets must be booked by Monday 5th November 2018.
We have agreed to create a new community forum that replaces Flatchat’s existing platform and will be hosted on Uphill Racers from June 1. The decade of contributions represented on Flatchat will be retained and still be accessible as an archive, but those postings will be closed.
Flatchat has served as the forum for speedsport in Scotland from when it was first devised by David Baker. With the support of the Scottish Sprint and Hillclimb Championship and a great many independent volunteers, it has operated in something close to its current form for the benefit of everyone with an interest or involvement in our sport since 2007.
Since its inception, a lot has changed in social media and technology, and Flatchat has seen less usage in recent years with many preferring to rely on facebook or other media. Recently, Flatchat’s hosting service was changed, and we have been advised that it really needs some extensive updating ‘behind the scenes’. But, considering the necessary expense and continuing responsibility for its operation, we have looked for an alternative that would widen usage and improve support.
Uphill Racers is a similar bulletin board to Flatchat, but includes participation from across the UK. And the operators have agreed to provide two new sub-forums for us for each of ‘Scottish Hillclimb’ and ‘Scottish Sprint’, again for the use of the wider speedsport community in Scotland. Many of you may already be members, but if not you will have to register there before posting.
Of course, Flatchat has developed as a great archive of our sport, and we do not want to see that lost. So, when the new forums are working, and Flatchat is closed to new postings, it will continue to be available as a read-only service while interest continues.