ON THE TRIALS SUBJECT Sir,
No doubt you have received considerable correspondence on the subject of trials in special connection with the rulings made by the Competition Department of the R.A.C., which come into force on January 1st, 1939. The only two items which affect me, and, doubtless the majority of purely private owners who are trials fans, are
Sunday Trials” and “Competition Covers.” My business keeps me engaged all day Saturday, and Sunday is the only day I can enter a trial. There are thousands like me in the ” retail ” trade and Saturday is invariably our busiest day. Others have Saturday afternoon free
(usually from I p.m.). This does not allow time to get to the start of most trials, especially if they live in districts where there are no hills and have to motor considerable distances to hilly country. In any case the most important trials start in the morning and so the Saturday morning worker is out of it.
Those able to attend meetings at any place, at any time, are those who are blest with sufficient wealth that they do not have to work at all, or who are fortunate enough to be able to leave business on frequent occasions, or whose close connection with the manufacturers of the cars they drive necessitates their presence, or who are “in the trade ” and “it’s good for business.” • Now, ” Competition Covers.” My car is a ” T ” M.G., which is basically the most suitable ” trials ” car in normal production–but not with the standard high
pressure 4.50 x 19 tyres ! If we are limited to tyres as fitted by the makers almost all other cars made with low pressure tyres are more suitable. might even include the Austin Ten ” Cambridge ” saloon which I also drive and is fitted with 5.50 x 16 tyres.
Well, what’s to do ? I am, Yours etc.,
JACK M. REISS. Leeds,