Here is a small collection of images from the Production Car Trial held at Forrestburn on Sunday 25 March 2019. Photos from George Dow. Oh and the results of the Trial are now available here. It was a rather wet and blustery day so many thanks to the drivers and marshals for braving the weather.
The first competitive event of the 2019 season got underway at Forrestburn on Sunday 24 February in beautiful conditions. The Production Car Trial was well attended. We have a video of the event from Scott Clements.
We don’t have a report on the day yet but more text or images and here are the results. Meanwhile here is a photo gallery of the event. Pics courtesy of Jamie and Shonah Gibbon (images suffixed 01-19). And then a smaller set of high-quality images from George Dow now included (images suffixed 20-27) and Trish and Donald MacDonald (images suffixed 28-39).
Jonathan Neale here – I hope you are all fighting fit and raring to go for the 2019 season. Please download the regulations for the production car trial which is to be held on Sunday 24 February at Forrestburn. If you would like to enter then there are a variety of ways of doing that:
- Fill out the entry form and return to me via my email address: email@example.com
- Print the form, fill it in and scan or photo it and send to me via email
- Print the form, fill it in and send to me via post
- Unfortunately, I cannot accept entries via social media
Payment can be made by cash or cheque on the day.
After the brilliant turn out of marshals last November, I would like to welcome you all back this month. Let me know if you intend to attend so that we can ensure lunch is supplied for everyone. I look forward to seeing you all on the 24 February.
Scrutineering starts at 10.30 am and first runs commence at 11:15 am.
We have plenty of images to share from today’s event at Forrestburn but absolutely no reports from the event. However, it is possible to say that the 2018 Silly Hat Trial was blessed with good weather but perhaps the quality and originality of the hats were less marked than in previous years. Commentary, analysis and even results from these arcane proceedings will follow shortly but for now, here are the images. Thanks to Tricia MacDonald and George Dow.
PS: The results from yesterday’s production car trial are available here. Congratulations to Angus (not David as announced yesterday) for winning Class 1. David still gets the non-expert award however so well done to him. Congratulations also go to John Miller (Class 3) and Scott Clements (Class 5). As always, we would like to thank the following for making the event happen. To Keith for opening up the site and closing it afterwards, to Shonah for feeding everyone, for the many marshals and volunteers who came out yesterday (much appreciated) and to the many silly hat wearers.
Many thanks to those that have already entered the production car trial being held this Sunday at Forrestburn. There is still room for more so please drop me an email if you are planning to attend (otherwise Shonah won’t be able to get you your lunch!)
We were very short of marshals for the last event so if you are able to come along and help make the event happen, I would be very grateful.
Lastly, this is the event traditionally marked by the wearing of silly hats – the sillier the better. Gates open 10:30 am for an 11 am start. See you on Sunday.
The day started with the knowledge that wet as it was it was to get worse. However, we had an excellent turnout for the second last event of the year at Forrestburn. Some 16 entries, a mixed bag of old and modernish. As always we were short of marshalls with only 3 and 4 hills, this was resolved when Les Connet came to the rescue, so off we set.
The going was better than expected with a fair number of zeros achieved on all hills. Yours truly had a sick Midget, clutch hydraulics only allowing for racing start and carb trouble forcing my early demise from competing. (note to self – fix it by Nov 4th).
It was good to see some new faces at this event, in particular, Andrew and Roger Millar in an MX5 and David Millar in his Renault Megane coupe. They all found it a new experience and with some ballast and tyre pressures dropped to the low limit, they should improve next month.
Morning runs were over it was lunch time and panic set in when we realised we had slightly more to cater for than we expected. Fortunately, some folk brought their own victuals, so all were fed, though not before Shonah had converted a few meat eaters to the delights of a veggie burger. Marion was a wiz with the tea and coffee demands for all, and we are thankful for the hot water urn we invested in earlier in the year.
As lunch ended the worst of the weather arrived, I offered my services as an assistant to Donald on hill 2, allowing me to get some action pictures. Undaunted, everyone pressed on with most scores dropping despite the wet conditions. The Austin 7 brigade were particularly oblivious to the wind-driven rain and drove with great enthusiasm cheering each other on as they reached the top. Hooligans is the word that comes to mind, but great entertainment. Derek and Sandy were running very close, but eventually Sandy got the lower score. Hope Derek will allow you to share the Midget next month! One competitor was to impress all day – a certain John Miller in his automatic Midget (Fidget), clearing every hill both morning and afternoon. A combination to challenge the best of PCT experts. We finished the day with everyone thoroughly wet and cold but having had a delightful fun day (crazy folk).
Results are available here and congratulations to all the winners. A huge thanks to the marshalls, Les, Campbell, Donald and young Jack and dad. Also the catering team, Shonah and Marion and of course Jonathan for organising a great day despite the conditions. Roll on November the 4th.
Meanwhile here is a photogallery of the day: