A road going car can be used for events such as Autotest, slaloms trials etc. Anything will do, but in truth something more agile can be more fun. So a family sized hatchback is as good a car as any. It needs to be reasonably sound (up to MOT standard). You will also need a membership of a carclub, but most importantly, enthusiasm.
Entry fees are usually around £20-£30 for a day depending on the venue and then there will extra cost for travel to and from events including food & drink, but this can be kept to a minimum Mechanical wear on the vehicle should be negligible, but on some events you may see increased tyre wear. It is common for two drivers to share a car at an event and this reduces some of the costs
For club events all you need is a club card but for bigger events you will need to progress to a competition licence
Most events accept drivers from 16 and some can accept drivers from 14. Obviously for rallies which include driving on the road you do need to have a driving licence, but the navigator can be 12!
All events are run by a team of volunteers and they are always grateful for extra help. Many find that being an organiser or marshal is a very fulfilling way of getting involved. Others mix a bit of competing with a bit of marshaling, which is the true club spirit.
We meet every Monday evening at 9.00pm at:
The Fox & Hounds, Fox Lane, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2EQ