Tamar Trial 2019 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2019 Tamar Trial, to be held on Sunday 20th October.

2019 Tamar Trial Entry Pack (Cars)
2019 Tamar Trial Entry Pack (Motorcycles)

“Launceston & North Cornwall Motor Club and MG Car Club Devon & Cornwall Centre welcome you to the 73rd Tamar Trial,  to be held on Sunday 20th October 2019, catering for motorcycles, combinations and cars.

As always we try and keep the route fresh and varied and this year will see us visit a variety of different, both old and new, true classic sections which we hope will appeal to all classes and competitor. With a morning route covering parts of Bodmin Moor, then through the Tamar Valley and on to sections in West Devon, the trial will still include the favourite hills from previous years.

The start venue will be as last year from Tresmeer Village Hall, PL15 8QT and the finish returns to the re-named and re-furbished Frog & Bucket Pub, PL15 7LP in South Petherwin, just outside of Launceston. Both the start and finish are only a few miles from the A30 dual carriageway.

We are pleased to be able to offer the easy to use online entry system again available at www.lncmc.co.uk/online-entry/, alternatively postal entries are still welcomed.

We are once again running the car side of the trial under a dual-permit, both National B and Clubman. This allows non-championship contenders or those who perhaps only enter a few events over a year the chance to participate in the trial without the need for a competition license.

We hope you will join us on the 20th October and we look forward to offering you a good day’s trialling in a beautiful part of Devon and Cornwall.”

Start Venue : Tresmeer Village Hall, PL15 8QT

Mechanics Trial 2019 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2019 Mechanics Trial, to be held on Sunday 13th October.

2019 Mechanics Trial Entry Pack

“THE MECHANICS TRIAL originates from the late 1970’s when the clubs Headquarters were located at the Mechanics Arms PH in Chalford. The Landlord and landlady, Jim & Liz Polly, presented the Mechanics Trophy to the Club giving us an opportunity to run an event in the pub’s name. The first Mechanics Trial ran in 1979 and was organised by Nigel Moss, Eric and Diana Wall, The single venue Classic Trial was held within a few miles of the pub in Badgers Wood, Cowcombe, Chalford. The event continued to run at various single venues including Catswood and at Sallywood Farm from 1984 to 2001. In 2002 the event ventured out onto the road with Gill and Edwin Hayward doing a great deal of work to create a brand new road trial for the club. Various organising teams have since kept the event on the road. This year’s event is organised by a similar team to last year with, it will feature old favourite hills such as Wood Lane and Viaduct and will follow a similar format to recent successful years. The trial will include a couple of old sections used on the Cotswold Clouds in the early 80’s, Hobbs Choice, a gentle rocky climb and a tricky old favourite Bulls Cross. The event offers what we hope is a good day’s motorsport visiting some different parts of the Cotswold’s to our Cotswold Clouds Trial in February. The organising team make every effort to give all competitors a chance to climb some sections during the day but also making some a great challenge. The Mechanics Trial will run on a Clubman’s permit which means you do not need a competition licence.

Start Venue : SKF, Oldends Lane, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 3RH

2019 ACTC AGM Agenda

ACTCHere is the agenda and additional documents for the 2019 ACTC Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Sunday 1st September 2019.

2019 ACTC AGM Agenda

Also for reference here are the draft minutes from the last ACTC meeting in April 2019.

2019 April ACTC Meeting Minutes (Draft)

Agendas and minutes of all previous meetings will be added over time here.

Please let your clubs ACTC representative know your opinions on any of the issues to be discussed – this is the time for your voice to be heard!

Taw & Torridge Trial 2019 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2019 Taw & Torridge Trial, to be held on Sunday 15th September.

2019 Taw & Torridge Entry Pack (CARS)
2019 Taw & Torridge Entry Pack (BIKES)

“We are grateful to the Clovelly Estates Trust for allowing their car park and facilities at the visitors centre to be used for the start and finish again this year. We do not promise mud for a trial in September but we do have an abundance of sections in the spectacular North Devon countryside. We should have at least 17 sections and 2 special tests in a route of 55 miles. Please come and have fun with us.

Brian Andrew (Clerk of the Course)”

Start Venue : Car Park of The Clovelly Visitors Centre, Clovelly, Bideford, EX39 5TL

Exmoor Clouds Trial 2019 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2019 Exmoor Clouds Trial, to be held on a new earlier date of Sunday 8th September.

2019 Exmoor Clouds Entry Pack (CARS)
2019 Exmoor Clouds Entry Pack (BIKES)

“Welcome to the 48th Exmoor Clouds, and once again we are grateful to Derek Merson for his continued assistance of the event. We are pleased to once again be a round of both the ACTC Trials Championship and also the ASWMC Classic Car Trial Championship.

The start/finish venue is the excellent Rest and be Thankful Inn, Wheddon Cross, which has proved to be a very popular venue. Right in the heart of the Exmoor National Park, one of the smaller of the National Parks.

Last year’s event was well received and we hope we have improved the event once again, and are sure that we can offer you a superb day’s motorsport in some of the best locations you will find. As you may be aware we have moved from our traditional October date and moved forward into early September and hopefully this will prove popular

We would like to thank the Exmoor National Park and Somerset County Council for their help and assistance and we also extend a special thanks to each and every marshal. We look forward to seeing old friends and new for another epic on Exmoor on the 8th September.”

Start Venue : Rest & Be Thankful Inn, Wheddon Cross, Minehead, TA24 7DR

New Rule r.e. Rearward Vision

Motorsport UK have a proposed new rule out for consultation, coming as a result of a fairly nasty accident on an AWD trial.   The exact wording of the rule has yet to be formalised, but unless something else happens it will be on the statute book from January – in essence it will say that any car without a clear line of vision over the drivers shoulder inside the car must be fitted with two external mirrors.  The rule will apply to ALL trials, Classic; Sporting; (Production) Car; and All Wheel Drive.

New Rule out for Consultation:

Rearward vision whilst properly seated within the confines of the vehicle’s bodywork or ROPS must be possible. Vehicles with solid rear bulkheads or an obstructed view along the centreline of the longitudinal access must be fitted with either external rear view mirrors or a reversing camera. Mirrors and/or cameras must be operational during competition.

Implementation date: 1st January 2020

Reason: Trials events often require reversing manoeuvres in confined and/or undulating circumstances. For the crew’s safety they must be able to attempt such manoeuvres from within the confines of the vehicle.

The rule comes from the Cross Country fraternity where a driver looked out and behind his vehicle whilst he reversed off a section as he had neither mirrors not a rear window.   As he did so his head became trapped between the vehicle and a tree and he was very badly injured.

More details on the consultation can be found here : https://www.motorsportuk.org/assets/actionsheetforconsultation-2.pdf