Databases updated

I have just published new printouts from the Trials Events Database and Trials Sections Database. The updates include the sections used for the 2022 Exeter and Clee Hills Trials, and the previously-unknown locations of some hills used by the MCC for the Exeter and Land’s End Trials during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. This is very much a work-in-progress update as I am still processing the huge amount of new information recently made available in the Events Archive on the ACTC website.

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Website changes

You may have noticed that the menus in the header have been removed, and lists of the Post Categories and Pages have been added to the sidebar. I have also removed a number of pages which I now consider to be redundant. These changes are the first step in another re-focusing of this website, and further changes will be made over the next few weeks. Essentially, you will see: fewer Pages, more and more frequent Posts, and more Post Categories.

In the future, the topics which I intend to keep regularly updated (the two Databases, and a few others) will stay as Pages, whereas topics resulting from research on a specific date (ACTC Championship events, Classic Sections, Magazines, etc.) will be published as Posts.

If anyone is really interested in why I am making these changes, please Contact Me via the email address in the sidebar.

 

Minor updates to both Databases

I have just published minor updates to both the Trials Events Database and the Trials Sections Database. The Events Database now lists over 1800 events, and the Sections Database now lists nearly 2500 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)

Another update to the Trials Sections Database

I have just published another update to the Trials Sections Database, which now lists nearly 2500 event/section combinations. You can go straight to the latest printout from this link:

Trials Sections Database printout (PDF)

The changes since the last published update (29 November 2021) include:

  • Minor additions and corrections to the sections used for the ‘Historic’ Fedden, Experts, and Gloucester Trials.
  • Sections used for the ‘Historic’ Barnstaple Trial added.
  • Sections used for North Devon’s Tarka Trial updated to 2018 (the last year before this event became for motorcycles only).

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

Databases updated

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 1800 events, and the Sections Database now lists over 2400 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)

Both databases should now be up-to-date to the end of the 2021 ACTC Championship season, including the brand new hill introduced into the Allen trial yesterday!

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).

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