John Parsons

Rally Driver, Trials Competitor and Organiser, John passed away on 20 May after a short illness. He was 79 years old.

A Motoring Tribute by Michael Leete.

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John at the start of the 2000 Allen Trial in his Westfield

I first met JP around 1970 at a Sporting Owner Drivers Club Trial at Brickhill, although I only really got to know him in the mid 80’s when I returned from my time living in the North East.  He was a keen member of the Dunstable based Sporting Owner Drivers Club, joining neighbouring Falcon when the SOD’s disbanded and I spent many happy hours listening to tales of his motoring exploits at club nights. My favourite was when he visited the TT and Florian Camathias needed a passenger for a couple of laps in practice. Ever the adventurer it was JP that stepped forward. Continue reading “John Parsons”

Keith Sanders Best Car on Flora Trial

It was a narrow victory for the Scimitar

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Keith and Dawn Sanders avoiding the Bluebells in Frasers Wood on their way to the best car award. Photo by Ian Butler. Click Here for more of Ian’s Flora Photos

Organised by the Pendennis Motorcycle Club The Flora Trial, starting in Redruth, must be the most westerly event on the calendar.

Keith Sanders was best car, dropping six marks, one better than Clive Kalber in his Dutton Melos. The result came down to the wire though. Clive was leading when he dropped two at the last section at Lanner Green which Keith cleaned.

A. Kearns was best Solo motorcycle.


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