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Other Events / Re: 120th Birthday Trial
« Last post by Tony Bishop on January 21, 2021, 07:36:09 pm »
I am trying to be positive about 2021 although this evening's news that pubs and restaurants may have to stay closed until May is straining that positivity to breaking point.
However, that apart, I am planning to enter the Anniversary Trial, Covid conditions permitting of course, and will be driving my Fiesta in Class R with Tim Keeling as navigator.
Being a motorcyle entrant normally the only event I have ever entered in a car was the 100th Lands End which I did with my wife in our MX5 and at that time I do not recall there being any car specific requirements.
Consequently, for the Anniversary Trial in Class R, do I need to have a spill kit and a fire extinguisher and if so what are the specific requirements and are there any other items required ?
Any other tips or suggestions to help a very novice team would be appreciated !!!
Cars and Bits For Sale / For Sale Mitsubishi Colt CZC2
« Last post by Chris Amsdon on January 21, 2021, 01:16:36 pm »
2008 blue Mitsubishi Colt CZC2. 1500cc normally aspirated. 70500 miles Mot till Sept 2021  Steel sump/transmission guard and steel tank guard. Very good wheels and tyres plus 2 good spares.  Near side front wing battered but usable. Fitted temperature gauge. Was used for auto tests and Production car trials. Was being prepared for classic trials but health intervening. Roof and door side windows inoperative. Pictures available.  600   
Phone Chris Amsdon 01304 813032 or email
Bike Help / Re: Quick Lockdown Project - Engine Stand
« Last post by Stephen Bailey on January 14, 2021, 04:02:44 pm »

I've still got a Black and Decker Workmate I was given as a present by my late wife Janet in about 1988...

I now use it mainly to Spray paint parts on...... :)
Bike Help / Re: Quick Lockdown Project - Engine Stand
« Last post by Paul K on January 12, 2021, 03:26:38 pm »
That's a really neat idea and a good bit of recycling  :) .  I've been faffing about making a new route holder to replace the 'temporary' one I made 20 years ago.  It passes the time in lockdown at least.
Bike Help / Quick Lockdown Project - Engine Stand
« Last post by Jason Potts on January 12, 2021, 03:10:41 pm »
Finally found a use for my broken workmate. It was a cheap'o one I bought from Maplins some time ago and it had a god-awful MDF top which snapped when I put something heavy on it. The frame is still like new and is fairly stable so I ditched the one remaining MDF top and turned it into an engine stand. Gotta do something in lockdown...

workmate with the one remaining MDF top.

I made a couple of mounts for my engine. the only place I could buy angle iron from during lockdown was B&Q. bloody most expensive metal ive ever bought.

the mounting plates will be bolted to the top of the workmate so that they don't move or tip over when the engine is in there.

engine mounted on ready get stripped. after this photo I took the engine off and painted the mounting plates so they look nice and pretty.  ;)

General Discussion / Re: Historic Lands End results and entries
« Last post by Paul K on December 22, 2020, 08:35:36 am »
You need to contact the Club Archivist by sending in a form by post.  The form, with the address, can be downloaded from the website .

The form has only recently been given a home so may not be there yet.  If not, contact the Club Secretary at and he'll email you a copy of the form.
General Discussion / Historic Lands End results and entries
« Last post by aclarke on December 20, 2020, 06:17:23 pm »
I am looking for entries and results for the Lands end trial from 1962 to 66
I am pretty think my Dad rode a DOT 250 trials on one of these events and would like to find out, can anyone help?
Other Events / Re: 120th Birthday Trial
« Last post by Mark Gregg on December 11, 2020, 01:55:59 pm »
To be fair to those doing the legwork, significant work has gone into this with three long days planned around one start /finish /overnight venue ( as i understand it) the planned format is that many traditional south west and other clubs have offered sections which they themselves will man. the mileage will be high over the three days. certainly trips to many south west favourites are planned inc. Blue Hills.

Im unsure if a class R format is planned but certainly the plan is to accommodate large numbers of entrants I myself will set aside my usual Austin 7 and bring out my old rigid matchless for the occasion along with my original 50's Barbour international suit. 

the sincere hope is that come late June our circumstances will have radically changed with 70000 folk a day been vaccinated potentially 12.5 million folk will be done come June.   
Other Events / Re: 120th Birthday Trial
« Last post by Tony Bishop on December 11, 2020, 01:21:17 pm »
Thanks for the responses Paul.
Jonathan's comments taken on board and I can appreciate the current hesitation in the Club comitting to a three day event with the Covid situation at present.
General Discussion / Re: Overlooked LDT bike choices
« Last post by Jason Potts on December 11, 2020, 12:42:22 pm »
what about a Triumph Street Triple???

I think this guy may have hit on a guaranteed method of ensuring you keep your feet up.  ;D  it never crossed my mind to sit on the tank whilst going up a section. hahahaah. bonkaz.

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