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Exeter Trial Videos

It was Cold, Dry, Tough and in places Very Rough. It was the 2019 Exeter Trial

A collection of Exeter Trial Videos:-


Motorcycles on Simms Click for the list


Class 0 Click for the list


Simms Click for List


In Car and On Bike Click for List


Other Exeter Videos Click for list


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David Haizelden Clinches Wheelspin on Camel

Adrian Marfell was best car overall but all eyes were on the championship showdown after a season long battle between David Haizelden and Paul Merson


Videos by Duncan Stephens and Norton Selwood

Amongst the cars it was a closely fought battle with five Class Eights, two Class Fours and  and two Class Fives covered by a mere four marks. In the end the win went to Adrian Marfell in his rail on 25 points with Paul Merson, Dan Keat and Aaron Haizelden on 26. David Haizelden and Emma Groves finished with 27, Emma impressing everyone with her performance in the unfamiliar Troll.

Now to the Wheelspin Championship. Going into the Camel Dave had 69 points from nine events but would have to drop his lowest score. Paul had already had to drop one score and was on 63.

Taking account of National B competitions only Pauls second place gave him nine points but had to drop another score which was a three giving him a total of 69.

Again taking account only of National B competitors Dave was fourth overall scoring seven points but now had to drop his lowest score which was six so he finished the year on 70 and Wheelspin Champion. Winning the Wheelspin outside of Class Eight is a considerable achievement and Dave had to work hard for it including competing against his own son who gave no quarter in a similar car.

All this excitement rather overshadowed the motorcycle classes where Alan Keat was best Outfit and Tristan Barnicoat best Solo.


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Allen Trial

Mal Allen and Dean Partington take the Major Awards on well supported event

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Calvin Samuel captures Allen Trial winner Mal Allen in his Marlin as he tackles the mud of John Walker as the light starts to fade. More of Calvins work on his Website csphotos.biz where you can purchase hires downloads

Bristol Motor Club and its well established organising team were rewarded by 66 entries for their Allen Trial.

This years event followed the Allens well established format, utilising as many public tracks as possible. It wasn’t that long ago that The Allen was an all public track event. However, the inevitable loss of access has necessitated a couple of excursions onto private land these days.

The Allen has a reputation as neither being particularly rough or tough. This coupled with the dry conditions resulted in 14 clean sheets.

Mal Allen took home The Allen Trophy with his Marlin after putting in the fastest times on the Special Tests. Mal and Dean Partington put in an identical performance on the Ubley Wood test but Mal was nearly a second quicker at Frys Bottom. Dean was awarded the Redcliffe Trophy for best clubman and was best in Class Eight. Continue reading “Allen Trial”

Hardy Trial

Stewart Green achieved a Clean Sheet on the Grass but its Clubmen that dominated the entry.

In Car with Mark and James Smith in their Class Six Beetle

Woolbridge Motor Club had a good entry for their Hardy Trial boosted by the large number of Clubman category competitors who were all running in Class 0.

There were seven clean sheets amongst the motorcycles, Brian Wyles coming out top on his GasGas 250 by virtue of his test times.

The National B car category only had 17 starters and it was Stewart Green who took the overall win with the only clean sheet inn his Class 8 Gruffalo. Dave Haizelden was second in his Class Five Reliant Scimitar, dropping three in the grassy field after the deviation out of the gully on Knowle Lane. Continue reading “Hardy Trial”

Paul Merson wins Bodmin

Camel Vale’s Single Venue Classic Trial in Cardinham Woods

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Jenny Martin captures John Cox attempting to restart in the leafy woodland of the Bodmin Trial. Click Here for more of Jennys work

Aided by pouring rain as the day went on Simon Groves and his team put on a tough trial on the steep slopes of Cardinham Woods. Paul Merson scored a resounding win amongst the cars. Outside of performance the results were split quite evenly amongst the classes, Ryan Tonkin coming second overall in his Class Four Beetle. Continue reading “Paul Merson wins Bodmin”