I’ve just updated, and re-published, the Marlin Roadster page, complete with a comprehensively updated Register of Trials-Prepared Marlins (open the Marlin Roadster page and scroll down to find a link to the PDF file). All the information is from sources in the public domain or has been provided to me by owners and ex-owners over many years. The Register now lists 111 cars, assuming that there are no duplicates in those noted as “?” in the Registration column, out of a total of 193 database records. 193 -111 = 82, which is the number of previous owners in my records.
This is the first update for several years and I hope that I have incorporated, correctly, all the information provided to me by owners and ex-owners. If you have sent me something, and I’ve omitted it or got it wrong, please accept my apologies and please send it to me again.
I’ve just updated the Troll T6 page, with a number of updates to the Troll T6 Register and updated information about the Troll T4.
7 January 2019. Page re-formatted with a couple of further, minor, content updates.
I’ve made some minor design changes to the site in anticipation of more frequent updating during 2019: the About page is now the Home Page; the Recent Posts are now shown in the sidebar; the header image has been removed; the header menus have been tidied-up; and the Miscellany page has been updated.
I’ve made some minor updates and corrections to the Documents page, and consequent corrections to some of the Trials pages.
I’ve just re-published, with very minor editing, the page from my previous Wheelspin website which lists lots of information about the (in)famous large-format book of Brunell photographs by Roy Bacon. Read more here. The cover of my version (1995, reprinted 1996) looks different from the one that Mark Milne has posted here on Facebook, so I hope the page numbering is the same. I now realise that I have a lot more information to update and improve my notes, it’s just a matter of finding the time to process it.
I have just updated the list of sections used for the Cotswold Clouds Trial. I will shortly be:
- Adding the information for the events from 1996 to 2003.
- Updating the information about the Grid References.
If anyone has any information about the sections used from 1972 to 1981, and from 1992 to 1995, do please contact me using the email address in the right-hand column.
I’ve just updated the Videos page to include the locations of all the climbs shown in the Austin 8 Introduction Movie which has been creating a lot of interest on the HSTA Facebook Page.
I’ve just completed a major update to the Troll T6 page, including more information about the prototype chassis now owned by Mike Ellis and the “on licence” chassis owned by Mark Milne. Mike has also provided scans of two wonderful articles from Kit Car magazine in the early 1990s. (20 July 2016 – Further minor update with more information about the Peugeot Shuttle).
I’ve just updated the Videos page to include Pete Hart’s latest posting from the Bristol Motor Club archives – film of the 1950 West of England Trial.
In mid January 2016 I started trying to unravel the dates when the various ACTC magazines were published. Then, within the last week, I have been lucky enough to acquire a veritable treasure trove of old trials magazines which answered some of the outstanding questions. See more on the new Magazines page.