Over the years I have noticed competitors becoming more reluctant to drive their steeds to events, preferring to trailer instead. Not so long ago this practice was frowned upon....and indeed, MCC events make little or no provision for those who trailer their vehicles.
The pro's to trailering are obvious, especially with bikes and older cars.....even if only to recover the steed once bust.
However, I have come across an even more compelling reason for trailering to events.....namely, insurance proviso's.
Like all honest trails car operators, I have declared all my modifications.....recieved the usual stunned silence from my usual insurer, and been compelled to look elsewhere to even get a reasonable level of understanding, let alone premium.
So I took out cover with a well-known advertiser in Restart, expensive, but I can do more-or-less what I like, tuning-wise.......competition cover, such as it is, is included........BUT.....there is an annual mileage limit of 5000 miles.
Although I have negotiated an agreement that this does not include actual event mileage, that still leaves very little leeway with travelling to and from events.
Living as I do sort of north east, attending events down in the heartland of trialling soon clocks up the miles......I used to allow, for a Land's End trial, fuel for 1500miles, including event.....
this also limits other uses of the car.....all my trials irons have had to do service getting me to work as well...if only to justify their existance on the driveway, to other houshold members, especially the "handbrake!"
Do other competitors have these insurance limitations?
Do they find it a handicap?