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Driving Mirror (July – August 2023)

Download a copy of the magazine Driving Mirror (July – August) 2023 Chairman’s Chat – I do a thing, marshalling at our Dick Mayo Sprint. Powering ahead – Dave Broadway achieves one ambition with a [click. . .]

Story Sunday: 1949 Grand Cup Trial

Our full name is Bristol Motorcycle and Light Car Club Ltd.  Just like in our name, the bikes came before the cars and on this day in 1949, we ran the Grand Cup Trial for motorcycles.  Here’s how it was [click. . .]

Story Sunday: 1949 Lulsgate Race Meeting

In 1949, we secured the use of the Lulsgate Airfield, which is now Bristol International Airport.  We ran a race meeting on a circuit around the perimeter roads and down the runway.  There were 8 races featuring over [click. . .]

Story Sunday: 1949 Colmore Trial

We did a lot of climbing muddy hills in the post war years.  On this day in 1949, we ran The Colmore and here’s what appeared in the club’s journal soon after… The Colmore 12th March, 1949. The years [click. . .]

Story Sunday: 1960 Full Moon Cup

On this day in 1960, Chris Bigwood won the Full Moon Cup Trial in his VW.  The event used many of the hills used today on the Allen Classic Trial.  Here’s the review in Driving Mirror that year. FULL MOON TRIAL [click. . .]

Driving Mirror (May – June 2022)

View the published version in the online reader, or download the PDF to read at your leisure.  Chairman’s Chat – More of a focus on circuit racing this month, life is tough out there. Motorsport UK – [click. . .]

2022 Classic and Performance Parade

Sunday 24th July 2022 10.00am – 4.00pm – Castle Combe Circuit in Wiltshire (UK)  We’ve now closed online entries, but you can still enter on the day. Members of the public are also welcome to attend [click. . .]

2021 Allen Classic Trial: Results

This year’s Allen turned out to be a very different one in many ways.  It was the first event after the sudden death of John Hayes back in 2020. John, first as assistant to Clerk of Course, Jim  Cullimore, then as [click. . .]

2021 Allen Classic Trial: Entries Open

We are now accepting entries for the Allen Classic Trial on Sunday 28th November 2021.  Regulations can be downloaded here: http://bristolmc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/2021-Allen-Classic-Trial-Regs.pdf Entries [click. . .]

Throwback Thursday: 1955 Wessex Rally

On this day (and tomorrow) in 1955, we were invited to Burnham Motor Club’s Wessex Rally.  We sent two teams, totalling about 30 members to compete.  Things were very different back then and some of the reported [click. . .]
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