Although the whole weekend was brilliant there was an amount of damage which we as a club haven’t seen for a while or at least at the same event.
The ’Carnage’ wasn’t a last thing Sunday job either as it started within the first couple of hours of Saturday at the waterfall!
I’ve had a good go at listing all the damage and whether it’s fully accurate or not shouldn’t really matter as this just gives us an idea
of what broke!
John allsop kicked it off below the waterfall with an ‘S’ shaped track rod and then blew a front shaft trying to make an exit.
It was quite a job to get the TD5 back to the pits.
Dave and Liam both broke the same rear halfshaft at the same time and of course it was both of them that ripped the snorkle off??
John Smith also lost his snorkle at some stage whilst he also bent the winch bumper ends along with a wing and the rear of the tub.
Phil broke a front shaft quite early on which sadly would not come out even with Shrek pulling on it!!
Dolly and Barnsley (these were the names I was given) really did manage to turn a short wheelbase landy into a long one and also
found that trees are tougher than any Landrover.
John Stanley’s Suzuki broke a spring eye, lost a shocker, sheared the rear prop off and stoved the side in when it fell over.
Josh’s Disco broke a trackrod end completely off, had to be fixed in the hole in the woods.
Shrek had a rear shocker pull thro’ which then took a tyre valve off.
Jim’s Disco had no damage although Jim said his wallet was damaged!!
Chris’s Landcruiser (Me) nil damage, it’s a Toyota…..
Steve’s series II came away unscathed which was nice for the oldest truck there.
Gaz, I see that you have uploaded a load of pics, Ill arrange them into a gallery as soon as I can
Its better if you can downsize them before uploading but ill fix it
Edit:no one has added captions before, so I have to work out how to sort them out so they look better
.Id just like to thank all the members who turned up over the weekend to help celebrate my birthday.
Friend and family had the chance to have a go and see what its all about.( one went out and brought a disco the next day)They loved it!!!. ( I think the mud could of been a little bit deeper though………….)
I hope you all got safely home .
Id like to give special thanks to Gaz horne, John Wilks and Amy Wilks Having time off work and braving the wind and rain on Friday setting up the site with me.
If you have photos please try and post them on site.
Once again many thanks.
The weekend at Stainby saw a dissapointingly low turnout, despite it being membership renewals. Saturday saw only 4 members attend for driving, and Sunday saw 9 members drive, with 4 day pass drivers coming along for the day. Thanks to those of you who did come along, including those of you who took the time to come out only to renew throughout the day.
Thanks to those club officials who gave up their time for you, and arrived really early on both days only for the majority of you not to turn out!! It confuses me that an event on your doorstep has low numbers, and yet an event in Wales last month, 135 miles away gets the best turnout for a considerable time! I appreciate that work and family commitments take priority of hobbies, but when events get cancelled or their is a longer break between events I get complaints!! Guess I can’t win which ever way I do it!
Thanks also to Mark for taking the time to set out a very good trial section, and setting a bench mark time of 1minutes 18 seconds for people to try and beat, which provided a couple of hours of fun on Sunday afternoon!
The hidden punch competition was well fought, with 4 drivers completing both punch cards before 12pm. These were, 1st – Chris Hackett, 2nd – Gary Horne, 3rd – Eron Baxter (Ezz), 4th – Craig Sims.
The afternoon saw several drivers take to the starting line for the trial section. Those who took part had several runs in an attempt to set the fastest time. Details of this part of the event follow
1st – Chris Hackett – 1 minute 6 seconds
2nd – Eron Baxter (Ezz) – 1 minute 7 seconds
3rd – Liam Sankey – 1 minute 9 seconds (with a special thanks to Ezz for getting in with Liam for this!)
4th – Gary Horne – 1 minute 16 seconds
5th – Craig Sims – 1 minute 18 seconds
6th – Mark Staples – 1 minute 21 seconds
7th – Daniel Spratling – 1 minute 58 seconds
A special mention to event marshall Andy Stone, who ran the course on his quad and set a time of 1 minute 8 seconds.
Some thankyous are owed all round, mostly to Byron, the Chief Marshall and Gaz, our ever friendly scrutineer.
This was a really well attended event, with as usual the numbers being swollen by the guys at wormhough, but nonetheless it was good to see some new faces, and some old ones (me) who haven’t been to an event in a while.
Punches were already set out by John the site owner, which I am told were in some sneaky locations…..
The punch competition was won by pez in the bowler tomcat, I don’t know too much about that as I was busy helping recover a g wagon from in the bottom woods, which as they weigh as much as a small planetary system, and it was his dads and didn’t want to scratch it!? was an event in itself.
The afternoon was given over to a cane trial set up by Ezz, Paul and myself. This is not a new thing for us, but we decided to add a twist to our usual time trial by making a tough trial through the ridges in the bottom field. The idea was to challenge most people by how far they got through the trial, and for the good guys to be separated by the time it took them to complete the trial. The trial rules were pretty simple, as many shunts as you like, touch a cane though and that’s as far as you got.
The results for the first direction are shown below.
As the trial was becoming impassable after gate 4 a quick decision was taken to reverse the direction of the trial for the last hour.
Results for the Reverse direction
The trial was a great success with many vehicles taking part in it. If you can share any pictures or videos from the trial get in touch and we will either post them for you or help you to post them on the site.
Thanks must go to all the guys who helped with recovery which enabled most everybody to have a chance in the trial section.
Well, till next time and thanks.
Edit: Some pictures from Gaz Horne from the day below
Well, it was a great day out in the mud at Holymoorside on the 21st. The guy who came with me was called Sinan, and is big into his photography. I have pulled out SOME of the pictures he took on the day (Yes there are more!) if there is a picture you like with your truck in it let me know in the comments and I’ll send it you in large format.
Obviously, Sinan was with me for the day so there are a lot of photos of my truck, but Ezz’s, Ako’s, a couple of stray Disco’s, a Pajero and some random Quad’s make it into the mix. And a mad dog!