Preparing 2CVs to race on some of the most fantastic tarmac circuits
Europe and promoting the formula as a low-cost form of motorsport
in which everyone from novice to expert is made to feel welcome.
We also try extremely hard to make
all our events sociable and family orientated, by organising
BBQs and games at the race meetings.
You can be a spectator, mechanic, driver or sponsor. Whatever
you decide to do, you will receive a warm welcome from the
Spectators - You will
get the opportunity to look at the cars and meet the teams at the
race meetings. This is particularly the case at the 24-hour race
when there is plenty of time to explore the pit garages and chat.
The race dates and venues are published in Club Diary click
here for further information on the Come Racing page.
Mechanics - are always required, you need
to have good experience of working on 2CVs. If you are interested
please contact Pete Sparrow for
further information; if you are interested in being a mechanic
at the 24-hour race please contact our
24-Hour race coordinator - click here for
continue reading through these questions and answers. New
racing members are assigned a buddy, who is an existing club
member, to help and guide him or her through the pitfalls of starting
up, from technical advice on preparing the car to where to sign-on
at the first race.
Sponsors - our sponsors range from large
companies offering considerable financial support to local suppliers
giving free oil or parts. Sponsors’ details
are displayed on the cars, the Club’s
web site and promotional material. Click
here for details of how
to contact our PR and Publicity coordinator.
How do I become a Member?
It couldn't be easier. There are three levels of membership, which
are described below.
Full Membership is £50 per year
- It allows you to race and compete in the championship. You
will receive technical bulletins, the Club newsletter 'Snails
Pace' and invitations to social events. You also gain full voting
rights at the Club's Annual General Meeting and discount on club
Associate Membership is £20
per year - You
will receive the Club newsletter 'Snails
Pace' and invitations to social events. You also gain discount
on club merchandise.
Day Racer Membership is £15
per day - This is a temporary membership to allow a guest to
participate in races as an additional driver.
For Full or Associate membership complete the
membership form with your details and send it to the Club
Secretary with the appropriate payment. For Day Racer membership
please pay the fee to the Club Chairman or Treasurer at
If I want to drive what do I need to get started?
You need a RACMSA National B Licence, which you can
get by attending an ARDS course at your nearest circuit.
You must be
full member of the 2CV Racing Club, which you can join as described
in Answer 3 above.
You need to be a
member of BARC - the British Automobile Racing Club.
Click here to go to the Technical Section
for more more information.
How do I build my own racing 2CV?
The car must be built to current the RAC Blue Book Regulations
for circuit racing, which cover the requirements for roll
cage, safety equipment, seat belts etc.
In addition there are separate
car build regulations for 2CV Racing, in summary:
The car is lowered by stiffening
and adapting its suspension springs.
Adjustable shock absorbers can be fitted.
Slightly wider 145 width tyres are allowed.
The front steering arms are turned to alter
the castor angle.
A standard 2CV 6 gearbox must be fitted.
Improved performance can be achieved by
low levels of engine tuning.
Compression can be raised by machining
barrels and cylinder heads to Club regulations.
Fitting of the
club Cam is mandatory click here for details.
air filters and carburettor jetting are also permitted.
The 2CV Racing car build regulations are
available from BARC or click here to view them in our technical
How much does it cost?
The car - racing cars usually become available at the
end of the racing season. You will find them for sale on
this web site, on 2cvtv.com and sometimes on ebay. The prices
range from £1,500 to £6,000 depending on the
pedigree and condition of the car.
If you want to purchase a car during the racing season and cannot see what
you want, do contact us.
Race entry - this varies from circuit to
circuit but typical costs are around £190
for sprint races and up to £650 for the long endurance races. You
need to add to this the cost of getting yourself and the car to and from
the circuits, plus your running costs.
24-hour race entry - the 24 hour race
at Snetterton in Norfolk will be between £3000
(split between 3 or 4 drivers). You may be able to 'buy' a ride
for between £600
You will find information about this on the current 24 hour
race page or on the Club Forum.
Where do we race?
We race at most major circuits in the UK, generally using those
that suit the cars best. The circuits visited vary from year
to year; in the 2006 championship season races were held
at Pembrey in South Wales, Snetterton in Norfolk, Cadwell Park
in Lincolnshire, Anglesey in North Wales and Mallory Park in
Outside the championship
club members take the opportunity to race at other circuits
Each October members
drive in the 2CV 24-hour race at the world famous Spa
Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. In 2006 a four-driver team
hired a car to enter the race.
Also in 2006 members
entered a four car team in the 750 Motor Club's Holly
Birkett six hour endurance relay race at Silverstone at the
end of October. This race is unique because it is a handicap
that allows cars of many different types to enter.
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