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Post by MikeyBikey » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:56 pm

I’ve joined south hams motor club and they are very active in the motorsports arena. I work in Plymouth which is basically on the doorstep.

I did an auto solo at the weekend and it was actually really good fun. Plenty of runs, Adrenalin etc. MSA Clubman licence (free) and £20 entry so well worth it.

But the reason for the post is , in feb they are doing an overnight navigational rally. Does anyone have any experience of these ? 140 miles all through the night ? Starting from a hotel and finishing there. ?

Good fun or just hard, cold work


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Post by scimjim » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:00 pm

I did several in Land Rovers - hard work but great fun. I almost always drove, navigating is the hardest bit :D


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Post by halfpenny » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:02 pm

VSCC Measham? Good fun but requires much stamina and concentration



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Post by MikeyBikey » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:05 pm

But in the middle of feb? Brrr


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Post by CNHSS1 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:23 pm

Chris Gallagher is your man Mike, expert in Scim and Sabre rallyibg or Gavin on here, rallied an Se5 iirc


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Post by scimjim » Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:25 pm

Yep, Gavin rallies an SE5a and Ford escort.

Some reports in his project thread or in the rally events section of the forum.


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Post by GavinR » Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:16 pm

MikeyBikey wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:56 pm
I’ve joined south hams motor club and they are very active in the motorsports arena. I work in Plymouth which is basically on the doorstep.

I did an auto solo at the weekend and it was actually really good fun. Plenty of runs, Adrenalin etc. MSA Clubman licence (free) and £20 entry so well worth it.

But the reason for the post is , in feb they are doing an overnight navigational rally. Does anyone have any experience of these ? 140 miles all through the night ? Starting from a hotel and finishing there. ?

Good fun or just hard, cold work
I assume you're talking about the Primrose Rally?

Great fun if it goes well, cold and horrible if it doesn't !

To start with, you would need a very good navigator - someone who can plot a route and read it back to you, without getting car sick
The regulations say there are no "white" roads, but there may be roads which you don't really want to take your Scimitar down!!!

I think South Hams also run a 12 car series of shorter evening events with simpler routes

It would be a good idea to try one of these first before committing to an all night event
And if you have time to go and marshal on the Primrose it will give you a good insight into how the events work

Let me know if you have any other questions :)

Thanks
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Post by Sabreite » Wed Jan 29, 2020 6:00 pm

scimjim wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:25 pm
MikeyBikey wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:56 pm
I’ve joined south hams motor club and they are very active in the motorsports arena. I work in Plymouth which is basically on the doorstep.

I did an auto solo at the weekend and it was actually really good fun. Plenty of runs, Adrenalin etc. MSA Clubman licence (free) and £20 entry so well worth it.

But the reason for the post is , in feb they are doing an overnight navigational rally. Does anyone have any experience of these ? 140 miles all through the night ? Starting from a hotel and finishing there. ?

Good fun or just hard, cold work

I assume you're talking about the Primrose Rally?

Great fun if it goes well, cold and horrible if it doesn't !

To start with, you would need a very good navigator - someone who can plot a route and read it back to you, without getting car sick
The regulations say there are no "white" roads, but there may be roads which you don't really want to take your Scimitar down!!!

I think South Hams also run a 12 car series of shorter evening events with simpler routes

It would be a good idea to try one of these first before committing to an all night event
And if you have time to go and marshal on the Primrose it will give you a good insight into how the events work

Let me know if you have any other questions :)

Thanks
Gavin
I agree with all Gavin says above. An all-night navigational rally may be a bit ambitious for a fist time event a 12 Car would be best to start out with and less expensive , an experienced navigator is the way to get good results but fun can be had if you are both novices and you should be able to start with a marked map to get how things work without demoralising you. I wrote an article for Chris in Slice 285 see pages 22 to 26. In West Sussex the old white roads are banned for any motor vehicle but over the border in Hampshire they can be used and as Gavin says can be a bit rough at times so a sump guard may be a worthwhile investment if you are going to do it on a regular basis
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Post by Rattling » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:52 pm

Good fun but easier as driver as Jim says :)


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Post by MikeyBikey » Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:11 pm

Thanks all. I’ve been looking at the blue book all night and what a phaff. If the msa spent more time making it simpler to compete rather than rebrand and hike their prices then they might start to solve their recruitment crises. Just odd.


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