Production Car Trials

Trialling - the art of driving slowly!

PCT's are untimed competitions, which don't involve much speed. Instead, you're trying to get as far as possible, up steep bits of the countryside: driving technique, especially throttle control,is the key to this. A typical event might have anywhere from six to a dozen 'hills', laid out within one site, with numbered markers to measure how how far you get up each one. These numbers are added up, to determine your total score, and hence the results.

You carry a passenger, who traditionally will bounce up and down at certain points (to improve the grip of the driving wheels), and may also shout encouragement. Double entries, where driver and passenger swop places, add to the fun as well. Standard cars are highly suitable - and often get the best results - and PCT's are informal, sociable events. FDMC normally runs one in the spring, and another in the autumn.

Our Event Reports section includes some pictorial reports of PCT's, and for more information on Trialling, contact Paul Prescott or Graham Skeggs.



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