This is a club unique to Harper, no other University offers experiences quite like we do! We hold our (Motorsport UK) off-road trial competitions nearly every other Wednesday in term time for students, on our onsite off-road track. We also run, when we’re not trialling, workshop sessions working on the club trucks and private trucks as well as training sessions in the soil hall. We also organise weekend events from green lane trips to Wales, the Lakes, Peak district plus many more! Along with 4x4 off-road shows and competitions with other public off road clubs.

The club has 2 trucks of its own, a Suzuki Vitara and a Defender 90 challenge truck…

The Suzuki Vitara has an automatic transmission so is very easy to drive and will go almost anywhere, with its lift kit and off-road tyres it is a small nibble off roader that is cheap to run and is used as our “come give it a go” vehicle as well as another toy in our box.

The challenge truck as its known has had a previous life of expeditions and adventures, it was taken out to Malaysia by Devon 4x4 and competed in the rainforest challenge in 1999. 

It has now been turned into the “Challenge Truck” with 2 winches and air lockers front and back, as well as a load of other modifications to compete in the UK.

So come down on a Wednesday afternoon to test your skills and learn more on the off road track, in the workshop or soil hall and get involved. What we’re up to each week will be posted on our Facebook group, if not please drop us a message to find out more and how to join in the fun.

You don’t need a truck of your own to join and you don’t need to have driven off-road before, we will teach you ?? All we require is that you have a driving licence, but even if you don’t you can still ride passenger and spectate!

We then head down to the Pheasant in Newport, before the Wednesday SU night out for socials, to have drinks and more laughs!


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The very best HAUORC Team:

Luke Unwin - President 

Will Marley- Technician 

Tom Close and Sam Harris – Events

Olivia Vallance - Secretary 

Tanya Peters- Treasurer 

Harry Noble and Henry Abbiss - Socials

Mark Simons – PR.



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