Almost one hundred Pre-war cars will gather in Devonshire for the Vintage Sports Car Club’s opening Trial of 2018 on Saturday 17th of February. The Exmoor Fringe has become a popular and well supported fixture on the Club’s calendar and the wide variety of entries expected at The Anchor in Exebridge for the weekend bears ample testimony to this fact.
The Exmoor Fringe gives the blub’s trialists their first sight of VSCC Club action since last November’s Cotswold Trial. The two-month break has given ample opportunity for repairs and recovery, doubtless one of the reasons behind the bumper entry.
The pre-event chatter will no doubt focus on such subjects as can Paul Jeavons make it three years in a row in Class 2? Martin Hunt is set to return in his 4½ litre Le Man Bentley, which he is the first to admit is perhaps one of the least suitable Trials car, but one that still gives exceptional enjoyment. Overall the pre-event favourite has to be Simon Price, but can he continue his winning ways?
The club’s next event is the legendary Pomeroy Trophy at Silverstone on Saturday 24th February, whilst the club will also have a stand at Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park 23-25th. The trials season will continue with the John Harris Memorial Trial in Derbyshire on the 4th March.