Category: Autotests

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…

New Years Eve Autotest 2012

By Barry Lindsay Eleven drivers entered the final event of 2012. Ten tarmac testes lay ahead and after overnight rain thankfully the weather was mostly dry but the car park was slippery. The first test, manned by Ian Robinson, John Ross debuted his new…

Autotest (14th of October 2012)

By Barry Lindsay Following a disappointingly wet summer which had seen two grass autotests cancelled an extra event was added at Longtown Auction. But despite the minimum entries not being met the event went ahead. Two fresh cars were being débuted at this event….

Autotests…

Due to the last two autotests being cancelled due to waterlogged fields- this summer hasn’t been kind to us – the committee are trying to get a hard surface venue for an October date. (details on front page of website) If anyone knows of…

Jubilee Autotest

With Pirelli doing some engineering on their production line. Neil Varah had looked into and arranged the use of the workers carpark during the shut down. The event was organised for the evening of the bank holiday Tuesday. 6 tests were planned but due…

Spring Grass Test (22nd of April 2012)

By Barry Lindsay Round two of the Spadeadam Autotest was held on a grass field at Longpark. After weeks of good dry weather it changed leading up to the event and doubts whether the event would run. Other clubs were cancelling their’s for that…

Foolsday Autotest

By Barry Lindsay Sunday the 1st April saw the first autotest of the year at Longtown Auction mart thanks to Phil Jobson who managed to arrange the venue. Two tests were setup, one mainly on tar while the other all on compact gravel but…

New Year Tar Test.

By Barry Lindsay After some negotiations between Neil Varah and the Pirelli management it was agreed that we could run a club auto test on the last day of the year. So with tarmac available, the tests were set up avoiding the few cars…

Club Night Autotest (7th of July 2011)

By Barry Lindsay The July club night was the 2nd Autotest of the year and in new field at Longpark, Scaleby. After some wet weather the event looking doubtfull but after touring the farm the night before, it was agreed that the newly cut…

Spring Autotest 2011

By Barry Lindsay The first Spadeadam Autotest of 2011 was held on a stubble field at Longpark ,Scaleby on Sunday 15th. Ten competitors lined up for 5 different tests and with two goes at each. The three club cars had been brought back from…

Autumn Autotest

By Barry Lindsay The Autumn autotest was again held at Longpark, Scaleby. With use of the large stubble field all ten tests were setup the day before so that competition could follow on. A good entry turned up with several newcomers wishing to take…