An Introduction to the Melbourne University Car Club

01/09/13 | by matt [mail] | Categories: Members

Note:  this article was from our very very old website, so mocking of it is expected, but most of it is still relevant - matt

The Melbourne University Car Club [MUCC] was re-formed in October 1955. We say re-formed because there was a car club at the University of Melbourne in 1938. One of its main activities was teaching members to drive!

In 1992 the club was incorporated to provide the members with the protection of liability limited to membership fees. In the '50s and '60s, those students lucky enough to own a car were able to drive each day to the campus, and park, free of charge, on site. Now, most of the roadways around the University have been interrupted by buildings, and it is virtually impossible to park on campus at any time. There were times when go-cart races were held in a large circuit around the outside of the Law school, Old arts, the Old Physics building and the Union Building. These days it is hard enough to walk around these buildings without going through or under one of them.

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Where do I start in motorsport?

01/09/13 | by matt [mail] | Categories: Members

Every so often we get asked "Where do I start?" or "How do I learn about cars?"

Below is an extract of a reply to one such inquiry. Maybe this will help you. matt

?Do you have opportunities for youth to join your car club to learn more about cars... My young son who is 14 is quite keen on learning more about cars."

Our reply:

Hi,

MUCC does not really have opportunities for 14 y?olds to learn about cars as such. At 16 he can volunteer to help us at race meetings but at 14 I don?t think he is allowed in pit lane.

However, at 14 I?m pretty sure he would be eligible for a junior competition licence, and could compete in club level motorkhanas.

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Provisional Results for Menace Motorsport East Gippsland Stages.

10/05/13 | by admin [mail] | Categories: Race/Rally

In the absense of any protests, these results will become final at 12:00 noon on Wednesday May 15 2013. 

*** Please note   ***
On the 4th last page of results - where individual stage times for heat 1 are shown for crews' interest - a 20 second penalty incurred for late book-in at Parc Ferme by Car 17 does not show up.  However, in all other results pages, the correct total time of  57:24 has been used.
Reminder that End of Heat 1 / Start of Heat 2 was at Parc Ferme. 

Peter Otzen
Entries Secretary

Get 'em here!

 

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All set for East Gippsland VRC at Bairnsdale

28/04/13 | by admin [mail] | Categories: Race/Rally

Rally cars were on display in Bairnsdale to promote the upcoming East Gippsland Stages hosted by MUCC. We are still in need of officials, so if you fancy a cracking day in the forest watching some magnificent cars at full speed in the forests north of Bairnsdale, we would love to have you along. Contact Darren on 0419 359 661 if you can help out.

 
 
 
 

Vic Rally Ch'ship - Round 3(!) MUCC hosting!

08/04/13 | by admin [mail] | Categories: Race/Rally

Well ok, not really round 3, as round 1 was cancelled due to the threat of fire, and round 2 was cancelled because there actually was a fire and all the trees fell onto the road, so we are now up to round 3, without a wheel having even been turned.

We are expecting a MASSIVE field, as everyone will be itching to get going, PLUS we are offering discounted entry for people who haven't joined us in East Gippsland for a while. Check the Supp Regs to see if you are eligible for a discounted entry!

The best place to download the regulations and all the event information is on the VICRALLY website.
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A message from the organisers:

Welcome and thank-you for your interest in Menace Motorsport East Gippsland Stages 2013.

This Event is Round 3 of the 2013 Victorian Rally Championship and will be held on Saturday 4 May 2013.
Based at Bairnsdale in East Gippsland, Victoria, it will be a State Championship Special Stage event with all the thrills and spills that these events are famous for.

The roads of East Gippsland are generally easy on the car varying from smooth sandy tracks to well constructed forest logging roads. You will enjoy a wide variety of driving surfaces and conditions. This event will run under the A-to-A timing format which is the standard for modern Special Stage forest rallies. It will be conducted over one division and two heats made up of approximately 125 km of competitive and 110 km of transport sections. There will be one service break at which catering and amenities will be available.

The Event (and Heat 1) will commence in Bairnsdale followed by approximately 70 competitive km in 4 stages, finishing with a service break in Lindenow. Heat 2 will be approximately 55 competitive km in 2 stages, finishing in Lindenow which will also be the finish of the Event.

As a State Championship special stage event, crew members will require a Clubman Rally Licence or superior. Vehicles will be required to be fitted with the usual rollover protection and safety features and crews will be required to wear CAMS-approved flame-resistant clothing.

The East Gippsland Stage finishes at Lindenow for the post event social function and a champagne presentation to the provisional winners.

There are a number of accommodation venues within a short distance of the Event start/finish/headquarters providing a range of accommodation styles to suit varying requirements. We recommend contacting these venues via The Lakes & Wilderness Tourist Centre, telephone 1800 637 060.

I would like to acknowledge and thank all the people and organisations that have contributed to making the East Gippsland Stages possible including the event sponsor Menace Motorsport, East Gippsland Shire Council, Bairnsdale Police, Bairnsdale CFA, Bairnsdale SES, Bairnsdale Ambulance, the Department of Sustainability & Environment, and the many volunteers from inside and outside the Melbourne University Car Club Inc who are giving up their time to help us in the forest.

Glen McAliece
Clerk of Course
On behalf of The Directing Team

See you there!

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