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Offroad Racing Classes

Offroad Racing encompasses a broad range of racing classes. From Standard 4×4 vehicles that can race on Sunday and be seen driving around town on Monday, to fire breathing, unlimited modification, purpose built race cars. Our racing classes are set by the Offroad Association of New Zealand and adhere strictly to there rulebook regarding safety and compliance.

Scrutineering of Offroad Racer prior to the 2012 Woodhill 100

Scrutineering of Offroad Racer prior to the 2012 Woodhill 100

The most popular Racing Classes are:

Class 1
Space frame Offroad Race Car with unlimited modifications to suspension, drive train and powerplant

Class 2
Production 4×4 vehicles, with some modifications to suit racing

Class 3
Space frame Offroad Race Car, 1640cc maximum displacement engines of any manufacturer, unlimited suspension and drivetrain modifications

Class 4
Modified Production 4×4 vehicles. Limited engine modifications and unlimited suspension modifications

Class 5
Space frame Offroad Race Car, 1321cc maximum displacement engines of any manufacturer, unlimited suspension and drive train modifications

Class 6
Modified Production 4×4 vehicles. Engine and unlimited suspension modifications allow, but the vehicle must be road registered and hold a current Warrant of Fitness

Class 7
Space Frame Offroad Race Car. Standard air-cooled VW 1200cc engine, Standard VW Swing-Axle Gearbox, Standard VW 1960′s Kombi Front Suspension

Class 8
Unlimited modification 4×4 or 2wd Truck class. Any engine configuration, any Drivetrain, any suspension modifications

Class 9
Baja Bug Class, Full car body of any manufacturer on the standard manufacturers floor pan (chassis or sub-frame). unlimited engine, drivetrain and suspension modifications

Class 10
Space frame Offroad Race Car, Motorcycle engine, no engine size limits, unlimited modifications to suspension, drive train and powerplant

Class C
Space Frame Offroad Race Car. Standard air-cooled VW 1600cc engine, Standard VW Swing-Axle Gearbox, Standard VW 1960′s Kombi Front Suspension

Class R
Standard UTV race cars. limited safety modifcations, as sold by any manufacturer

AORC Constitution

1. NAME : The name of the club is THE AUCKLAND OFFROAD RACING CLUB INCORPORATED
2. OBJECTS ; (a) To operate offroad vehicle activates as a organised sport and hobby
(b) To organise and hold sport gatherings and competitions involving offroad vehicles.
(c) To give assistance and encouragement as may be practicable to individual members of the club to further their sporting interests.
(d) To co-operate with any other clubs, society of association whether incorporated or not whose objects are in any part similar to those of the club and to communicate give and receive information as may be likely to further the objects of the club.
(e) To purchase lease or otherwise acquire land and property for the carrying out of the objects of the club.
(f) To engage rooms for the purpose of the club meetings, buggy housing, garages or parts depots or otherwise for the purposes of the club.
(g) To erect buildings on such land or property, borrow and raise money on mortgage on any such property, sell, lease or exchange upon such terms as the club may decide issue debenture invest and deal with the funds of the club in furthering these objects and generally to do all such things for the benefit of buggy sports and any other form of sport or entertainment.
(h) To use the funds of the club as the club may consider necessary or proper in payment of the costs and expenses in furthering or carrying out the objects of the club or any of them including the employment of counsel, solicitors, agents, officers and servants as shall appear necessary or expedient.
(i) To do all such things as are incidental to the attainment of or for the carrying into effect the foregoing objects or any of them.
3. MEMBERSHIP AND CLASSES OF MEMBERS
(a) The club shall consist of each being a person interested in any manner in the objects of the club or in any of them whether in New Zealand or elsewhere.
(b) The number of active members of the club shall not be limited unless the committee otherwise decides.
(c) Life membership shall only be granted by the club at it’s annual general meeting.
4 ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION
(a) Every member shall on or before the 1st day of March in every year and forthwith pay an annual subscription as shall from time to time be determined by the committee.
5. RESIGNATION OF MEMBERS
Any member may resign from his membership by giving to the secretary notice in writing to that effect
6. EXPULSION
The committee in a majority decision can revoke or refuse that said person’s membership.
7. .ALTERATIONS OF THE RULES
(a) These rules may be altered, added to or rescind by a resolution passed by three fourths majority by those present at a general meeting at which 14 days notice has been given.
(b) Every such notice shall set forth the purpose of the proposed alteration, addition, rescission or other amendment
(c) Duplicate copies of every such alteration additional rescission or amendment shall forthwith be delivered to the Registrar in accordance with the requirement of the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.
(d) No addition to or alteration of the aims/objects, payments to members clause or winding up clause shall be approved without the approval of Inland Revenue. The provisions and effect of this clause shall not be removed from this document and shall be included and implied to any document replacing this document.
8. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The annual general meeting shall be held 1st Wednesday in November in every year upon a date and upon a time and place to be fixed by the President or in his default absence or inability the committee for the following purposes:
(a) To receive from the committee a report balance sheet and statement of accounts for the preceding year and estimate of the receipts and expenditure of the current year.
(b) To fill the vacancies in the committee and to appoint an auditor for the ensuring year.
(c) To decide on any resolution which may be duly submitted to the meeting?
(d) Voting at all general meetings shall be a show of hands
9. SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
The president or in his absence or inability any other member of the committee may at any time for any purpose call a special general meeting and he shall do so forthwith upon the requisition of writing of any ten members stating the purpose for which the meeting is required.
10. PROCEDURE AT MEETING
At all general meetings the President or in his absence, Vice President or any other duly elected chairman shall take the chair and every member shall be entitled on every motion to one vote exercised in person or by proxy or in writing and in case of an equality of votes the President shall have the casting vote as well as a deliberative vote.
11. QUORUM
At all general meeting five members shall constitute a quorum.
12. APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS
At the annual general meeting held thereafter the club shall elect a committee of members which the following core officers namely a President, Vice president, Secretary, Treasurer and committee of no less than six members
The President may also create new positions on the committee to facilitate in running of the club. Who shall hold office until retirement or removal from office or election of successor to office?
13. VACANCIES ON COMMITTEE
The committee shall have the power to appoint a member to fill any casual vacancy on the committee until the next annual general meeting and any member so appointed shall retire at the next annual general meeting together with the rest of the committee but all of any of the retiring committee shall be eligible for re-election.
14. DUTIES OF THE COMMITTEE
It shall be the duty of the committee to generally conduct the affairs of the club. To keep usual and proper books of the accounts and properly posted up with any other records of the business of the club. To notify members of intended meetings and for the business to be transacted thereat and to prepare a statement of accounts for the preceding year. Meetings of the committee may be convened at such times and places as the President or in the case of his absence inability or refusal to act the Vice President shall appoint and three committee members shall be a quorum.
15. POWERS OF COMMITTEE
The committee shall have the power to do everything that the club has the power to do or which is not by these rules expressly to be dealt with by the club in a general meeting.
16. CONDUCT OF MEMBERS
(a) The committee may make regulations not inconsistent with these rules in relation to the conduct of members and all other matters conducive to the good order and management and affairs of the club.
(b) The general conduct of members as shall be subject to the control of the committee.
(c) Every member shall take due and proper care of the club property or will pay for any such property that may be lost damaged or destroyed through his own fault.
17. RULES OF THE CLUB
If the club at a future date should make its own rules these will be held by the Club Secretary.
18. INDEMNITY
The committee and other officers of the club shall be indemnified by the club against all disbursements, expenses, liabilities and losses incurred by them in or about the proper discharge of their duties BUT such indemnity shall not extend or cover any wilful neglect or default or act for personal gain by any officer or committee member.
19. CONTROL AND USE OF FUNDS
All moneys received by or on behalf of the club shall forthwith be paid to the credit of the club in an account with a savings Bank from time to time to be fixed by the club and all cheques or withdrawal slips drawn on the account shall be signed by the President and the Treasury or in the alternative by either of these together with two committee members for the time being.
20. INVESTMENT OF FUNDS
The club may from time to time invest and reinvest in such securities and upon such terms as it shall think fit the whole or any part of its funds which shall not be required for the immediate business of the club.
21. BORROWING POWERS
The club shall in addition to the other powers vested in it have a power to borrow or raise money from time to time by the issue of debentures, bonds, mortgages or any other security founded or based on all or any of the property and/or rights of the club or without any such security and upon such terms as to priority and otherwise as the club shall think fit.
22. PRESIDENT’S AUTHORITY
The President’s decision on all matters relating to procedure shall be final and absolute and nor shall the President be called upon to give reasons for any ruling and nor shall his decision be debatable.
This Authority can only be used within a general, special or annual meeting.
23. PAYMENTS TO MEMBERS
No member of the organisation or any person associated with a member shall participate in or materially influence any decision made by the organisation in respect of the payment to or on behalf of that member or associated person of any income, benefit, or advantage whatsoever. Any such income paid shall be reasonable and relative to that which would be paid in an arms length transaction (being the open market value). The provision and effect of this clause shall not be removed from this document and shall be included and implied to any document replacing this document.
24. MATTERS NOT PROVIDED FOR
If any matter shall arise which is not, or which in the opinion of the committee is not provided for by these rules the same shall be determined by the committee in a manner as it shall deem fit, and every such determination shall be binding upon the club and its members unless and until set aside by a resolution of a general meeting in that behalf.
25. REGULATIONS
The club may from time to time by resolution in general meeting make amend or rescind regulations in a manner not inconsistent with these rules or the Incorporated Societies Act 1908.
26. WINDING UP
In the event of the club winding up or dissolution of the organisation, there remains after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities any surplus assets whatsoever the same shall not be paid to or distributed among the members. It shall be donated to ORANZ or any non profit motor sport organisation.
27. PERSONAL BENEFIT
Notwithstanding anything expressed or implied in these rules, the activities of the Society shall not be carried on for the personal pecuniary profit on behalf of any member or individual or associated person.

2013 AORC Membership Form

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