Dunbar Trials – 22nd October

This will be the fourth round in the championship this year.

For the latest championship results, click on Event Reports 

We will be running a mixture of both Tyro and RTV sections depending on what vehicles we have turn up. This site is well suited to beginners and Tyro sections, however we are also able to provide more trickier RTV sections at various points around the site.

Tyro Section

A tyro is the entry level trial event that SORC runs, which has the following characteristics.
– Suitable for showroom condition vehicles on standard road tyres.
– Has strict rules applied by the MSA to limit the range of terrain over which the course is set including slope angle and water depth to ensure any risk is minimised as much as possible.
– Is designed to be totally non-damaging – no body contact with ground or other obstacles such as bushes or trees.
– Open to members aged 13 and above including those who do not hold a full driving licence. Unlicensed drivers may only drive the vehicle on the specific tyro stages and must be accompanied by someone who has experience of off road trial driving.
– Passengers are welcome as long as they are suitably seated and restrained. This makes tyros an excellent family event.

RTV Section

Road Taxed Vehicle trials are run very similarly to the Tyros, but more of a test of you and your 4×4 against the course.
– Full, valid license holders only for this one and the car may well come into contact with the ground and vegetation and the slopes used allow greater angles than Tyros.
– Passengers are permitted in the front seats only and must be 14 or over (and in the right seat and be of the right height, etc).

Cost: £25 per vehicle plus £5 per additional driver

Time: 09.30 signing on and scrutineering, ready to start at 10.00

Lunch: Bring your own packed lunch and warm drink

Finish: We generally finish mid-afternoon depending on weather and light conditions.

Directions: EH42 1SF is the nearest postcode, with orange arrows directing you immediately off the A1 at the Innerwick Junction. Please follow the orange arrows, along the back road, avoiding the village. OS Grid Ref is NT 724738

Amateur Radio: For those who have it, we usually use 145.350MHz if it’s free.

Event Registration: Click here or fill in the form below

Selkirk Vintage Rally

The weekend of 17/18th September saw some of the committee along with helpers Chris Kerr & Jim Williams pop down to Selkirk for the Annual Vintage Rally with the hope of getting the club a bit more recognised. Arriving just in time to help them do this, was the brand new club branded gazebo, which you really can’t fail to notice!

It was an interesting weekend, with showers throughout, however that didn’t dampen the spirits of those who were camping, also enjoying a hog-roast and live music on the Saturday evening.

Sunday saw a busy club stand, helped most probably by the very different lineup of vehicles from what other stands had. Jim brought along his VW Beetle and Bob brought along a Argo.

G.R.C was kept busy, as he was chosen to lead the road run / procession on a pre-determined route around the local area, however very quickly proceeded to get himself and several other vehicles lost! He did however make up for it later on in the afternoon when he recovered an HGV loaded with tractor from the showground!

 

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Glendearg Comp Safari

A quick message from the SORC Chairman…

A big thank you to all the members who were able to come along over the weekend, whether it be for the setup on Friday, marshaling over the weekend, or take-down on Sunday. The weather was good to us, and this has been the best event competitor wise of the season.

The picture below shows our very own Vulture 2 on Recovery duties in the dreaded quarry!

Auchterarder Camping Weekend – 12/13th August

A slight change this year for our camping weekend, sees us take to the hilltops of Auchterarder.
Offering a vast spread of hill top and parts that we’ve yet to explore, this site is always a great challenge for trial events, from the simple ridge, to the quarry and valley sections, and will be just as good for a Punch Hunt.

Trials will be taking place on the Saturday, with camping available overnight, where the club BBQ will be in attendance, with the Punch Hunt taking place on the Sunday. Both will count as rounds of the 2017 Championship.

Cost: £25.00 per vehicle, £5.00 for each additional driver. This will be applied for both Trials & Punch Hunt.
Directions: follow the orange arrows, which will be visible from the High Street in Auchterarder, as well as from the Gleneagles Jct.
Time: 09.30 sign on for 10.00 start both days.
Lunch: bring your own packed lunch and a hot drink. For those camping, the club BBQ will be available.
Event Registration: Entry Form

Picture below shows the popularity of last year’s Trials event at Auchterarder.

 

Law Trials – 23rd July

This will be the second in the championship this year.

We will be running a mixture of both Tyro and RTV sections depending on what vehicles we have turn up, however this event site is more biased towards RTV styles.

Tyro Section

A tyro is the entry level trial event that SORC runs, which has the following characteristics.
– Suitable for showroom condition vehicles on standard road tyres.
– Has strict rules applied by the MSA to limit the range of terrain over which the course is set including slope angle and water depth to ensure any risk is minimised as much as possible.
– Is designed to be totally non-damaging – no body contact with ground or other obstacles such as bushes or trees.
– Open to members aged 13 and above including those who do not hold a full driving licence. Unlicensed drivers may only drive the vehicle on the specific tyro stages and must be accompanied by someone who has experience of off road trial driving.
– Passengers are welcome as long as they are suitably seated and restrained. This makes tyros an excellent family event.

RTV Section
Road Taxed Vehicle trials are run very similarly to the Tyros, but more of a test of you and your 4×4 against the course.
– Full, valid license holders only for this one and the car may well come into contact with the ground and vegetation and the slopes used allow greater angles than Tyros.
– Passengers are permitted in the front seats only and must be 14 or over (and in the right seat and be of the right height, etc).

Cost: £25 per vehicle plus £5 per additional driver

Time: 09.30 signing on and scrutineering, ready to start at 10.00

Lunch: Bring your own packed lunch and warm drink

Finish: We generally finish mid-afternoon depending on weather and light conditions.

Directions: ML8 5HQ is the nearest postcode, with orange arrows directing you into the site off the B7011. OS Grid Ref is NS 809518.

Amateur Radio: For those who have it, we usually use 145.350MHz if it’s free.

Event Registration: Entry Form


(Phil with his Discovery 3 at the Law Punch Hunt)

Glendearg Groundworks – 15th July

As we approach the final round of the SCCC in August, committee members from SORC are looking at ways to improve on last year’s fantastic course. With a slightly new design this year, due to on going site works, we have found a solution which involves crossing the river. However, the old bridge which we put in many years ago, is far too dangerous, and so we have managed to acquire some large pipes and poles to form a new bridge.

We have the use of a mini digger, which will do most of the heavy work, however we do need some help with the following; lifting large stones into a trailer to be moved to be used at the new bridge (good news the trailer tips) and doing some tetris style packing of the stones into place. There is also some manual hedge trimming to do (tree branches at the back of the woods, where the cars will be running along).

Your help would be greatly appreciated, even if it’s for a few hours – as the saying goes, the more hands make light work, and apart from that it will not just help out the comp’s it will also help you out when we come to use the site next for an event.

We can’t guarantee the good weather, however we do guarantee fun will be had, with good craic, and the opportunity to drive the course and learn more about the set up and planning involved in these type of events… a pair of gloves, and steel toe caps would be suggested. If you’d like to help out, please get in touch with us via Email

Pictures from last year’s event can be found on Mark Deamer’s Glendearg 2016 Album

Ardeer Trials & Autotest – 18th June

18th June will see us over at Ardeer on the West Coast running a promotional Trials event at the same time as the Scottish Sporting Car Club are holding an Autotest.

As this is a Promotional event, this will not count towards the championship, but there will be the chance to set up a section and being able to have multiple attempts at the sections to see the advantages a different line can give.

There will be the opportunity to see what an Autotest is all about and even get a passenger ride or give them a ride in your vehicle over our Trials course. There will also be a 4WD class in the Autotest should you wish to have a shot in your own vehicle.

The price of this event is £10 per driver, which covers the cost of the permit & insurance fees.

As this is a promotional event, it is open to non-club members as well, however all drivers must have a full UK driving licence.

Start Time: 10.00

Site Entrance: click here to view a street map.

Irvine Bay Events, Ardeer, Ayrshire KA20 3LJ (Map Ref: 70 / 2841 4011).

Event Registration: click here

Autotest Specific Regs: click here

Scottish Landrover Show – 27/28th May

Once again, we will be having a collection of vehicles on our static stand at the show, with numerous stories to be told about the club and vehicles, along with the club DVD available to view..
(any budding videographers, get in touch).

Come along and say hello to us!

Unfortunately the Series IIB FC we had for the stand has blown it’s head gasket, so won’t be able to make it, however we will have a Challenge 90 and 100" self build "Frankenstein", self build 130" among others.

Bob, Club Secretary will again be in the main arena for stints along with Diana for some action packed fun!

If you’re a club member at the show, then please do come along and help us talk to everyone, and get the good word of the club out there!!!

**Tickets can be bought direct from the Scottish Landrover Show website, but if you are a member of SORC please drop us a message and we’ll tell you how to get a discounted weekend pass for £25

25th Birthday Celebrations – 13th May

Glendearg, Galashiels

 

Unfortunately, due to the lack of take up of the tickets, it is with much regret that we have to announce the cancellation of the 25th Birthday Party.

In it’s place, we will be running an Off Road Treasure Hunt at Glendearg, with a BBQ in the evening. Camping will also be available for those who wish to partake.

Largo Trials – 9th April

This will be the first in the championship this year.

Tyro Section

A tyro is the entry level trial event that SORC runs, which has the following characteristics.
Suitable for showroom condition vehicles on standard road tyres.
– Has strict rules applied by the MSA to limit the range of terrain over which the course is set including slope angle and water depth to ensure any risk is minimised as much as possible.
– Is designed to be totally non-damaging – no body contact with ground or other obstacles such as bushes or trees.
Open to members aged 13 and above including those who do not hold a full driving licence. Unlicensed drivers may only drive the vehicle on the specific tyro stages and must be accompanied by someone who has experience of off road trial driving.
– Passengers are welcome as long as they are suitably seated and restrained. This makes tyros an excellent family event.

RTV Section
Road Taxed Vehicle trials are run very similarly to the Tyros, but more of a test of you and your 4×4 against the course.
Full, valid license holders only for this one and the car may well come into contact with the ground and vegetation and the slopes used allow greater angles than Tyros.
– Passengers are permitted in the front seats only and must be 14 or over (and in the right seat and be of the right height, etc).

Cost: £25 per vehicle plus £5 per additional driver

Time: 09.30 signing on and scrutineering, ready to start at 10.00

Lunch: Bring your own packed lunch and warm drink

Finish: We generally finish mid-afternoon depending on weather and light conditions.

Directions: KY8 5QS, look out for the orange arrows directing you into the site off the A915. OS Grid Ref is. NO 42866 03832

Amateur Radio: For those who have it, we usually use 145.350MHz if it’s free.

Event Registration: Click here

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