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Old 29-06-17, 21:50
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Bumper Removal In Road Going Class

Hi all,
I'm a newbie in need of some advice please. If I remove the chrome front and rear bumpers from my 1972 MG Midget would that rule me out of competing in the standard roadgoing class? I've not competed before, but I'm considering it. Despite looking at the blue book online I'm still finding the regs a little difficult to understand. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.
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Old 29-06-17, 22:53
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I'm afraid so as it would alter the "silhouette".
Why would you want to remove them anyway?
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Old 29-06-17, 22:57
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Hi all,
I'm a newbie in need of some advice please. If I remove the chrome front and rear bumpers from my 1972 MG Midget would that rule me out of competing in the standard roadgoing class? I've not competed before, but I'm considering it. Despite looking at the blue book online I'm still finding the regs a little difficult to understand. Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.
Hi Richard, yes I think unfortunately you would fall foul of the silhouette stipulation in the roadgoing series category regulations. I would however consult the supplementary regs of any proposed event you look to enter to see if this would be acceptable.
Classic categories could have waivers depending on club / event specifics.
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Old 30-06-17, 06:13
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Thanks for your reply Rich. I was thinking of removing them (regardless of whether I race or not) as I've seen quite a few 'bumperless' Midgets and I like the look of them.
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Old 30-06-17, 06:17
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Thanks Bunman, it looks like it's staying as it is then.
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Have you seen the MG Speed championship?

http://www.mgspeed.net/

Their "Roadgoing A" class allows the removal of bumpers. If I had an MG, I'd be competing in this series. Has an excellent calendar.
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Old 30-06-17, 07:43
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Have you seen the MG Speed championship?

http://www.mgspeed.net/

Their "Roadgoing A" class allows the removal of bumpers. If I had an MG, I'd be competing in this series. Has an excellent calendar.
Thanks very much Dan, I'll have a good look at that when I get home tonight. I'll probably stick with the standard class anyway. I want to keep things as easy (and cheap!) as possible.
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I run my midget in the standard class of the MG Championship that allows for the removal of rubber bumpers, chrome would need to stay on until road going A.

Technically if I run in an MSA class that means I shouldn't be in standard classes but I'm usually the slowest up against modern machinery so no one else seems to care.

There are quite a few midgets in various states of modification in the championship so you'd have plenty of competition. If you have questions about the championship search for MG Car Club Speed Championship on the book of face
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Another way round the silhouette issue is to run 1/4 bumpers.
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I run my midget in the standard class of the MG Championship that allows for the removal of rubber bumpers, chrome would need to stay on until road going A.

Technically if I run in an MSA class that means I shouldn't be in standard classes but I'm usually the slowest up against modern machinery so no one else seems to care.

There are quite a few midgets in various states of modification in the championship so you'd have plenty of competition. If you have questions about the championship search for MG Car Club Speed Championship on the book of face
Thanks Ian, that's very helpful. I've joined the group.
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