Observed Section Trials
(Mud Trials or Sporting Trials in
other parts of the world) are an integral part of the
Austin 7 Club. Austin 7s are no longer driven in OST
competition, except for the odd exhibition run, and trials
cars are now highly specialised cars, built to a specific
formula & utilising modern components.
The most famous
trial, originally named the Park Orchards Trial because of
its location in the Melbourne outer suburb of Park Orchards
(now covered in houses) has been relocated and named The
John Pryce Memorial Trial, in honour of the renowned Club
member who introduced the sport to Australia in 1950.
Around 12 trials are held annually.
Entry Fees are very low,
admittance to trials is always free and new members are
always welcome. Trials Car Passengers are mandatory and we
often need new member volunteers for this.
We are always pleased to help anyone wanting to build a
trials car. Give anyone on the
a call, and see Grant Campbell's advice on trials cars