MINEHEAD MOTOR CLUB LTD

Exmoor Clouds Classic Trial
Sponsored by DEREK MERSON GARAGES Minehead

One of the oldest forms of motorsport, Classic Trials are not just for classic cars although many do take part, but for all sorts of cars and motorcycles.

 

The 44th Exmoor Clouds Trial held on Sunday 11th October 2015 was well received. Starting and finishing at the Rest & Be Thakful Inn, Wheddon Cross, with an approximate route of 70 miles over Exmoor, the Motorcycle part of the event was won by John Luckett with a score of zero from Mick Whitehouse on 5 marks. Class winners were Andy Petherick (10), Kevin Bramble (8) Mick Whitehouse and best outfit went to Andrew Davies and Paul Doughty with a score of 18. Best Minehead member went to Dave Parsons on 13 marks. Motorcycle Results

In the cars, overall honours went to Nick Farmer and Norton Selwood in the UVA Fugitive on 18 marks from the Reliant Scimitar of Keith and Dawn Sanders on 19 marks. The other awards winners were 1st Class 1 David Haizelden and Katrinta Selwood, VW Golf (42marks), Class 2 Bill and Liz Bennet, MG J2 (19), Class 3 Sticker Martin and Amanda Bray, Ford Escort (48), Class 5 was the Scimitar of Keith and Dawn Sanders. Best in Class 6 was the Beetle of Andrew and Lorraine Rippon (27) and Class 7 went to Duncan Stephens and Tim Naylor in the Dutton Melos (27), As Nick Farmer won overall 1st in Class 8 went to the DP Wash of Michael and Alan Selwood with second in class going to Bryn Corfield and Tony Didcock in the Shopland (27 marks) who also were awarded best Minehead.
Car Results

The Club thanks everyone who marshalled

 

THE 41st DEREK MERSON
EXMOOR CLOUDS CLASSIC TRIAL

RESULTS

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The event is a championship round of the Association of Classic Trials Clubs(ACTC) and the Associocition of South Western Motor Clubs. The event consists of approx 14 obsevred sections linked in a route of 80 miles using the public highway.

  The event is scored by markers at the side of the section from 12 to 1 at the top, marks are scored by getting the front wheels past the marker. The competitor with the lowest score will be the winner. To make things more difficult on some sections a restart may be included for some classes, where the competitor is required to stop and restart. And time tests are used in the event of a tie.

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THE 40th DEREK MERSON
EXMOOR CLOUDS CLASSIC TRIAL

The 40th Exmoor Clouds took place on 16th October 2011 and once again we are grateful to Derek Merson for his continued assistance of the event. Once again the event was a round of both the ACTC Trials Championship and also the Richard Egger Insurance ASWMC Classic Car Trial Championship.

This year saw we returned to the Minehead Rugby Club for the start and finish venue, with most of the route within the Exmoor National Park.

Well done to Mike Chatwin and Tony Rothin who were best overall car in their Dp Wasp, dropping one mark less than the similar car of Dean Partington/Liam Rafferty. Best overall in the motorcycles was Nigel Smith (Beta Alp) dropping 7 marks from Andrew Craddock (Yamaha WR250) on 10 marks.

We would like to thank the Exmoor National Park and Somerset County Council for their help and assistance.

THE 39th DEREK MERSON
EXMOOR CLOUDS CLASSIC TRIAL

The 39th Exmoor Clouds took place on 17th October 2010 and once again we are grateful to Derek Merson for his continued assistance of the event. Once again the event was a round of both the ACTC Trials Championship and also the Richard Egger Insurance ASWMC Classic Car Trial Championship.

This year saw a return after a 10 year break to the Minehead Rugby Club for the start and finish venue, with most of the route within the Exmoor National Park, one of the smaller of the National Parks.

The weather was wonderful and we hope that we provided a superb day's motorsport in some of the best locations you will find. Exmoor in the autumn is a wonderful place to be.

We would like to thank the Exmoor National Park and Somerset County Council for their help and assistance.

 


The 38th Exmoor Clouds Trial
Sunday 18th October 2009

The 38th running of the Exmoor Clouds Classic Trial took place on 18th October 2009, we were pleased that Derek Merson once again supported our special event held within the Exmoor National Park and near Minehead.

The Start/Finish was at the Ralegh's Cross Inn, high on the Brendon Hills.

Well done to Steve Grinter, 1st Overall Solo bike and to Adrian Dommett and Judy Phillips, 1st car on this years Exmoor Clouds Classic Trial.

Best Minehead member performances go to Chris Priddy (solo Bike) and Bryn Corfield (car
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Many thanks to all the marshals

2009 Results

 

The 37th Exmoor Clouds Trial
Sunday 17th October 2008

This years Exmoor Clouds was won by the class 2 car of Adrian Dommett and Judy Phillips in their Wolseley Hornet on 10 marks from the class 7 Imp of Tristan White/ Jon Robilliard. Third overall went to the to the 1300cc Beetle of Nicola Wainwright and Emma Wall. Class 8 filled the next four places with Paul Bartleman/Kelly Thomas winning the class on 25 marks.

23 motorcycles started the event comprising 19 solo and 4 outfits. Best overall was Buster Griffin on a Honda with Steve Hough (Beta Alp) 2nd, and Chris Lidstone 3rd.

Many thanks to all the marshals who gave up their time

2008 CLOUDS RESULTS


The 36th Exmoor Clouds Trial
took place within the
Exmoor National Park on Sunday 21st October

The weather shone on the 36th Exmoor Clouds, the organisers had struggled against the threat of the foot and mouth outbreak and then the postal strike, but the event went on and proved to be a very enjoyable days motorsport.

Well done to G Walker, 1st overall bike on his Honda dropping no marks and best car went to Dudley Sterry and Chris Phillips who took overall honours in their MG J2
2007 CLOUDS RESULTS


 

The 1999 event was won by Anthony Young / John Radford in a VW Special from Henstridge who dropped 0 marks, with five others also on zero marks, but he was quicker on the time test deciders. First overall in the bikes was David Chick from Taunton on a Ariel HT, who also cleaned all the sections.

1999 Award winners were;

CARS Marks
1st Overall Anthony Young/John Radford VW Special 0
1st Class 1 Dave/Aaron Haizelden VW Goff Gti 24
1st Class 2/3 John Bell/David Gibson Escort RS 9
1st Class 4/6 Giles/Chantel Greenslade VW Beetle 10
1st Class 7 Julian/Antonia Dommett Dellow Mk 1 0
2nd Class 7 Tommy/Clive Kalber Ford Mellos 5
1st Class 8 Ian Davis/Lesley-Ann Gurney VW Buggy 0
2nd Class 8 Adrian Dommett/Judy Phillips Ford 100E 0
3rd Class 8 Dudley Sterry/Darren Baker MG J2 0
Best Minehead Pete Evans/Cedric Lewis Shopland Mk 2 0
BIKES
1st Overall David Chick Ariel HT 500 0
1st Class A Ben Falconer Suzuki 2
2nd Class A Ray Gerring Kawasaki 4
3rd Class A George Atkins Yamaha Serrow 5
1st Class B Mike Maddocks Honda XL500 32
1st Class C Micheal Robinson Greeves Trials 16
1st Class E Ray Aldworth/Ian Bell Yamaha Wasp 15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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