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Haflingers competing in trials events in the 1970's
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Author:  heinkeljb [ Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Haflingers competing in trials events in the 1970's

Various pictures of haflingers competing in trials events in the 1970's - as posted in the FB "Old Trials Motor" Group.

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Author:  garrycol [ Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:06 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Haflingers competing in trials events in the 1970's

Thanks for posting - I wonder how they went in the water - when designing the engine, water crossings were obviously not a consideration as the dissy is too low and spark plugs low down.

So John you going to ad pics of your trials so that in 50 years time they can be viewed by interested viewers. :)

Garry

Author:  heinkeljb [ Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Haflingers competing in trials events in the 1970's

I do add pictures! Problem is that as I am driving I can't take pictures from the outside but I do take video from inside (when I remember to turn the camera on)!

I need to get some more hi-tech which can be set up to watch the course and take pictures / video that way. Not always possible to get some bystander to take pictures for you. If any do, then I ask them to send me the pictures or to post them up some where and tell me where.
I thought about a drone than can follow you, but usually there are too many trees so that wouldn't work.

John

Author:  heinkeljb [ Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Haflingers competing in trials events in the 1970's

Some blurb that was posted along with some of the photos - I have shamelessly just copied it!

re Chris Bashall's fetish with Halflingers the UK importers (Steyr Daimler Puch) based in Nottingham entered 3 vehicles for pilot Hillrally in May 1971 with a fourth entered privately by David Garner (Ashby de la Zouch (44). 41 was driven by Dave Watts (Barnstaple), 42 HQ entered no driver listed, 43 Angus Sowter MD of UK SDP. 44 was sold to John Sprinzel (international rally driver) for the International event in September 71 which was retired after numerous inversions. W Andrew Davidson (Beale, Northumberland) modified various Haflingers with enlarged engines and larger wheel rims / tyres which went quite quickly. There was a twin engined version entered in Rallye des Cimes in Pyrennees by an Austrian garage owner which was virtually unstoppable. SDP loaned a vehicle for Hillrally recce work in 1972 in hope of promoting the vehicle to Welsh hill farmers. Named after an Austrian mountain goat it was incredibly manoeuvrable on ancient Welsh tracks.

John

Author:  Techmogogy [ Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:23 am ]
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Some great vintage pics!

Author:  Julian B [ Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:31 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Haflingers competing in trials events in the 1970's

Named after a mountain goat? Hmmm :)

Author:  heinkeljb [ Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Haflingers competing in trials events in the 1970's

He was corrected!

John

Author:  garrycol [ Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:40 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Haflingers competing in trials events in the 1970's

heinkeljb wrote:
Problem is that as I am driving I can't take pictures from the outside but I do take video from inside (when I remember to turn the camera on)!


Dont give us problems - give us solutions :lol:

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