West Midlands MG Car Club Victory Trail

June 10, 2018 all-day
Near J3 of the M42
Birmingham B47
Dave Anscombe

In the late 1920’s the Birmingham Motorcycle Club ran a competitive event around the roads, lanes and tracks of Worcestershire entitled ‘The Victory Trial’ for Motorcycles, Combinations, Cyclecars and Cars. What we now call a Reliability Trial.

The event is still run for ‘gymnastic’ motorcyclists, but not around here. 90 years ago the route went from South Birmingham to West and South Worc’s and back via a loop via Wythall, Weatheroak,Waseley, Clent, Abberley, Alfrick, Worcester, Lickey, Portway and Wythall.

On Sunday 10th June 2018 the MG Car Club – Midland Centre will hold a non- competitive Classic Car Run for Edwardian, Vintage, Historic and Classic Cars and Cyclecars plus later Sports Cars, that follows as closely as possible and ‘Trails’ the ‘Trial’ of 1928, using only tarmaced roads. Hence the name and play on words

The original start and finish was at The Kings Heath Horse Showground – long gone! The route is basically a big loop, so we will start and finish where the loop comes together at Wythall, South of Birmingham. Near J3,M42.

Most of the 1928 observed hills are now tarmaced roads that we can and do use. There are about 5 that aren’t and some of the entrances/exits can be viewed as we pass by, as noted in the Route Book for interest.

There will be no awards as it is a non-competitive event, however successful finishers will receive a Finisher’s Certificate.

Entry Forms are now available on our website www.mg-cars.org.uk/mgccmidlandcentre or as attached below.

look in ‘Events’.

I am told that the full route for the run will be about 140 miles but there is an option to reduce this to under 100 miles(or you could just abandon the route and go home!).

I have attached the regs and entry form in case you are tempted….

Click to see regs

Click for an entry form