High Scoring Taw and Torridge

Dean Partington was best car on a Class 8 dominated, high scoring, Taw and Torridge. The event was muddier than usual for the time of the year

Videos by Norton Selwood and Duncan Stephens

Dean dropped 34 marks in his familiar DP Wasp, ahead of Paul Merson on 34.

Steve Grinter was best Solo and Leon Torres best chair.

In car with Mark and James Smith


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Salamander Class 8 Special for Sale

The Salamander is rear engined, weighs 720Kg and is powered by a Peugeot 205 GT1 engine. It is registered as a Salamander on the V5

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The Salamander on the road

The Salamander is now available at £4995

 

Durham Dales

David Golightly just missed an overall win on test times last year. This year he went one better, beating Dean Partington on the hills. Phil Sanders was best Motorcycle

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Barry Redmayne has been using a Suzuki X90 recently. For the Durham Dales he reverted to his 4 Cylinder, 1600cc, Suzuki engined Liege which runs in Class Eight. Photo by Dave Cook. You can purchase prints and HiRes Downloads from this and many other trials on his Web Site
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Phil Sanders was best Motorcycle. Pictured here by Dave Cook on Calvers Hump

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Kimber Trial

Edward Wilkins won the MG Car Clubs Kimber Trial in his MG TC

The sections and the special tests provide that competitive spice beloved of all true MG drivers, yet remain suitable for all cars whether concours or “well used”. In addition to classes for all types of MG and similar pre-war sports cars, there is a class, with its own award, for non-MG’s.


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Team ADA’s Lands End

By Adam Walter, Class B

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Team ADA happy at the top of Blue Hills

Team ADA went partially back in time for the Lands End trial this year. I kept with my trusty, modern Yamaha XT 225 (Serow) but Dad opted for his 1959 Greeves 197 which he used a few times on the trial in the early to mid 80s. Adrian, meanwhile, chose to tackle the trial on a Honda SL175. I think the aim was to spice things up a little.

The second thing I noticed on the way to Bridgwater from Plusha, after the first which was plenty of blue smoke coming from Dad’s Greeves, was the slower pace we’d be travelling at this year. That being said, we managed to keep pretty well to time throughout the whole trial. The only holdup was at Hackmarsh, if my memory serves me correctly, which opened about an hour late for some reason. Still, it was a chance to have a bit of banter with the other riders.

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