Northern Trial

Rare overall win for a Class 2 Car

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Nicola Butcher took Ben, Thomas & Barnaby on a weekend break to the Lake District, helping smooth out some of the tracks while she was there (Photo by Fred Mills)
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Nigel Jones is missing the view of Bassenthwaite Lake, the only body of water in the Lake District to use lake in its name, as he concentrates on cleaning the Where Eagles Dare section. Photo by Dave Cook. Click Here to view and purchase one of Dave’s economically priced prints or Hi-Res downloads

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.

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John Kenny was best motorcycle. John was clean up until the last section at Sandale where he dropped his single mark. Photo by Dave Cook. Click Here to view and purchase one of Dave’s economically priced prints or Hi Res Downloads

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


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