The motor sport season begins with a Sporting Trial.

February 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Too cold for racing, so enthusiasts gather at a muddy hill to see who can make a (purpose-built) trials car get as far up a marked section as possible. If you get to the top, you are deemed to have "cleaned" it. This year, the Hagley club (who run the Loton hill-climb) were using a new venue by the Long Mynd in Shropshire. A sunny day in beautiful countryside, what more does one want.

Twenty-one competitors rose to the challenge, with varying degrees of success. It is a very skilful branch of motor sport, albeit run at very slow speed. Lots of revs and a "gung-ho" attitude is not always the answer. Sometimes the subtle approach pays off, searching out the tiny bits of grass (rather than mud) and letting the car move forward slowly. Enjoy the pics.


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