* Regulations for the Sporting Trials Junior Evaluation Day 30/08/14 *
MI 21st Aug 2014 Motor Sport Bulletin
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Welcome to the Motor Enthusiasts Club (mec.ie) website. The Club has organised both car and bike events for almost 55 years and, had it not been for those young enthusiasts fifty years ago, the club would not be what it is today. Over the years we have run motorcycle trials, circuit racing,hillclimbs, rallies, autotests, road racing, and sporting trials(mudplugs) and in most cases still do....
Our web site gives up to date information on all our events, whether you are a competitor looking for regulations or to enter online, or the results after an event, or even an enthusiast, who wants to go out for a look to see what its all about. There are names of all committee members on the website so come out and talk to any of them at our meetings in Glen of the Downes Golf Club.
We are always looking for new members and helpers to keep the sport running to the high standards which are required nowadays by everyone. We would encourage you to become a member of the club either as a Friend of the club or as a Single or Family member. Use the link to membership to do so.
Once again thanks for logging on to our web site, hopefully you find all the information you are looking for.
MEC Calendar for 2014
Jan 4th Freeman Cup Sporting Trial
Feb 23rd Freeman Cup Autotest
Mar 29th Devereux Cup Sporting Trial
Apr 26th Jenkins Cup Sporting Trial
May 18th Montrose Cup Motorcycle Trial
Jun 8th MEC Car Races Mondello Park
Jun 29th Balfe Cup Moorcycle Trial
Aug 16-17th Sprint Weekend
Aug 17th Stanley Woods Motorcycle Trail
Sept 20th Rhodes Cup Sporting Trial
Oct 18th Noonan Cup Sporting Trial
Nov 16th MCI Motorcycle Trial
Nov 29th Kilkenny Cup Sporting Trial
Dec 7th Mondello Rallysprint
Dec 28th Christmas Motorcycle Trial
PRESS RELEASE from the Sporting Car Trials Committee
The Sporting Car Trials Committee have just received approval to issue 1 day junior clubman competition licences to applicants aged between 10 and 14, subject to the applicants passing the attached evaluation test of competency. An analysis indicates that there are approximately 10 parties who are interested in and eligible for the test.
The first such evaluation test has been arranged for 11am on Saturday 30/8/2014 at Gallows Hill, Newcastle, Co Wicklow by kind permission of Mr. King. (Leave M11 at Junction 13 for Newcastle and take the R772 for approx 1km towards Newcastle and look for an arrow on your left for the gate into the venue). Regulations for this event will be posted on the MEC website at the beginning of August.
Applicants must be accompanied at all times in their trials car by their parent or guardian who must hold a valid competition licence. Due to the probable difference in size between the regular adult driver and the junior applicant, it may be necessary to make temporary adjustments to the pedals, seat, seat belt etc. Two trials drivers, Tony Wilson (087-2577368) and Paul Needham (086-8577808) are available to provide advice and assistance. There will be a safety check before commencing the evaluation test to ensure the applicant is a good fit and can comfortably operate the controls.
For more information contact the phone numbers or web sites on page 3 of the evaluation test form.
From The Sporting Car Trials Committee
Pictures from the 'Evening With Derek & Conor Daly'