Thank you to all observers and officials pre’65 Scottish trial 2019

The Committee of the Pre’65 Scottish Trial would like to say a massive thank you to all the observers and officials who helped to make the 2019 event such an enjoyable and successful one. The weather was great and the Clerk of the Course, Scott Gordon, and his team put together an excellent trial that gave us a clear winner and a year with lower scores and a very low retirement rate. Congratulations to Dan Thorpe on his very popular win and this makes him and father Dave, the first “Father and Son” to have their names on the premier trophy.

Doreen Stratford, Observer Co-ordinator has retired from the committee following the 2019 trial to spend some well earned time with her family and to enjoy events as a spectator. We would like to wish Doreen all the best for the future although we are very sad to lose her. She has been a valuable asset to the trial and her experience and knowledge will be greatly missed although I am sure she will pass this on to whoever takes over this role. We are currently looking for a successor for Doreen so if you are interested or know of anybody who might be, please get in touch and we can have a chat about what the position entails – email Anne Gordon, Secretary Pre’65 Scottish Trial –

We are delighted to report that Neil Adams, one of our Start Team members, was one of a four man team that has raised £2,065 for the charity “Children are Butterflies” by doing the Rust Bucket Challenge in early June. The challenge was to drive 2,500 miles through 9 European countries over 4 days in an old Mercedes purchased for £350. Neil’s team managed to complete this exhausting challenge with only one breakdown! Many thanks to everyone who donated at the trial or through Neil’s Just Giving page, your donation was very much appreciated.

Work commences for the 2020 event very shortly with the entry forms being available from 1 October 2019 on the Pre ’65 web site (

Anne Gordon
Secretary Pre’65 Scottish Trial

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