Motorsport doesn’t have to cost the earth. At club level there are loads of ways to get involved and have fun – you don’t have to have a car or even know how to drive!
What do I need?
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.
How much does it cost?
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
Do I need a special licence?
For club events all you need is a club card but for bigger events you will need to progress to a competition licence
Are there any age restrictions?
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!
Do I need to compete to get involved?
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