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AUTOTESTS

Following most major RoadRallies of the 1950's was a tie deciding "Driving Test" involving simple manoeuvrability sections, which involved "parking the car" against the clock. Gradually Driving Tests became a discipline of motor sport of its own and in the 1960's developed into Autotests.
Autotests involve driving the car on a timed, predetermined memorised route, with penalties added for striking markers, bad positioning on the lines and not completing the test correctly.

Vehicles are classified according to overall length, body type, and engine size into seven classes.

Despite the apparent need for optimum power and handling capabilities it is possible to be competitive in a standard road car, driver skill being the important ingredient.

Notable drivers who cut their teeth in the world of Autotesting include Trevor Smith (1991 National Rally Champion), Colin McRae (1991/1992 British Rally Champion and 1995 World Rally Champion) and Russ Swift (Professional Stunt Driver).

Further Information:
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Windsor CC
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Main Disciplines:Rally, Autotests, Trials
Geographic Area: South East England, Central Southern
Primary Association: ACSMC
Windsor Car Club (WCC) meets most Thursdays (9pm) at the Windsor and Eton Football Club, Stag Meadow, Windsor, Berks. WCC specialises in rallying in various guises and has some very active members in the areas of: Stage Rallying Road Rallying Navigational Scatters Autotesting
Contact:
Andy Juniper
email:
sec@windsorcarclub.co.uk
Website:
www.windsorcarclub.co.uk
Windwhistle MC
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Main Disciplines:Rally, Autotests, Hillclimbs, Trials
Geographic Area: South West England
Primary Association: ASWMC
Field events at the Windwhistle Inn every 2nd & 4th Wednesday from May to August.
Contact:
Peter Young
email:
peteryoung81@aol.com
Website:
Witney MC
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Main Disciplines:Rally, Autotests
Geographic Area: South East England, Central Southern
Primary Association: ACSMC
Witney Motor Club was founded in October 1963.
Contact:
D Jephcott
email:
derrick.jephcott@ntlworld.com
Website:
www.witneymotorclub.co.uk
Wolverhampton & South Staffs CC
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Main Disciplines:Rally, Autotests, Sprints, Radio, Trials
Geographic Area: West Midlands
Primary Association: AWMMC
We are a very friendly and sociable club, with a very active membership in all forms of motorsport. We meet every Wednesday at 9.30pm at The Pigot Arms, Pattingham, Wolverhampton. MSA Club callsign = WOLF
Contact:
A Price
email:
paulannie1@googlemail.com
Website:
www.wsscc.co.uk/
Woolbridge MC
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Main Disciplines:Rally, Autotests, Sprints, Hillclimbs, Trials
Geographic Area: South West England
Primary Association: ACSMC
Welcome to Woolbridge Motor Club. We are a motorsport club who run a wide range motorsport events each year these range from local clubmans events through to regional and national level.
Contact:
Sarah Forsyth
email:
sarah@forsyth04.wanadoo.co.uk
Website:
www.woolbridge.co.uk
York MC
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Main Disciplines:Race, Rally, Autotests, Sprints, Radio, Trials
Geographic Area: North East England
Primary Association: ANCC
York Motor Club was founded in 1913, as "Eboracum" Motor Club went their separate ways. The motor car enthusiasts formed York Motor Club. Today, many club members are actively involved in motorsports competition, covering disciplines such as Touring Cars, Road and Stage Ralling, Autotesting, Production Car Trials, and Sprint and Circuit Racing. York Motor Club also provides Marshals, Safety Personnel and Officials to many Motorsports events, and encourages training programmes for such people. York Motor Club meets every Wednesday at 9.00 p.m. at the Lysander Arms (formerly Rawcliffe Caravan Club), Manor Lane, Shipton Road, York. MSA Club callsign = YORVIK
Contact:
Dr J Thornton
email:
john@thorntonj.myzen.co.uk
Website:
www.yorkmotorclub.org.uk
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