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(pictured by Calvin Talbot of
Cstartworks) was overall winner in his Class 8 Gregory, dropping one
mark on Sapseds Surprise in the Catswood Complex. Pete Hart was second
dropping one on the same section. Dean Partington cleaned
the hill but lost the win when he didn't get away from the Bulls
Midland Centre report on their Autumn Trial at Burton Dassett on 28
September - Well Sunday turned out be a cracking day in every
respect, the weather, the support from all the marshals and officials
and the largest entry of 39 for years and just like the Spring Trial no
Brian Osborn laid on a
sporting course in his inimitable style. Every section except one had at
least one clean. The exception was 7, used after lunch where Matt
Johnson’s PWA7 got closest with just one lost, a heroic effort. We
turned the hilly swoops of section 3 into a special test after lunch, it
seemed to bring out the hooligan in everybody and judging by the yelps
from some of the passengers I think they would agree.
The results team of Jane Bury
and Pam Zachrzewski turned out the scores in record time, many thanks to
them. Steve Courts and Jim Knifton’s IMP tied on 34 marks lost with Carl
Talbot and Stephan Duve in their Buckler, but Steve had a time of 36
seconds on the ST against Carl’s 38.6 seconds. So Steve took the Autumn
Cup by 2.6secs, sounds like a Grand Prix finishing margin. Best MG from
a good selection, including PA,TC, Midget and NG special, was Andrew
Tucker-Peake in Dad Adrian’s MGF, he won the Allen Trophy.
Goggin passed away on 11 September, following complications after an
operation on a broken leg. His funeral has been arranged for 30
September, 11.30 am, at All Saints Church, Borehamwood followed by an
internment at Borehamwood cemetery.
true spirit of the clubman in Motorsport, Tom drove many different cars
in local trials and auto tests and competed in long distance trials.
Over the years his stable included Mini's, his special Marigold and more
recently Ford Escorts.
involved in organising many events and served as an official of the MCC,
SODC and Falcon. He was particularly associated with Derbyshire. As one
of the founders of the SODC Conquest Trial he helped create the
deviation on Great Hucklow. More recently he was Assistant Clerk of the
Course on the Edinburgh.
all Tom will be remembered as a man who thoroughly enjoyed his Motor
Sport and always had a smile for everyone.
Dave Cook captures Alistair McVittie sinking into the mud
on Hey Slack during last weekends Ilkley Trial. Carl Talbot won the
event, dropping 24 marks, half of them when he scored a maximum at
Longside Wood. Julian Lack was second overall on 37
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