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Old 09-08-17, 19:55
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If there is a rule in the Blue Book that states "no commercial vehicles"
There isn't. The rule says no commercial vehicles unless specified in the SR's. The option to run them is already there, organisers just have to exercise it.
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Old 10-08-17, 08:02
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I can understand not allowing any thing bigger than a regular sized passenger car, but why prevent vans/pickups which are car based like Vauxhall Astra etc, and what about MPVs like the Renault Scenic,Espace??
The Scenic and the Espace are not "commercial vehicles".

As for "More entries", I doubt that there will be a flood of pick-up trucks entering speed events especially those with "plastic" bodies as they will undoubtedly end up in Sports Libre where they will be woefully uncompetitive.
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Not that its a true speed event but Justin Law seems to drive a Transit van at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on a semi regular basis
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Javelin might let you run a pickup....
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Just don't call it a pickup. These SHP chassis are pukka space framed race cars. Some of the latest single seaters look like space ships to me and I'm pretty sure space ships are not allowed either.
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Old 10-08-17, 13:01
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J 5.20.6 would apply -

Not be a vehicle of commercial type, such as a
van/pick-up which was initially intended solely for
commercial or goods carrying, unless permitted by
SRs.
I would say that it does not apply to an SHP spaced framed race car.

An SHP race car with a pick up silhouette was never intended (initially or otherwise) for comercial goods or carrying. It is a bespoke race car intended (initially and always) for racing purposes.

Its a race car that looks a bit like a pick-not a pick-up that has been made into a race car.
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Old 10-08-17, 13:47
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The passport wouldn't say pickup.
So there's no interpretation from the scrutes.

Just get it built and get out there and enjoy it.
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Old 10-08-17, 15:44
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I would say that it does not apply to an SHP spaced framed race car.

An SHP race car with a pick up silhouette was never intended (initially or otherwise) for comercial goods or carrying. It is a bespoke race car intended (initially and always) for racing purposes.

Its a race car that looks a bit like a pick-not a pick-up that has been made into a race car.
Seems like a reasonable argument to me. I'd not complain (but I'd not complain if someone wanted to run a Maloo so maybe I'm not the best yardstick...).
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Old 10-08-17, 19:33
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I cant see a problem with commercial vehicles at hillclimbs:



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I cant see a problem with commercial vehicles at hillclimbs:



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To set a benchmark my yellow BT Bedford HA van crossed the line at 43 MPH at TWF

The timing van ( 63 plate Citroen Dispatch) may be slightly quicker.

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