Mandatory is exactly what you stated.
1. The items of the rulebook specified in 1.1 that must be followed
2. Whatever else the local region declares. You have supps that say the
national rules apply, then you've adopted that for your events. Most regions
probably do that, but a little less formally. Key is that you can choose NOT
to follow the rulebook (most common: creating new local-option classes). Or
in the context of this thread, you can choose not to require everyone to
have documentation readily at hand if they get protested. You can even
choose to require that a protestee acquire such documentation within a
specified time limit (but he need only provide a spec for the protested
item, not the whole book).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig & Cynthia Naylor" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 2:24 PM
Subject: Service Manuals
> Quote:From: "Charles" <email@example.com> - my contention being is that
we are required to own/use a flawed (for the purpose) document as our
"bible" to live or die by. Discuss!
> Although I don't Autocross the car, I went to my local VW dealer to find
out the cost of the Service manual for my '02 Jetta Wagon. They provided me
the price, told me they didn't stock the item, it was a special order prepay
only item that would have to be ordered from Germany and to expect a 4-6
week turn around. The Dealer employee than informed me that they did stock
the Chilten (sp) manual, and actually recommended it over the factory manual
stating it was much more detailed and accurate at a lower price. I kind of
did a double take, here I was standing in a VW dealers parts dept., knowing
this whole debate taking place on Team.net over factory vs. after market
manuals, and an employee was telling me that the after market book was more
accurate than the manufactures book. How's them apples.
> Quote: From: "Rocky Entriken" <firstname.lastname@example.org> - Consider also, the
documentation rule is not mandatory at the local level (the whole rule book
is for Tours/Divisionals/Nationals).
> Define mandatory.... Although I have a service manual for my Integra, I
have never been require to show it, or even asked if I had one at
registration, tech, or impound, at a Tour or Pro. At the local level, only
the mandatory rules (I think they all have to do with Safety issues) must be
followed, however it would be very confusing to local competitors if local
(supplemental) rules did not spell out exact details on anything you did not
follow the national rules. Here in san Diego our Supplemental rule book
states that unless a rule is specifically altered, than the national rules
apply. One area that is altered is the time frame for protests, since we
don't impound after runs.
> Cynthia & Craig Naylor
> Naylor & Naylor
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