Vehicle Requirements

You must own or have the use of a 4wd vehicle with a low range gearbox that is not a 4wd car, station wagon (e.g. Subaru Legacy) or a 4wd van as these vehicles are not suitable for the tracks that the club uses.

Vehicle Equipment

As a non club member you are not required to carry any special equipment. All you need to attend a trip is your vehicle, your lunch and snacks, suitable clothing (wet weather gear etc) any medicines you require and a willingness to come out with us and have a good time.

Once you become a member of the club you will be required to have the following in order to participate in club trips.

  • Front and rear tow hooks or approved vehicle recovery points
  • Shovel
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First-aid kit
  • Basic tool kit
  • Tow rope
  • Roll bar for all open / soft top vehicles
  • Spare tyre and tyre changing equipment

If these items are not present in a club members vehicle at the beginning of a trip, the trip leader has the authority to exclude them from the trip. Details are set out in the club's Vehicle Safety and Equipment Inspection document. All member vehicles going on club trips must display a current club vehicle inspection sticker.

Tow Hooks and Vehicle Recovery Points

The club has found that tow hooks and Vehicle Recovery Points are essential equipment for our trips and all members are required to have vehicles fitted to our specifications.  The use of other means for attaching strops etc to a vehicle does not meet our requirements as they can constitute a safety hazard.    See also......

CCVC-SAFETY-0001 Introduction to snatch recoveries 050803.pdf

CCVC-SAFETY-0002 Minimum Standards for TowHook Mounting 050803.pdf

CCVC-SAFETY-0003 Specification For Recovery Hooks 050803.pdf

CCVC-SAFETY-0006 Safety Policy Vehicle Recovery Points 27 Sept 2017.pdf

Vehicle Inspectors

Our vehicle inspectors are club members who have generously agreed to undertake club vehicle inspections on a voluntary basis. When you have decided you would like to join the club and have obtained all the necessary equipment, then please ring one of our vehicle inspectors and request an appointment.

It is really important to remember that the vehicle inspectors are busy working for their company and are doing club inspections as a favour, so please be considerate and courteous when booking and when you turn up with your vehicle - time is money to them so expect paying customers to be served first.

The vehicle inspector will ensure that your vehicle has all the equipment that the club has decided is necessary for every club vehicle. Details of the requirements and the Clubs Vehicle Inspectors can be seen on the Membership Application Form, available from Trip Leaders and downloadable from this site.