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Tech. inspections at every rally.........

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On the topic of tech inspection:

- Why is a car completely gone through at EVERY rally?

Every rally I have my cage, seat mountings, fire extinguisher date's, etc. checked?

If NOTHING was written in the logbook from the previous event, why is everything checked at every event?

Just a question.

Road racers that I know get an annual tech at the beginning of the year and throughout the year they only take there logbook to registration. Unless SOMETHING is written in the logbook like "contact", out of date this or that, or fix this, the car isn't checked.

This would require the logbooks to be used correctly in my opinion.

I've thrown away one car after the crash and had some heavy impacts and NEVER had anything written in my logbook at an SCCA event....EVER.

After putting my car into a swamp in Canada, they wrote a detailed description of the damage in the book. In Canada you have to fill out your Event Comments form before you get your logbook back (they take them at registration).

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Perhaps its a slightly different topic...but I do find it interesting that our "Log books" are nothing of the sort. I keep a seperate "log book" for my car that inspectors never see. It includes results, damage, repair, setups, changes since last race/test/practice, seat of the pants impressions of car handling/issues at events, part numbers for regularly replaced items, change charts for suspension valving/spring rates, etc. I can't keep track of when to replace what without it.

Our log books with pages of "OK" are not the intended use of the institution...in my opinion. Not that your settings and adjustments should necessarily be listed, but certainly your damages and repairs.
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