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Logbooks & Safety Cages

Safety in motorsport is the most important aspect of the sport. MotorSport New Zealand has a set of comprehensive vehicle safety regulations which vehicles must comply with before competing. One of the most common and well-known safety devices is a ‘safety cage’, which is a structure built into your vehicle to protect its occupants.

Logbooks are important documents that are used to record all the relevant information pertaining to a vehicle and its competition and safety history.

Logbook & Safety Cage FAQs:

What is a Logbook?

A record of the vehicle’s specifications and its competition history.

Who needs a Logbook?

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 motor sport 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.
Can I have a Logbook without a MotorSport New Zealand licence?

You do not need to have a MotorSport New Zealand licence to apply for a logbook.

How do I apply for a logbook?

You can apply for a Logbook either using the MotorSport Online system or by completing the forms linked below and emailing them to technical@motorsport.org.nz.

Can I get a replacement Safety Cage label?

No, only one label is ever made. You can use letter and number punches to put the cage number on the driver’s side reinforcement plate (where it is easily seen) then rub a contrasting colour paint into it.