Before you are allowed to enter any event, your vehicle must be scrutineered. This is a check over of the vehicle to not only make sure that it conforms with regulations, but to make sure that it passes certain safety criteria.

All events run to the regulations set out in the MSA ‘Blue Book’, and if it is an ALRC event, to the regulations in the ALRC ‘Green Book’ are also adhered to. All members of S&S are eligible for a copy of the latest ALRC Green Book upon request, and MSA regulations specific to Cross Country events to be found at

Each event then has a set of Supplementary Regulations that are specific to the club and event, and it is advisable to read them for each event you plan to enter. Copies of the standard Staffs & Shrops SRs are available to read for each discipline below:-






One Day Comp Safari

Two Day Comp Safari

Each driver will be issued with a log book at their first S&S event, which must be presented at Scrutineering and Signing On, together with your membership card, plus your MSA competition license if driving in a Comp Safari.


Drivers and navigators in Comp Safari have to wear a helmet that conforms to MSA regulations, and this must have a MSA approval sticker on it. These can only be affixed by MSA Scrutineers or selected manufacturers. The Staffs & Shrops Chief Scrutineer, Simon Cooper, is a registered MSA Scrutineer and will be on site at all S&S Comp Safaris. Stickers cost £2 each.

Helmet Regulations

From 31st December 2015 the following helmets are not allowed under MSA regulations:-

BS 6658-85 Type A/FR

Scrutineering News

Any up coming changes to ALRC or MSA Regulations will be listed on our News Page, highlighting any important changes that competing members must be aware of.

MSA Regulations

Details of confirmed changes to MSA regulations and proposed changes are available to view at

ALRC Regulations

The ALRC are currently in the process of making sweeping changes to the regulations and classes for all disciplines, starting with RTV. This is under consideration now, and members of ALRC clubs are invited to express their views in person at the next meeting of the ALRC Scrutineering and Off Road Committee meeting on Saturday 21st November 2015 at the NFU Headquarters in Stratford upon Avon. If passed these proposals will form the basis of changes for CCV and Comp Safari, so this is very important to all ALRC registered clubs, but please note that these rules would not come in until 2017. The rule change proposals can be viewed at