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Sobering : Curly And Me
This week I got an order for a photo of Curly Dryden (seen here in the centre, arm raised) , a prominent driver of Formula 3 cars back in the early 1950s. These were the days when such cars ran  500cc J.A.P. speedway  or Norton ‘doiuble knocker’...
THINGS GO WRONG IN THREES - Whizzz-Thunk -Squish...
Superstition or not? On this occasion the old maxim held true... painfully true. A tale of three 'Wrongs' on the trot as our season of car trialling comes to a sudden halt and Daphne the Beetle bites...
A HARD DAY'S NIGHT The 2023 Edinburgh Trial
Our fourth attempt at an event that predates almost every other motor sport contest on earth - running for the first time way back in 1904, The Edinburgh always seems to combine joy and frustration... and it did this time too!
The Old Team Together Again  - The Mechanics Trial 2023
Up ahead, looking down on us from the  banks on either side of the road  is a small gathering of spectators, and someone with a yellow flag indicating for us to halt. It's late afternoon in early September and this is the last ‘stop-and-restart’...
A Bug Called Daphne . Falling In Love With A Beetle!
From the age of 12 my eldest daughter, Charlotte, has been taking part in car trials as my navigator,  and almost from the very start she has cast envious eyes on those other competitors who took part in a certain model of air cooled German origin....
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