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Triple-M Register Car of the Year Rules

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Rules for the Triple-M ‘Car Of The Year’ Award

The award will go each calendar year to the car, which performs most creditably, in the widest selection of events. All Triple-M cars, acceptable to the Register, are eligible, either standard production cars or specials providing they are made from a standard Triple-M chassis and all major mechanical parts are to a standard Triple-M pattern. The result is declared on a points system which is detailed below. We hope all Triple-M Register members will compete for the fine trophy which is the Register’s highest award. The points score will be kept by the Triple-M Competition Secretary to whom all claims should be sent. Where possible, points will be given automatically based on complete results received by the Competition Secretary, but it is the car owner’s responsibility to ensure all events they wish to be included are recorded. An updated table will be published in the Triple-M ‘Bulletin’ and on the Triple-M web site regularly during the year. Please claim your points as soon as possible. Any claims not filed within three months of the meeting may not be considered and no claims will be considered after the second week of January of the following year.

Points Scoring System

  1. General
  2. The ten best scoring results for each car will count. A car can be driven by more than one driver in an event and each entry will count provided it remains within the ‘ten best scoring results’ rule. The points tally is against the car not the driver.

    For EACH event entered, started and finished

    2 points

    If classed as a non-finisher 1 point

    In an event where cars younger than Triple-M age are competing:

    A place in the first four OVERALL 1 point

  3. MGCC Concours, Driving Tests, Rallies, Autocross, Sprints and Hillclimbs
  4. Any of these events organised by an MGCC Centre can be considered for inclusion. Points will be awarded against published Class and/or Overall results. If the event organiser does not intend to send printed results to competitors after the event it is important for you to note the result at the time if a claim is to be made later.

    1st Triple-M car 9 points
    2nd Triple-M car 8 points
    etc. down to 9th Triple-M car 1 point

    Therefore maximum points in these events are 2 (entering) + 9 (first Triple-M) + 1 (cars younger than Triple-M competing in the same class) = 12

    In some events, such as trials, results are given as 1st Class Award, 2nd Class Award and 3rd Class Award, and here points will be awarded as follows:

    Class Winner 9 points
    1st Class Award 8 points
    2nd Class Award 6 points
    3rd Class Award 4 points

    Where official results are issued giving both a Class Award and a position in Class, you can claim the points corresponding to the better result.

    Therefore maximum points for each type of event where Class Awards are given are:

    2 (entering) + 9 (Class Winner) + 1 (competing with cars of a younger age) = 12

    The term ‘Rally’ covers a number of different types of event from Navigation Rallies that include route plotting and strict time keeping, to the more popular Scenic Tours. In order to encourage participation, points can be awarded for all types of Rally, but those not involving competition will be awarded Entry points only. So:

    Entry in Non Competitive Rally

    2 points


  5. MGCC Races
  6. At any one race meeting any number of Races or High Speed Trials may be included, although each will count towards the ‘ten best scoring results’. The points score will be:

    1st Triple-M Car 9 points
    2nd Triple-M Car 8 points
    etc. down to 9th Triple-M Car 1 point

    For High Speed Trials:

    Award Winners 6 points

    Therefore maximum points for each race are:

    >2 (entering) + 9 (first Triple-M car) + 1 (competing with cars of younger age) = 12

    >and maximum points for each High Speed Trial are:

    2 (entering) + 6 (Award Winner) = 8

    In cases where a race has both a Handicap and a Scratch classification, and official results are issued for both, then you can claim the points corresponding to the better result. Claims for a single race to be counted as two separate events, Handicap and Scratch, will not be accepted.

  7. Non MGCC Events.
  8. The Triple-M Committee have tried to allow for those cars which have gained success in ‘outside’ events, especially where the stature of Triple-M cars has gained as a result. Any event run under an MSA Permit or ‘Waiver’ of Permit may be considered. The car’s OVERALL position in the results will count (i.e. no points for being 1st Triple-M but 22 in the Class). Points score will be:

    1st in Class 9 points
    2nd in Class 8 points
    etc. down to 9th in Class 1 point

    As before, where results are given only as 1st Class Award, 2nd Class Award and 3rd Class Award, points will be given thus:

    Class Winner

    9 points

    1st Class Award

    8 points

    2nd Class Award

    6 points

    3rd Class Award

    4 points

    Again, where official results are issued giving both a Class Award and a position in Class, a claim can be made against the better result. Therefore maximum points per event are:

    2 (entering) + 9 (Class Winner) + 1 (competing with cars of younger age) = 12

  9. Marshalling
  10. Drivers who are involved with an event in an ‘official’ capacity either as a marshal or as part of the event organising team, and who use a Triple-M car as their transport on those occasions, can claim COTY points for the car. Each occasion will count towards the ‘ten best scoring results’. The points score will be:

    Event Organiser or Marshal 5 points

    So the points per event will be:

    2 (entering) + 5 (‘marshalling’) = 7

  11. Bonus Points
  12. In addition to all the above, an extra point will be given if your car achieves an Overall Event win i.e. not just a Class win. This will apply to both MGCC and non-MGCC events but there must be more than one Class in the competition.

    Bonus points will be awarded for the variety of events in which points are scored. For the purpose of calculating these bonus points, marshalling will be regarded as an ‘event’.

    One type of Event

    0 points

    Two types of Event

    5 points

    Three types of Event

    10 points

    etc. down to nine types of Event

    40 points

    The separate Types of event are:

    Concours (including Pride Of Ownership)
    Racing (including High Speed Trials)
    Driving Tests (including Gymkahanas)
    Trials (‘Classic’ or P.C.T.)
    Rallies
    Auto-cross
    Sprints

    Hillclimbs

    Marshalling

  13. Extra Points
  14. A special meritorious performance by a Triple-M car may be deemed to be worthy of extra points, especially if they would not normally be awarded under the above terms. e.g. the breaking of a National or International record, winning a ‘Triple’ in MCC Trials, or travelling overland to India etc. The normal award will be ten extra points and will be considered by the Triple-M Committee who act as ‘auditors’ for the point scoring system.


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