Evo­lu­tion

Trial Magazine - - FLASHBACK - WORDS: JOHN HULME • PIC­TURES: BRIAN HOLDER, COLIN BUL­LOCK, ERIC KITCHEN, YOOMEE ARCHIVE AND JIM CAPPER

The le­gendary Scot­tish Six Days Trial con­tin­ues to at­tract rid­ers from around the globe who want to chal­lenge their rid­ing and sur­vival skills in the event based around Fort Wil­liam in the High­lands of Scot­land. The evo­lu­tion of the event that has run for more than 100 years has seen many changes, but the truth is it’s still the ul­ti­mate test of man and ma­chine in re­li­a­bil­ity tri­als. The world of tri­als still fo­cusses on the event, usu­ally held in the first week in May, to check the re­li­a­bil­ity of the ma­chines from the var­i­ous man­u­fac­tur­ers. Long gone are the glory days of the event but the man­u­fac­tur­ers still value very highly a win at the ‘Scot­tish’. As we have cov­ered the 2017 event in-depth in the magazine we now have a ‘Flashback’ look at the years 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007. We open up with 1967 and Sammy Miller’s se­cond win for Bul­taco.

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