Yorkshire Dales Stuff

Ian Davis was best car on the 2016 Yorkshire Dales Trial. Ian had one of three clean sheets in his VW Buggy. Mick Whitehouse was best motorcycle. Videos and links here, including provisional results. Keep checking back as I will add new stuff when I find it. Event report will follow soon.


The story of Aquaplane and some stuff on Ford Specials from the Eastern Counties Historic Review by Leigh Trevail


Aquaplane: From Oulton Broad to Oulton Park –

When it comes to motor sport, Great Britain – or to be more precise England – is a world leader and has been for several decades. It is widely acknowledged by historians that much of this is down to the availability of two very tunable 4 cylinder side-valve engines Read more…….

Lands End Class 0 Report

Both the weather and sections made this a challenging Lands End for Class O entrants. The night consisted of mild weather and relatively straightforward sections. Come the dawn came rain, wind and tough sections. In particular there were two formidable long forest tracks near Bodmin replacing the taped chicanes of previous years. Amongst the cars Mike Greenwood denied MCC President Jonathan Laver his second Class 0 award by a mere 0.1 of a second. Trevor Gibb was best motorcycle and nine BH Tin and six Copper medals were awarded.

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Bovey Down Trial

Jason Flay has only competed on the Bovey Down Trial twice. In 2004 he won the inargual event in his Lorcha, a feat he repeated in 2016 in his recently acquired Morrs Trialsmaster. It was a close thing though. Harvey Waters finished equal on the hills with his Class 7 Pop but Jason was faster on the Special Tests.

Nick Farmer Reports:-

2016 saw a record entry of 42 for the Bovey Down Trial, from far and near, beginners and experts, and with 2 new sections introduced Windwhistle Motor Club were hopeful of a good days motorsport. After a final check of the sections and a drivers briefing the 41 starters were sent off in 2 groups at 9.30.