Spotted in the Summer Edition of
Motorsports Now, the MSA's house magazine! It's a bit boring as it lacks the
usual excitement of reading the summary of tribunal proceedings about dads
beating the s**t out of each other when their off-spring touch wheels on the
kart track. There's Gigi what's-it piece on Classic Trialling with some very
nice pictures of Adrian Marfel's car although the copy isn't sufficiently
memorable for her to put her name to it!
Buried in the middle are a few pending Rule
Changes of interest to triallers.
The first one is under the section
"Rallying" but I guess it will also apply to the road sections of Classic
Trials. K14.2.1 used to say that a competitor must come to a stop before
entering any road protected by a Stop or Give Way Sign. Abiding by this could
cause lots of aggro from following White Van Drivers so from 1st January 2004
competitors can enjoy the freedom of other law abiding road users and treat
give way signs in the same way as the Highway code dictates between 07.00
hours and 22.00 At night-time, when presumably all white van drivers are
tucked-up in bed, you will still have to stop at Give Way's.
In section M7.7.1 (regulations concerning
Production Car Trials) it says "Unless specified otherwise in SRS. Use
only wheels of a size that are/were available, as standard or optional
equipment, on any version of the same make model of the vehicle, provided that
they can be fitted without altering the hubs or anything attached to them".
This change will become effective 1st Jan 2005.
Looking in my Blue Book I see that
the present text says "Use only wheels supplied as standard equipment for the
make and model of the vehicle". All that is a bit deep for me but I presume it
can give a bit more flexibility on wheel sizes.
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