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The A.C.G. B. and I. Van Trials.

24th August 1905, Page 10
24th August 1905
Page 10
Page 10, 24th August 1905 — The A.C.G. B. and I. Van Trials.
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Further information regarding the arrangements for the Automobile Clubs van trials has been supplied by the assistant-secretary, Mr. E. A. Greathead, who is to conduct the competition. Following the particulars of the routes and mileages given in our issue of last week, those who are interested in the trials will probably care to have a record of the order in which the various places will be visited. The seven runs which are to be held from Oxford as a centre will begin on Monday, September 18th, on which date the day's run will be to Stratford-on-Avon and back. The remaining runs on .succeeding days during that week will have as their limiting outward points Northampton, Cheltenham, Uxbridge, Morton, and Slough, respectively. The seventh run from Oxford will be on Monday, September zsth, to Marlborough and back, and the following day the vehicles will run to the Kidderminster depOt, via Long Compton, Stratford-on-Avon, and Droitwich. The first of the six runs from Kidderminster will take place on the Wednesday to Gloucester and back, and three more journeys will be performed during the same week, viz., to and from Hirstock,i3roadway and Shrewsbury. Beginning on Monday, October znd, the third week's runs will include Broadway and Hereford, with the return journey as usual, the 73-mile trip to the Leicester depOt, and from Leicester to Ripley and Hastings,. on the Thursday and Friday respectively, both out and home. It is proposed that the manceuvring trials, including adhesion and brake tests, should take place at a convenient point in or near Leicester on Saturday, October 7th, the remaining five runs, with the Leicester depot as a centre, being resumed on Monday, October 9th, to Mansfield, Melton Mowbray, Alrewas and Weedon, all out and home again, which will extend to the Friday night. On Saturday, October J4th, the transfer of the vehicles will occur over the road to Cambridge, via Market Harborough, Thrapstone and Huntingdon. The routes from the fourth depOt, at Cambridge, are put down to be traversed between October 16th and 23rd, inclusive, the selected turning points being Thetford, Stamford, Downham Market, Hatfield, Hitchin and the Wake Arms Inn, which account for the six days. On Monday of the following week, October 23rd, the final run, to Wattisfield and back, will be taken, and the judges will then require the vehicles to remain by for two or three days in order that a thorough examination may be made.

We hope that visitors will be allowed to ride in or on the competing machines, as part of the ballast, especially as no means of following the runs is to be provided. Rule 16, which reads that only one man shall be carried as an assistant to the driver, need not be held to cover members of the Press or spectators who are sufficiently interested to ask such accommodation. There are precedents for the provision of these facilities, for they have been allowed at all previous commercial motor trials in England and France.

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