In my "declaration of intent" I set the goal of competing in the Manx Historic rally in 2010.
Well that is getting much closer now so I am going to work through what needs to be done here on my blog.
Working back from the "goal".
I have to have the TR7 at the start line mid July 2010 which is only just over 2 1/2 years away.
Now, working back from this I and my co-driver (note to self, co-driver needs to be sorted out yet!) need to have "National A" competition licences to enter.
How do you get them? Well you apply to the MSA but first you have to get signatures on your "national B" licence from four lower level events.
That leads on to the next bit in the timescale then. If we need four signatures then we need to have entered and completed four rallies before July 2010. They also need to be tarmac rallies as that's all I am setting the car up for.
Hmm - what should they be? Well, it seems to me that doing the tarmac rounds of the HRCR Northern rally championship should cover it.
So that looks like The John Overend memorial rally near York in mid May 2009, the Torque Bac stages at Swinderby airfield in June 2009, the Thor Hammer Stages in mid September 2009 and then the Cheviot/keith Knox stages at Otterburn in October 2009.
Crikey, the first one is less than 18 months away!