The Victory Trial, 10th June 2018

We have been contacted by Brian Osborn of the MG car club – midland centre, with details of a NON competitive event which they are running, which may be of interest to some members of SDMC.
In the late 1920’s the Birmingham Motorcycle Club ran a competitive event around the roads, lanes and tracks of Worcestershire entitled ‘The Victory Trial’ for Motorcycles, Combinations, Cyclecars and Cars. What we now call a Reliability Trial.

The event is still run for ‘gymnastic’ motorcyclists, but not around here. 90 years ago the route went from South Birmingham to West and South Worc’s and back via a loop via Wythall, Weatheroak,Waseley, Clent, Abberley, Alfrick, Worcester, Lickey, Portway and Wythall.

On Sunday 10th June 2018 the MG Car Club – Midland Centre will hold a non- competitive Classic Car Run for Edwardian, Vintage, Historic and Classic Cars and Cyclecars plus later Sports Cars, that  follows as closely as possible and ‘Trails’ the ‘Trial’ of 1928, using  only tarmaced roads.  Hence the name and play on words

The original start and finish was at The Kings Heath Horse Showground – long  gone!  The route is basically a big loop, so we will start and finish where the loop comes together at Wythall, South of Birmingham. Near J3,M42.

Most of the 1928 observed hills are now tarmaced roads that we can and do use.  There are about 5 that aren’t and some of the entrances/exits can be viewed as we pass by, as noted in the Route Book for interest.

There will be no awards as it is a non-competitive event, however successful finishers will receive a Finisher’s Certificate.

Entry Forms are on their website  or as attached below. look in ‘Events’ on their site.


Entry Form & Regulations

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