Autocross is an ideal discipline for novices looking to get their first taste of competitive motor sport. Autocross has a low cost of entry. Most sanctioning bodies only require a car in good mechanical shape, and an approved helmet. Autocross vehicles are vary from virtually standard road cars, some of which are driven to and from the events, up to Rally-spec cars, Autocross saloons and even modified Specials. The cars of same type compete against each other. The Foundation Autocross Abcoude was founded in 1974 with the vision of organizing an autocross annually. The autocross is organized every year – the Saturday before Abcouder festival week. This week is always the last Thursday of August. The cars at a time go wheel-to-wheel on a circuit that is part mud and part gravel, with the winner being the first person to reach the chequered flag.
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