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Friday 07 October 2016

VSCC Trials Season returns with the historic Welsh Weekend

Whilst the Club’s Race and Speed calendar nears its conclusion for 2016 – with only the Autumn Sprint finale at Goodwood on 22 October to come – we look forward to the return of our ever-popular Trials Season, starting with the historic Welsh Weekend this weekend on 8 / 9 October, based once again in the Welsh Border town of Presteigne, Powys.
The Trial follows the usual two-day format, with a capacity entry of over 110 Pre-1931 Vintage cars reporting to the event’s traditional headquarters at The Radnorshire Arms in Presteigne on Saturday, having visited one of the three Scrutineering Filter Points on route.
 
Competitors will then attempt five sections in the surrounding area in the afternoon, including the famous ‘Smatcher’ – first used by the Club in the original 1939 event – and ‘Badlands Farm’, introduced last year, before a return to Presteigne for the evening’s time-honoured social gathering on the busy High Street.
 
A further seven sections follow on Sunday morning before the day’s final three challenges at Cwm Whitton to determine the final standings.

In a salute to the traditional long distance Rallies of yore and the first ever VSCC Welsh Weekend of 1939, the Welsh Regularity Rally will complement the weekend’s Trials activities, as more than 30 Pre-war cars enjoy a mix of social and motoring enjoyment.
 
Saturday will see participating crews complete a 100 mile ‘Concentration Run’ via their own route from a self-chosen starting point, arriving in Presteigne for afternoon tea with their fellow Competitors, before enjoying the traditional evening social.
 
On Sunday a sixty mile Regularity ‘loop’ will take participants into the wonderful countryside of the Welsh Marches at attainable average speeds, with perhaps a few ‘cols’ and plenty of views along the way, before finishing alongside the Trial at Cwm Whitton.
 
As always, Spectators are most welcome to attend the weekend’s celebrations.

Although not traditionally ‘Spectator’ events, we welcome the public to come and watch the Trial at ‘Smatcher’ and ‘Badlands’ sections on Saturday (open 12.00-5.15pm) and the three sections at Cwm Whitton on Sunday (open 12.30-4.00pm), Parking, toilets and refreshments are available at all three venues.
 
Spectators are also welcome to attend the Tour start venue at Went’s Meadow in Presteigne on Sunday morning, with cars due to depart from 9.30am.

CLICK HERE to download Spectator Information for this year’s Welsh Trial, including full location/time details of sections open to Spectators and the latest Entry List.

Photo: Hamish Moffatt in action in his Bugatti Brescia, 1961 (R McDonald)
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