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Old 28-04-17, 17:35
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What Next!!! Advice needed

Hi all. I posted on here back in January as I was thinking about getting started in Hillclimb and sprints well I have made a start by attending the Shelsley Walsh driver training day on Tuesday. 1st time up the hill for me and I really really enjoyed it, can definitely see how addictive it can become. I've got the road going car and I can use this in standard road going up to 2000cc So if im correct in thinking next I need a Competition license non race national B and the required PPE and i am ready to go right? I also need to join the MAC in order to enter events at Shelsley and Prescott? Is this the basics I need?
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Old 28-04-17, 18:05
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You're about there. Here's a handy guide I wrote

http://www.hillclimbandsprint.co.uk/...artedguide.pdf

I actually updated it this week, but it's still in it's final edit before publishing (not much has changed)
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Old 28-04-17, 18:12
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Welcome aboard - you'll find it's very addictive!

You will receive a copy of the 'Blue Book' along with your licence. This has the rules and regs for all aspects of MSA administered motor sport - hillclimbs are covered in the Speed section. You can download the whole thing or just the relevant chapters here:
https://www.msauk.org/News-Publicati.../MSA-Yearbooks

For Roadgoing Production classes, your car needs to be taxed, insured and MoTd and on tyres that are listed in the Blue Book. You don't need to make any special changes of modifications but you will need to label the engine shut-off i.e. the ignition key, showing clearly which way to turn it to switch off. Also mark your battery's earth terminal with yellow tape and, once you've got your helmet, race suit and gloves you're ready to go.

I'm sure there will be plenty more advice along soon but the most important thing is to make sure you have fun!

Hope to see you some time at Loton Park.
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Old 28-04-17, 18:55
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Thanks Wil_Ker it is a informative read I need to wait for the blue book to arrive to ensure I buy the correct helmet and overalls. Colinm, I have applied for my license this evening so should receive it next week, I'm off to look for some ignition stickers and tape!

Rich
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Old 29-04-17, 13:07
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The Blue Book can be found online too

https://www.msauk.org/assets/blueboo...tevlow-res.pdf
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Welcome to the land of nutters!

Don't forget a timing strut.
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Old 30-04-17, 07:35
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And don't forget to enter some events at Loton Park!
www.hdlcc.com
But I'm VERY bias...

Running a standard car on the hills will be great fun and how most of us got started too.
Bring a basic tool kit, esp tyre pump, gauge and a jack, and if the car is thirsty, a can of good fuel.

I think car preparation and compliance 100% to the Blue Book will ensure a trouble-free day/weekend.
Class mates will give you endless banter and support.

There is no antidote to this sport.....
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Old 30-04-17, 14:45
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I think I will mainly be running at Loton park, Shelsley and Prescott as these are the tracks closest to me. Is anyone a member of the HSA? is this a good club to join?

Rich
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Old 30-04-17, 16:36
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If Prescott, Shelsley and Loton are your local hills (same as me) I'd say you're best off joining the Midland Hill Climb Championship they have for the past 2 seasons included a B Licence side to the Championship and it covers the Midland hills and one round at Gurston.

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Old 30-04-17, 19:09
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Am I best joining the MAC then entering the Midland hill climb championship B license
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