Our Units and the services they provide.
Is based on a Land Rover 130 Defender (Quad-tech bodied) standard 3.5 V8 petrol engine with an LPG conversion; Given its multi-surface flexibility combined with a V8 engine, it has proved very useful at all other types of events and covers every kind of 4 wheel motor sport event from a clubman Comp Safari to Internationals such as the World Endurance Championship (UK) and World GT1 (UK) races we've previously covered.
Usually crewed with up to 5 rescue crew plus a Paramedic / Doctor.
While Cobalt Rescue has been set up as a Motor Sport Rescue Unit, it must be remembered that we are not a business and that we are involved as volunteers undertaking a sport we enjoy out of our own pockets.
Tiger Recovery is a 2013 Land Rover Discovery 4 HSE. This vehicle replaces our Mercedes Sprinter 4x4 as it provides us with creature comforts such as heated front and rear seats and air conditioning.
The vehicle is fitted with a split charge facility and a separate leisure battery to power the winch, beacons and radios so we are not reliant on the main vehicle battery. The winch fitted is a Superwinch Talon 12,500lb. We have also upgraded the underbody protection with rock sliders, sump guard and compressor guard. The standard tyres have been replaced with Goodyear Duratracs which allow us to traverse tougher terrain than normal.
The kit we carry allows us to support the Rescue unit during incidents that require us and we can recover cars that are a long way from the stages.
We are fitted with both the MSUK and Dual band amateur radios, which give us coverage for events and also communications with other vehicles in the group. The Dual band radio is configured for VHF and UHF as well as some general purpose PMR radio frequencies so we can talk to marshals as necessary. If necessary, we can also carry a CB radio.
We carry full lift equipment for 4 wheel drive rally cars in addition to the Harvey Frost crane we tow behind the unit. This allows us to provide a suspended tow either front or rear to the casualty vehicle even if it doesn't have wheels left. We also have a set of Collins / In the Ditch Dollies, which allow us to support the other wheels of a vehicle if the transmission has seized.
While Tiger Recovery has been set up as a Motor Sport Recovery Unit it must be remembered that we are not a business and that we are involved as volunteers undertaking a sport we enjoy out of our own pockets.
Sandy Response is based on a Land Rover Defender 110 ambulance (ex mountain rescue), fitted with a standard 3.5 V8 petrol engine. It is licensed as a Stage Safety Unit (SSU) by the MSUK and can be used as either a pure (off road capable) ambulance (either to CQC standards or non-CQC as preferred) or an SSU, again, whichever is preferred. The unit is usually crewed by either (in ambulance role), a double tech crew or tech and paramedic (as required). In it's SSU role, it can be crewed by either 2 rescue qualified personnel or a rescue crew plus a paramedic (as required).
While Sandy Response has been set up as a Motor Sport Stage Safety Unit, it must be remembered that we are not a business and that we are involved as volunteers undertaking a sport we enjoy out of our own pockets.
Rutland Recovery 1
Rutland Recovery is a 300 tdi Land Rover 110 station wagon utility, which gives us a five seat cab with much needed van storage behind. The unit has evolved from the Forest 19 radio vehicle which we have owned for many years. We carry all the specified equipment that is laid down by Motorsport UK (our governing body), this includes firefighting and first aid equipment, vehicle tools, winches, and a large selection of straps shackles and ropes.
To facilitate recovery of vehicles, the unit is fitted with a 9500 Superwinch on the front and in the rear, a larger capacity Superwinch Husky is used as the main recovery tool and also to power the custom built, foldaway (suspend lift) recovery crane. The 110 is fitted with heavy duty suspension and steering for durability and off-road capabilities, future modifications include rear suspension air assist and an all-wheel lift dolly set for 4 (all) wheel drive competition cars.
Because of the extra electrical power needed for winches, beacons and radio equipment the unit is fitted with two large (heavy duty) batteries and split charging system. All modifications and fabrication work were carried out in house in the Alldrive workshops, Acresford, DE12 8AP.
We're also fortunate to be within easy driving distance of both MIRA test track and the CURBOROUGH sprint course.
While Rutland Recovery has been set up as a Motor Sport Recovery Unit it must be remembered that we are not a business and that we are involved as volunteers undertaking a sport we enjoy out of our own pockets.