Sections Database updated

I have just published a major update to the Trials Sections Database, which now lists nearly 2400 event/section combinations. You can go straight to the latest printout from this link:

Trials Sections Database printout (PDF)

The major changes since the last published update (07 January 2021) are:

  • Sections for 2021 events (to date) added, including the MCC Pop-Up Trial and the MCC John Aley Trial.
  • Sections used, in the last ten years, for the (single venue) Bodmin and Camel Heights Trials added.
  • Sections in Forestry England woodlands are now noted as “Private (FE – Plantation Name) in the OS Map Status column.
  • The locations for a number of historic sections in the Cotswolds, mainly those used for the Colmore Trial, have been added and/or corrected.

As usual, do please let me know if you spot any errors or omissions.

Pages removed

I have removed two pages from this website. In both cases this is because my ongoing research into the history of classic trials is unearthing new and relevant material, almost on an daily basis. I don’t like outdated information to be live on the website and updating the pages takes time. The pages may return in the future, but don’t hold your breath.

  • How One Became Three. This page chronicled my early research into how one sport – trials – became three – Classic Reliability Trials, Production Car Trials, and Sporting Trials. That research is still ongoing and it’s a minefield.
  • What’s in a name? This page listed sections that had changed their names over the years, sections called different names by different clubs, and sections named after well-known trials personalities. I’m now finding so many additions that I can’t keep up.

Databases – Major update

I have just completed, and published, a major update to both the Trials Events Database and the Trials Sections Database. The Events Database now lists over 1500 events, and the Sections Database now lists over 2200 event/section combinations, with my normal caveat that both are still work-in-progress. You can go straight to the latest printouts from these links:

Trials Events Database printout (PDF)
Trials Sections Database printout (PDF)

The Trials Sections Database now lists every section used for every ACTC Championship event from 1984 to 2019, although not all the locations are known. It also lists a substantial number of sections used for other events, both historic and Non-Championship.

This will be the last major (published) update for some time as I am now researching other aspects of classic trials history. I will, however, continue to make ad-hoc (unpublished) updates as appropriate. So if you have a question, comment, or correction, just ask (using the Contact Me email address in the right-hand column).

Databases updated again

I have just completed, and published, more updates to the Trials Events Database and Trials Sections Database. The Events Database now lists over 1500 events, and the Sections Database now lists over 2100 event/section combinations, with my normal caveat that both are still very much work-in-progress. You can go straight to the latest printouts from these links:

Trials Events Database printout (PDF)
Trials Sections Database printout (PDF)

The information on all the Championship events is as up-to-date as my records allow, except for the Hardy and the Taw & Torridge which I’m still working-on.

Databases updated

I have just completed, and published, updates to the Trials Events Database and Trials Sections Database. The Events Database now lists over 1500 events, and the Sections Database now lists nearly 2000 event/section combinations, with my normal caveat that both are still very much work-in-progress. You can go straight to the latest printouts from these links:

Trials Events Database printout (PDF)
Trials Sections Database printout (PDF)

The information on the following Championship trials is as up-to-date as my records allow:

Allen, Clee Hills, Cotswold Clouds, Edinburgh, Exmoor, Exmoor Clouds, Kyrle, Northern, Torbay, Yorkshire Dales, (10).

I’m still working on:

Exeter, Camel Classic, Hardy, Lands End, Tamar, Taw & Torridge, (6).

Databases updated (again)

I have just completed, and published, updates to the Trials Events Database and Trials Sections Database. The Events Database now lists over 1400 events, and the Sections Database now lists over 1700 event/section combinations, with my normal caveat that both are still very much work-in-progress. You can go straight to the latest printouts from these links:

Trials Events Database printout (PDF)
Trials Sections Database printout (PDF)

Since the last update (on 1st July), and in addition to the seven events listed here, I am now up-to-date with all the information that I currently hold for the:

Exmoor, Northern, and Ilkley/Yorkshire Dales Trials.

The Exmoor Clouds is next on my list for action.

 

Databases updated

I have just completed, and published, major updates to the Trials Events Database and Trials Sections Database. The Events Database now lists over 1400 events, and the Sections Database now lists over 1600 event/section combinations, with my normal caveat that both are still very much work-in-progress. You can go straight to the latest printouts from these links:

Trials Events Database printout (PDF)
Trials Sections Database printout (PDF)

I am now up-to-date with all the information that I currently hold for the seven trials listed below (so if you know any more, or have any corrections, please Contact Me via the email address in the right-hand column):

Allen, Clee Hills, Cotswold Clouds, Kimber, Kyrle, Mechanics, and Torbay.

I will be steadily working-through the other ACTC ‘One Day’ trials over the next month or so, then moving on to the three MCC trials, and finally returning to tidy-up the sections for the ‘Historic’ events.

Databases updated

I have just published updates to both the Trials Events Database and the Trials Sections Database. The Events Database now lists over 1400 events, and the Sections Database nearly 1500 event/section combinations, with my normal caveat that both are still very much work-in-progress.

Although only a small number of new event/section combinations have been added to the Sections Database since the last update, there is a lot of previously ‘unknown’ information now added to those sections which are shown. Certainly, anyone working to a previous version should download the latest version.