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Old 08-08-17, 21:25
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Not sure about this idea - pick-ups and vans might be a bit too quick!

If my daily commute is anything to go by, the fastest things on the road are Transits and Sprinters, often with aerodynamic aids - the more they carry on the roof the faster they go! The pick-ups aren't far behind them either.

Didn't the former Top Gear front-man once claim that the fastest car on British roads was the Astra Van?
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Yes, that's what I meant, they altered the Championship SR's to allow a van in.
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So the answer is simple - get some clubs on board and get the relevent clause in the SRs.
The Championship SR's have to be vetted by the MSA. If there is a rule in the Blue Book that states "no commercial vehicles" then I doubt the MSA will allow any set of SR's to go through that breaches that regulation.

I also suspect that you will be very lucky to find any club or championship willing to go to that much trouble, after all what's in it for them?
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The Championship SR's have to be vetted by the MSA. If there is a rule in the Blue Book that states "no commercial vehicles" then I doubt the MSA will allow any set of SR's to go through that breaches that regulation.
Assuming the MSA are as quick at spotting this regulation as they were with ROPS it will give you roughly 30 years competition.
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The Championship SR's have to be vetted by the MSA. If there is a rule in the Blue Book that states "no commercial vehicles" then I doubt the MSA will allow any set of SR's to go through that breaches that regulation.

I also suspect that you will be very lucky to find any club or championship willing to go to that much trouble, after all what's in it for them?
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Assuming the MSA are as quick at spotting this regulation as they were with ROPS it will give you roughly 30 years competition.


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Regarding this no commercial vehicle rule, I've wondered why it's actually there?
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??
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Old 09-08-17, 14:16
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I'm sure one of the circuit hot hatch races has a rule that the car is defined by Glasses or Parkers price guide. If I remember rightly someone years ago cleaned up in a Ford Ka convertible because it was listed in the guide as a hatchback. Something like a car derived van (Punto, Astra etc.) in standard production would be lighter than the car it's based on as it has no rear interior.
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Been offered an unfinished project , SHP pickup shell and frame , would this be eligible in sports libre ?
Can you swap to a saloon shell?
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So is this a spaceframe with a fibreglass or alloy body? If it's spaceframe and never being designed as a commercial vehicle does that mean that the body silhouette and make and model it's copying determines what the vehicle is classified for not its original purpose as a spaceframe racing car?
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The Championship SR's have to be vetted by the MSA. If there is a rule in the Blue Book that states "no commercial vehicles" then I doubt the MSA will allow any set of SR's to go through that breaches that regulation.

I also suspect that you will be very lucky to find any club or championship willing to go to that much trouble, after all what's in it for them?
If you google VW Cup Caddy Van, there have been a few vans that have run in that series, as RAC van, VW commercial van,Booklets.biz van
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