Winter Trial 2015 Day 1

A crisp early start had all the competitors very excited. None more than the driver of a 240Z who thought doing do-nuts in the car park a good idea at 06.30.
Our start was more subdued and the Viking hat made another appearance and we were away at 09.19. The first regularity was fun and showed -14C on the gauge. I didn’t get out to check but understand it was very cold!
Ice was the order of the day and the new studded tyres seem very capable, Herman reporting that they felt more stable than the usual snow tyres we are used to.
I think we saw around six cars off the road, this being mainly the product of ambition being greater than ability with that in mind we behaved ourselves and played the long game. Steady and safe..perhaps a bit boring but as I explained to a fellow competitor who ditched his car before lunch that cost him around €1600 per hour!

Now some pictures;

The first cars are off.


Pretty cold!

Beware of the Moose.

Frozen suspension bridge.



About James Ewing

Cars are my passion in my business and private life. I run James Ewing Limited - International Brokers of Collectors Cars and I also have a successful restoration business. I navigate on classic rallies in the UK and europe and in my time have competed in many types of motorsport. At home we have an interesting collection of micro/mini cars, a 1958 Renault 4cv, 1962 Fiat 600d Multipla and a 1967 Subaru 360. All in all I spend most of my time 'dickingaroundwitholdcars'
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