3.4 MotorSport NZ Vehicle Logbook: (1)   Issue   and   use   of   Logbooks:   MotorSport NZ   issues   Vehicle   Logbooks   on   receipt   of   a completed application form and fee. Logbooks   are   used   to   record   all   relevant information     pertaining     to     a     vehicle’s competition history. REFER    TO    APPENDIX    2        SCHEDULE    A PART    ONE    of    the    Motorsport    Manual. for more information
Authority Card Frequently Asked Questions: • Why/When do I need an Authority Card? An Authority Card is required to certify dedicated motorsport modifications and is used to obtain a WOF • What are the basic conditions? The   applicant   must   hold   a   current   MotorSport   NZ   Competition   licence   and   the   vehicle   must   comply   with   the   alternative   standards   and   be   used   in   a minimum of two(2) motorsport events per year. • Am I the only person who can drive the vehicle? Use   of   the   vehicle   is   not   restricted   solely   to   the   applicant   (the   licence   holder   who   the   Authority   Card   has   been   issued   to)   although   it   does   remain   their responsibility. • How long is the card valid? The   Authority   Card   remains   valid   concurrent   with   the   applicant’s   licence.   This   will   normally   be   12   months   if   the   card   is   applied   for   at   the   same   time   as   the applicants   Competition   licence   although   it   will   be   less   if   applied   for   during   the   validity   of   the   Competition   licence;   as   it   will   expire   at   the   same   time   as   the licence. • Why do I have to renew the card (every year)? This   is   because   the   Authority   Card   runs   concurrently   with   the   holders   Competition   licence   and   this   ensures   (as   per   the   agreement   between   MotorSport   NZ and   the   NZTA)   that   only   current   licence   holders   may   have   such   specialist   exemptions.   It   also   ensures   the   applicant   takes   responsibility   for   the   condition   and maintenance of their vehicle relative to the modifications listed. • My vehicle has ‘other’ modifications that are not included on the card? The   Authority   Card   only   covers   ‘dedicated’   motor   sport   modifications   hence   all   other   applicable   modifications   should   be   covered   under   the   LVV   Code   and detailed on a ‘certification plate’ attached to the vehicle. • What if I change anything on the vehicle (that is detailed on the card)? A   new   application   is   required   which   will   entail   a   physical   inspection   to   be   performed   by   an   ‘A’   Scrutineer.   All   items   on   the   card   will   be   checked   for compliance. • If nothing is changed on the vehicle and I renew the card every year will I ever need to have the vehicle inspected again? Yes, this will happen automatically as part of the Safety Audit system performed at events REFER TO APPENDIX TWO  - Safety,  SCHEDULE A  - Driver and Vehicle Safety ,  PART TWO of the Motorsport Manual.
HARNESSES Your car will need to have Harnesses that: If are FIA can be no more than 5 years past the expiry date or if SFI 2 years. A dry powder fire extinguisher that has been tested. for hillclimbs a minimum 1kg for rally 2 kg.

Roll Cage

If your car has a Homologated roll cage and logbook you will be able to enter most events. You will need to get it scrutineered at your first event and then every 3 events after that.

So you are interested in motorsport? 

You have always wanted to give it a go but not sure how to get into it? Well the good news is it’s not nearly as hard as you think and the car you drive everyday could be suitable almost as it is. The Northland Car Club (NCC) can help you get into motor sport in a safe and controlled way.   There are different levels of involvement to suit you, your car and your budget. Clubsport:  This is the perfect entry level competition where you can drive your car to an event and then compete under safe and controlled conditions.  We have 2 levels of clubsport - motorkhanas and autocrosses.

Your Car:

The   most   important   lesson   to   learn   for   those   starting   out   is   that   there   is   much   more   to   be   gained   from   improving   your   driving   than   modifying   your car.         It   is   important   to   hone   your   driving   skills   using   your   car   as   it   is,   and   once   you   have   started   to   improve   your   driving   skills   then   you   can   turn   to thoughts of improving your cars performance. Once   you   have   learned   some   basic   driving   skills   you   will   appreciate   the   performance   enhancements   you   make   to   your   car   much   more,   as   well   as improving your times. It is important that your car is firstly safe (for you, other competitors and the marshals), secondly that it is reliable, and finally that it will perform well.
To   become   a   member   it   is   not   necessary   to   be   an   outstanding driver,   or   own   a   fast   car.      In   fact,   you   don't   even   have   to   own   a car   to   join   –   an   interest   in   motorsport   is   the   basic   criterion   for membership. The   Club   is   affiliated   to   Motorsport   New   Zealand,   the   governing body    of    four-wheel    motorsport    in    New    Zealand.        For    events where     speed     is     a     significant     factor,     competitors     require     a Motorsport   NZ   competition   licence   and   safety   apparel.      Cars   may need   additional   safety   equipment   or   be   purpose   built   for   certain events. A   programme   of   events   are   organised   all   year   round.      Climate and   other   circumstances   dictate   that   certain   events   are   more suitable   for   different   seasons.      As   a   member   of   Northland   Car Club    you    will    be    able    to    compete    at    many    other    clubs    and national events throughout New Zealand.
TYRES No rally or snow tyres to be used in Motorkhana or Autocross unsealed events. Dot rated (road legal) tyres are to be used in sealed speed events. Slick tyres (not bald tyres) are allowed for the 1/4 Mile Sprint.

Check

Remove all loose items from the boot and cab. Cable-tie down any loose   wires,   hoses   etc   in   the   engine bay.        Ensure        the        battery        tie- down/stay    is    in    good    condition    so that battery won’t come loose. Ensure   all   fluids   are   topped   up   (oil, water,   power   steer   fluid,   brake   fluid, clutch fluid) Check all wheels nuts (preferably with a torque wrench) Check bonnet is securely latched before going out onto the track.
Do I Need Helmet and Overalls for every Event? MOTORKHANAS:    No,    you    don’t    need    helmet and overalls for competing in motorkhanas. AUTOCROSSES,       1/4       MILE       SPRINT       and HILLCLIMBS;     Yes,     you     will     need     approved helmet,   overalls   and   closed   in   shoes   for   these two events. RALLYSPRINTS:    (National    Status    Events)    Yes, you   will   need   approved   helmet,   double   layer   (or single    layer    with    combination    of    underwear) overalls and closed in shoes. Please   refer   to   APPENDIX   TWO   -   SCHEDULE   A    of the    Motorsport    manual    for    more    information regarding any protective clothing
HILLCLIMB CLASSES want to get a car to compete in a specific class, below are the hillclimb class trophies you can compete for: 0 - 1300cc 1301 - 1600cc 1601cc - 2000cc 2WD 2001cc + 4WD 2001cc+
Does My Car Need a Rollcage? You don’t need a roll cage for competing in motorkhana and autocrosses.  See the Motorsport Manual APPENDIX TWO - SCHEDULE A  - driver and vehicle safety, for roll cage requirements needed for other events.
Equivalence Factors: For engines, other than naturally aspirated four stroke, the following quivalence factors are to be used to determine the engine capacity, unless otherwise stated in the class regulations: • Forced Induction x 1.7 • Rotary Engine x 1.8 • Two stroke x 1.8 • Diesel Forced Induction Engines x 1.5 The nominal cylinder capacity will be multiplied by the applicable factor/s above and hence will pass the vehicle into the class corresponding to the fictive volume thus obtained.

Your Car:

The   most   important   lesson   to   learn   for   those   starting   out   is   that there   is   much   more   to   be   gained   from   improving   your   driving than   modifying   your   car.         It   is   important   to   hone   your   driving skills   using   your   car   as   it   is,   and   once   you   have   started   to   improve your   driving   skills   then   you   can   turn   to   thoughts   of   improving your cars performance. Once     you     have     learned     some     basic     driving     skills     you     will appreciate   the   performance   enhancements   you   make   to   your   car much more, as well as improving your times. It    is    important    that    your    car    is    firstly    safe    (for    you,    other competitors   and   the   marshals),   secondly   that   it   is   reliable,   and finally that it will perform well.
To   become   a   member   it   is   not   necessary   to be   an   outstanding   driver,   or   own   a   fast   car.     In   fact,   you   don't   even   have   to   own   a   car   to join   –   an   interest   in   motorsport   is   the   basic criterion for membership. The    Club    is    affiliated    to    Motorsport    New Zealand,   the   governing   body   of   four-wheel motorsport    in    New    Zealand.        For    events where      speed      is      a      significant      factor, competitors      require      a      Motorsport      NZ competition     licence     and     safety     apparel.       Cars   may   need   additional   safety   equipment or be purpose built for certain events. A    programme    of    events    are    organised    all year        round.                Climate        and        other circumstances    dictate    that    certain    events are   more   suitable   for   different   seasons.      As a   member   of   Northland   Car   Club   you   will be    able    to    compete    at    many    other    clubs and      national      events      throughout      New Zealand.

So you are interested in

motorsport?

You have always wanted to give it a go but not sure how to get into it? Well the good news is it’s not nearly as hard as you think and the car you drive everyday could be suitable almost as it is. The Northland Car Club (NCC) can help you get into motor sport in a safe and controlled way.   There are different levels of involvement to suit you, your car and your budget. Clubsport:  This is the perfect entry level competition where you can drive your car to an event and then compete under safe and controlled conditions.  We have 2 levels of clubsport - motorkhanas and autocrosses.

Check

Remove all loose items from the boot and cab. Cable-tie down any loose   wires,   hoses   etc   in   the   engine bay.        Ensure        the        battery        tie- down/stay    is    in    good    condition    so that battery won’t come loose. Ensure   all   fluids   are   topped   up   (oil, water,   power   steer   fluid,   brake   fluid, clutch fluid) Check all wheels nuts (preferably with a torque wrench) Check bonnet is securely latched before going out onto the track.
HILLCLIMB CLASSES want to get a car to compete in a specific class, below are the hillclimb class trophies you can compete for: 0 - 1300cc 1301 - 1600cc 1601cc - 2000cc 2WD 2001cc + 4WD 2001cc+
Does My Car Need a Rollcage? You don’t need a roll cage for competing in motorkhana and autocrosses.  See the Motorsport Manual APPENDIX TWO - SCHEDULE A  - driver and vehicle safety, for roll cage requirements needed for other events.
TYRES No rally or snow tyres to be used in Motorkhana or Autocross unsealed events. Dot rated (road legal) tyres are to be used in sealed speed events. Slick tyres (not bald tyres) are allowed for the 1/4 Mile Sprint.
Do I Need Helmet and Overalls for every Event? MOTORKHANAS:    No,    you    don’t    need    helmet    and    overalls    for    competing    in motorkhanas. AUTOCROSSES,   1/4   MILE   SPRINT   and   HILLCLIMBS;   Yes,   you   will   need   approved helmet, overalls and closed in shoes for these two events. RALLYSPRINTS:    (National    Status    Events)    Yes,    you    will    need    approved    helmet, double   layer   (or   single   layer   with   combination   of   underwear)   overalls   and   closed in shoes. Please   refer   to   APPENDIX   TWO   -   SCHEDULE   A    of   the   Motorsport   manual   for   more information regarding any protective clothing
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Equivalence Factors: For engines, other than naturally aspirated four stroke, the following quivalence factors are to be used to determine the engine capacity, unless otherwise stated in the class regulations: • Forced Induction x 1.7 • Rotary Engine x 1.8 • Two stroke x 1.8 • Diesel Forced Induction Engines x 1.5 The nominal cylinder capacity will be multiplied by the applicable factor/s above and hence will pass the vehicle into the class corresponding to the fictive volume thus obtained.

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