Malcolm Brown became the fifth different winner in the BTRDA and British car trial championships this year in extremely wet and slippery conditions by winning the fifth round at Milton Keynes, the Southern Autos trial. Lunchtime saw Duncan Stephens leading overall but a retirement in his class saw him finish fourth overall in his classic trials championship leading Melos. Seventy nine year old Brown was very pleased to win for the first time in a couple years. Barrie Parker retained his lead in the British championship by winning the new car class with a brilliant afternoon. John Moffatt closed within a point of Parker with another dominant win in the front wheel drive class from fellow autotester Roger Holder.
1 Malcolm Brown (Westfield) 44%
2 John Moffatt (Vauxhall Nova) 82%
3 Barrie Parker (Toyota MR2) 85%
4 Duncan Stephens (Dutton Melos) 100%
5 Roger Holder (Toyota Starlet) 123%
Falcon Motor Club are long-established in the organisation of Classic Trials and Car Trials and their Southern Autos event at the Brickhill site always attracts competitors from both disciplines. Aiming for a snow-free day in late April, this former seasoner-opener now takes its place in the busy season and an early entry is advised to secure a place.