MG Ulster Classic Trial aka “Noel’s event” was held on Friday, 1 September with the start and finish taking place at David Bryce’s farm at Lisbane. All 19 tests were held on various properties in the Killinchy area between Castle Espie and Balloo. We had an entry of 28 cars, 13 of which were Midgets and Sprites, being the best for years. The other cars comprised 2 Beetles, Anglia, Spitfire, Wolseley Hornet, a BMW 2002 and 9 Minis.
Will Corry and Peter Moreland-Moore were contesting their title when the petrol pump gave up on Test 2 leaving the field open for a new overall winner. David McCausland caught a gate post and now has an orange wing on his green Midget and David Cochrane broke a half shaft. Other than those wee things there were no other incidents.
Wendy, Sharon, Maire and Aine slaved away over a hot and smoky bbq with tears in their eyes getting all ready for the competitors and marshals at the finish. Without the generosity of our land-owners, marshals and all helpers we could not run the event and our sincere thanks go to all.
The event charity this year was Cancer Research NI and we collected £275.02 on the night. This amount will be added to from the surplus we made from the entries. Thank you all.
Oh yes, James Wilson in his brother Sam’s Mini won the event overall ably assisted by Roisin Boyd.
There are a number of photos on our GALLERY. Just click on the Gallery tab above and find the file near the bottom entitled Classic Trial. Click on it to open the photos. We are indebted to Leslie McMullan for these spectacular photographs