Historic Sporting Trials Association

Many Historic Sports Car Club members have historic Trials cars in which they enjoy competing. The primary aim of the Historic Sporting Trials movement is to provide suitable events, organised by MSUK recognised clubs, in which the sporting trial cars of the 1960’s and middle 1970’s can compete. The observed sections are designed to suit the earlier Historic Class cars equipped with fiddle brakes.

Many competitors have already registered with Purple Lap but if you are one that has not, please do so as soon as possible. Once registered entries to our trials are so much easier – let me know if you want help.

Dates for 2022

2022 dates (PROVISIONAL) V1

Finding suitable dates for our events is proving to be very difficult. I attach a provisional calendar, but it will be seen there are several dates to be agreed. It is unfortunate that the Ron Faulkner Trial on the 23rd of April clashes with the HSCC race meeting at Snetterton.

Historic Sporting Trial at Sywell on 20 March – Regs below, please use Purple Lap. If you have already done so – thank you. Also let Martyn Halliday know if you are going to the Supper the night before (19 March) . If you want to stay the night in the hotel, please phone the hotel direct on 01604 642111 and mention “Sywell car trial” and you will receive the special rate. If you can marshal, please let Josh Veale know – email ku.oc1652703842.liam1652703842toh@e1652703842laevh1652703842soj1652703842

10th Anniversary Sywell Sporting Trial Regs 2022


The Wessex Popup Post War Heritage Trial promoted by The Vintage Sports Car Club in association with the Heritage Sporting Trials Association

Please support this new event.

Organisers: The Vintage Sports Car Club. You do NOT have to be a member of the VSCC to enter this event

Date: 2nd April 2022: Wells area in Somerset

Format: There will be three sites joined by 20 miles of quiet roadwork.  Parking for trailers at the start.

Classes are here: VSCC Wessex Heritage Trial 2022

Regulations and entry forms are here: Wessex Supplementry Regs       2022Wessex Regs        2022VSCC Wessex entry form

These have been revised since the Inaugural Heritage Sporting Trial to allow a wider range of heritage vehicles to take part.


10th Anniversary Trial at Long Compton

Save the date – 21st May 2022:  In May next year we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Inaugural Historic Sporting Trial. I cannot believe it is 10years since our first event nor just how much it has developed in that period.  We will be returning to Long Compton in Warwickshire so please put the date in your diary, more details to follow.

In addition, we plan to run a separate Heritage Sporting Trial for the non-fiddle brake cars such as the Dellow on the same site on the same day but using entirely different sections.

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The MSUK Historic Sporting Trials Formula requires the cars should be similar to the cars used in period and defines specific requirements of vehicles which are eligible to compete in Historic Sporting Trials.

Motorsport UK has recently changed the licensing requirements for all competitors on Trials and other non-speed events and applications are now being accepted for these new licences. These Competition Licences are free, mandatory and issued by our governing body.

You can apply online here https://rsclubman.motorsportuk.org/ and we recommend you and your passengers do so immediately.

If you wish to apply using a paper form you can download the form and return by post to Motorsport UK here https://www.motorsportuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/03_CLUBMAN_FORM.pdf .

If you hold a licence for Sprints, Hill Climbs or Racing this will be valid for non-speed events.

Contact Martyn Halliday   tel. 07739 464170 or email moc.n1652703842sm@ya1652703842dilla1652703842h_nyt1652703842ram1652703842