Cold Turkey & Punch Hunt – 27th December

Time to get out into the fresh air and get the 4×4 engine warm for a Christmas treat and have fun and meet up with club members.

Open to all 4x4s of all levels of experience, whether road vehicles or off-road prepd.

In previous years, this is a well attended event, with participants enjoying the grounds of Lamancha. There was a twist last year too – a bunch of escapees from a local farm, with each having a number on them, and a festive gift on return of the Turkey to our farmer Dave.

So come along and see if you can find our Turkeys and see what twist we have added this year. The turkeys or other festive related items could be hiding anywhere on the site.

This year, we will also be running the last round of the Punch Hunt Championship, meaning that not only will you be looking for Turkeys and such like, but there will also be the chance to find the punches.. you will definitely need more than one pair of eyes. 

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: EH46 7BN is the nearest postcode. OS Grid Reference of site entrance: NT 20079 51930. Orange arrows will direct you to the site from the A701. If you intend to bring your vehicle on a trailer, please let us know, as there is an alternative route.

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

Event Registration: To let us know you’re attending, please fill in the quick  Event Registration Form

We recommend warm clothing, waterproofs, and if you have recovery or towing gear, that would probably be sensible given the time of year.

Santa Hunt – 17th December

This years Santa Hunt will take place at the Scottish Off Road Driving Center at Glentarkie near Strathmiglo.

Glentarkie is well known throughout Scotland as one of the most exciting places to use a 4×4. The tracks are suitable for all sorts of 4×4 from the family everyday road car, to the off road prepd. For the more serious machines, there are some more serious sections within the site.

There is a mixture of purpose built obstacles, along with natural terrain to give the driver a thoroughly enjoyable day out.

The views from the off road course are absolutely stunning, from the top of Hangmans Hill we overlook the Howe of Fife and Loch Leven. The driving area is a natural wilderness so there is a wide variety of wildlife to see as well.

This is not a winch challenge or timed event, you will simply be enjoying yourself with some good off-roading whilst on the look out for Santa(s). Bob will be hiding them this time, so you just KNOW that you will be kept busy trying to find them all day!

Any Santa that you do find, can be exchanged for prizes!!!

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: KY16 7RU is the nearest postcode. OS Grid Reference of site entrance: NO 191 120. Orange arrows will direct you to the site from the A91. .

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

Event Registration: To let us know you’re attending, please fill in the quick  Event Registration Form

 

 

Findo Gask Trials – 12th November

It is with great pleasure, we are able to announce that we will be running the last round of the 2017 Trials Championship at Findo Gask.

The site is well liked by many, with lots of great memories, however we haven’t used it in a few years. Those of you who joined after 2010 will not have been to this site before, so if it a brand new site doesn’t excite you – maybe the terrain will. Described as a long, narrow grass site, with plenty of trees and lots of nooks and crannies for sections to keep you entertained – think a mixture between Law & Lamancha and you’ll arrive at Findo Gask.

We will be running a mixture of both Tyro and RTV sections depending on what vehicles we have turn up.

*Please note that although shiny/showroom vehicles will have no problem accessing and driving around the site, please be aware that there are lots of trees, and the site is more suited for RTV sections.

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: PH3 1HT is the nearest postcode, with orange arrows directing you immediately off the main road. OS Grid Ref is NO 016 202.

Findo Gask Site Streetmap

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

Event Registration: Event Registration Form

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