What is a Treasure Hunt?

Treasure Hunts are fun, social events. Teams are made up of driver and navigator, but additional passengers are often permitted. After being given a set of clues, or a list of items to collect, all teams must determine their own route to reach the various plot points necessary within the time limit.

Both Treasure Hunts and Navigational Scatters are excellent entry points to learning the techniques of navigation and starting to build the teamwork that is needed between driver and navigator.

Routes are often on public roads, with speeds rarely exceeding 30mph.

How to take part in a Treasure Hunt

There are a number of clubs across the UK organising regular Treasure Hunts that are open to newcomers. Events are run by local volunteers, with rules and regulations determined by Motorsport UK, the governing body, to provide safe, fair and fun competition.

To find a club or an event near you, or to volunteer to support your local Rallying events, register here and a member of our team will be in touch to match you with a StreetCar-accredited club.

Checklists

For a Treasure Hunt, no special equipment or training is needed, though there are some regulations for the car that is entered.

The car must have:

  • A valid MOT, and be taxed and insured for road use
  • Paintwork all one colour, with no primer visible
  • Standard wheel arch extensions and all major internal trim (headlining, inside door panels, carpets, and rear seats)
  • An engine with a maximum of four cylinders
  • A maximum of four forward facing beams as well as side indicator lights

For diesel and petrol engines under 1500cc forced induction is permitted, provided the complete original induction system is unmodified apart from the replacement of the air filter element.

Please note, this is only a summary of key points. Your club will be able to provide further guidance.

For diesel and petrol engines under 1500cc forced induction is permitted, provided the complete original induction system is unmodified apart from the replacement of the air filter element.

Please note, this is only a summary of key points. Your club will be able to provide further guidance.

You will need:

  • A car that is compliant with the above regulations
  • A Club membership
  • Your entry fee
  • A marker pen
  • An RS Clubman licence from Motorsport UK

Depending on the club, you may also need:

  • Special motor insurance (see below)
  • The specified map
  • A Perspex romer

Insurance

Standard motor insurance does not usually cover “racing, pacemaking, reliability trials, speed testing or rallies”, so additional insurance may be needed from your provider, or a specialist insurance broker.

Alternatively, clubs often arrange specialist policies with Motorsport UK, to cover competitors throughout the duration of the event. This option is third party only, and does not cover damage to your car, but is the most common solution. Your local club can guide you through this process.

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