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The VSCC Lakeland Trial

  • The Vintage Sports-Car Club Trialing at its very best
  • Tied overall Trial winners
  • Next up is The Cotswold Trial on 18 November

The Vintage Sports-Car Club returned to the Lake District for the Forty-Ninth edition of its famous Lakeland Trial on Saturday 11 November.

A wide selection and age of Pre-war cars dating from 1921 to 1937 had an excellent days trialling under glorious blue skies with nearly one hundred entrants coming from all over the UK and Ireland to the National Park.

A dozen tricky trials hills were set up to the west of Keswick to challenge the competitors ability to drive their cars through conditions that even the most advanced modern 4x4 would struggle to accomplish. The route included Forestry Commission sections as well as Buttermere Old Road leading to the iconic Drumhouse at the top of Honister Pass. Drumhouse is the sole spectator stage for the Trial and with its magnificent setting and the glorious weather a large crowd attended to watch the competitors try and get to the top and score the maximum points.

Six cars fell by the wayside as the challenging hills proved too much for them. The Trial finished at the Wheatsheaf in Lorton and with a tie for the overall winner between sixty eight year old Peter Kite and a twenty eight year old Edward Williams reflecting the age range of competitors and the broad appeal of The Vintage Sports-Car Club.

The next round of The Vintage Sports-Car Clubs Trials Championship takes place on Saturday 18 November, based at Prescott Hill Climb in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, where spectators are welcome from 12 noon onwards.

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