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 2024

2024 dates at Jan 24

VSCC Diffey Brothers Wessex Trial

Here are the Regulations and Entry Form for the excellent VSCC Diffey Brothers Wessex Trial which takes place around the Mendips in Somerset on 27 April 2024. 

This will be the third time the trial has been organised, the first two were a great success and enjoyed by those taking part. Public roads are used to reach the groups of sections, therefore competing cars have to be road registered and insured for use on the public highway.   

The club has already received 32 entries from VSCC cars so if you are going to enter please do so as soon as possible. The last paragraph on the entry form relating to VSCC Eligibility does not have to be completed. 

Diffey Brothers Wessex Trial Regulations & Entry Form 2024 FINAL


MTCC Crewkerne 2 day Trial – 11 and 12 May 2024 for Historic and Post Historic cars

Organisation will again be in the hands of the Veale family at the huge, brilliant trials site near Crewkerne in Somerset TA18 8QP. Everything is in hand, we will have the meal on Saturday evening at the golf club – it was excellent the last time we were there..  On site there is plenty of parking for motorhomes, welcome to stay on site over night, camping is fine, just need to tell the owner nearer the event.


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.n1713590115sm@ya1713590115dilla1713590115h_nyt1713590115ram1713590115