Category Archives: Motorsport Rescue

The Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association licenses rescue vehicle to provide medical, fire and extrication services at all UK motorsport events. This page shows a selection of what is in use in the UK.

ICZ 8654 Here are two views of a Ford Transit ambulance …

ICZ 8654 Here are two views of a Ford Transit ambulance rally rescue unit used by Lace Rescue. It has a Northern Irish registration and bi-lingual ‘ambulance’ wording (ambiwlans in Welsh).
The view into the offside door. The vehicle has two side-loading doors. One gives normal access to the back of the vehicle, the other access to a partitioned off area in which the rescue kit is kept (shown). The rescue kit includes heavy rescue equipment, a telescopic power ram and a powered saw.
The view into the rear of the rescue unit / ambulance showing the patient care area.
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K999 PRS This Iveco Daily motorsport rescue ambulance …

K999 PRS This Iveco Daily motorsport rescue ambulance is operated by Phoenix Rescue Services Ltd. The vehicle is very smart with eye-catching livery and additional white and blue flashing lights. It matches its immaculately turned out crew.
The rear view of the vehicle. Notice the row of four repeater blue flashing lights at the rear. All funds raised from donations are fed back into the company to cover running costs and equipment purchases.
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R999 RTW This is a 2003 Nissan Nevara fast intervention …

R999 RTW This is a 2003 Nissan Nevara fast intervention vehicle (FIV) operated by Rescue-tech-Wales. The RACMSA introduced this new class of rescue vehicle in 2000 to get essential equipment to an accident scene while slower and more comprehensively equipped vehicles make their way there. They are not used for patient transportation.
The rear view of the same Nissan. The car has upgraded suspension and its engine has been modified to 181 bhp from the 2.5 tdi unit. The private registration relates to the company that runs the unit, Rescue-tech-Wales, hence ‘999’ and ‘RTW’.
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R570 FWU This is a V8 LDV 400 Convoy ambulance rescue …

R570 FWU This is a V8 LDV 400 Convoy ambulance rescue unit from the British Racing and Sports Car Club. It is refreshing to see a non-state ambulance decked out in interesting markings, and no battenburgs in sight! It carries both medical and extraction equipment set by the Motor Sport Association.
The front view, showing the light arrangement, livery and some of the crew! They are unpaid volunteers who undertake regular assessments and training carried out by fire service and paramedic instructors.
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Y91 LAN This is a Saab 95 estate. Its powerful turbo…

Y91 LAN This is a Saab 95 estate. Its powerful turbo-charged engine makes it ideal for the Medical Rescue Team based at Oulton Park motor racing circuit. This car is fully road legal and had been driven to the event by the team.
Here is another view of the modified 95 estate provided by the rescue team (showing one of the paramedics).  It has 270 bhp provided by an upgraded ecu chip. Upgraded brakes and suspension and touring car tyres keep it on the track, most of the time! The car was donated to Octagon Motorsport at Oulton Park by SAAB UK. The vehicle is due to be replaced with a newer 93 estate in 2003. The circuit also runs a Toyota donated in 1995. The purpose of the cars at OP is to get a definitive medical response to any incident within 1 min! The equipment range is vast, covering everything you would expect from an A+E based hospital response unit, even a portable anesthetic unit.
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T727 TWX Another of Pennine Rescue’s vehicles is …

T727 TWX Another of Pennine Rescue’s vehicles is this green Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 312D rescue ambulance. This smart van has two light bars and repeater blue lights on the grille as well as an eye-catching battenburg livery.
The rear view. The company emphasises the ‘rescue’ side of their service rather than the ‘ambulance’ side. ‘Rescue’ is written on every side of the vehicle, between the blue lights on the roof bar and on the personnel’s clothing. The vehicles carry amongst other items fire fighting equipment and heavy cutting equipment, including the jaws of life, spreaders and saws.
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