Technical Department

Welcome to the Technical Department. Here you'll find the following information:

  • Technical Reports
  • Technical Forms
  • General information about Authority Cards, Logbooks, Rollcages, COD and more...

Vehicle Logbooks

Logbooks are important documents because they are used to record all relevant information pertaining to a vehicle and its’ competition history and they are an important scrutineering tool. It is recommended that all vehicles have a Logbook, however the following vehicles must have a valid Logbook:

  1. Vehicles competing in a Series, and
  2. Purpose Built and/or Dedicated Motorsport Vehicles, and
  3. Cars with a Safety Structure (roll protection), and
  4. Vehicles requiring a LVVTA MotorSport Authority Card, and
  5. As required by Event Supplementary Regulations.

When applying for a logbook competitors have three options:

  1. Competitors who intend to compete primarily in ClubSport Status Events may apply for a ClubSport Logbook. This does not stop you from competing in a National Race or Rally event if you decided you want to step up your level of competition.
  2. Competitors who intend to compete primarily in National Race and Rally Events may apply for a National Logbook. But you are still free to use your vehicle in other events.
  3. Once your logbook is full competitors may apply for a Replacement Logbook.  All Replacement Logbooks shall be issued as a National Logbook but at a discounted rate to the normal National Logbook. However, this does not apply to lost/stolen/damaged logbooks.

LVV MotorSport Authority Cards

MotorSport New Zealand (MSNZ) in conjunction with NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and the Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association (LVVTA) has formulated alternative standards for vehicles permanently modified for motor sport competitions which require to be road registered and used on public roads.The MotorSport/LVV Authority Card is proof that a vehicle modified for motor sport purposes complies with accepted alternative standards (to those of the original manufacturer). The Authority Card details the owner, the vehicle and the applicable approved modifications. The Authority Card is recognised in the NZTA Rules and the LVV Code and is required in order to obtain a Warrant of Fitness.When an owner of a competition vehicle wishes to use it on a public road it is a legal requirement to have an Authority Card issued by MotorSport NZ, if any of the following items are fitted / modified:

  • Competition safety harness
  • Roll protection that extends forward of the front seating positions and/or modifications that effect the interior impact rule
  • Removal of an airbag SRS system
  • Braided hydraulic brake lines
  • Hydraulic handbrake
  • Plastic glazing.

Applying for an Authority CardYou must hold a current MotorSport NZ competition licence and the vehicle must have a competition logbook.Application is made by completingform T007.Renewing an Authority CardWhen an Authority Card expires and the vehicle it relates to is required to continue to be used on public roads, renewal of the card is required – this is irrespective of the current validity of the vehicles Warrant of Fitness.Application is made by completing form T008.

Certificate Of Description (COD)

A Certificate of Description (COD) is a description of a vehicle as it is and in relation to the requirements and period classifications set out in the Schedules and Groups of Appendix Six, Historic Competition. They provide a practical link to the relevant rules set out in the various Schedules by providing a guide for:

  • enthusiasts and participants engaged in historic and classic motor sport as to the type and range of changes or modifications that are acceptable or not acceptable, and the range and type of vehicles organisers may seek to attract or accept in planning  and running historic and/or classic motor sport events.
  • CODs are also a key means of demonstrating to organisers and other interested parties that vehicles are what the entrant/participant says they are.  A system of random audits aims to be implemented over time will seek to ensure that CODs are accurate and up-to-date.

To apply for a COD use form T009 found under Technical > Forms.For further and more detailed information on CODs refer to the MotorSport Manual, Appendix Six, Section Three - Certificates of Description, or contact the Technical Department.