We even made the Daily Mail during our ascent; this picture beat me home.
I didn't have an umbrella...
...and the eyes were full of storytitle, and the teeth had lump of rocks behind them.Smiling trialists in the woods! The end was near and spirits were high.
It?s epic fun, and unlike any other motorsport around. I can?t think of a more eccentric form of driving, and can?t wait for my next in a fortnight?
Also, i wonder, what are entrance rules/limits for the car to participate?
The question of the age of eligible cars is one which proved to be pivotal to the continuing history of the Club. Initially it was intended that the five-year-old rule would be on a rolling date basis and that in, say, 1937 a 1932 car would be allowed to compete. However it did not take long for this to change. At the Annual General Meeting in January 1936 the Captain, Tim Carson proposed that ?During 1936, driving membership of the Club should be limited to owners of cars manufactured prior to 31st Dec 1930?. He went on to suggest that unless the membership numbers declined, the limit should be kept at 31 December 1930. Press Secretary Cecil (Sam) Clutton said that he favoured 1930 as the limit year because it marked a definite period in motor car manufacture and that from 1930 onwards a new type of [mass produced] sports-car had become popular, a type which was not particularly desired in the Club. One member complained that if the proposed alteration to the rules were carried, the cars in the Club would eventually become so old that they would disintegrate and that if a later date were not subsequently adopted the membership of the Club would decrease. Captain A W Phillips of the Royal Automobile Club, even then the rule makers of motor sport, was not present but was quoted as saying that he considered it absolutely essential for the well-being of the Club that the year of eligibility for driving membership should not be advanced. There was further debate around the subject before a vote was taken which resulted in 23 ? 5 votes in favour of keeping the date at 31 December 1930 and thus establishing the identity of the Club as it was then and as it still exists today.
It would be a bit of an epic trip to do, and it might set a new lap record (hur-hur for being slow), but I suppose I could take it....