Looks like Interesting times ahead for Grass Roots Rallying.
                                    Improving rally safety
 
Frontal head restraints (FHR) will become compulsory for competitors in multi club level and club level rally events from 2019 and 2020 respectively.
 
The changes follow the findings of the recent review into safety in rallying undertaken by the Australian Institute of Motor Sport Safety (AIMSS).
 
Frontal head restraints are designed to reduce injury by limiting forward head movement during periods of rapid deceleration. Common examples of these restraints include the HANS device and the Simpson ‘Hybrid’ harness style device.
 
The changes will come into effect for multi club level events from 1 January 2019 and club level events from 1 January 2020.
 
CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca said the changes were about improving safety for competitors at every level.
 
“The benefits of frontal head restraints have been proven in research undertaken throughout the world,” Arocca said.
 
“We have seen in Australia that these devices have unquestionably saved lives and reduced the seriousness of any injuries.
 
“There will be a small cost to competitors to fit this equipment in their vehicle, but ultimately there is no price you can put on your life or that of your co-driver.”
 
Frontal head restraints have been compulsory in National and State level rally events since 2015.
 
“We all know that motor sport is dangerous, but we have to do whatever we can to reduce the risks and ensure that competitors are using the best equipment to reduce the chances of suffering a serious injury or worse.”
 
CAMS has put together a FAQ on the introduction of frontal head restraints in lower level rally events, which is available to view here.
 
For more information
If you need to discuss these changes with someone at CAMS, please call the CAMS hotline
on 1300 883 959.

East to West Fundrasier

http://fecri.org.au/events/world-premiere-east-west-documentary

“The adventures of a baker, his best mate, a 1930 A Model Ford travelling 7443 km are across Australia to raise money for Cancer”                                                                           

”I’m sure you have been touched by cancer in one-way or another. I know I have. As has my mate Keith. Keith and I, we both love a good challenge and we’ve done all sorts of trips together in my beloved 1930 A Model Ford. So this time Keith and I crossed Australia from the eastern most point of the continent to the western most – Byron Bay to Shark Bay/Steep Point – right through the guts – in the old girl. It was a big and tough trip, likely our last big trip together. We had many flat tyres, we broke down, we were bogged, we slept by the side of the road. But we agreed at that start we wanted to make the trip worth it and to have the trip stand for something.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Join us for the WORLD PREMIERE of the documentary about the trip. See the thrills and spills of Tom and Keith’s adventure in the 1930 A Model Ford. Ticket sale proceeds go to the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tom O’Toole is the founder of the famous Beechworth Bakery chain, successful inspirational speaker and self-described kindergarten failure-turned-author. With a formidable sense of humor and an enthusiasm bordering on inspired frantic madness, he has spearheaded the rebirth of a dying country town by turning his bakery into a phenomenon of Australian small business, which continues to gather strength and speed.                                                      DIRECTORED & PRODUCED BY MRL MEDIA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  THANK YOU TO RICHARD & PAULA NICHOLSON AND JOHN LEWIS FOR SUPPORTING THIS PROJECT 

Thanks you! Tickets available at www.easttowest.com.au