The Scott Trial
In late October the traditional Scott Trial held at Feldom Range near Marske above Richmond in Yorkshire did not escape the weather coming to the north of the country and was affected by high winds and constant rain. Looking back at an event with a sporting heritage that takes in more than 100 years you will constantly see the name Lampkin winning the Alfred A. Scott Memorial Trophy. The eldest of the three brothers Arthur took his three wins in 1960, 1961 and 1965 before middle brother Alan won in 1966. It would then be quite a wait until the late great Martin took four wins in 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1982. His eldest son Dougie would witness his father’s first win from the pram in 1977. In 2017 and with his 41-year-old body feeling the effects of a long and illustrious Scott Trial career he ‘stormed’ the event to take a very popular win, the fifth during a trials career that has seen him win everything there is to win. The first win came in 1994 followed by a gap until 2006, 2007 and then another in 2013. He joins a unique club that has won on four- and two-stroke machines which includes Sammy Miller on Ariel and BSA and Dougie on Beta, Montesa Cota 4RT, Gas Gas and Vertigo. According to the Trial Magazine Archive, he also surpasses Miller as the oldest ever winner of the event.