Mechanics Trial 2018 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2018 Mechanics Trial, to be held on Sunday 14th October.

2018 Mechanics Trial Entry Pack

“THE MECHANICS TRIAL originates from the late 1970’s when the clubs Headquaters 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 organized 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 organizing 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

Exmoor Clouds Trial 2018 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2018 Exmoor Clouds Trial, to be held on Sunday 14th October.

2018 Exmoor Clouds Trial Entry Pack

“Welcome to the 47th 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. Exmoor in the autumn is still a wonderful place to be. 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 14th.”

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

2018 ACTC AGM Agenda

ACTCHere is the agenda and additional documents for the 2018 ACTC Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Sunday 2nd September 2018.

2018 ACTC AGM Agenda

Also for reference here are the draft minutes from the last ACTC meeting in April 2018.

2018 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 2018 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2018 Taw & Torridge Trial, to be held on Sunday 16th September. 

2018 Taw & Torridge Entry Pack (Cars)
2018 Taw & Torridge Entry Pack (Motorcycles)

“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

2018 Championship Tables (up to Yorkshire Dales)

Here are the current championship tables, including both the car and bike regional championships. They are now all listed in a single document instead of what would now be 12 separate ones.

2018 Championship Tables (up to Yorkshire Dales)

Could all competitors check that their scores are correct. Please quote your competition number for that event if querying a score.

John Bell (Championship Secretary)  e-mail: [email protected]

Events You May Not Have Heard Of Before

Here are links to info on a couple of trial events coming up soon that you may not have heard of before. Both in deepest Cornwall – both well worth a visit!

The Flora Trial, on Sunday 6th May 2018
Run by Pendennis Motorcycle and Light Car Club.
Starts from near Redruth.
More info here : http://pendennismcc.co.uk/regs/

The Peninsula Trial, on Sunday 27th May 2018
Run by West Cornwall Motor Club.
Starts from near Penzance.
More info here : http://westcornwallmotorclub.com/category/events/

Please support both events if you can.

Yorkshire Dales Trial 2018 Regs Available

Entries are now open for the 2018 Yorkshire Dales Trial, to be held on Sunday 13th May.

Yourkshire Dales Trial 2018 Entry Info

“ROUND 8 OF THE ACTC CHAMPIONSHIP AND ROUND 3 OF THE ACTC NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIP FOR CARS & MOTORCYCLES.

We are delighted to invite back all CLUBMEN, ACTC, ACU and VSCC competitors for the fourth running of this popular event. You are promised another excellent variety of sections and a new one introduced to keep you on your toes. We have also increased the off road mileage between sections as requested by some of our regular motorcycle competitors.  Pateley Bridge cattle market is again playing host, ensuring a compact route plus ample parking for competing vehicles, plus trailers and tenders. The adjoining café will be open for food and drink for the duration of the event, whilst fuel is available nearby.

As in previous years we will be running a raffle in aid of the Air Ambulance. This charity is very dear to the hearts of our landowners and making a donation to this charity greatly helps us to obtain permissions to use our sections and farm tracks.

The Trial will have Clubmans and Nat. B permits, with the normal classes for cars & motorcycles. Plus as last year there will be additional separate classes with awards :-

Class 0 :- to cater for those preferring not to tackle the more difficult sections there will be an open car & a closed car class.

Class V :- Long & Short wheelbase classes  for VSCC eligible cars. (VSCC members may alternatively enter either class 2 or 5)

Class X :- Road legal motorcycles that do not comply with classes A to D.

Also this year we have applied for and obtained an ACU Special Events Permit which allows motorcycles and motorcycle sidecar outfits fitted with road legal tyres that do not comply with ACU tyre regulations TSR8 to enter the event in this class. 

 As last year we are also giving an award to the best Japanese production car entered in class 5, so come along and enter your X90’s & MX5’s (This award will not affect the normal class positions in class 5).

We are also giving an award to the best Historic non production Trials Car built prior to 1970, under 1200cc, complying with and entered in Class 8.

We hope you can enter for a really good days trialling.  If you are unable to compete and would like to marshal please contact Rupert North on 07887 376739 or [email protected]

Russ Coppin, Airedale and Pennine MCC Ltd.”

Start Venue : Pateley Bridge Auction Centre, Bridgehousegate, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5HN