Category: Autotests

New Years Eve Autotest 2015

New years eve can only mean one thing, Pirelli Autotest. This year saw an almost full entry, 19 drivers in a very varied selection of cars from MG Midget & Escort Mk1 to a BMW 5 series. With 10 tests planned and a cracking…

Grass Autotest – June 2015

By Barry Lindsay, Due to weather and lack of entries cancelling the others The Summer Grass Autotest at The Plump Nr Gretna was the first Autotest of the year. Eight competitors turned up on a Sunny Sunday afternoon for an action packed 12 tests….

New Year’s Eve Autotest – 2014

By Barry Lindsay The annual New year Autotest, New Years Eve and Pirelli factory was on maintenance over Christmas se we can use the car park. 12 tests we planned on the tarmac carpark. 12 drivers signed on and walked the tests before driving…

New Year’s Eve Autotest – Results

1st Stephen Dixon           10m 44   7th John Ross                     12m 17 2nd Barry Lindsay             11m 07   8th Neil Thomlinson           12m 25 3rd Andrew Robinson         11m 20   9th Helen Gibbon               12m 32 4th Andrew Graham           11m 28 10th Nigel Harkness             12m 34 5th Kenton Pattison           11m…

Pirelli Summer Autotest

By Barry Lindsay Eleven drivers lined up to go head to head over twelve tests on the good tarmac of the main carpark at Pirelli during the plant being on summer break. The 11am start got things going as a full entry of 20…

Autotest Round 3 – 8th of June 2014

By Barry Lindsay The summer Grass tests were ran at Longpark in June. Despite rain on the Saturday afternoon it had dried enough to run on the Sunday afternoon. Ian Robinson & Michael Lindsay were the timekeepers for the afternoon while Caroline Lodge worked…

Autotest Round 2 – 27th of April 2014

By Barry Lindsay At the end of April it was thought that ground would be hard…well it wasn’t! But the event went ahead with some tricky conditions and would reward those with a feel of grip through there right foot. Ian Robinson had designed…

Spring Autotest – Longtown Auction – 9th of March 2014

By Barry Lindsay The 2014 Autotest championship blasted off with plenty burning rubber at the first event at Longtown Auction Mart. 16 competitors lined up with 12 tests planned over the car park and wagon parking area with a mixture of good tarmac and…

Pirelli Autotest (28th of July 2013)

By Barry Lindsay A wet Sunday morning at the end of July saw the latest Spadeadam Autotest round. Inviting other local club members to join our strong entry from our club it promised to be an action packed day. In reality it turned out…

The Long Grass Autotest! (9th of June 2013)

The June Autotest was held at Longpark in a different field, the field had been unused since finishing combining last autumn. The surprise on faces as people saw the field. The wild growing grass in places would be almost knee height. Two test sites…

April Autotest (7th of April 2013)

By Barry Lindsay The second round of the Autotest championship was held at Longpark Farm for the first of our grass tests. Ian Robinson was running the tests and had 10 new routes. First & third tests were marshalled by Michael Lindsay. Geoffrey was…

Spring Autotest – 10th of March 2013

By Barry Lindsay Longtown Spring Auction Autotest wasn’t very spring like, with flurries of snow in air and an arctic wind blowing over the car park. Two test sites were set up and tarmac area and a loose area. Michael Lindsay & Caroline Lodge…