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The UK Pre-war trials season was able to make a delayed start in April with a rescheduled Exmoor Trial and Herefordshire Trial organised by the Vintage Sports-Car Club.

Some serious racers took the opportunity to get some action on the muddy hills, trading the driving seat of some fearsome historic racing cars for that of the ubiquitous Austin 7.   Martin Hunt of Historic TT HWM fame and son Theo were getting to grips with a lovely Austin 7 Ulster whilst Jaguar C-Type racer Ben Cussons of the Royal Automobile Club had his daughter Grace and son Alexander out in Austin 7 Chummys.  Patrick Blakeney-Edwards is itching to race his hairy BMW CSL ‘Batmobile’ this season, but was getting his pre-season kicks, with daughter Scarlett and son James, in his Austin 7 saloon, which has a potent supercharger!

The Cussons family seem to be nding itself in a spot of difficulty