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NCL champion from Dunfermline?

8th May 1970, Page 30
8th May 1970
Page 30
Page 30, 8th May 1970 — NCL champion from Dunfermline?
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by lain Sherriff

• A record entry, tough competition and a visit from the Licensing Authority were the highlights of last Sunday's contest in Dunfermline. There were 109 drivers fighting it out for eight places in this year's final and, although the showing of most of the class winners was noteworthy, the outstanding performance of the day was that of J. GoIdle, of National Carriers Ltd. driving a 33ft flat artic outfit in class G; he turned in a score of only 95 penalty points and even at this early stage in the competition he must be recognized as one of the likely prize-winners at the final.

Talking to the competitors, 1 gathered that a great deal of practice had taken place and Mr A. B. Birnie, the Scottish LA, remarked on the high standards achieved by the drivers in the heavier classes.

This is the sixth time the competition has been held in Dunfermline and the efficiency of the organizers improves each year. This year the Countess of Elgin was presenting the prizes 6-1hours after the competition had started. Possibly the most delighted prize-winners were the members of the Dunfermline Town Council team, who wrested the team prize from the Ministry of Public Buildings and Works. The corporation men first won this award in 1964.

Rigid vehicles Class A: up to 2Oft and over 1 ton unladen: 1, R. Boyle (Dunfermline Town Council) BMC. 76 points; 2, A. Butchart (MPBW) Bedford, 89; 3. W. J. Brown (Owner/driver) BMC, 116.

Class B: over 2Oft to 24ft: 1. R. Grocock (MPBVII) BMC, 86; 2, W. Fletcher (R.N. Dockyard) Bedford, 101; 3, J. Glendinning (Scottish Gas Board) BMC, 102.

Class C: over 24ft to 28ft: 1, C. Wilson (The Plessey Co Ltd) Ford, 90: 2, J. Whyte (Robert Lawson and Sons) Ford. 140; 3, J. Wilkie (Scottish Brewers) Bedford, 142, Class 13: over 28ft: 1, L/CpIA. Boyd (231 Squadron RCT) AEC, 118; 2. J. Crowe (Scottish Gas Board) Bedford. 132; 3, J. McCrum (MPBW) Bedford. 143.

Artics Class E: flat or sided, flat or drop-frame, up to 33ft: 1, P. Wynn (NCL) Bedford, 140; 2, F. Rodgers (Freightliners Ltd) Bedford, 158; 3, J. Blair INCL) Karrier. 241.

Class F: box or tank to 33ft: 1 J. Docherry (Scottish Grain Distillers Ltd) AEC. 105; 2, J. Bennett (Freightliners Ltd) Seddon, 221; 3. J. Russell (Scottish Grain Distillers Ltd) AEC, 252.

Class G: flat or sided, flat or drop-frame, over 33ft: 1, J. Goldie (NCL) Bedford, 95:2. C. McGinty (Freightliners Ltd) Guy. 121; 3, A. Blair (NCL) Bedford, 131.

Class H: box or tank over 33ft: 1, T. Murray NCL) Bedford, 130: 2. G. Fullerton (Scottish Grain Distillers Ltd} Guy. 189; 3, G. Chapman {Walker Brothers (Cowdenbeath) Ltd). Atkinson, 234.

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