Vehicle Scrutineering is not only a basic check undertaken before all competitive events for the safety of competitors, officials and spectators, but also to try and ensure that everyone is competing on a level playing field. These checks will be in line with the published regulations and whilst we will advise where we can, it is the competitors responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is eligible. This also means that the vehicle needs to be presented for Scrutineering clean enough so that the Scrutineer can check the mechanicals underneath without having to chip away a load of crud.

This is for everybody’s safety and for insurance purposes. An unsafe vehicle could injure its driver, passenger, event officials or a spectator.

Basic requirements for all competitive events (other than TYRO) are a front and rear towing point, tow rope, a return spring on the last link of the carburettor to a fixed point (to enable the throttle to idle if the linkage is broken), and a secure battery.

***Please remember Scrutineering starts at 8.30am and will finish at 9.30am sharp***

Please get to the event early enough to get scrutineered- just because Scrutineering closes at 9.30am, doesn’t mean you can turn up at 9.25.

Fire Extinguishers

It is recommended that these are carried for Tyro & RTV events, but mandatory for CCV’s, Timed Trials etc. From 1st January 2019 they need to be less than 2 years old or stickered / certified as serviced by a qualified engineer at least every 2 years. A full list of suitable extinguishants are available on page 195 of the 2018 MSA Blue Book, but the main ones are 2.4kg AFFFF & 2kg Dry Powder.


Also, if the Scrutineer can’t see it, they can’t check it, and if they can’t check it, they can’t pass it. Please make sure your vehicle is presented to Scrutineering in a clean & tidy manner.

In the main, we have a good standard of vehicles, let’s please keep it that way.