Regulations

logo

Organisation

Newbury Dolphin Motor Club will organise a Charitable Classic Tour on Sunday, 24 th September 2017 in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
The meeting will be governed by the General Regulations of the MSA (incorporating the provisions of the Sporting Code of the FIA), by these Supplementary Regulations, and any written instructions that the organising club may issue for this event.
MSA Permit No: 102330

Officials

Clerk of the Course – Nigel Lack - 07899 961145
Secretary – Ian Harrison - 07500 166210
Entries Secretary – Paul Hardy - 07766 482260

All officials and named marshals will be deemed Judges of Fact and will be on duty throughout the day to observe general driving standards.

Entries


Entries open on publication of these Regulations and close on receipt of sixty-five entries (five of these will be of reserve status) or at close Friday 18th August, whichever is earlier. Should the minimum of 20 entries not be reached the organisers reserve the right to cancel the event and return all received monies.
Valid fully completed entry forms will be accepted strictly in order of receipt. Please post if sending a cheque or email / use the online entry form (available via www.dolphinclassictour.co.uk) if using BACS transfer.
Entries must be made on the official entry form or the online entry form (via www.dolphinclassictour.co.uk) and be accompanied by the entry fee of £60 (driver and one passenger). Please indicate any additional donation made to the British Heart Foundation on the Entry form. Any cheque should be made payable to Dolphin Motor Club (Newbury) Ltd. Entry payment can also be made via BACS transfer to Account No: 70212121 Barclay’s Bank - Sort Code: 20-59-14 Please use the following reference, your initial & surname prefixed with CT (i.e “CT J BLOGS”).
The entry fee of £60 will cover a “tulip” style road book and a personalised tour plate with an image of the entrant’s vehicle, which is to be affixed to the front of your vehicle. Also included are personalised mugs for each crew member, entry to the final location along with afternoon tea and cake and bacon sandwiches together with tea or coffee for driver and passenger at the start venue. Additional passengers will be accepted at a fee of £17.50 each. Additional passengers will receive a personalised mug, breakfast at the start venue and entry to the final location along with afternoon tea and cake.
Entries should be sent to the secretary of the meeting:
Paul Hardy, 7 Henshaw Crescent, Newbury Berkshire, RG14 6ES. or Email: phardy321@aol.co.uk Phone: 07766 482260
You will be contacted within two days of receipt of your entry to inform you of acceptance, reserve, or refusal status.
Final Instructions will be emailed in the week preceding the event.

The Entry Fee will be refunded up to the closing date without penalty although entrants wishing to cancel after this date will be refunded less a £15 administration fee.

Route


The event will start The Two Watermills PH, Newbury RG14 7RH Map Ref: 174 / 472½ 651½.
The route will be covered on OS Landranger Maps 173, 174, 184 and 185 however, these are not a requirement of the event as the route will be given in an easy to follow “tulip” road book issued at signing on.
The total event mileage is approximately 120 miles. The organisers’ mileage will be deemed as correct
To confirm entrants have traversed the prescribed routes there will be strategically placed code boards along the route that will need to be recorded together with manned passage controls where a signature will be required.
To add further interest an observation test has been added to the event. Details will be given in the road book.
Whilst this is not a timed event entrants may be requested to wait at manned controls to allow the event to maintain reasonable gaps between cars.
Fuel is available at the start venue; Tesco (Map ref 174/474 1 / 2 651 3 / 4 and just before the half way lunch halt at Middle Wallop. A343 Murco (Map ref 185/307 400). After the event fuel is available in Calne. Oxford Road Esso (Map Ref 173/998 713 1 / 4 ).

Eligibility and Documentation


The event is open to three and four wheeled cars manufactured up to 1992.
The event is open to members of the organising club, members of the HRCR and invited MSA affiliated clubs. Members of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) are also invited to participate.
Drivers must hold a valid driving licence although a specific competition licence is not required.
All cars must hold a V5C Registration Document, be taxed for use on the public highway and have a valid MoT, if applicable.
It is the entrants’ responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is taxed and insured for the purpose being used and all drivers are included. The organisers have the right to exclude any vehicle deemed inappropriate or unsafe. Cars may not carry any door mounted numbers or advertising unless by previous agreement.
Entrants will be issued with road books, rally plate and route check cards upon successful completion of vehicle checks and signing-on.
Rally plate to be affixed to the car in a forward facing position – cable ties will be provided or suction caps can be purchased (please see entry form).

Timetable


The programme of the event will be as follows:
  • 18th August | Entries close
  • 10 th Sept | Final Instructions posted or emailed
  • 24 th Sept 0800 Vehicle opens for signing-on & documentation
    • 0900 First car starts
    • 1500 First car finishes
    • 1630 Awards Presentation


Finishes/Awards/Merchandise


Please supply us with a colour photo of your vehicle. This will be used to create your commemorative finishers’ award available to all finishers that have completed the prescribed route within the specified time.
We are also able to produce white tee shirts (see back of entry form for sizes) with a sketch drawing of your supplied photo. Please note that Tee shirts cannot be ordered after the Entry closing date.
There will be others awards for the Best Car, Best Period Costume Crew and for the Observation element of the event.

Accommodation

Entrants who are travelling a distance may wish to enjoy the hospitality in the historic market town of Newbury. Visit https://www.trivago.co.uk and type in “Newbury, Berkshire” for a selection of hotels and B&B’s. For things to do and places to see in Newbury, please visit http://www.visitnewbury.org.uk.