Welcome to the isle of wight 4x4 club

We are a 4x4 club based on the Isle of Wight that meet regularly for off-roading events across the Island.

Upcoming Events

Club AGM 8pm Wednesday 8th January 2020

Bargmans Rest, Newport


Club Christmas Dinner

7pm Sunday 12th January 2020

Bargman’s Rest, Newport

Haslett sandpit, Shorwell:

 2nd February 2020

Newbarn Farm, Calbourne :

1st March 2020

Tank Museum, Northwood:

5th April 2020

Knighton Sandpit:

3rd May 2020

About The Club

As a member of the Motor Sport Association (MSA) the Isle of Wight 4X4 club is run by off-roaders for off-roaders. It is an inclusive club and welcomes owners of all vehicles. Since the clubs formation in 1988 we have consistently organised events to promote motor sport on the Isle of Wight. The club holds events at least once a month; these include driving days, trials, green-laning trips, inter-club events, mainland trips and camping. The activities cater for all, novice off-roaders to veteran mud-pluggers.

Even if you have a shiny new 4x4 that you just want to have a drive around to try out, we would be delighted to see you at one of our driving days. Our senior members have guided complete novices safely round our custom-made routes many times!

The annual membership fee covers the cost of the club website and general facilities offered to all members, whilst competitions and events are self-funding from the entry fees.

4x4 Trials

The most popular competitions we hold are trials. The club generally holds one trial per month. We also hold driving days – something for everyone!

In a trial the driver’s skill is pitted against a course, which includes typical off-road obstacles. The driver aims to complete the course without stopping or touching the course markers.

Vehicles typically travel at walking pace; there is NO time limit. There are several kinds of trials depending upon the severity of the terrain, plus classes to cater for vehicles of different wheelbases. The R.T.V. (Road Taxed Vehicles) trial is open to all, beginners to the most experienced off-roaders and is suitable for all makes and types of 4X4’s. There is a more complete guide to trialing in the ‘club information’ section.

Club Details

Classes for Trials Vehicles

The information below is extended from the details of the vehicular class system described in the Technical Regulations. It is a subset of the technical regulations and should be read referring to them, as needed. 


Membership application forms can be obtained from the Membership Secretary, see the Contacts section for contact details.

Membership runs from January to January hence the rates are normally reduced by 50% for members joining after June.

Club Rules

The objectives of the club are outlined on our Club Rules page. For any questions or queries about our rules please do get in contact.


Want to Join The Club?

If you'd be interested in joining us, please do get in touch with us.

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