What kind of car do I need?
Most people start off in their road cars; small hatchbacks have proved popular and competitive, but any car can compete in an Autotest.
If Autotests seem a little daunting and you would rather have a go at something simpler to start with, consider AutoSOLOs, which are much the same but don’t require any reversing, generally use simpler course layouts and are only open to standard road cars, which must be driven to and from the event.
What equipment do I need?
Because Autotests are low-speed events you don’t need special safety gear. Whilst they may be low speed, they are still highly competitive and leave thousands of competitors all over the country smiling.
Tyre wear is likely to be experienced on an autotest (particularly a tarmac event) and therefore it is highly recommended to take a spare set of wheels and tyres with you to ensure you can drive home legally afterwards.