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Last updated 17th April 2018

Norfolk LRC have a new secretary: .... see Clubs

ALRC National Rally 2018Entries deadline looming for National Rally...

Just a reminder that the deadline for entries/bookings for the ALRC National Rally 2018 at Stainby is now only three weeks away.

As has already been widely advertised, bookings need to be made by 9th May and the deadline for receipt of bookings will be strictly applied. A lot of administration and preparation has to be done in the background and achieved within a window of ten days after bookings close, from sorting out camping lines for clubs to the competitive events and groups, not to mention the signing on paperwork and also in the background the essential results service! All of this relies on the goodwill of the volunteers providing these services so the sooner you book the better!

"We have already had a substantial number of entries from ALRC members keen to be at Stainby so don’t leave it too late to book” is the message from ALRC Chairman and Bookings Secretary Paul Barton with the National CCV Trial, the Comp Safari and Team Recovery events already over half full and filling up fast.

The event also currently needs more volunteers to help support the event with marshals and group leaders required. If you can help then please email us and we will pass these on to the Chief Marshall. There will be some amazing marshal offers including a £50 prize draw for the Comp Safari to be awarded to a marshal drawn by the CoC in the tent after the event !

Bearmach ALRC Member's DiscountBEARMACH offer all ALRC Members 10% discount...

Bearmach, a leading UK supplier of Land Rover parts and accessories is offering all ALRC Club Members a 10% discount.

To take advantage of this offer, click here to download the full information.  Happy shopping!

NEW Data Protection Privacy Policy requirements

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is due to come in on the 25th May 2018 there is a requirement for the processing activities regarding club members data to be documented in writing.

This applies to all of the ALRC member clubs regardless of whether or not they are a company limited by guarantee or not.   The ALRC are happy for its member clubs to use the ALRC Data Protection Privacy Policy as a template for their own use, making any specific amendments to their situation, if they so wish.

Click here to download the ALRC Data Protection Privacy Policy

ALRC Ntional Rally Bouncy Atractions!National Rally Updates

Preparations for the ALRC National Rally are now well under way, with bookings streaming in for all the various competitions and camping.

New to the Event weekend for 2018 is the addition of some 'bouncy' attractions! Family Fun for this year running throughout Saturday and Sunday includes a Bouncy Castle, Bungee Run, Inflateable Slide, Dunk Tank, and Rodeo Bull... all free of charge for children (minors....!).  Thanks go to Allen Rowell and Peaks and Dukeries LRC for organising this extra entertainment as part of their taking on the role of Site Services.

The Caterers for this year are Classic Catering who will be bringing their very large marquee with them, and there will be, as usual, toilets and showers on site for those without their own facilities.  We have a few Trade Stands booked, but more are always welcome - interested parties should contact Allen Rowell or email the organisers.

Don't miss out! Click here and get your booking in now to join us for what is shaping up to be a lively event!

ALRC Meetings

Future meetings will be combining the EGM and S&ORC on the same day. The EGM will take place in the morning, the S&ORC in the afternoon.  Clubs are asked to try and avoid the dates of the general meetings for organising club events if at all possible.

The meetings will now be held at the British Motor Museum
, Banbury Road,
CV35 0BJ
Please check out their website as road works close by are ongoing.

Dates for 2018
Council - 3rd February, 9th June, 6th October. We can only do February at the British Motor Museum, hopefully will move all Council meeting elsewhere.
ALRC AGM - March 17th
EGM/S&ORC - March 17th, July 7th, November 17th.

MSA 2018 Fire Extinguisher Regs - Competitor Guidance.

This guidance sets out to clarify the new fire extinguisher requirements for vehicles competing in MSA-permitted events. These new requirements have been published in
section (K) of the MSA Yearbook, with effect from 1 January 2018.

These regulations only apply where the discipline-specific regulations require a fire extinguisher to be carried on the vehicle as a mandatory piece of equipment.

Is a fire extinguisher mandatory in my discipline?
The fire extinguisher requirements are detailed in the discipline-specific regulations of the MSA Yearbook, and in all cases the regulations give the mandatory minimum
requirement. This has not changed, so if there has not previously been a mandatory requirement for extinguishers in your discipline then the new regulations do not change
this. In disciplines where there is no mandatory requirement it is nonetheless recommended that extinguishers are carried.

What are the changes and when do they apply?
Since 1 January 2018, it has been a requirement for all extinguishers to be serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines or every 24 months, whichever is sooner.  From 1 January 2019, new build vehicles in relevant disciplines must comply with (K) Competitors: Safety; Appendix 3.  From 1 January 2022, all vehicles in relevant disciplines must comply with (K) Competitors: Safety; Appendix 3.

Which regulations apply to my vehicle?
If your vehicle has competed, or been issued with a Competition Car Log Book/Vehicle Passport, prior to 1 January 2019 then it can continue to comply with the existing regulations in (K)3 until 31 December 2021. Therefore, in existing cars, non-homologated extinguishers can continue to be used until this date, providing that the extinguisher is serviced in accordance with the manufacturer’s guidelines or every 24 months, whichever is sooner.  If your vehicle competes for the first time after 1 January 2019 or is issued with a Vehicle Passport after this date then it must comply with the new regulations in (K) Appendix 3.  After 1 January 2022, all vehicles for which there is a mandatory requirement for a fire extinguisher will need to comply with the new regulations in (K) Appendix 3. The individual discipline regulations will define whether the requirement is for a plumbed-in or hand-held system.

For further information, download the leaflet here, or if you have any queries regarding fire extinguishers, please do not hesitate to contact the MSA Technical Department on 01753 765000 or technical@msauk.org.

2017 National Rally Charity Donation

The ALRC have received thank you letters from Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland and Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance organisations for our donations from the proceeds of the ALRC National Rally 2017.  Click here to download