Getting Started in Motor Sport
Although it costs a barrow-load of cash to succeed at the highest levels of motor sport, there are some channels that can cost very little - you can use your partner's car if you dare ..
Autotesting, Production Car Trials and Road Rallies can all be done with few modifications from standard specification.
As your eyes fall on the more adventurous and dare-devil-like activities, so you need a more specialised vehicle. Special stage rally cars are still basically road cars, but the safety regulations require a fair number of items of equipment, and you'll want to make sure that the car doesn't fall apart when it hits the rough stuff!
Then there's the real specialised areas of the sport - hill-climbing, circuit racing and so on. For these you will generally have a car that is used for nothing else. The preparation and maintenance becomes expensive and you just wouldn't take even a saloon-car racer to the shops ...
The sport's governing body, the Motor Sports Association (MSA) can help you find your way through the rule book and our members will be glad to find somebody that hasn't heard their stories yet. And, while they're telling them to you, they'll help get you sorted out and into your first event.