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Old 01-16-2004, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default Organizing local Autocross event?

i really want to organize a local auto cross event since i there are NONE in my area. it would also be a good cause since there are alot of street racers in my area. so, what would i need to hold and organize a local event?

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Old 01-16-2004, 11:55 AM   #2
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road cone x 200
chalk for cones
timing system
something to record times
huge parking lot (with permission from owner)
trophies
people with experience
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Old 01-16-2004, 12:03 PM   #3
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If you want it SCCA sanctioned you would need insurance and probably more.

Might want to try calling SCCA
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Old 01-16-2004, 12:04 PM   #4
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It will be difficult. Here is a list of some stuff that I think would be important:

- A large paved area free of obstructions. Not usually easy to find.
- Permission from the owner of the large paved area.
- Liability insurance - in the US anyway, maybe not in Canada.
- Lots of cones and knowledge to build a fun and safe course.
- A timing system that is accurate enough to satisfy the participants competitive urges. Difference of a few 1/100 secs are often the deciding factor in autocross and most events use elctronic timing systems, but you could probably still have fun using a stopwatch or something basic.
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Old 01-16-2004, 12:32 PM   #5
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Maybe in Canada the tort laws are different. But here in the states, organizing this type of thing is difficult. That's why most are organized through car clubs like SCCA, BMWCCA, PCA, etc. Those clubs provide sanctioning, which includes liability coverage, waiver forms, rules, not to mention experienced people that have been there and done that.

I don't know if SCCA operates in Canada, but that would be the best way to go. Contact them and they will put you in touch with the right people.

Your first priority should be to find an appropriate site. You don't have to approach the owners yet. Just identify them. SCCA can send you a Site Aquisition Packet that will have all the information needed to give to the owner. Pick several sites because the odds are that the owners will not approve.
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Old 01-16-2004, 12:55 PM   #6
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Insurance is your #1 priority, don't do a thing without SCCA or NASA insurance!
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Old 01-17-2004, 11:30 PM   #7
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In Alaska during Fur Rendevous (enough reason to venture to Alaska in the winter@), one of the events is the Anchorage Grand Prix. Set in a semi-industrial area not far from Anchorage's downtown, on city streets, with whatever form of snow (packed, powder, etc.) that the prior week's weather has provided, cars of an unusually wide array of configurations race in a mile or so long loop.
During the time I was there, the most frequent winner was a VERY lightned Volkswagen Bug with a VERY tweaked Porche engine.
It occurs to me that a Forester XT with an automatic might be very competitive...
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Old 01-18-2004, 02:40 AM   #8
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I was also wondering about auto crossing and track days in the province of quebec. I am originally from there and am planning on returning there in 2 years. One thing that has me not looking towards going back is what seems like a lack of driving events.

Here in Texas, there are plenty of events. We have: TexasMotorSpeedway, TexasWorldSpeedway, Motorsport Ranch for track days. There are at least 5 autocrossing clubs that I can drive to... I won't rub it in.


But... you know what? There are events in Quebec and yes, there is some auto-crossing even in Montreal area. But it seems that the Solo II championship has the events spread out throughout the province. There are also some Pro Solo (Solo I) events. So...I'd get in touch with the people there.

And track days at Sanair, Mecaglisse...I'd even do a trip to to Watkins Glen. What I'd give to drive on the Mont Tremblant circuit with the subie. Anyone know if that is possible?

Anyways, so it looks like there is some action in quebec...


Just for starters:

Montreal Subaru Club, I'd get in touch with these guys.
http://www.montreal-subaru-club.com

Solo I in province of quebec
http://www.laps.ca/

Club autosport des laurentides
http://cadl.qc.ca

I'd love to try this track out, very very curvy. This location has it all: dirt, tarmac, sand, ice:
http://www.mecaglisse.com/


Ice racing of course: http://www.autoquebec.ca/PDF/calendrier-2004-glace.pdf

Anyone want to add?
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #9
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funny this is almost 10 years old. anyway im working on a business plan project of buying several acres of land, building a garage with lifts where you fix your car yourself, and have a large area outside for autox events and an 1/8th mile drag strip. helps a lot.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:45 PM   #10
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road cone x 200
chalk for cones
timing system
something to record times
huge parking lot (with permission from owner)
trophies
people with experience
This post made me laugh. When I posted this, I had about 1.5 years experience autocrossing. Now, I've somehow ended up as the regional exec here. Crazy how things change.
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Old 02-08-2013, 06:29 PM   #11
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on a similar note, thscc.com is having a autocross in danville va on feb 16th.2013. anyone in the area wants to come autocross, please sign up and come compete. I will be testing out our rebuilt 325is for future track duty.
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Old 02-08-2013, 07:49 PM   #12
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on a similar note, thscc.com is having a autocross in danville va on feb 16th.2013. anyone in the area wants to come autocross, please sign up and come compete. I will be testing out our rebuilt 325is for future track duty.
Codriver and I signed up for both days.

That club....needs help with their site & registration system...badly.
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