PPC £999 Challenge Rules
Rules for 2009 event at Mallory Park
- All competing cars must have an MoT certificate current on the day of the event. That can mean either 12 months or 2 day’s MoT remaining.
- Competing cars do not require tax or insurance.
- Competing cars must be in a roadworthy state ie. Treaded tyres, silenced exhausts, and full complement of lights. Basically the car must be in a condition that you could drive it to the event in.
- Competing cars will be subject to Mallory’s noise regulations of 105db.
- Competing cars will not be scrutineered by Mallory however they will be subject to a brief visual check by PPC to ensure that they comply with the rules and are safe enough to compete in. We won’t be too strict but please don’t bring something that has no floors or sills and seats held in by cable ties.
- Competing cars are to be bought and built for under £999. That means what you paid for the car and the cost of the modifications you’ve done should be £999 or under. Please don’t confuse this with the ‘end value’ of the car ie. If you bought a 200SX for £500, repaired it where necessary, MoT’d it and tuned the engine for £450 the car is certainly eligible for the Challenge even if you could then sell the car on for £1200.
- We all manage to acquire parts/services for ‘mates rates’ at one time or another, however please keep within the spirit of the competition when acquiring parts/services and please cost your build in accordance with what parts/services would cost the average Joe. We realise there is not a hard and fast line in this matter but what we want to prevent is someone who, for example, works for Prodrive turning up in a car that has been built from ex-works parts their boss has ‘lent’ to them or let them have for £999.
- All cars and light vans are acceptable with whatever engine (car, bike or truck!) you like but no motorbikes, motorbike-derived trikes or quad bikes. Three-wheeled cars (eg. Reliant Robins) are acceptable if you’re brave enough.
- We will not ask for receipts from everybody as we realise that would be unrealistic as many parts/cars will be bought for cash, however prior to the event we will require a full costs break-down to be sent to us via e-mail. If you cheat the only person you’re cheating is yourself and no one will be impressed with you.
- All cars themselves must be bought for less than £999.
- Up to £250 of unnecessary parts from your car may be sold in order to bring your costs within budget, however we WILL require receipts for parts sold. This and the previous rule are to prevent entrants buying £2k cars to start with and folks claiming they sold their 1988 Cavalier’s interior trim for £600!
- Please count the cost of the MoT if you need to get one.
- Don’t count the cost of oil/filter, odd screws or any workshop consumables in your costings – it will all get very boring if everyone has to work out the value of one cable tie.
- All drivers must wear a crash helmet. If you have one please bring it with you, if you don’t we will be able to provide one on the day.