CC Video: Exmoor Fringe Trial 2023 – Century-Old Cars Pushed To Their Limits

I’ve had a thing for British trials since first reading about them in the 1960s. In a nutshell, it’s driving century old cars on grueling “roads”, often wet, and always steep and slippery. I love seeing old machinery still being pushed hard, and the Brits have a real love for doing this.

There’s gobs of these videos on Youtube; these two or three are just some recent ones that were offered to me. The first is of the larger cars, including a number of Ford Model A’s. The second one is of the little cars, most of them 750cc Austin 7s. It becomes pretty easy to predict who will make it through these tough sections: those that push their cars really hard.

Here’s the small cars.