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Motorsport is a dangerous sport. – Torbay Classic Car Trial 2011

Yesterday was the Torbay Motor Club’s (TMC) 2011 Torbay Classic Car Trial event. 90 motorcycles and car’s took part which fortunately didn’t require the services of the Devon Air Ambulance this year ( See my following blogpost on the 2010 event.)  – although at one stage we thought it might be needed but more of that later. 

ACTC Torbay Classic Car Trial 2011

(Photo: Mike Chatwin creating an atmosphere on Wooston Steep)

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The 2011 Exmoor Classic Car Trial

Sunday January 30th and I join Keith on another ACTC Trial. This time the 2011 Exmoor Classic Car Trial run by North Devon Motor Club. 


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Trialing in the mud of the Forest of Dean

Today has been a beautiful day. The sun has been shining and the air has been warm. Perfect for a day spent in the Forest of Dean, in an open top trials car competing in the annual Kyrle Classic Car Trial.

This link is to the playlist of 6 videos from the day. 4 taken from inside the car, 1 video of Adrian Dommett in his Wolseley Hornet, and another of a chap in a Mk1 Ford Escort.

Today has been a good day.

Devon Air Ambulance to the rescue

Torbay car trial competitor rescued

A friend of mine has competed in Classic Car trials for a number of years. I have frequently been his navigator as we have enjoyed days out across the South West and beyond in his Schmitar SS1 trying to battle our way through the mud and water in our quest towards the finish line.

Devon Air Ambulance landing at the Torbay Classic car trial

Devon Air Ambulance landing at the Torbay Classic car trial

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