SSDT 1968 - 2008

Trial Magazine - - TRIAL MAGAZINE - AR­TI­CLE: TRI­ALS ME­DIA • PIC­TURES: BRIAN HOLDER, COLIN BUL­LOCK, ERIC KITCHEN, YOOMEE ARCHIVE, JIM CAPPER, IAIN LAWRIE, ANDY GRE­GORY, SCORPA AND JOHN SHIRT SNR

With the en­tries for the Scot­tish Six Days Trial once again over­sub­scribed and hav­ing to be bal­loted by the Ed­in­burgh and District Mo­tor Club Ltd, in 2018 the event re­mains as pop­u­lar as ever. It has very much al­ways been the ‘One to Win’ and in this ‘Flash­back’ ar­ti­cle we look at the event over the last forty years tak­ing in the years 1968, 1978, 1988 and 2008. Times have changed, ma­chines have changed, but some names re­main very much as­so­ci­ated with this six-day event. Now headed by Dougie, the Lampkin name has seen vic­to­ries on many oc­ca­sions. Sammy Miller was so ded­i­cated af­ter his move from Ariel to Bul­taco in 1968 as he headed the Span­ish Ar­mada. In 1978 in our opin­ion Martin Lampkin would have needed a bull­dozer to stop him win­ning! Ten years later in 1988 Steve Saun­ders would join a very ex­clu­sive club which in­cluded iconic names as­so­ci­ated with the event, Hugh Viney and Gor­don Jack­son, as four-time win­ners. With 12 world ti­tles to his name and 99 world round wins Dougie Lampkin would re­turn to the event on a Beta to win fol­low­ing on from his vic­to­ries in 1994, 1995 and 1996. As they all stated af­ter their vic­to­ries the event still re­mains the ul­ti­mate test of man and ma­chine.

Sammy Miller (252 Bul­taco) 1968: All eyes are on the man and ma­chine.

Dougie Lampkin (300 Beta) 2008: Af­ter mov­ing away from the event to con­cen­trate on win­ning world cham­pi­onship ti­tles it was a leg­end who re­turned to win again in the High­lands.

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