Off-roaders with the Wright stuff

Classic Sports Car - - Sport James Page’s Competition Update -

Ian Wright won the His­toric class at the fourth Cotswold His­toric Sport­ing Trial, held near Wot­to­nun­der-edge in Glouces­ter­shire on 11 Novem­ber. Wright, shar­ing his Can­non with son Kiel, amassed 61 points on a tricky day, with Nigel and Jane Ben­nett fol­low­ing closely be­hind on 65. The Post His­toric class was won by Andy Gowen, who was com­pet­ing in his first his­toric trial – and in a car that he saw for the first time that morn­ing! With BTRDA cham­pion Josh Veale along­side, he fin­ished on 48 points.

The Stroud and Dis­trict Mo­tor Club laid out six sec­tions on land owned by com­peti­tor and lo­cal vet Richard Rowe, who came sec­ond in Post His­toric be­hind Gowen. Overnight rain that con­tin­ued into the morn­ing made the go­ing dif­fi­cult, with a num­ber of high scores be­ing posted. The ad­verse cam­ber of hill three caught out many, as did the muddy early part of hill six.

The 46-strong en­try in­cluded four new cars, among them the ex-eric Jack­son ‘Goldfin­ger’ Can­non – so named be­cause of its dis­tinc­tive metal­lic liv­ery. That car was one of two en­tered by Dean Yar­ring­ton, who joined Ifan Davies in one of them, with Phil Jones mak­ing his de­but in the other.

In Post His­toric, Mark Lin­stone had his first out­ing in a Dea­con and Tony Daw­son was do­ing like­wise in his newly ac­quired Dingo.

Clock­wise: vic­tors Ian and Kiel Wright in their Can­non; Andy Gowen’s Ibex; Richard Rowe in Con­cord

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