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.
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.
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.