A rally where competitors take part in a timed event and need to arrive at certain points at certain times.
The Continental Milligan Vintage Trial took place in the Garden Route this year and ended happily in rainy conditions after the third day was cancelled due to flooding and poor visibility.
After day one Neville and Susan Koch in there 1960 Riley (car no 24) with only 32 penalty points were first. They were followed by Colin and Susan Dettmann in a 1939 Chevrolet (car no 36)with 45 penalty points and third was Rodney Idris and Brian Clark in a 1949 Morris (car no 4) with 69 points. Two cars broke down on day 1 - car no 50, Barend van den Broek (from Holland) and Esra Martins (oldest competitor at 82) in a 1959 MG (crank problems) and car no 53, Robert and Maryke Middelman in a 1958 Chevrolet (carburettor problems)
“The tea stop was at Eight Bells Hotel at bottom of Robinson Pass, which was flooded a day later. The rally participants spent the afternoon in Oudtshoorn enjoying the sun,” says Continental spokesperson and rally participant Rene Olivier.
First on day two was Dave Alexander and Diane Dugmore (both well known in historical racing circles) in a 1932 Lagonda with 24 points. Second was Noel and Nelia Holmes in a 1970 Mercedes Benz with 49 points and third was Richard and Nicole Van Zummeren in a 1948 MG with 62 points.
“There was lots of excitement during day two. Barney Marais and Pierre Woeke in the 1916 Chevrolet (the oldest car) co.