Production Car Trial: 9 October 2016

20161009  Production Car Trial at Forrestburn
Forrestburn can be a lovely place – especially if the weather is good and today was no exception. One of the late season trials took place there today and photographer Chris Nicholson was there to gather the evidence. This is his take on the events and atmosphere of the day. Thanks Chris!

But then … Donald and Trish MacDonald sent a bit of commentary on the day and more images. Here’s the text:

Jonathan worked his magic again and we had our fifth consecutive trial in great weather. There was a large entry and the dry ground made for some low scores. Some of the “experts” were obviously a bit rusty as some silly mistakes cost them penalties, but everyone seemed to have fun. The final results will not be available for a week but the provisional class winners were Class 1 Candice in a Ford KA, Class 3 Jamie Gibbon in his MG Midget, Class 4 Brian Hopkins in the Austin 7 Special and Class 5 Geoff Burns in a Mazda MX5. Here are some of Donald and Trish’s images:

And then … George Dow came along with more:

Highland Three Day Classic Tour at Forrestburn

The Highland Three Day Classic Tour is organised by Lancashire Automobile Club. The event is a Touring Assembly for interesting, sports and classic cars. They visited Forrestburn en route to Dunkeld for the start of the event.

The route is approximately 600 miles long and takes in “A” Roads and country road and is planned to pass through the most attractive scenery between Start and Finish venues. The route includes:

Day 0 22 September: Biggar, Forrestburn, Carron Valley, Loch Ern to Dunkeld
Day 1 23 September: Dunkeld, Glen Shee, Alford, Nairn and Inverness
Day 2 24 September: Inverness, Loch Shin, Loch Inver, Applecross and Inverness
Day 3 25 September: Inverness Loch Ness, Loch Rannoch, Aberfeldy and Dunkeld

Bill Barr was there to record the interesting collection of cars on the hill climb track. Here is his photogallery.

Forrestburn Results – 28 August 2016

28 August 2016 - Monklands Sporting Car Club - Forrestburn Speed Hill Climb
The sun didn’t shine so much and it was fairly cold but the gremlins stayed away and most competitors had three practice runs. There were some spots of rain but nothing serious.

Leslie Mutch got BTD with 39.52 seconds but didn’t manage to break the hill record of 39.20s. Other awards went to John Hamilton for fastest Road Car and to John Lowe for fastest Modified Car. Jamie Gibbon was fastest in the historic classes.

The results are available to download here. Hope you had a great weekend. Thanks to the marshals without whom this event would not have taken place and to the officials, competitiors and everyone else. See you next time.

Finally here is another image gallery from photographer Chris Nicholson taken today: