FDMC Winter Production Car Trial, December 2002

(Pictures - Stephanie Horn; to display captions, rest cursor on pictures)

Nick Davies and Peter Andrews both drove this Colt

Another way to have fun with cars: for the second year running, the Winter PCT used the Army's Hungry Hill training area. We hope this selection of pictures gives an idea of the terrain, and of what Trialling is about....

A change from autotesting - Graham Skeggs' Mini Actually, it's a Seat Marbella - Maurice May

A healthy entry of 38 drivers, and their intrepid passengers, tackled 12 hills, each attempted twice. As usual in PCT's, scores were based on how far you could get your car up each hill, plus an Index of Performance calculation, intended to equalise the performances of each class.

Still going strong - Don Griffiths' Austin A rarity - the Tempest trials special

Older types of car can still be very competitive in these events, as shown here by Don Griffiths' Austin 7, and Dave Smith's Tempest trials special - both of whom were class winners! Our last picture shows some of the competitors en route to the next hill, with David Sheffield's Midget in the foreground.

Where's the next one?

FDMC's next PCT will be the Valentine Trial on February 9th: details on this website in January.


First overall, on Index of Performance:

Paul Burch, Peugeot 206

Award winners, National B event:

1st in class A/B: Chris Smith, Golf

Ist in class D: Dave Smith, Tempest

Award winners, Clubsport event:

1st in class A: Ray Merritt, Audi 90

1st in class B: Nick Davies, Colt

2nd in class B: Jim Morris, Fiesta

1st in class C: Don Griffiths, Austin 7

1st in class D: Peter Crawford, Marlin

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