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Duncan Wins March Hare
Ed's Exmoor
Dudley Dominates Clee
Exeter 2007
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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.

 

2007 Stuff

31 Dec 2007

The regs for the Exmoor Trial on 27 January are published. If you haven't received them by email from the ACTC you can download the regs and entry form.

Falcon's, please note that clubnights are now at Dunstable Rugby Club from 8.15pm, starting Wednesday 2nd January. Updated 2008 Dates and Committee on The Falcon Page.

24 Dec 2007

Christmas Quiz Q3 - A bit more up-to-date this time. This picture was taken on my first MCC trial (I was a passenger). The main question is what is the section? Click Here to Post your answer

24 Dec 2007

Christmas Quiz Q2 - No prizes this time. The question is who is the person nearest the camera. It would be fun if you can identify the car, driver and event! Click Here to Post your answers

24 Dec 2007

Christmas Quiz Q1 - The answer is that the Allard Driver on Swansong Hill on the 1946 Liverpool MC Jeans Cup Trial was The Lady Mary Grosvenor. Winners are Nigel Brown and David Alderson. Click Here for more information

20 Dec 2007

The Exeter Trial takes place on Saturday 5th January. If you would like to see what Classic Trials are all about I recommend going along to this one as you will see at least two hundred Cars and Bikes. Click here for the MCC spectator guide and section locations and here for the entry list.

The Classical Gas recommendation is to go to Wooston Steep, especially if you want to take pictures. It's competitive for the higher classes and there won't be so many people as at Simms. Fingle is a wonderful setting but isn't so much of a challenge.

18 Dec 2007

Emma Robilliard won a very wet Camel Classic Trial in her Class 4 Beetle on the 9th December. It poured with rain all day and one of the three new sections in the woods had to be cancelled. It seemed the conditions may have made the feared Clinnick easier though. Perhaps the rain washed some of the mud down the hill as seven Escorts cleaned the section and some even came out of the top, something that has never been achieved before. The Camel continued with its index system to decide the awards for the event, with ACTC awards being decided without this applied. A new innovation was applied this year. Some of the markers were moved down some of the Camels very steep hills after classes 6,7 and 8 had passed to give the lower classes a chance. Click Here for the full results on the ACTC site.

The Camel was the last ACTC round of the year. Well done to Wheelspin champion Adrian Dommett and Bill Bennett who won the Crackington. A clean sweep for Class Two!

Full details of this and more on The ACTC Site.

17 Dec 2007

 

Preparations are underway for Falcon's March Hare Classic Trial on 9th March. Here Mike Pearson and John Parsons are at work clearing a very large fallen tree from one of the sections. More Pictures and a Video

Read the report of last years March Hare Trial

9 Dec 2007

The first one day Classic of the new year is the Clee Hills on Sunday 20 January in wonderful Shropshire. The Classical Gas Editorial team have not missed this one since it restarted some twelve or more years ago. For the last three years we have really enjoyed ourselves marshalling but will be back to driving this time. However, its a great event to marshal on and Adrian Tucker-Peake would love to have you help out. If you can help drop Adrian an email on adrian.tpeake@tiscali.co.uk

8 Dec 2007

 

There is now a small prize at stake for our Christmas Quiz for anyone who can name the driver and post it on the Classical Gas Message Board. Here is another picture that may help. Same place, same time, you can see the photographer in the other picture. Click Here for more information and to post your answers.

4 Dec 2007

 

It's the Classical Gas Christmas Quiz - What, Where and When? Click Here for more information and to post your answers.

3 Dec 2007

Tony Fall, the well known Rally Driver, who competed in this years Ilkley Trial, has died of a suspected Heart Attack. His company, Safety Devices have published this obituary.

28 November 2007 - Adrian Dommett (pictured on the left by Dave Cook) won The Allen Trial on Sunday, with one of several clean sheets, victory being awarded on special test times. Full Results are available at the ACTC and Bristol MC sites. While you are on the ACTC site download your 2008 membership form. The modest sub is worth the money just for the excellent club magazine that pops through your letterbox.

Click Here for Dave Cook's photographs of The Allen Trial

27 Nov 2007


Video's from Sundays Allen Trial taken by Rory. Click Here to see all of Rory's Videos.

Will post link to the results when available. Meanwhile Click Here to read some comments on The Message Board.

24 Nov 2007

Some Links to back-up and recovery software added to Computer Stuff

22 November 2007 - Finally published The Guy Fawkes Trial Report

13 Nov 2007

The regs for the Camel Classic Trial on 9 December are published, although I can't find an electronic copy to link to yet.

10 Nov 2007

Farborough & DMC's PCT at Aldershot is next Sunday 18 November. Click here for the regs

8 Nov 2007

The regs are available for The Clee Hills Trial on 20th January. You can download them from The ACTC Site.

5 Nov 2007

Mike Pearson won Falcon's Guy Fawkes Trial at Kensworth yesterday. More later. Meanwhile here is a video of Classical Gas contributor Claire Oakes on her competition début.

 

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25 Oct 2007 - Updated links to Andrew Brown's fascinating and professional site about the history of Classic trialling. Click on the picture to the left or visit http://www.wheelspin.info/

25 Oct 2007

Bristol Motor Club have published the regs for their Allen Trial on 25 November. Details added to The Rough Guide. The Regs and Entry Form can be downloaded from the ACTC site.

24 Oct 2007

Brickhill Videos by Bryan Norfolk. Click Here for all of Bryan's Video's

17 Oct 2007

Mike Pearson climbs one of Brickhill's sandy slopes on his way to an overall win. Click Here for more Brickhill pictures by Mike Hayward.

Ebworth Results Published. Awards (PDF), Full Results (PDF)

Brickhill Results Updated with Class Positions (no change to awards)

15 Oct 2007

Click here for Brickhill Trial Results

15 Oct 2007



Harvey Waters and Jade Bray (pictured by Dave Cook on Cotswold Avenue) won Strouds Ebworth Trial on Saturday. Click here for more of Dave's Ebworth Pictures.

On Sunday Mike Pearson was overall winner of Falcon's Brickhill Trial. No report or pictures from me as I was rather engaged as Clerk of the Course for the day. Will make some notes over on the blog and a link to the results and Mike Hayward's pictures here later.

12 Oct 2007

Camel Vale have published regs on their site for the Bodmin Trial on Saturday 3 November. This is a single venue event in Cardinham Woods where you can have a go at Hoskin. Details added to The Rough Guide

9 Oct 2007

Updated The Rough Guide with details of the Exmoor Clouds ( 21st October) and Tarka (4 November) Classic Trials. Regs are available from The ACTC Site

Also to give credit to Bryan Norfolk, who posts as balbertn on YouTube, for the Burton Dassett Video. Click here to check out more of Bryan's Video's

8 Oct 2007

Cliff Morrell has 34 entries so far for Sundays Falcons Brickhill Trial. Although there is still time to enter Cliff asks you don't put your entry in the post. Please email Cliff with your intention to compete and bring the paperwork on Sunday.

6 Oct 2007

Launceston & North Cornwall Motor Club's Tamar Trial will take place on 28 October. The regs are published. If you haven't  received a copy the Secretary of the Meeting is Bob Slatter. Also see Adrian Booths post on the message board.

Also on the message board Nick Farmer tells us that Mineheads Exmoor Clouds will run on 21 October. The regs should be available here, but I can't see them at the moment.

5 Oct 2007

The Stroud clubs organising team for this years Mechanics Trial have decided that with the uncertainty over the foot and mouth the Mechanics Trial will not be run this November, but will be moved to a spring date (possibly the weekend after the Lands End, though date is very provisional).

Regs are available for Falcons Guy Fawkes Trial at Kensworth on 4th November. They can be dowloaded via The Falcon Page or The Rough Guide.

3 October 2007 - Oulton Park Race Report - Neil was fourth overall again in Post Historic, giving No1 Capri its first outing since Brands Hatch and establishing a new class lap record. Roger Stanford won, making three podium visits during the day. Group 1 saw a hard race for the Class B championship between David Thomas and Jim McLoughlin. David coming out on top after both spun and re-jointed in separate incidents.

26 Sep 2007

Still fancy a Motorsport weekend even though The Edinburgh is cancelled? Why not go to Shelsley Walsh for the final round on The British Hillclimb Championship which celebrates a 60 year history with cars from that period taking part. (Thanks to Pat for the information).

25 Sep 2007

Click on the arrow to watch this Video from the MGCC Autumn Trial by balberlen (sorry I don't know your name).. Click here for more

25 Sep 2007

Dudley Sterry had the lowest score and was best MG at the MGCC's Autumn Trial at Burton Dassett on 23rd September. Mike Hobbs was best non-MG in his Beetle. Click here for Brian Osborne's report.

20 September 2007 - Thruxton Report - Neil had another good Post Historic race, finishing fourth overall in his no2 Capri. The race was won by Steve Primett who had a super race, passing and keeping Dave Thomas at bay. Group 1 saw an epic battle between Jim McLoughlin, David Hickton and Steve Cripps but this was overshadowed by Mark Fowlers superb drive after starting from the pit lane.

20 Sep 2007

The MCC have cancelled The Edinburgh Trial because of the uncertain situation concerning the Foot and Mouth outbreak. With such a big event the committee couldn't leave the decision until the last moment so while we will all be disappointed I am sure they have made the right decision.

17 Sep 2007

Regs for Strouds 31st Ebworth Classic Trial are now available. You can Click Here to download them. (108K PDF)

13 Sep 2007

The Exe Valley Trial, scheduled for this weekend, has been cancelled because of foot and mouth.

12 Sep 2007

Richard Tompkins in his Hillman Husky (one of his 38 Imps!) at Falcons Autumn Antics Autotest on 9 September. Click on the arrow to watch the Video. More Autumn Antics Videos on The Classical Gas Video Channel soon.

10 September 2007 - Keith Pettit set FTD in his Mini at Falcon's Autumn Antics Autotest yesterday. There were some very interesting cars taking part, including Dick Nikel's Clan Crusader (pictured left).

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6 Sep 2007

Details of Falcons Brickhill Trial on 14 October added to the Rough Guide. Download Regs (198K PDF) and Entry Form (74K PDF) No competition licence necessary for MCC or 750MC members and a £5 entry fee for under 18's

5 Sep 2007

Just in case you missed Andrews message the Exeter Regs are now available on the MCC site. (Link to PDF Download)

4 September 2007 - Donnington Report - Neil had an excellent Post Historic race, keeping on the island in the very slippery conditions at the end of the day. Roger Stanford won, passing Steve Primett on the very last corner. The boss was back in Group 1, Pete Halford winning in fine style.

3 September 2007 - First drafts of Donnington report and a link to some pictures.

31 August 2007 - Richard Egger has retired from his Motor Sport Insurance business. Everitt Boles & Moris claim they will fill the vacuum.

Click here for live reports from Donnington tomorrow.

18 August 2007 - Added a few bits and pieces to my Snetterton report, including some links so you can read Stacy's critical views on my reporting and to his site so you can read his take on things generally. The nature of Classical Gas is that everyone doesn't like what's written here. This latest thing isn't the first and it won't be the last, so I thought it was time to add a general disclaimer which is on the sidebar to the left so it should appear on every page.

 17 August 2007 - Michael's Musings for July and August published.

John Arrowsmith - A stalwart of the MGCC Midland Centre, John died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday 12 th August after a heart attack and complications.
His funeral will be on Wednesday 22nd at 12.30 hrs. at Redditch Crematorium located off the traffic island at map ref. (139) SP043686. Postcode is B97 6RR. This is on the A441 B'ham Road/Alvechurch Hwy at the junction with the B4184, by the Needle Museum & Mill. All friends welcome, family flowers only, donations welcome to British Heart Foundation

15 August 2007 - Snetterton Report. Neil was away in Spain but the Classical Gas team were still at Snetterton to watch Roger Stanford have a storming drive to win an exciting race Post Historic race. David Thomas had a race long battle to stay ahead of Steve Primett and Mark Lucock's Escorts. He succeeded and also won his class to maintain his perfect record and lead the championship. Earlier in the day Roger was the star of Group 1. Starting from the pit lane and carving his way up to seventh place in his sick BMW.

14 August 2007 - The Regs are now published for The Roger Pole Taw and Torridge Classic Trial on 23rd September.

10 August 2007 - Some updates to The Rough Guide. However, please note I am no longer updating this page. The Rough Guide information is on The Google Calendar further down here on the Homepage. I will maintain the Micro Sites for some Trials events. Regs are published for the Exe Valley Trial for The Angus Stewart Trophy on 16th September

31 July 2007 - Pembrey Report - Neil didn't have such a good meeting as Croft, spinning after some contact in Post Historic and off the pace in Group 1. The highlight of the meeting was Don Hughes win in his Golf. There was an excellent Post Historic race, despite limited numbers with Roger Stanford's presence in the class adding to the entertainment.

26 July 2007 - Classics on the Common reported.

21 July 2007 - Checkout http://www.racedates.net

17 July 2007 - Croft Report - Neil won the Group 1 race in convincing style, starting towards the back of the grid but making up places on the grid and gaining the lead on a dampish track on the second lap. Pete Halford won both of the Double Header Post Historic races, winning from Stephen Primett and David Thomas in the dry first race and David Thomas and Roger Stanford in the damp second. 

12 July 2007 - From John Aley's NOTW we learn that Sundays Testing Trial has had to be cancelled because the ground is waterlogged.

11 July 2007 - Source of various VW bits added to Technical Links.

9 July 2007 - There was only one place to be on Sunday. Classical Gas reports on the pure class of Le Tour.

7 July 2007 - Falcons explore Bedfordshire on their annual Fish and Chip Run. Click here to read the report and see what else the county has to offer other than Luton Airport and Brussel Sprouts.

6 July 2007 - Its a bit late but I have added Michael's June Musings where I explain why there will be no more new editions of Classical Gas on PDF. I have a lot of old ones that I have never published and I plan to do this when there isn't much news!

Added a link to GP Update below (thanks Nashy). A good source for keeping in touch with the men in MotoGP or the puffs in F1.

Also done a bit more tidying of the terribly messy Links page and consolidated and updated the Computer Links, adding quite a few links to Open Source software.

3 July 2007 - Nicola and Pamela won the Ladies Prize on the Peking to Paris. They got a Silver Medal which I think means they missed getting into one major control on time. Will post more news and links when I get more information.

29 June 2007 - Nicola pictured on a Special Test in Estonia earlier this week. The event finishes in Paris tomorrow. If you click the thumbnail it will enlarge. Click here for pictures of other cars on this stage.

28 June 2007 - Check out the British Steam Car Challenge and read how you can support this project.

27 June 2007 - Nicola hard at work in some un-civilized country or another!  Not much news recently from her blog but you can click here for some pictures to show she is alive and well. Love that aluminium trolley jack!

19 June 2007 - Silverstone Race Report added.

Latest PHTC and Grp1 Points according to Michael

18 June 2007 - It was a great race in Post Historic at the Silverstone Weekend. David Thomas won the race and the class but Neil had a good race.

14 June 2007 - The Edinburgh Regs are out Click Here to Download Regs from the MCC Site

12 June 2007 - Finally completed The Ilkley report.

11 June 2007 - More work on The Ilkley Report although its still not finished.  Sorry for the delay but sickness has pervaded the Classical Gas Team.

6 June 2007 - Falcon Page updated with dates of the summer activities.

 

2 June 2007 - Trialler Nicola Wainwright is competing on the Peking to Paris Rally. You can keep in touch:-

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Nicola's rally blog

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Reports from the organisers

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Enersol (sponsor)

29 May 2007 - Castle Combe Report - It was a very cold and miserable day weather-wise, with all Neil’s track time either in the rain or on a wet track. The Fiesta went really well in a race won by Peter Halford in his orange Camero. Neil made a fantastic start finishing sixth overall and winning his class. Things weren’t so hot with the Capri which wasn’t able to take the grid after technical problems.

26 May 2007 - Bill Bennett was best car on The Ilkley Trial. Report started but definitely not finished!

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25 May 2007 - May edition's of Michael's Musings and Classical Gas on PDF added.

Updated NB Racing page with news of Neil's races at Castle Coombe on Monday and some more pictures of Mallory Park

17 May 2007 - A team from The Chiltern Preservation Group won last nights Classical Gas Quiz. Click here for a report or you can download the questions (256KB PDF) and have a go yourself.

14 May 2007 - Mallory Report - The weather forecast was accurate. It would start raining at around ten, during Group1 qualifying and stop around five in the afternoon when it was time to go home! The conditions were tailor-made for the Fiesta and Neil easily won his class and finished fourth overall, despite a spin. The Capri was a bit more of a handful but Neil bought it home safe and sound for a second in class behind David Thomas.

12 May 2006 - Click here for live reports from Mallory Park tomorrow where Neil will be racing both his 3 litre Capri and Ford Fiesta.

8 May 2007 - Finally completed a rather brief Lands End Report.

5 May 2007 - Keith Sanders won The Kyrle Trial on 22 April in his Reliant SS

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Full Results on the ACTC Site

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David Hunts Kyrle Pictures

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In Car Video from the winning Car

4 May 2007 - Keith Oakes won West Suffolk's PCT at Wattisfield last weekend.

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30 April 2007 - Falcon's first Autotest of the year is on 13 May. More information, Map, regs etc on the Falcon page.

On 16th May the Classical Gas editorial team will be running a quiz for Falcon at Dunstable Rugby Club. More information on the Falcon page.

29 April 2007 - Updates to Neil Bray Racing and Brands Report.

More Lands End Stuff :-

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West Briton Lands End Report on the web.

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West Briton Lands End Report in the paper

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Some nice pictures but by who?

28 April 2007 - Brands Report finished - Blew the Capri's engine but what a good first outing for the Fiesta XR2 in Grp1

27 April 2007 - Brands Hatch Report started and there's lots of pictures in the Photo Gallery.

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20 April 2007 - Michael's April Musings and Classical Gas on PDF added.

16 April 2007 - Michael's Lands End Notes published.

14 April 2007 - More Lands End Stuff

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Dave Cooks Lands End Pictures at Plusha Hoskin (Powells Hill) Bikes & Cars and Bluehills

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Claire Oakes Lands End Pictures

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Claires In Car Video of Daracott

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Nigel Jones Lands End Pictures

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Duncan Stephens Videos featuring the big hole on Blue Hills 2

10 April 2007 - Lands End Pictures and Comment

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Michael's Live Reports while competing on the trial

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Michael's pictures

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Ian Lawsons Bluehills Pictures

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John Lees Bluehills Pictures

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Lands End thread on The Message Board.

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Videos by Skodas of Fun

5 April 2007 - Edlesborough Trial Report published with links to Photo Galleries and Videos.

3 April 2007 - Published first draft of the Edlesborough Trial Report. Its on the blog so you can comment.

2 April 2007 - Geoff Hodge won Falcons Edlesborough Trial yesterday. Click here for the full results and Click here for some pictures over on The Photogallery.

We didn't win the local papers best Sports Web Site. That went to St Albans City Football Club. However, we did make the short list thanks to your votes and I really appreciated that.

26 March 2007 - Added some pictures from Nigel Jones to The March Hare Photogallery.

25 March 2007 - Ilkley have published the regs for their Classic Trial on 20 May. Click here for The Ilkley Classic Trial Web Site.

There are some pictures and some personal views from my visit to Stoneleigh over on the blog.

22 March 2007 - Yes I know the links section of the site is a real mess but I have added a super Transport Cafe Site

Michael's March Musings added.

21 March 2007 - Keith Oakes won The MG Car Clubs Spring Trial.

Click Here for a short report (you can add your own comments!)

Click here for some Video

20 March 2007 - March Hare Report published.

Some March Hare snippets:-

James McMurray won the draw for two tickets with full hospitality package at the BTCC race at Donnington on 15th July.

Verdun Webley tells me Falcon had more than 70 marshals on March Hare duty. A wonderful turnout of members of both Falcon and The Herts VW Club and friends.

David Jackson has had a letter from the Parkinson Disease Society thanking the club, competitors and marshals for the cheque for £100 raised during the event.

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19 March 2007 - Classical Gas on PDF for March published, featuring The March Hare Trial.

Classical Gas has made the shortlist for the local papers Best Website award. Many thanks for your vote. A judging panel will decide the winner which will be announced on 30 March.

15 March 2007 - Duncan Welch won Falcons March Hare Trial for the second year a row. Click here for The March Hare Page with links to lots and lots of pictures and the results.

The report is still being written but you can read the latest draft over on Michael's Blog by going to 14th March or Click Here and Navigate with the Previous and Next arrows. (Hotmail and Windows Live members can also add comments!)

12 March 2007 - I will be writing the March Hare report over on the blog during the next few days. Click Here to read the report as it develops, together with links to pictures and stuff published elsewhere.

10 March 2007 - Click here for live reports from The March Hare Trial on Sunday.

9 March 2007 - Tony Smith's ex-David Dyer Beetle is still for sale. It's got to go and Tony is prepared to wheel and deal on the price. Click here for more details.

7 March 2007 - Classical Gas has been nominated for the local papers "Best Website" award. Click Here to Vote for Classical Gas. Don't forget, vote early and vote often!

5 March 2007 - Details of "The Classical Gas Quiz" on 16 May and Falcons Edlesborough Trial on 1st April added to the Falcon Page.

Click here for the Final March Hare Entry List and Starting Order

Rough Guide updated. The Regs for Ross & DMSC's Kyrle Trial on 22nd April have been published. Click here for more information.

 

2 March 2007 - Team 76 had a day out at Bruntingthorpe, courtesy of Retro Ford with a chance for Neil to get in some fast laps of the circuit in his Capri. Click here for pictures and here for a report on the day.

43 Entries now for The March Hare. Click here for the Entry List

1 March 2007 - As of last night there are 42 Entries for The March Hare. Click Here for Classes 0 to 6 and Click Here for Classes 7 and 8. Entries close tomorrow so if you want to take part I suggest you phone David Jackson. His phone number is in the regs. Just heard no in regs is wrong email Michael for Davids no.

Lots of dates added to The Google Calendar and Rough Guide.

26 February 2007 - Some Video of yesterdays Chairmans Trial, including Simons bent Escort

23 February 2007 - With a week before entries close there are now 40 entries for The March Hare. Click here for the latest entry list. The max is 50 so we are getting close.

Added some Video by Claire Oakes of last Sundays Southern Autos PCT.

22 February 2007 - March Hare now has 39 Entries.

Click here for details of Classes 0 to 6

Click here for classes 7 and 8

21 February 2007 - Added videos by James Nikel and others to the Southern Autos PCT playlist on the Classical Gas Video Channel. While you are there click here for some other trials related stuff I found on YouTube. I still think this is the best one!

Neil Bray Racing Pages reorganised. You can find Neil's race dates there and also detailed timetables where available.

20 February 2007 - David Foreshew overcame considerable adversity to win Fellsides Northern Trial last Saturday. Click here for the full results on The ACTC Site

Click Here for James Nikel's pictures of Falcons Southern Auto PCT at Brickhill on Sunday. Simon Groves was BPI

18 February 2007 - 37 Entries now for The March Hare Trial on 11th March. Click here for the latest entry list.

Tony Smith has his Ex Afrian Marfell/David Dyer Class 4 Beetle for sale Click Here for more details

17 February 2007 - 36 Entries so far for The March Hare Trial. Click here for the latest entry list.

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16 February 2007 - Classical Gas on PDF for February published.

34 entries now for The March Hare. Click here for the latest entry list.

Some updates to The Rough Guide

15 February 2007 - With just over three weeks to go there are 32 entries for The March Hare. Click here for the entry list.

Added Claire's Cotswold Clouds pictures to The Photo Gallery

14 February 2007 - Michaels February Musings added

In May Nicola Wainwright will be forsaking her Beetle for a Sunbeam Rapier to take part in the Peking to Paris Rally.

Check out Dave Cooks Cotswold Clouds pictures

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10 February 2007 - The March Hare now has 29 Entries. Click Here for the latest Entry List.

Correction to The Exeter Report as Bill Rosten cleaned Clinton and the provisional results have been corrected.

9 February 2007 - Unfortunately logging operations mean Windwhistle have to cancel their highly regarded trial in Bovey Woods scheduled for 29 April. Click here for information from Tim Whellock.

8 February 2007 - Finally published The Exeter Report.

7 February 2007 - Added some Cotswold Clouds Videos to The Classical Gas Video Channel.

6 February 2007 - The March Hare now has 26 entries. Click here for latest entry list.

5 February 2007 - Ian Davis wins Cotswold Clouds. Click here for the (very) provisional results and some notes. You can write your comments and notes by "Add a Comment"

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Click here for a few pictures from Saturdays CTCRC Award ceremony.

3 February 2007 - Dudley Dominates Clee - Click here for the full report

You may have seen that I have stopped putting the little counter at the foot of new pages. This is because Microsoft are discontinuing the service from 15th February. "Starting February 15th, 2007 the counter on your Web site will stop counting new visits and you will no longer be able to sign-in and view reporting through your control center. In May, 2007 we will stop serving FastCounter by bCentral Web images. In place of the counter, a broken image will appear on your Web site unless you take steps to remove the underlying HTML code."

2 February 2007 - Ed Nikel came second in class eight on The Exmoor Trial, in only his second trial in the ex-Clive Booth Dellow Rep. Click here for Ed's report.

31 January 2007 - Adrian Dommett (Wolseley Hornet) was overall winner of North Devons Exmoor Trial on Sunday.

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Click here for latest March Hare Entry List (23 so far)

Michael's January Musings added.

AGM info added to Falcon page

29 January 2007 - Sorry but the link below only works if you have a Google Account. Otherwise Click here for latest March Hare Entry List in PDF

28 January 2007 - Click Here to see who has entered The March Hare so far.

26 January 2007 - Details of MGCC Midland Centres Spring Trial near Ledbury on 18th March added to The Rough Guide.

25 January 2007 - Dudley Sterry won the Clee Hills Trial dropping nine marks, the same as Adrian Dommett, Dudley winning on Special Test Times. Click here for the full results on the ACTC Site.

Added pictures to Clairs Clee Report.

24 January 2007 - Published Claire Oakes Report on her Clee Hills Trial (pictures to come).

Click here for pictures by Dave Cooke

Click here for some Video.

22 January 2007 - I am having problems posting to the Message Board, so if you are to you are not the only one. Hopefully Bill Gates will give this his personal attention but I have a Master Plan coming into operation soon!

Click Here to download the BTRDA & MSA PCT Questionnaire which I have posted (without comment!!) on the Files and Archives Site.

20 January 2007 - Its the Clee Hills tomorrow. I will be doing a live blogs as reception and marshalling duties permit. Click here for Clee Hills reports. Regular contributors can submit their reports on the usual number or email Michael with your mobile number if you would like to contribute.

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18 January 2007 - Added Classical Gas on PDF for January. You will see I have put this on another site which I am dedicating to putting files and archives to minimise use of web space and bandwidth here on the main site. All the old issues can be found in the old place accessed from the left hand menu bar.

11 January 2007 - Added final video of Wooston Steep to The Classical Gas Video Channel where you will also find an In Car Shot of Simon Robson climbing Crackington on last years Lands End. Email Michael if you would like a Hi-Res clip of yourself on Wooston that you can download to your own computer.

With the closure of the Peugeot Car Plant at Ryton there is no longer any car manufacturing in Coventry. Very sad, far cry from the old days. Check out this interesting link to an un-published book by Jim Boulton all about vehicle making in the Midlands with a small reference to MCC trials.

10 January 2007 - There will be a March Hare Working Party this weekend at the wood in Potten End. We meet 10.00 Saturday. email michael if you can help.

Added more Video of Wooston to the Classical Gas Video Channel. Also some of Simms that I have been sent, including Mike Warnes in his TR. More Video to come. btw - as you may have discovered you can't save You Tube Video. Email Michael if you would like me to email you a reasonably hi-res video clip of yourself on Wooston.

5 January 2007 - Rough Guide updated

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North Devon MC Exmoor Trial on 26th Jan

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Fell Side Northern Trial on 17th Feb

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Falcon MSA, BTRDA, ACSMC PCT at Brickhill on 18th Feb

8 January 2007 - Exeter Trial. As well as the Live Reports you can read about the trial and see pictures over on The Message Board.

I have posted some Video on The Classical Gas Video Channel. You can Click Here for the Exeter Trial Playlist. Either select the file you want or Play all Videos and it will play them one after the other.

These Video's are the later cars when the hill had become much easier. I shot around 75% of the cars (including Class 0) and will add material through the week.

Drop me a comment where I haven't got a name or have got it wrong.

1 January 2007 - The internets first and most popular trials site embarks on its tenth year of publication with the story of a fascinating addition to the contemporary Classic Trials scene. Dave Wall's "new" Dellow Mk1.

 

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