Our happy Windout team
L to R …Ebony Cousins…Mike Cousins…(starters) Shaun Beckett & Sophie Beckett….(Chief) Roger Brooking…Stuart Brooking 16 years this year.
Our dedicated Family members always turn up. Only once has it been cancelled due to the little stream at the start becoming a ‘raging torrent’ after non stop rain a few years ago. Great historic tarmac hill with a tricky re-start on a very steep right hand bend. This year ‘WINDOUT’ proved to be difficult to master.
Rob Smith enjoyed Windwhistle
Myself and my wife couldn’t compete this year so we volunteered to marshal. We were sent to the first special test Windwhistle . Was great seeing all the cars try their best finishing on line C !!
Dennis Greenslade writes
I write to congratulate you and your whole team for the organisation and the efficiency relating to this year's Exeter Trial.
I first competed on the Exeter in the mid-1960"s and in my opinion this was one of the most enjoyable in which I have taken part.
The selected sections were in "good form", all of the marshals were friendly and helpful and all aspects appears to have run smoothly.
Whilst unfortunately this year, and rarely, I failed to finish a big Thank You to all involved.
Andrew Craig had an eventful one
It is great to read of everyone’s triumphs on the Exeter and I too am grateful to the organisers and marshals, and for the craic with my fellow participants
While others celebrate anticipated gold medals, my trial highlights were:
We can’t all be winners . See you all at the LE (hopefully with spare pants).
Greg Rayner and Richard Peaker’s first time
The Exeter 2024 first time in a car, great fun totally different challenge to the bikes, massive thank you to all involved in this first class event, great road book tough sections you even arranged great weather
If anyone has any videos of car 174 or 175 be great if they were posted on here so I can make a short film.
Thank you all
Richard Houlgate competed in Class R
I did this for the first time and really enjoyed it in the MX5. The route was well thought out and the navigation instructions faultless. Very many thanks to the organisers and marshals.
Mike Tredrea hopes for another fantastic Class R event after success at The Exeter
I agree, Class R was the best yet. The challenges were pitched bang on for the class, well done and thank you to everyone involved in setting it up. If this year’s Lands End can be of a similar standard and challenge then I can’t wait. We did come across a lady outside her house when we had to pull over to let someone come the other way who was clearly not very pleased that there were vehicles going past her house and that she had not been informed. It was a public highway so I’m not sure her point was valid…. Other than that everyone everywhere was great. Thank you all again.
Paul Khambatta is looking for photos
Class R was an excellent event. Many thanks to Martin Neal as Clerk of the Course and all those marshals who allowed us to enjoy ourselves. We seemed to come across Martin everywhere. The restarts and observed tests required delicate clutch, throttle and steering control so not as easy a class as some might think. Plenty of potholes, fords and reversing for oncoming traffic (don't want to upset the locals). We forgot to take any photos of our Skoda Fabia (no. 713, grey paintwork and mud); does anyone have any photos of it by chance?