|The FDMC Car Trial, November 2015
Pictures by Richard Field, and for lots more, see the Flickr galleries by Paul Armstrong, and by Clive Liddiard, and by Ian Trevena
This report is in two sections; for more pictures, and results, click 'Page 2', below.
It's such a Trial.....
In motorsport, safety is always the first priority. So here, in our annual visit to Hungry Hill, before the fun starts, Ken Martin checks out Andrew Thompson's Mini.
Next, the drivers' briefing, from Clerk of the Course Simon May. In Trialling, the aim is to get your car as far up each hill as you can. In the results, the performance between different types of car is equalised, as far as possible, by an Index system. From among the 40 entrants, this report brings you a
selection of the award winners, and other competitors.
Would they believe this in Tokyo? Sam and Kevin Lindsay from Falcon MC were taking turns to drive this MX5, to finish second and third in Class C.
With his Fiat Seicento brightening the Autumn landscape, FDMC's David Aldrich had a good day, finishing second out of eight entries in Class A.
The Reliant Kitten - as rare as a unicorn, these days - but this one was alive and well, in the hands of Andrew and Austen Laing
Experienced trials competitors Cliff Morrell and Adrian Gibson shared this 205 1.9 GTi, with Adrian finishing second out of twelve entries in Class B
A regular entrant at this event, Michael Leete's Austin 7 is a unique blend of 1920's design, plus some more up-to-date engineering.
For more pictures, and results, see PAGE 2