4x4 vehicles , even perfectly standard ones straight from the showroom,
are capable of some quite remarkable feats of cross country driving.
TYPES OF VEHICLES
Any production 4x4 is eligible to take part, including "Specials" which have a separate class. The main vehicles at the moment are Suzuki`s , Landrovers, Daihatsu`s , Toyota's and some Specials. Some of these are road going vehicles beyond their prime while others are ones which have been subsequently refurbished for trialing.
A lot of these vehicles can be sourced in the small ads of national papers
or magazines such as Buy & Sell. Many of the competitors know of vehicles that could be
purchased for little more than £500, and can be convinced to part with this knowledge
at any of the events.
As with other forms of motorsport, a means of transporting your vehicle to and from
he events is required if the vehicle is not road-legal.|
Wellingtons and a sense of humour are also required.
Entry fee per event is £30 incl. Personal Accident insurance. For Competitors from Northern Ireland and further afield the Entry Fee is £15 incl. Personal Accident insurance.
Fuel used during the event can range from £5 per day for the diesel
vehicles (yes really) to £30 per day for the V8 monsters. Helmets are of a minimal
cost (low specification required) and no special clothing is required. A full set of tyres
would cost in the region of £350 to £500 but would last for up to 3 seasons.
Second hand sets can be seen changing hands between competitors at the end of each
CLUB CONTACT NAMES
Motorsport Ireland 34, Dawson St, Dublin 2. Phone (01)-6775628 Fax (01)-6710793
County Kildare Motor Club
Cork Motor Club
Motor Enthusiasts Club
Northern Ireland 4 Wheel Drive Club
Munster M.C. & C.C.
Tipperary L.M.C. & C.C.
Further information on the Internet at
19th Sept. 1999 Co. Kildare Motor Club Venue signposted from Tullow, Co. Carlow
10th Oct.1999 Tipperary Motor
31st Oct. 1999 Co. Kildare Motor
21st Nov. 1999
Cork Motor Club
16th Jan. 2000 Co. Kildare Motor
19/20th Feb. 2000 Munster
26th Mar. 2000 Motor Enthusiasts Club Venue signposted from Blessington, Dublin
16th April 2000
N.I. 4 WD Club
20/21st May 2000 Co. Kildare Motor