Comp Safaris are Cross Country / Off-Road “Speed” events that are timed from start to finish & usually involve a marked out course a few miles long (or multiple laps of a shorter course). They are run similar to a single venue stage rally, but average speeds are slightly slower & the terrain more challenging ! Due to the length of the courses, drivers are set off at timed intervals, so there’s typically multiple vehicles on the course at any one time – great for spectators.
They typically require additional vehicle modifications & protective equipment compared to untimed trials & are carried out in-line with different rules compared to trials – either using ALRC or Motorsport UK Regulations. Vehicles Modifications include full roll cage to ALRC / Motorsport UK specifications, full harness seatbelts, rear lights, mud flaps, fire extinguisher and spill absorption kit. Competitors must wear approved crash helmets & neck supports.
These events can still be entered with very standard looking Land Rovers (with appropriate safety modifications), but they can also be entered by spectacular custom built vehicles with fully independent suspension, large supercharged or turbocharged engines & plastic composite bodyshells / body panels (if using the more open Motorsport UK Regulations).
As a club, due to their more specialised nature, we do not hold this type of these events - but our members are able to take part in Comp Safaris that are organised by other ALRC clubs – eg our relatively close neighbours Staffordshire and Shropshire Land Rover Club (website : https://saslrc.co.uk/).”