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Classic Trials...

Post  Jono on Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:30 am


I believe a couple of our illustrious members are competing very soon... dates, times, locations?
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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  Regsmonster on Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:08 pm

Jono wrote:
I believe a couple of our illustrious members are competing very soon... dates, times, locations?
Very Happy
You vill talk, ve have vays of making you talk! Laughing
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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  muttley on Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:25 pm

Steve (Mr Bridger) and I will be entering a classic trial.






It is the Clee Hills Trial on Sunday January 18th. We
will be in class 0, which is the class for "standard cars" and we
only do the "non damaging hills".............. as we will be in Steve's Rickman.


He's promised me...."I will fit a back seat for you" pale Very Happy ....I'm the bouncer bounce



I'm really looking forward to it.... It's something I've wanted to try for ages, and this should be a good taster



If I like it, I might be on the look out for a bit of RWD action.


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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  muttley on Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:30 pm

Even Dutton's can perform well in Classic Trials http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=RDoGdoG1xR4

Why did I sell my Melos....... Rolling Eyes
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Post  Mk3rob on Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:07 pm

Pity the poor sod trying to come up behind him Evil or Very Mad
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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  Jono on Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:33 pm

Anyone else coming to watch the "Mudlarks" playing on Sunday?
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Trials pictures..

Post  Jono on Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:05 am


Well.. we toddled along to watch the Clee Hill Classic trials on Sunday, via a couple of very pleasant "green lanes" in the company of a rather splendid Jeep pictured below. The weather was kind for spectators with some snow still on the ground on the higher areas. For competitors, the conditions were not so kind with the ground being very, very wet with plenty of ground water.....
A good variety of vehicles with plenty of old.. and newish..classics. We saw Imps, Mk1 Escorts, Beetles, Skodas, NSU..yes really.. MGBs, Golfs, 205 Pugs, Reliant 1600 thingy.. then there were kit-cars aplenty.. lots of Marlins, couple of Duttons, and some that I hadn’t got a clue.. but all front engine/rear drive types.. then there were the "specials" and boy, were these special! Lightweight, skinny tyres, low geared with tiny, high revving, in some case supercharged engines. They were awesome. Bearing in mind all these Guys and Gals were on open diffs and road tyres, they were going places that I would have struggled with my Landrover. Mucho respect!
One thing that shone through is that the "passenger" works harder than the driver and there were a lot of husband and wife teams… all wrapped up like Eskimos against the cold in their open topped cars.
Definitely worth going to see. Check out the commitment of one competitor smoking the tyres and drying out the ground so they could inch forward…awesome attempt.











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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  Jono on Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:22 am

...I shouldn't...should I ? Very Happy

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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  Martin & Nettie on Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:46 am

Yes all very well but did Mr Bridger and Muttley actully take part like they said they would?
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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  Jono on Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:42 pm

Martin & Nettie wrote:Yes all very well but did Mr Bridger and Muttley actully take part like they said they would?

No.. mechanical Gremlins. No If it was me I'd have been thanking my lucky stars, though, it looked a bit "harsh" to me..though to be fair we only saw a couple of places where they sent "O Class" vehicles.. but still.. on road tyres? jeez...
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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  Martin & Nettie on Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:58 pm

Looking closely at those pictures they look like they are all on road tyres - isn't there something about not having knobblies in the rules for classic trialing?
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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  Jono on Mon Jan 19, 2009 4:01 pm

Martin & Nettie wrote:Looking closely at those pictures they look like they are all on road tyres - isn't there something about not having knobblies in the rules for classic trialing?

Yup...road pattern tyres only. Shocked
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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  muttley on Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:27 pm

Really disappointed.....but we're looking to enter the next one.

The red and green cars are Cannons...........someones just started making chassis' again Very Happy

I've done the beetle thing many years and their good trials cars but surely it got to be open topped !

Fav trials cars:

Troll
Liege
Marlin
Cannon
Duttons
Midge

I know where there's a Midge locally......but I can't have anymore cars Mad

Lots of photo's here http://hoits.smugmug.com/

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Trials cars

Post  GT3Rob on Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:13 pm

Were there any Dellows and i dont have a blocked up dose Laughing Dave ! The early marina Marlins are popular and you may find a tax free one..I wonder if a UVA or that type of thing would be any use?. What cars go in which classes?
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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  Jono on Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:34 pm

Didn't see any Dellows..but the chap we went with has one in his garage... Very Happy
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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  wheeliebin on Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:56 pm

That looks like fun, and as I have 9 points on my license, its slow competitions for me for the next couple of years! Are there any trials organised nearer Luton? I was thinking about having a go at this long before getting the Scamp....
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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:39 am

Wheelie, have you ever investigated the Devil's Pit, near Barton?
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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  wheeliebin on Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:55 pm

Not in a scamp...actually not in my Landy either! Is it manageable in a Scamp? It is only about 2 miles from where I live! Have you tried it?
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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Mon Jan 26, 2009 9:15 am

I had a look at it once, on foot and passengering in a Landy. They grade courses in three levels of difficulty: Green (non-damaging for Chelsea Tractors), Red (souped-up Landies) and Black (serious - full roll cages and crash helmets obligatory).

My impression was that it wouldn't be much use in a Scamp, which would be grounded by the ruts on the Green course. On the other hand some of the Black bits were no worse than what we have encountered - and tackled - at Picnics past and present. I'd welcome a second opinion though.
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Re: Classic Trials...

Post  wheeliebin on Mon Jan 26, 2009 5:31 pm

We'll have to pay it a visit. Unfortunately I've buggered my Landy over the weekend- a front cv has disintegrated, so it won't now go backwards and has a cast iron lamppost in front of it! If you want to come over in another Landy and pull it back onto my drive, I'll make you a cup of tea!
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