As you may know the Lancashire Automobile Club (1902) Ltd is a member of several Associations. We have received the following from Chris Woodcock who is the Chairman of ANCC.
The LAC is a Motorsport UK Registered Club and provided we organise our events in accordance with their regulations we, and our members, are covered by specific insurance policies. Additionally compliance with Motorsport UK’s regulations ensures compliance with the Road Traffic Act.
We would therefore like to draw members attention to this notification from the ANCC so they may make an informed decision when entering events.
To all member clubs of The Association of Northern Car Clubs (ANCC)
You may have seen that an event marketing company called Classic and Competition Car Events is promoting a series of events they are marketed as a tour with untimed special stages.
These events are:-
Mintex Rally Yorkshire at Church Fenton Airfield and Harewood 8/9 April
Lombard Rally Festival Newcastle at Witton Castle 16 /17 July
Classic and Competition Car Events Albemarle Barracks 2/3 September
It should be made clear these event have not been granted a Motorsport UK event permit or a stage rally demonstration permit.
Our concern is that as it’s not being run under Motorsport UK regulations this poses a threat to established events should anything unfortunate happen. Events that are organised by Motorsport UK clubs are respected for their safety, good organisation, and staffing by professional volunteers, including good PR work with the local inhabitants.
I am writing to strongly advise you that anyone from your club who plans to take part or be involved in any capacity at these events are made aware that they are not covered by any Motorsport UK insurance and they and their equipment are present totally at their own risk, and will not have access to Motorsport UK legal support if anything goes wrong.
If they do become involved, then it is as an individual and not as part of a Motorsport UK recognised motor club, and must not give any indication that they are there as an Motorsport UK approved official or a safety marshal or radio operator.
The following statement has been issued by Motorsport UK:-
“Only Motorsport UK events held under Organising Permit or Certificate of Exemption are covered by Motorsport UK Master Insurance Policies in respect of Public Liability and Personal Accident. At other events not held under Motorsport UK Permits it is wise to check adequate insurance is in place to protect; drivers, entrants, passengers and officials. Motorsport UK Liability cover is up to £100,000,000 for any one accident Motorsport UK events are also Authorised under the Motor Vehicles Off Road Events Legislation where applicable, which exempts drivers from Sections 1,2 & 3 (dangerous or careless driving) of the Road Traffic Act whilst driving within the rules of the event off the public highway.”
Association of Northern Car Clubs Ltd