Mudplug muterings

posted 1 Feb 2016, 11:16 by Ian MacWilliam

Junior Assessment Day 2015

posted 21 Jul 2015, 05:07 by Ian MacWilliam

The Junior Junior assessment day is scheduled to be held on 29th August 2015. 

Those needing to avail of the day should contact the trials committee as soon as possible so they can make suitable arrangements.

Junior section 2014/15

posted 1 Sep 2014, 14:45 by Ian MacWilliam   [ updated 15 Sep 2014, 05:34 ]

The new initiative from the trials committee for a cadet licence has had a super response, an evaluation day run by the committee was extremely well supported with 8 new competitors passing the test ( all demonstrating themselves to have great control and conference ) and were cleared to apply for their cadet licence from Motorsport Ireland.
Bernard Bradley brought all paperwork into Dawson street and everything is now in place for the first event of the season.It is now hoped we can attract more motor enthusiasts / petrol heads with young people in their lives in to sporting car trials. If you know of somebody interested please make contact.

The day it's self was very well supported with over 35 club members  turning up to support the kids, Roy Stuart (MEC) was in the hot seat (Clark of the course )
The kids listened to every word Roy had in the way of instruction, then lined up for testing. First was an oral test to ensure their knowledge of the MI rules, then three test sections set out by Percy Pennefather. ( wonder if all our current  competitors would pass!!)

Testing was undertaken by Alec Watkins, Tony Farrell and Robin Taylor. Trials committee members Philip Erskine & Pat Fox were on hand to oversee this initiative into which the committee had put so much work.

We started the day with a social pre drivers meeting BBQ , drivers briefing then testing, I think everybody was impressed with the ability of the 8 young drivers, who all passed. The day ended as it started with a drivers debrief and more rasher sandwiches!

It it with sincere thanks to everybody who has supported the youth drivers in motorsport and the work undertaken to make it happen,  There was an extremely positive " good feel" to the day, one hopefully of many we will have for the future. ( see photos)Gallery

See you all at MEC's first event of the season...might even have a sussage sandwich before driver briefing! P.s. don't forget your bibs.

Yours in sport

AMENDMENTS to Junior competitor proposals approved

posted 8 Jul 2014, 13:40 by Ian MacWilliam

Further to last years Trials meeting, a proposal was submitted to Motorsport Ireland to expand the Junior section of our sport.

The resulting meetings and proposals have now been refined and full details have been provided by the Trials Committee and can be found below.

This will I trust prove to be a very positive change to the sport and indeed motorsport over the coming years, remembering that many motorsport competitors start with motorsports like Sporting Trials.

Classic Car Show, Terenure, Dublin 6

posted 6 Jun 2014, 12:32 by Ian MacWilliam   [ updated 6 Jun 2014, 12:37 ]

The Irish Jag Club are holding their annual Classic show in the grounds of Terenure College.
Starting at 11.00am - 6.00pm The MEC are taking a stand to promote motorsport.

Sporting Trials Car Stolen *** Found

posted 28 Apr 2014, 12:30 by Ian MacWilliam   [ updated 6 Jun 2014, 12:37 ]

Folks, can you all keep an eye out for a Sporting Trials car that was stolen after an event in Carlow on Saturday evening(12/4/14). It's very noticable as it has red wheels on it and the trailer it was on also has the wheels painted red. It runs a VW Beetle engine.
It was taken from a quarry outside Carlow between 6.20pm and 6.50pm and was spotted going through Tullow at approx 7pm heading in the Wicklow/Dublin direction

**** Great News ***** This car was found thanks to social media and returned to its rightful owner.

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IV&VCC Irish open-top Car record 11th June 2014

posted 12 Oct 2009, 17:35 by Ian MacWilliam   [ updated 6 Jun 2014, 12:38 ]

A date for your Diary. 
The IVVCC are attempting to congregate the largest amount of open top card in Ireland. Included in open-top cars is Sporting trials "specials" This should be a great mid-week event. It has been held for the past number of years and is well attended. Funds raised are in aid of Laura Lynn House. 4.00pm - 8.30 Marley Park, Rathfarnham.


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Festival of Motorsport, 13th July 2014 - @ Piltown Co. Kilkenny

posted 12 Oct 2009, 17:34 by Ian MacWilliam   [ updated 6 Jun 2014, 12:38 ]

 This is a motorsport show being held, to raise interest in clubman motorsports. There will be live demonstrations and it is hoped to have a good representation from a number of sports. Sporting trials too will have its place in the show, while others being represented include Test trials, Vintage cars/tractors & Steam, along wtih Rally sports anh more. Sounds like a good day out.                                                                                                        

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