12th/13th July 2003


Welcome to the Armstrong Massey Rally 2003. We are again grateful to Armstrong Massey for their continued support and use of their premises for the start venue.

This year's event is a Road Rally, rather than the normal Stage Rally. This is due to the loss of Leconfield Airfield as a rally venue. The event is running on a dual permit so that competitors can participate without needing an MSA licence by taking part in the Clubmans Rally.

Competitors should pay particular attention to the section in the Regulations concerning Insurance. We are using a different insurance company this year, and ALL competitors who require third party insurance will need an NES letter before the event. Please contact us if you are unsure what to do.


Beverley & District Motor Club Ltd. would like to thank the following:
Armstrong Massey for sponsoring the event;
The MSA for authorising the event;
Humberside Police;
North Yorkshire Police;
Armstrong Massey Driffield;
Dave Robinson of Hewson and Robinson;
Clive Tomlinson of the White Horse Theatre Bar;
All Marshals for braving the elements;
Residents and farmers on route for their patience;
You for taking the time to read these regulations and enter the event.


Master copies of documents can be found on the website. These will include Regulations, Final Instructions, Web Entry Form, Unseeded and Seeded Entry Lists and Results at the appropriate times. A timetable for publication can also be found on the site. Paper copies of these documents will be available on request. Both the website and the paper copies are definitive, official documents.

The preferred method of making an entry is via the website, but paper Entry Forms will also be accepted. Full details on making a web entry are on the site, including payment methods.

Results will be posted on the web site during the event so families and friends can see how you are getting on.

The Official Website is www.bdmc.org.uk/am



    Beverley & District Motor Club Ltd. will promote a National 'B' Road Rally (The Armstrong Massey Rally) and a Clubmans Road Rally (The Armstrong Massey Clubmans Rally), on 12th/13th July 2003.


    The events will be held under the general regulations of the MSA (incorporating the provisions of the International Sporting code of the FISA), these supplementary regulations and any written instructions the promoting club may issue for the event.


    MSA Permits 19229 (Armstrong Massey Rally) and 19228 (Armstrong Massey Clubmans Rally) have been issued. Authorisation of a Motoring Event on the Public Highway will be posted on the official notice board. This official notice board will be on display at the start, moved to half way petrol and then taken to the finish venue.


    The Armstrong Massey Rally is open to fully elected members of the promoting club and to all members of the Association of Northern Car Clubs (ANCC), the Association of North East Midland Motor Clubs (ANEMMC), the East Midland Association of Motor Clubs (EMAMC), and the Association of North East and Cumbria Car Clubs (ANECCC). The Armstrong Massey Clubmans Rally is open to fully elected members of the promoting club only.

    The Armstrong Massey Rally is a round of the Larkspeed League.


    Club membership cards for both driver and navigator will be inspected at signing on. Competition Licences will be inspected at signing on for competitors on the Armstrong Massey Rally, they are not required for those taking part on the Armstrong Massey Clubmans Rally. Drivers must ensure that they have Third Party insurance for the event. Cars must also display a valid tax disc. Cars will be identified by rally plates at the rear window and on, or just below, the rear nearside window, supplied by the organisers. These must be removed or covered after retirement from or at the conclusion of the event.


    The sound check will commence at 21:00 prior to Scrutineering at Armstrong Massey in Driffield (map reference 106/01955665) and then documentation. All competitors must be signed on by 22:30. Any competitor not signed on by this time may be excluded. The first car will start from MTC1 at 23:31 with subsequent cars at one-minute intervals. The total mileage will be approximately 128 miles on public roads. OS 1:50000 maps 100 (C1), 101 (D1) and 106 (C1) are required for the event.

    The finish will be at The White Horse Theatre Bar in Hutton Cranswick near Driffiedl (106/025523) where breakfasts will be provided. These are included in your entry fee and are available by producing a ticket which will be given out at documentation.

    The Armstrong Massey Rally:
    CLASS EExpert:where either crewmember has finished in the top 5 of a road rally.
    CLASS SSemi-Expert:where either crewmember has finished in the top 15 of a road rally.
    CLASS NNovice:all other crews.
    The Armstrong Massey Clubmans Rally:
    CLASS CClubman:All crews.

    The organisers reserve the right to re-classify any crew and no protest will be allowed on this point. Standard cars are eligible, as are van derivatives of production vehicles.

    All vehicles must comply with the MSA technical regulations as appropriate to the class entered.


    Awards will be presented as follows:

    1stOverallThe Armstrong Massey Trophy
    2ndOverallThe George Coulson Trophy
    3rdOverallThe Thompsons of Beverley Ltd Trophy
    1stExpertThe Crest Hotel Trophy
    2ndExpertThe Jane and John Fearnley Jewellers Trophy
    3rdExpertThe East Riding Factors Trophy
    1stSemi-ExpertThe Janet Freeman Trophy
    2ndSemi-ExpertThe Johnsons Garage (Hedon) Trophy
    3rdSemi-ExpertThe Bryan Horberry Body Repairs Trophy
    1stNoviceThe Warrenco Trophy
    2ndNoviceThe Minster Cup
    3rdNoviceThe Westbourne Engineering Cup
    1stClubmansThe Steve Johnson Car Sales Trophy
    2ndClubmansThe Triad Trophy
    3rdClubmansThe Motorway (Hessle) Motorist Discount Centre Trophy
    1stBDMC CrewThe BDMC Chairman's Trophy
    Subject to both members of the crew being members of Beverley & District Motor Club on 1st May 2003.
    1stFemale/Mixed CrewThe Kelvin Brown Goblet
    Subject to there being three such crews entered.
    1stEast YorkshireThe Viking Radio Trophy
    Subject to both members of the crew being resident in Hull or the East Riding of Yorkshire.

    N.B. Replicas will be supplied with all awards and will go to each crew member.

    No person may win more than one award. Awards will be presented after the results have been declared final. Trophies must be returned to the promoting club before 12th June 2004 or earlier if so requested. Any competitor not present at the awards presentation will forfeit any award won.

  9. ENTRY

    Entries open on 23rd May 2003 and close for seeding at 10.00 am on 5th July 2003. The entry fee is £50.00 and includes two breakfasts. All entries must be made on the official entry form (either via the web-site or on paper) and accompanied by the appropriate fees. Entries will be accepted on a first come first served basis. Entries may be accepted by web entry, post or fax providing that the entry fee is paid within 7 days. Late entries will be accepted until Thursday 10th July, but may not be able to be accurately seeded. These will not appear on the entry list sent out with final instructions, but a final entry list will be displayed on the Official Notice Board when all the competitors have signed on, and an up to date list will always be available on the website.

    Entry fees will be refunded in full if an entry is withdrawn in writing (post, fax or e-mail) before the close for seeding. Any entries withdrawn after then will only be refunded if the entry is filled by a reserve.


    The maximum entry for the meeting is 50. The minimum is 20. The minimum for each class is 5. Should any of the above minimum figures not be reached the organisers have the right to cancel the meeting or amalgamate the classes as necessary.


    The Entries Secretary to whom all entries must be sent is:

    Mrs Andrea Atkinson
    22 Potterdale Drive, Little Weighton, Cottingham HU20 3UX
    Tel: 01482 876400
    Fax: 01482 849213
    E-mail: am@bdmc.org.uk

    Club StewardsHoward Everingham
    Sue Rylatt
    Chris Walker
    Clerk of the CourseMatthew Atkinson22 Potterdale Drive
    Little Weighton
    HU20 3UX
    01482 876400
    07970 264094
    Deputy Clerk of the CourseIan Gibbins102 Hillcrest Drive
    HU17 7JL
    01482 864092
    07970 834831
    Chief MarshalGraeme Potter22 Whitworth Street
    HU9 3HH
    01482 708790
    07968 269649
    Chief TimekeeperLloyd Walker
    Chief ScrutineerJim Kilmartin
    Environmental ScrutineerPat Cunningham


    Provisional results will be published as soon as possible following the end of the event (B13.1).

    Ties will be decided in accordance with K20.3.1.


    Protests must be lodged in accordance with O5.


    Competitors will be supplied with Route Instructions and Time Cards at signing on and at various points along the route. These documents in association with these regulations and the final instructions will provide all the information as specified in K19.


    The event is a scheduled timing event using the fails system. Marking and penalties will as described in K18.


    The organisers may establish a check at any point for the purpose of observing maintenance of a set speed and/or time schedule and/or route.

    The event will comprise standard sections, regularity sections and neutral sections.

    Servicing will not be permitted.


    Final Instructions will be available on the Official Website from Sunday 6th July, and will be posted to those crews who requested paper copies in the week before the event. They will have the same effect as these regulations.


    Cars will be scrutinised to check compliance with E12 and K22.


    All marshals and officials of the event will be appointed Judges of Fact for observing Give Way junctions, unauthorised servicing, false starts, use of auxiliary lights in neutral sections and excessive sound, as described in K13.1.


    Controls will open 20 minutes before the first car. Maximum lateness will be 30 minutes.

    Controls & checks will be designated one of the following:

    MTCMain Time Controls at the end of a neutral section (or the start of the event) that competitors MUST visit, timed to the previous whole minute.
    STCControl at the end of a standard section, timed to the previous whole minute.
    RTCControl at the end of a regularity section, timed to the previous whole minute.
    IRTCSControl in the middle of a regularity section timed to the previous whole second.
    PCPassage Control where a signature is recorded on the time card.
    RCRoute Check, evidenced by writing down a seven digit code on the time card.

    If an official clock fails, then the control will assume the status of a PC.

    If a control is unmanned, it will be ignored and the section will run from the previous to the following manned control. Known unmanned controls will be advised at the drivers' briefing or at MTC1.

    To be classified as a finisher, competitors must visit two thirds of all manned controls and visit all main time controls within their maximum permitted lateness. (K20.1). Any lateness must be made up at the rest halt. Competitors will restart from the MTC after the rest halt at their scheduled time.


    The Club has applied to Marsh UK Ltd for Insurance under the above scheme to provide those competitors who need to use the scheme with third party cover to meet RTA requirements on the road. The standard premium is £15 per car. In order to participate in this scheme, drivers must have an NES Letter of Acceptance from Marsh. If you have not got an NES letter, and have not extended your own insurance to cover the event, you will need to apply for one before the event.

    An NES Letter costs £15 to issue, and will be valid for three years. A replacement NES letter costs £10 and changed letters will cost £5.

    You can download an Application Form in PDF format from the website.

    The following text is taken directly from the Marsh Documentation:-

    Persons eligible to apply for a Letter of Acceptance under the Rally Drivers Scheme must be British, or Nationals of EU Member States, and hold a current driving licence.

    To obtain a Letter of Acceptance, all applicants will be required to complete a proposal. The proposal form is the basis of any contract of insurance, and an original must be completed and received by Marsh Sports Group and accepted on behalf of Insurers prior to the release of any Letter of Acceptance. An Acceptance issued to British competitors is valid for 3 years and a new proposal form need not be completed until the indicated date of expiry. As with any other insurance policy, Insurers should be made aware of any changes to the information given in the proposal form to ensure cover operates fully.

    Any new participant or official who wishes to apply, or persons whose existing Letter of Acceptance has expired, should be issued with a proposal form to complete. We would request that all applicants wishing to use the Rally Drivers Scheme should direct their communications to us via the Organising club. This will enable Clubs to keep a better track of matters and will help us to maintain our service to Clubs. Prior to sending the proposal form to Marsh Sports Group, please ensure all questions are fully completed, blanks and dashes are NOT acceptable.

    Please arrange for the completed proposal forms to be returned to us to arrive at least 14 days prior to the event. This will give sufficient time for us to return any incomplete forms, answer any queries relating to the application, and to return Letters of Acceptance issued.

    In respect of late entries for whom a Letter of Acceptance is required, we will wherever possible endeavour to assist, and will accept a faxed proposal in the first instance subject to prior telephone agreement.

    Inexperienced drivers, or those with a record of accidents or convictions, may have special terms applied. Any navigator wishing to share the driving must complete a separate proposal form to hold his own Letter of Acceptance. In no circumstances should a Club confirm cover or accept premium from a Driver unless the Club holds a valid Road Traffic Act Cover Note issued by Marsh Sports Group.

    The cover will apply to any Driver who can produce to the Club a Letter of Acceptance issued by Marsh Sport & Leisure bearing a reference prefixed with the letters NES followed by a number, and who pays the required premium to the Club before the start of the Rally.


    The organisers reserve the right to cancel part or the entire event if necessary.

  24. ROUTE

    The route will be approximately 128 miles on metalled roads. Petrol will be available after approximately 62 miles. The route will be the shortest route on any road marked on the map between controls avoiding out of bounds areas and complying with the road book. No Standard or Regularity section will use more than 200 metres of road which is part of a National Cycle Network. No road may be used more than once, except that crossroads may be used twice, turning left each time. All official distances are deemed correct and no protest will be allowed.


    It is not a marshal's duty to interpret or explain any regulation, if in doubt ask an official preferably before the start.


    A brief explanation of the type of sections being used on the event is shown below: -

    1. Standard Sections STC

      You are penalised for losing time on these sections. If you take a time earlier than allowed, the penalties are doubled. You are not penalised for arriving early if you can make up time subject to strict guidelines (see 5 below). If you cut route and rejoin at a standard control you CAN rejoin at your scheduled time.

    2. Neutral Sections NTC

      Neutral sections are non-competitive; you cannot make up time on these sections no matter how late you are. You must grin and bear it - the penalties are severe at one fail. If you rejoin at a neutral control, you MUST take a time equivalent to the same number of minutes late at the last control you recorded a time.

    3. Regularity Sections

      These sections require you to stop at an intermediate control [IRTCS] where you will be timed to the previous second as you enter the control. The RTC control at the end of the section is timed to the previous whole minute. Time CANNOT be made up in these sections.

    4. Time Make-ups and the Three-Quarter Rule.

      Make the most of any standard sections that are easily cleanable. If such a section is 4 miles or less you can take any time allowed for the section. If it is more than 4 miles then you can only make up a quarter of the total time allowed, e.g. if it is 6 miles long and the time allowed is 12 minutes then you can take 9 minutes for the section without penalty. The above only applies if you are running late in the first place. You will be penalised if you make up time and book in before your scheduled time. The make up time allowed is shown on your timecards.

    5. Outside Total Lateness. (OTL)

      Always watch OTL. If you are more than 30 minutes late at any time control then you pick up a maximum penalty of 1 Fail. So if you do reach OTL then don't keep plodding on - instead miss out a section and get yourself back within 30 minutes lateness. See 1 & 2 above as where you should rejoin. You can work out your OTL time at any control by adding your start number plus 31 to the car 0 due time.

    1. Do not rely on marshals to explain what you have to do. It is not their job and some may be as green as you are.
    2. Do not follow another competitor. Only do so if you are absolutely hopelessly lost.
    3. If you end up going competitive (in a Standard Section) and you have to get out to open a gate then you can safely assume that you have gone the wrong way.
    4. Make sure you have plenty of pencils, rubbers etc. readily at hand.
    5. Tell your driver to slow down if you are looking for tricky junctions. It is a common tendency for novice drivers to drive as fast as possible all the time. In doing so you invariably end up overshooting junctions or picking up wrong directions into a control.
    6. Make sure any route checks are recorded properly.

    1. Map References are simply a list of points to visit, the direction of approach to a point is indicated by letters in front of the reference, the departure by the letters after. Map references will also give those points, which are blackspots and should not be visited. If these are out of order, they will be listed as per the tulips shown below. All examples follow the same route.
      653 407 WSE 637 426 ENESW 673 446 WFinishing point ESE 659 457
    2. Spot Heights proceed via the spot height only pass through those specified treat any others as Blackspots. Spot heights may also be given as avoids.

      5 7 9 16 18 12

    3. Entering or departing Grid Squares cross into/from the grid square in the direction given. This is a variation of grid lines.

      E S S E W S W W S W E S E Enter the grid squares in the direction given

    4. Tulips are a pictorial representation of each junction encountered. These will be in either numerical or alphabetical order and will show the order in which they must be visited if not in order. The example shows arrows for the route to be followed and dots for the road you are on. Whites will be shown as a solid line. Tulips may also be shown with the direction of approach from the bottom. They will show in which order the junctions are to be used either numerically or alphabetically and may be increasing or decreasing.

    5. Gridlines cross the grid lines (the faint blue horizontal and vertical lines) in the specified order. They may be in numerical order or may be shown as V (vertical) or H (horizontal), LONG (longitude) or LAT (latitude)

      65 41 42 64 64 43 65 66 44 67 67 45 66 or in combination

    6. Herringbones. The backbone of the herringbone is the correct route. A line on the left indicates either a road passed on the left, or turning right off the road you were on. A line on the right similarly means pass a road on the right, or turn left. A ‘V’ on either side indicates turning at a crossroads in the opposite direction to the side the V is on, and a line on each side means straight on at a crossroads. The arrow indicates the direction of travel and the route may read from right to left.