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MG Car Club of South Australia you are welcome to do parade laps at lunchtime if you wish to see the track. Please let Peter Coulson or me know if you can help. No experience required and lunch is provided. Sunday 7 August – Winter Cup Hillclimb, Collingrove Although the Winter Cups are not part of the club championship they are an opportunity for another run at Collingrove. Entries are through the CAMS online entry system . Sunday 14 August – Motorkhana Round 4. The MG Challenge is back ! The Victorian MSCA has booked Sandown for Saturday 10 June 2017 and invited the MG Car Clubs to stage part 1 of the MG Challenge on that day. Put it in the diary now as this may be one of the last chances to run at Sandown. Sunday 11 June will be a Hillclimb at Rob Roy. Should be a fun long weekend. The Victorian Club needs expressions of interest from our club to confirm their involvement with the MSCAVic. Round 4 motorkhana will be run at the Mallala skidpan on 14 August. The Supp Regs and entry form are on the website and an early entry will help the organizers to prepare for the event in advance. As usual this event is an opportunity for a novice to Come and Try a motorkhana. You might enjoy it. AUSSIE DRIVER SEARCH From...Murray Stephenson O n Thursday 9 June Scott Stephenson participated in the Professional division of the Aussie Driver Search at the Marulan Driver Training Centre in NSW. A total of forty drivers tried out during the day, 22 in the morning and 18 in the afternoon, to test their driving skills (lap time), adaptability, attitude and mechanical sympathy. They were each intended to have ten laps of the circuit in each of three race prepared cars; a Nissan Pulsar, a Toyota 86 and a V8 Ute. The wet start to the day 40 meant that the morning group was cut back to five laps in each car and the afternoon group had nine laps. An instructor/assessor was positioned in each car to offer hints and assess the driver’s abilities. They also contributed to traffic control by directing overtaking moves and, given the narrow track, this was a good idea. Communication in the car was difficult, with noise and full face helmets, so a lot of hand signals were used. Intercom would have helped.