If the success of PistonHeads' inaugural Sporting Tour proved anything, it was that PHers love a navigational challenge. If pootling around Suffolk was a little too simple for you, though, here's a rather more testing mission - the Four Point Challenge.
New for 2019 and with two dates available in June, the Four Point Challenge takes in the most Northern, Western, Southern and Eastern points of the UK. In order, those locations are Dunnet Head and Ardnamurchan Point in Scotland, Lizard Point in Cornwall and Ness Point at Lowestoft in Suffolk. The challenge actually begins at Snetterton circuit - the closest track to Lowestoft - where there's a complimentary track day available to kick off proceedings. Once that's done and the trackers are fitted, entrants will be off.
But here's the key: the winners of the challenge (and recipients of the £5,000 prize) will be those that cover the shortest distance to reach all four points, and not those that complete it in the quickest time - hence the trackers. The organisers suggest it will take between four and five days, with a maximum of 12 allocated. So it could well be that a team takes a week to complete, but through careful planning of overnight stops (the car must be stationary for nine hours in every 24), rest breaks, fuel top ups and so on, could actually cover the shortest distance. For those feeling especially intrepid, electric cars are permitted to compete and will receive a 10 per cent discount.
A pair of 4 Point Challenges will take place in June, the first on the 6th and the second on the 20th. A minimum of two drivers are required for the event, costing £480 each, though additional drivers beyond the first two are free of charge. Don't forget about that £5,000 prize, either, which will be accompanied by a £5k donation to a charity of your choice. Entry is open to all four-wheeled, road legal cars that will pass Snetterton's noise tests (92db drive-by, 105db static) - the entry form is here...