It looked like a Class 2 win more or less from the start of the event when Bill Bennett was the only car to clean the slippery Telfs Challenge. The overall win slipped away from him when he was penalised on one of the Special Tests and then dropped a nine on the appropriately named Big Cockup! This left the field clear for fellow Class 2 competitor David Read in his Austin Seven who finished his trial with a smooth climb of Sandale.
Nicola Butcher was second overall in her familiar Class 4 Beetle and Mark Smith third in his similar Class Six machine. There were only a couple of retirements. Kieran Bartlett whose clutch failed on his Cannon after only a couple of hills. Hal Branson got a bit further but was troubled by a grumble from his new prop shaft and a gremlin with the Marlins electronic wizardry that prevented the car from idling.
John Kenny was best motorcycle on his Beta. The entry was dominated by local competitors but the distance didn’t deter Kathy Martin who finished 2nd in Class B1 on her Honda before heading south to Cornwall to ride on Sundays Chairmans Trial.
In Car with Mark and James Smith
In Car with Julian Lack and Family
- Organised by Fellside Auto Club
- Full Provisional Results
- Northern Trial on the Classic Trials FB Group
- Dave Cooks Photos
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