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Hey there lads,

not sure if anyone on here does nght road rallies or any interest in them but Queens Uni Belfast Motor Club are organising an Endurance Rally in November.

This is the first time that there will be one in Ireland as they have only been going in GB for a year or two now and seem to be getting more and more popular.

It is a two day event and is setup so that it is a cheap form of motorsport with a series of "selectives" through forest roads during the friday, short break and then into a full night navigation rally and after a short overnight halt back at it first thing for a full day of selectives again, which should make a bit of craic for all those involved.

Restrictions are made on the car to reduce the costs, leaving most things as standard except the likes of seats, harnesses and at least a rear cage and fire extinguisher.

check out the details and post any questions about it on the forum set up.

www.ulsterrevivalrally.com

cheers lads

Keep 'er lit



[Edited on 15-7-2005 by Jester1409]
 

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sounds good we done the retro a number of years ago in an mg midget and was very similar with a few auto test as well , will have to get the midget on the road again for this event these events are great craic and very cheap to do
 

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re jasper cabbage if you had read the origanal post,
Restrictions are made on the car to reduce the costs, leaving most things as standard except the likes of seats, harnesses and at least a rear cage and fire extinguisher.
 

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the selctives that are being run are through forests, nearly all gravel, then the night navigation section is on open roads(tarmac) as a normal night nav is.

Selectives are run i think all of them if not most are run at a average speed of 40mph which through a forest on gravel in a small standard car is basically flat out from start to finish. new form of motorsport that has started in GB for the new comers to motorsport and is becoming very popular with each enduro having a fairly large reserve list.

Cars have to be standard for the model and the regs on precisely what is and isn't allowed will be out shortly, their just getting fine tuned at the minute, released august 1st.

All I know is, come August 1st, my entries going in!
 

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So Mr bennett still interested in the revival, set to be a good event and my entries already in thats for sure.

be good to see some known people out as well as those out for their first time entry into an event other than a navigation rally, eg me!
 

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im new to this navigation rally thing, but i was looking at the regs and the biggest petrol engine is 1400? would my 1600 corrolla be excluded then? before you ask no, its not a RWD twin cam!
 

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Hello,
Unfortunately your car won't be eligible for this event. These arent our rules, its what the MSA dictates for events like this.

The concept behind an Enurance/Revival rally is to make motorsport accesible to everyone. In order to do this they have obviously had to make certain rules to try and keep the cost down, ensure that the events are still competitive, and most importantly are extremely good fun to do! So you can see why certain measure have been put in place.

However if your are simply planning on doing a Navigation rally, your car would be 100% ok.

Hope this helps explain.

Richard Hyland
 

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MUO 2R - if you fancied learning more about the naviagtion rally side of things and aren't in a club near yourself your more than welcome to come and join us and take part in our rallyschools, practice rallies and compete in our own rallies as well as on other clubs nav rallies.

Or we could point you in the right direction on who to contact in a club near you.
 

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The beauty about an event like this is that you can buy a small car under 1400 off some old granny for buttons, stick a back half of a cage in it along with fire extinguisher and harnesses and go.

alternatively you could go for a full cage, bucket seats and a few other wee bits and bobs, but it's not going to make much difference on gravel for most of the time.

The big debate is......

1400 for extra power

OR

screaming 1 litre class and go on a giant killing spree???
 

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Entry fees have been reduced for the QUBMC Ulster Revival Rally.

Queens University Belfast Motor Club have announced that the entry fee to the Ulster Revival Rally has been dropped by £50 to £180. This event is the first to use the new MSA Endurance Road Rally permit in Ireland, and it was always accepted that there would be difficulties given that no competition cars were yet built in Ireland to meet the requirements of these new rules. Since publishing the regulations, however, it has become clear that some potential entrants are being put off by having to find the money to build a car and pay the entry fee. QUBMC are committed to the format of Endurance Road Rallying in the long term, and so are prepared to take the risk of reducing the entry fee on this, the first running of the event. Obviously, any crew who have already entered and paid the higher entry fee will be refunded the difference.
The night navigation part of the route will also be run as a stand alone Navigation Rally, run on a separate clubman navigational rally permit. This will allow cars that are outside of the Endurance Road Rally regulations to take part on the navigation section without participating in the rest of the event. QUBMC already run a NI championship navigation rally, as well as a beginner’s event for their rallyschool, so crews will be guaranteed a high standard of event. There will be two classes, for Experts and Novices, with each using their own instructions.
Regulations and Entry forms for the November 11th/12th events are available from www.ulsterrevivalrally.com.
 

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Route details for the Ulster Revival Rally have been announced.

Queen’s University Belfast MC are please to release the route details for the forthcoming Ulster Revival Rally. It will be as follows:
Leg 1 - Friday 11th November - 42 forest selective miles
Leg 2 - Friday night/Saturday morning - 11 forest selective miles in the dark and a 90 mile navigation rally. Then a night’s sleep.
Leg 3 - Saturday - 72 forest selective miles

Instructions on selectives will be by means of a pre-marked map, which will be supplied by the organisers. All selectives will be run to the average speed of 40mph, however the organisers envisage that it will be very difficult to achieve this, providing a fun and exciting event for all crew members.
On the navigation rally, regularity timing will be used. It will be of plot and bash type navigation, but not the sort you would normally associate with a NI Navigation Championship event. Instructions will be straight forward with no trickery, and will include tulips, herringbones, spot heights, gridlines, and grid references.

Entries are still available for this exciting new event. Clerk of the Course, Richard Hyland, enthused about the rally, saying, “I’m really looking forward to this event. Having driven the route I think all competitors will find it extremely challenging, yet very enjoyable to compete in!” “The forests are all in very good condition at the moment, with some very nice surfaces. I personally can’t wait to get into them again!”
Richard goes on to say “With our new lower entry fee we are looking forward to seeing a healthy entry. We are very keen to attract entries from across the water, as we think this would be a fantastic shakedown event for the Lombard Revival Rally”. Ferry and accommodation deals are available for those interested.

For more information visit, www.ulsterrevivalrally.com, or alternatively speak to Patrick McCollum on 07890 561 925.
 

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You should have our entry by now, really need to start building the car! Assuming DHL ever find our fourth motorsport wheel! :mad:

Really looking forward to it, by the planned route why it's called an Endurance Road Rally!

Good Luck!
 

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Event has been cancelled due to lack of entries.

Even tho we were willing to take a loss on the first run of it to simply ge the event up and running in ireland, this loss is now too great due to the low numbers

a press release will be released shortly.

gutted about this event not running as I know everyone/ I was looking forward to it.
 

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Its a real pity that this event has been cancelled. We were really looking forward to doing it. I would have thought there would have been more people intrested it would have been great crack rallying through aforest in a near standard car up against the same type of machinery.
 

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yeah, there was a lot of interest and a lot of people said they would do it but none of them put their name on the dotted line so we didn't get the required numbers.

not even close.

I think some people were going to watch this year and see what it was like and then enter next year once they knew more about it, it being a first time for this type of event over here in Ireland.

Hopefully it'll go again next year at another date but this is to be confirmed after the amount of effort that had gone into theorganising for it not to run.

what were poeples oppinions of this event? didn't know what it was/ cost/ didn't have a car/ etc?

Let me know cause these things might make it run next year.

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I was looking forward to it, had an entry and all in so im disappointed as well as you i thought there would have been more entries. 2 things that i think might have hindered it were: 1. the engine limit of 1400cc, a lot of people out there who have navigation cars would love to do it but are over 1400cc and dont want to have 2 cars sitting on the street so this seems a problem and 2. the name seemed to be a bit of a problem as a lot of people thought it was some kind of retrospective rally like the C.O.I. Retro Trial or something and thought it was for historic cars or something. Oh and something else its on the same weekend as the southern forestry championship prizegiving which you might not think would effect it too much but it did cause anyone i asked to do it was going to the prizegiving that weekend and would have done it otherwise,
thanks for all the effort and i hope you get it going for next year again.
 
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