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HOW DO I GET STARTED

1. JOIN A CAMS AFFILIATED CAR CLUB

You need to be a member of a CAMS Affiliated Car Club in order to get a CAMS licence and compete. The following car clubs actively support hill climbing in Victoria.

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Ararat Car Club

Ballarat Light Car Club

Gippsland Car Club

MG Car Club Vic

Phillip Island Auto Racing Club

Shepparton District Car Club

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Alternatively you can join any club listed HERE

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2. CAMS LICENCE

A CAMS Level 2 Speed (L2S) is an entry level licence designed for you to access a range of disciplines and events. A L2S licence is the minimum level licence required for competing at hill climbs, sprints, super sprints and regularity events.

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The L2S licence is low cost and you don’t need to undergo any formal tests or assessments.

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Its easy to register for a CAMS Level 2 Speed Licence (L2S): Register online HERE

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3. YOUR CAR

Getting your car ready for hill climbing is very easy, but there are a few things you need to do.

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START IN THE NON-LOG BOOK CLASS

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1. INSTALL A FIRE EXTINGUISHER.

Any AS1841 fire extinguisher except AS1841.2 are acceptable.

These are available at most auto stores and department stores and cost around $30 – $40. All fire extinguishers are valid for 3 years from the date of manufacture, please check the date stamped on the extinguisher.

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2. KNOW WHERE YOUR TOW POINTS ARE.

It is important for you to know where your vehicle tow points are.

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YOU CAR IS GOOD TO GO!

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Note: CAMS Log Book

When your ready to step up to a Championship Class you will need to get a CAMS Log Book. A CAMS Log book contains information about your vehicle and records its competition history. Obtaining a CAMS Log Book is very easy, all you need to do is enter a round of the Victorian Hill Climb Championship as a Non-Log Book Car. During the drivers briefing at the start of the day, you will be introduced to the person(s) who can walk you though the simple process.

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4. APPAREL

What do you need to wear while competing?

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1. HELMET

You are required to wear a helmet. Most helmets are accepted, including motorcycle type.  A helmet must comply any of the following standards:

AS1698

or SFI 24.1

or BS 6658-85 Type A, A/FR

or E22(with 03, 04 or 05 amendments)

or any A level Helmet listed in CAMS Schedule D – Apparel

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Standard labels are found on the back of the helmet.

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2. CLOTHING

You are required to wear clothing that covers from your  WRIST  to  NECK  to  ANKLE. Such as a long sleeve cotton t-shirt and/or a wool jumper and denim jeans. Clothing that is synthetic such as nylon or polyester is NOT acceptable.

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Any A, B or C level Overalls listed in CAMS Schedule D – Apparel are also acceptable.

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3. SHOES

You are required to wear closed toe shoes.

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Any A level shoes listed in CAMS Schedule D – Apparel are also acceptable.

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Note: Frontal Head Restraints

Safety equipment is always encouraged at Victorian Hill Climb Championship Events, however  Frontal Head Restraints, often refereed to as a HANS device, are NOT mandatory for Speed events such as Hill Climbs.

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5. RACING NUMBERS

Racing numbers are used for timing and to identify cars whilst on the track.

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1. DISPLAY RACING NUMBER.

You need to have racing numbers that can be seen clearly on either side of you car. You can register your racing number (see point 2 below) or if you decide not to register your number each of the event will allocate you a number for that round. Acceptable methods of displaying numbers include:

Number Stickers, or

Numbers written on glass using removal glass pens / paint pens, or

Numbers printed on paper and stuck to the inside of the windows

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2. REGISTER YOUR RACING NUMBER.

Registering a number entitles you to the exclusive use of that number for the season. It is not mandatory to register a racing number for the Victorian Hill Climb Championship, however if you elect not to register a number, one will be allocated to you when you enter each round (most likely different for each round).

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You can download a number registration form HERE

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6. ENTER AN EVENT

Congratulations!!!  You are now ready to enter your a round of the Victorian Hill Climb Championship. Information on upcoming rounds can be found HERE