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Neil's Y Restored
Behind The Falcon Badge
Me and My Dellow
Bad Day  at the Docks
Allen Trial
Simon's Season
Ron's Dellow
Guy Fawkes
Mike's Morrell
Edinburgh 2004
Owens Surprise
Arnolds August Autotest
Classics on the Common
London to Edinburgh
Chicksands June 04
Spring Fever 2004
Lands End 2004
Ian wins M' Hare
Southern Autos
Close Clouds
Compact Clee
Exeter Golds Scarce
Allen Trial

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2005 Stuff
2004 Stuff
2003 Stuff
2002 Stuff
2001 Stuff
2000 Stuff

Classical Gas is an independent web site and is not affiliated to any of the clubs or organisers of the events featured. Words and Pictures by Michael unless attributed otherwise. Michael is a proud member of the MCC, ACTC, Dellow Register and Falcon amongst others, but does not represent their views nor the views of any other organisers or clubs.


2004 Stuff

31 December 2004 - The Exeter trial is next weekend, starting at various places on Friday 7th January and finishing in Torquay during the afternoon of Saturday 8th January. MCC Webmaster Andrew Brown has produced an excellent Spectator Guide with recommendations on when and where to watch and there's also an entry list.

Behind The Falcon Badge - by Ron Warren added

27 December 2004 - Michael's December Musings added. Click here to read about Me and My Dellow
29 December - Fixed the pictures.

21 December 2004 - Normally we only feature muddy cars and bikes here but hey its Christmas. So enjoy Bad Day at the Docks

5 December 2004 - Myke Pocock's Allen Report added

4 December 2004 - David Haizelden won The Allen Trial.
Report by Michael Leete
My Allen Trial - by IanDavis

27 November 2004 - Simon's Season - All about Simon Grove's exploits for Class Three honours this year

21 November 2004 - Guy Fawkes Report added

13 November 2004 - Site Stats for October added (including up to 12th November). Info on this years Camel Classic Trial to be held on 5th December added. Carl Talbot won Stroud's Mechanic's Trial. Ron's Dellow Page added about Ron Warren's Dellow which is now for sale again. You can read more about Dellow's over at The Dellow Register Site.

7 November 2004 Malcolm Brown won National B at Falcon's Guy Fawkes Trial with Duncan Welch best Clubsport

6 November 2004 - Michaels November Musings added. November PDF version added.

31 October 2004 - Rough Guide updated with details of The Allen Trial. Tamar and Ebworth Results are available here on the ACTC Site. Regs added for Falcons Guy Fawkes Trial at Kensworth on 7th November.

18 October 2004 - Mike Pearson wins Gill Morrell Trial

18 October 2004 - Edinburgh Trial Report completed. Any additions or proof reading errors let me know.

17 October 2004 - Dates Updated on The Falcon Page. Having been sold off I see that RAC Motoring Services will sponsor the 2005 MSA Autotest and PCT Championships. So we get to call them the RAC again! Rough Guide Updated with details of Hardy and Mechanics Trials

9 October 2004 - More work on The Edinburgh Report. Link to the MCC News of the week updated. Michael's October Musing's concentrates on the local club scene.

7 October 2004 - Edinburgh Report started.

3 October 2004 - Edinburgh Pictures added.

26 September 2004 - Added a link to the Motor Cycle section to a fascinating page about the Yamaha Serow. This contains a delightful  first-timers report on the 2000 Edinburgh Trial. Rough Guide updated with regs and entry form for The Tamar Trial on 24th October which will have a class 0 this year. The Exe Valley Results are available on the ACTC Site.

25 September 2004 - Rough Guide updated with info on the Exmoor Clouds and Tamar Trials now their regs are out. Falcon's September Surprise Autotest page updated with full report and results.

12 September - September Classical Gas on PDF added. Check out the revised MCC Site

5 September - Owen Turner raced to FTD at Falcons September Surprise Autotest on 5th September

5 September 2004 - With the latest snail mail version of CG put to bed I can catch up on the web site. Starting with Neil's Y Restored - Part 1. Which was originally published in the snail mail version of this column in September 2003! Click here to find it on PDF.

4 September 2004 - Michael's September Musings added. Site Stats updated for August

23 August 2004 - Falcon's August Autotest page finished.

22 August 2004 - Regs for 5th September Autotest added to Falcon Page

20 August 2004 - Rough Guide updated with information about Roger Pole Taw & Torridge and Exe Valley Trials.

15 August 2004 - Northern Phoenix Trials Car Club calendar (35K PDF in new window) added to The Rough Guide. Link to their Site added to Motor Clubs, the link is also on Trials Links.

14 August 2004 - August edition of Classical Gas on PDF added.

13 August 2004 - Michael's August Musing's added.

9 August 2004 - Arnold Lane won Falcon's August Autotest on 8th August.

3 August 2004 - Details of Falcon's evening Summer Run from Tring to Heath and Reach added to Falcon Page.

2 August 2004 - Classics on the Common was another great success this year.

1 August 2004 - Site Stats updated for July

18 July 2004 - Added Link over on Technical Stuff to Lynx AE a local competition preparation firm over at Milton Keynes. Also added a link on The Rough Guide to Classics on the Common. This is a very informal car show on Harpenden Common on Wednesday Evening 28th July. Well worth going to. Lots of Falcon's and MCC people will be there.

13 July 2004 - Falcon Page Updated with details of The Autotest on 8th August at Upper Caldecote, plus updates of officials and events. Click here to read about the last Falcon Autotest

12 July 2004 - Check out Andrew Brown's report of the MCC AGM. It was an interesting evening during which I finally understood how the MCC works and on balance I am comforted by that. It was nice to see the major award winners receive their trophies and to put a few more faces to names. For me the most memorable part of the evening was President John Haye's tribute to Mary Margett's. It wasn't just what John said it was the way he said it. A truly moving experience.

10 July 2004 - Michael's Musings for July added

4 July 2004 - The MCC's Annual General Meeting is this coming Saturday 10th July at 18.45 at Eathorpe Village Hall, Warwickshire. Click here for a map. Only MCC members can attend. I have a couple of seats in my car if anyone would like a lift from my place.
Classical Gas on PDF for July added

1 July 2004 - Site Stats updated.

19 June 2004 - London to Edinburgh Report updated with a report by Peter Mountain and some more pictures. New link for brake hoses etc added to Technical Stuff

15 June 2004 - Technical Stuff Page added to Links. The suppliers are ones that have been useful in rebuilding my Dellows brakes.

14 June 2004 Classical Gas on PDF for June added. Also Michael's June Musings. Check out Pat's ACTC site for the Ilkley Trial Results and Pictures and pictures of The Northern Trial. Finally Andrew has some interesting views on restarts over on his Wheelspin blog.

12 June 2004 - London to Edinburgh Centenary Trial page updated with a new picture and link to the results.

9 June 2004 - Pictures and report of The London to Edinburgh Centenary Trial added

5 June 2004 - Video and pictures of the FNNS Mountain Bike Race at Chicksands.

1 June 2004 - Site Stats updated for May

25 May - Click here for the report of Falcon's Spring Fever Autotest.

17 May - Pictures from Falcon's Spring Fever Autotest added

15 May - Click here for Andrew Browns Lands End Report on his "Section Begins" Site where there have been a lot of changes recently. Check out Andrews e-diary (a blog to us computer nerds)

9 May - Updated the links to Andrew's pages
Michael's May Musings added
May edition of Classical Gas on PDF published.

4 May 2004 - Page with lots and lots of pictures of  the Lands End by Colin Stewart added. They are mostly bikes. Also a PDF of the West Briton article (its a big one at 2.6Meg so you will need broadband). You MG Car Club boys are going to love it!

2 May 2004 - Added a page to show the Stats since I moved Classical Gas to this location. I hope to update this every month. Thanks for visiting my site - Michael

1 May 2004 - Mick Workman won the Kyrle Trial last weekend. Click the link to goto:-
Results in PDF in a new window
Pictures from Pete Hart
Competitors views of the event.

Some notes from organiser Adrian and the team
Fixed lots of broken links over on the 2001 Stuff Page. Can't find what you are looking for here? Check out the contents page which maps out the structure (sic!) of your site with files back to 1997 or is it longer?

24 April - Lands End Report added. 25th April - made a few changes as I have now received the results. Click here to read more Lands End Stories and here to see more pictures, including some by Duncan Stephens.

18 April 2004 - Mike Hayward sent in this interesting list of Past Falcon Motor Club Officials. The full version of PeteBarr's Lands End Report is now published.

17 April 2004 - First part of Pete Barr's Lands End report published along with Mike Haywards March Hare Adventure.
It's reported over on the MCC's News of the Week that Marsh are quitting the event insurance scheme. Hopefully the MSA and its clubs will find a replacement.

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4 April 2004 - Michael's Musings for March and April added. April edition of  Classical Gas on PDF published (380K) and added to the archive. Click here for earlier editions of Classical Gas on PDF.
There has been some disquiet in the ranks for some time about some aspects of MCC policy. These have been mentioned to me many times over the last six months, but I have never been prepared to publish them un-attributed. Now one of the giants of our sport, Dennis Greenslade, has written an open letter to the committee which can be found by clicking here. It's on the Classical Gas Web Community where you can post your own views.

27th March 2004 - March Hare Report finished and a short report of The Windwhistle Classic Trial added.

25th March 2004 - Added Chris Clarke's March Hare Report.

23rd March - Windwhistles Trial in Bovey Woods was won by Jason Flay with Peter Mountain in 2nd place overall. Click here for the results and a picture of Jason

22nd March 2004 - More work on The March Hare Report.

16th March 2004 - Ian Davis won Murray's March Hare Trial but only just. Elizabeth Tucker-Peake dropped the same score on the hills but Ian was fastest on the special tests. Click Here for the start (in a small way!) of the report.

14th March 2004 - Rough Guide updated. Click here for the March Hare Results.

28 February 2004 - Brief report of Falcon's Southern Auto's PCT at Brickhill added. Falcon page updated with details of the 10 Pin Bowling evening on 11th March and the AGM on 18th March.

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23rd February 2004 - After nearly two weeks working at exhibitions at the NEC and Excel I can report that - March edition of Classical Gas on PDF added to the PDF page. Michael's February Musings added. There were 34 entries last Friday for Falcon's March Hare Trial on 7th March.

11 February - Mike Workman won a closely fought Cotswold Clouds. Click here for the report.
There are 23 entries for The March Hare Trial so far. Click here for the current entry list.


7 February Clee Hills Report finished and Video from Clee and Clouds added.

4 February - Started The Clee Hills Report (finally!)

3 February 2004 - Regs for Falcons March Hare Classic Trial on 7th March are now available. For more info see The March Hare Site

2 February 2004 - Regs added for Windwhistles Single Venue Trial on The Rough Guide.

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31 January 2004 - A few small additions and corrections to The Exeter Report.
February edition added to Classical gas on PDF

Details of Windwhistles Single Venue Classic Trial in Bovey Woods on 21st March added to The Rough Guide. Should be good as it includes Normans Hump.

27 January 2004 - Finally competed The Exeter Report

25 January 2004 - Clee Results revised. Please Note that Falcon's Brickhill Trial is now taking place on Sunday 8th February at the request of the landowner. 2004 Sporting Events added to Falcon Page

22 January 2004 - More added to the The Exeter Trial Report.
Click here for results of The Clee Hills Trial

20 January - Regs and Entry Form for Launceston Trial for the Fulford Cup added to The Rough Guide.

19 January 2003 - Done a little bit more on the Exeter
17 January 2004 - Exeter Report Started

14 January - Unfortunately the day job is getting in the way of more important work and I have to work up at the Boat Show until Friday. Hopefully I can start to post the start my Exeter report then - Michael

12 January - Classical C**k Up - I should have said it was The Chairmans Trophy, originally scheduled for 22nd February, that has sadly had to be cancelled because the organisers are very poorly. Camel Vale's Presidents Trial is very much alive and well in the capable hands of Thomas Bricknell.

9 January 2004 - Michael's, rather political, January 2004 Musings added.
Simon Woodall advises the The Presidents Trial The Chairman's Trophy Trial will not take place this year as the organisers are very poorly (please don't phone them to commiserate).

3 January  2004 - Finally I have completed Keith Pettit - Cars I have owned.

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