Marshals and Officials
All motor sport involves an element of danger, not only to competitors but also to those involved and, on occasions, to spectators. In the UK we enjoy a good safety record and marshals who have signed-on are covered by an MSA insurance scheme while on duty at motor sport events.
It is up to you to decide the number of events you volunteer for in a season, where they are held and the duties for which you would like to volunteer. You don’t need any special skills or qualifications to begin marshalling but a keen interest in motor sport, an enthusiastic desire to be involved, but not necessarily to compete, a healthy dose of common sense and the ability to follow instructions are all important.
According to experience, volunteers’ duties include post chief, incident officer, flag marshal, fire marshal, track marshal, spectator marshal, race administration, paddock marshal, pit marshal, startline marshal, race telephones, rescue unit crew, scrutineers and timekeepers.
If you find marshalling really appeals to you there are several good training schemes, funded by the sport’s governing body, the Motor Sports Association, which are run throughout the year by individual motor clubs, regional associations or clubs set up to cater specifically for marshals like the British Motorsports Marshals Club. Training includes both theoretical and practical elements. For details please go to http://www.volunteersinmotorsport.co.uk/
As a Marshal Member of the Historic Sports Car Club you will receive copies of the club magazine, HSCC News, which is published five times a year, information about Club activities and to attend all of our club meetings.
We are delighted to offer a wide range of HSCC branded regalia from Dread, for full details of the products currently on offer go to http://www.dread.cc/hscc HSCC members get a 20% discount off the listed prices – simply input ‘HSCC‘ followed by the last three digits of your membership number!
Marshal Membership is only £15, and is open to MSA registered marshals or anyone who marshals or officiates at HSCC meetings