Bonzer Photos | Classic Reliability Trials
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One of the earliest forms of motor sport with competitions dating as far as far as the the turn of the last century. They were tests of reliability and endurance for both machine and rider or driver. Imagine riding a motorcycle, running on solid tyres, and with acetylene lamps, from London to Edinburgh and back in twenty-four hours. Very few, if any, of the roads were tarmac, and there was scarcely a garage to be found.
As roads and vehicles improved, the challenge lessened and so today's events have tests such as climbing steep or slippery hills away from the main roads to maintain the challenge.

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AC Ace Geoff and Linda CookAston Martin Le Mans   Phillip and Yvonne HaslamAston Martin Ulster  Alan and Margaret BeardshawBentley 4½ Litre Tourer Dirk Lindenbergh and Guido CanteleBentley 4½ Litre VDP Tourer   Andreas Pohl and Rainer WolfBentley 4½ Litre VDP Tourer  Marco and Joel RollingerBentley Derby 4¼ Special   Paul Carter  John BaylissBentley Special  Filip and David BourgooBentley Special  Filip and David BourgooBugatti T13   Nigel Williams Bill L'AnsonBugatti T13   Nigel Williams Bill L'AnsonCannon  --   Stuart & Kieran BartlettChalmers 10   Robert Abrey Julian RileyChalmers 10   Robert Abrey Julian RileyCitroen 15/6   Olaf Pothoven Rob van den BergD P Wasp  --  Dean PartingtonD P Wasp  --  Mike Chatwin- Duncan StephensFranklin 8m   Antonius Poelsma Rudolf MetzelaarInvicta Type A   Anthony and Pauline MatherJaguar SS100   Nick Jarvis and Chris Winter

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Subcategory Detail:Vintage
Keywords:Antique automobile, England, MCC, Oldtimers, Reliability trial, classic cars, kit cars, long distance trial, motorcyles, observed sections, restarts, unpaved English lanes