Land's End Classic Road Trial 15th/16th April 2022
11th Jan 2022
We are invited to enter the Land’s End Trial or the Land’s End Classic Road Trial which starts on Good Friday 15th April. You need to be a member of the Motorcycling Club (MCC) or the VSCC to enter the main trial or Class O. Members of the MCC, VSCC & FNCC are invited to enter the road trial. Entries will be open soon after this weekend (8th/9th January).
Currently the classes open to our cars are;
Classes 2 or 5 in the main trial which run typically tough off-road sections, such as Beggars Roost, Crackington & Blue Hills 2.
Class O which is a milder version of the main trial.
The Classic Road Trial which is all on asphalt but run along the same lines as the main trial and is the longest of the events. Any vehicle can enter the road trial and does not need to be modified for extra ground clearance. Pre-war vehicles will not be required to do restarts in the road trial. The challenge is more to run to time than do severe observed sections. It will have at least 6 observed sections, 6 time controls & 6 route boards, all to be covered at the required average speed of just over 20mph. Sounds easy? Just try it along Cornish lanes to comply with no minutes early and no more than 10 minutes late. The road trial uses much of the route of current and past Land's Ends, often using pre-war sections that have been tarred. The events start on Good Friday afternoon and finish some 350 miles later taking about 20 hours to complete the course.
Any queries to the Clerk of the Course, Bill Rosten 07796 177580
Award for chain (or belt) drive GNs and Frazer Nashes
In 1908 The Motorcycling Club organised the first Land’s End trial. In 1914 cars were admitted, the only GN entry was Archie Frazer Nash who won a gold medal. In 1924 H J Aldington won a gold driving the then new Anzani GN. Between 1914 and 1933 there were 49 GN entries winning 20 golds. Between 1925 and 1939 there were 231 Frazer Nash entries winning 109 golds.
There is a new FNCC award that is open to all chain (or belt) driven GNs and Frazer Nashes entered in any class in the Land’s End Trial or the Land’s End Classic Road trial. The prize consists of the actual gold medal won by H J Aldington driving an Anzani GN in 1924 when he was 21 years old. The prize is to be held for a year and awarded at the FN Christmas party. The award is to remain the property of the Frazer Nash Car Club.
The events start on Good Friday afternoon and finish some 350 miles later taking about 20 hours to complete the course.
The scoring for the Aldy medal will be;
Starting 1 point
Finishing 2 points
Bronze award 3 points
Silver or copper award 4 points
Gold or tin award 5 points
Bonus for GN entries 50%
Bonus for driver under 30 years old 50%