MSA E-Wheels November 2008
WRGB is neutral
For 2008, the Wales Rally GB has become the first round of the World Rally Championship to offset all its carbon emissions, including all spectator travel. The event has been awarded CarbonNeutral® event status, confirming that the event's carbon footprint is now 'net zero'.

Access to all 19 special stages is by ticket – buy in advance to get the best value:

• by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 847 2251

• online via the official website:

• or in person from Ticketline, 47 Westgate Street, Cardiff, CF10 1TL

2009 Autoglym Motor Club Quiz
This is an opportunity for UK motor club teams to win the first prize of £2,000 by pitching their knowledge against others in a nationwide Motor Clubs Quiz. The quiz will be held on the Autoglym website ( in the autumn of 2008.

Only one attempt per club will be possible using password access and clubs can pre-register for their free entry (at the Games and Competitions section at in advance, from now until 30 November 2008.

The on-line quiz will go live on 1 December 2008 and will run through to 31 December 2008. Each club will have only one attempt to answer questions – which will be selected randomly from a vast database of questions – in a limited time of 20 minutes.

Questions will be asked on motor racing, rallying, other forms of motor sport, modern motor cars, classic cars and classic motoring, motoring history and current motoring conditions.

The four highest-placed club teams will be invited to attend a live Finals Day, which will be held at the Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, on Saturday 17 January 2009. Three contestants will represent each club in this live event.

Discount show tickets
The MSA has concluded an arrangement with Haymarket Exhibitions to offer MSA members a £5 discount on weekend tickets for the Autosport International show at the NEC on 10-11 January 2009.

The offer is open to all MSA competition licence holders, registered marshals and licensed officials – who will need to produce their 2008 or 2009 MSA licence when entering the show using their discounted ticket.

The MSA stand will this year be located at the entrance to Hall 19. There will also be a Go Motorsport stand in Hall 7 providing comprehensive information for anyone looking to get involved with the sport for the first time, whether as competitor, spectator or volunteer, and this will include a dedicated Volunteers in Motorsport area.

In order to book MSA-discounted tickets to Autosport International, visit the Haymarket ticketing website at, then click on 'book tickets'. Enter the following promo code: MSAGM09 to receive your discount, or call 0844 579 3188 and quote the above code. Bookings must be made by 31 December 2008.

Well done Lewis!
Colin Hilton, Chief Executive of the MSA, paid tribute to Lewis Hamilton on becoming FIA Formula 1 World Champion.

"Lewis' performances since his arrival in Formula 1 last year have set the world alight. He has demonstrated his extraordinary talent, commitment and determination to become the youngest ever F1 world champion.

"Lewis is providing an incredible platform from which to develop motor sport in this country. The British public has been gripped by Lewis' exploits and the sport is enjoying more media coverage than ever before. More and more people, from all kinds of backgrounds, are becoming interested in the sport. The MSA is firmly committed to increasing participation and bringing more people to the exciting world of motor sport, either as competitor, volunteer or official. We are investing heavily in promoting the sport and making it more affordable and accessible to all."

Where to Go Motorsport or Karting
Following the comments by Colin Hilton above, here's a reminder of two of the MSA's initiatives.

Let's Go Karting is an MSA funded initiative to attract young people to gain their first experience of karting without having to make an up-front commitment to acquire a race kart and associated safety equipment.
The Go Motorsport campaign aims to attract competitors, volunteers and spectators. As mentioned in the June issue of e-Wheels, to be included in the Go Motorsport initiative, motor clubs should complete a questionnaire, which is available from This will ensure the correct information is on the Go Motorsport website.

Club officials can return questionnaires by email to or by post to Ben Taylor at Motor Sports House.

If you have any questions, contact Alex Birley, who is coordinating Go Motorsport, on 07841 673012.

Word and pdf versions of previous e-Wheels can be downloaded from the MSA website by clicking on MSA publications>Wheels>e-Wheels.

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