Adrian Harris and I had a wonderful day at this amazing event. Last year the event was snowed off, this year after Friday night of torrential rain Saturday turned out to be fine and bright – but the ground was saturated. This is the youngest of the MCC (Motor Cycling Club) big 3 events and has been run since 1910, historically taking place on Boxing day as a run from London to Exeter. This year the event began at 19:30 on the Friday night with 550 entrants making there way from several start points: Cirencester, Basingstoke and Launceston heading towards the Haynes Museum at Sparkford, Somerset for the official start at 00:00. Entrants are made up of bikes, bike sidecar combos and assorted vehicles. Some of the oldest cars being chain driven Trojans and the 1920’s through to more modern and specialised machinery. The trial eventually finishes at Babbacombe in Torquay. A couple of over a thousand pics... 1 - Austin 7 Ulster Replica – at the top of Simms Hill... 2 - MG J2 – a wonderfully prepared car, again at the top of Simms... 3 – Austin “Grotty” Chummy – taken earlier in the day on a less crowded section above Fingle Bridge... 4 - Troll T6 – alongside the traditional cars there were a whole clutch of specially designed competition sports cars – enjoying the ride at Fingle Bridge 5 – Delow Mk1 1600cc Class 8 – another specialist car dating from the 50’s at Fingle Bridge... 6 – VW Buggy – Fingle Bridge... 7 – Parsons Ford 1600 – back to the main Simms Hill, this year it was a real killer with only a very small number of competitors successfully making it to the top. Two years back the road was frozen solid with polished ice making it difficult, this year it was covered in gluttonous mud, the multiple failures made the deep holes even deeper and a real car killer... 8 – Ford Popular – getting some air, before being defeated by the mud. 9 – Ford Escort Mk II – photos do not do this hill justice, it is seriously steep, driving into a deep pot hole tends to throw the vehicle into the air, makes steering a challenge. 10 – so many cars ended up running out of momentum, another smoker, close but not close enough 11 – HRG 1500 - having failed on the main Simms Hill, vehicles had to be reversed down the hill (seriously not easy), before heading around the Class “0” alternative route – you can see the water run off the hill in this one... 12 – Cannon Alfa – another special trial car and one of the very few to actually reach the top and scatter the crowd standing in the road... The next MCC event is the Lands End Trial will be on the 22/23 April (Easter) – this is another spectacular event - for more info see www.themotorcyclingclub.org.uk Happy to post some more if people are interested???