The site was launched in April 2007 to provide an online focus for everyone interested in the history of classic trials – one of the oldest forms of motorsport in the UK. The initial content was based on the vast quantity of literature, photographs, and movies that I’d acquired during the course of my research into classic trials sections, combined with a lot of more recent material from my Marlin-focused Section Begins website.
The site was redesigned in 2009-10 but, by early 2015, the redesign was looking a little tired and, more critically, was not “mobile-friendly”. I was also getting over-whelmed with the quantity of information I was receiving in my quest for the site to be “The complete history of classic trials”. So, in autumn 2015, I took a critical look at the content and decided to re-focus the site on my two main interests – the Where (the sections), and the When (the events) – and to leave the Who (the people), and the What (the cars), to others.
So now you have “Wheelspin – The Where and When of classic trials”.
Whilst carrying out the research for this site I’ve had an immense amount of help and encouragement from those with a similar interest. So here they all are, in alphabetical order:
David Alderson, Dick Andrews, Dave Anscombe, Peter Barlow, Kevin Barnes, Jane Bowen, Nigel Brown, Colin Butchers, Mike Dalby, Ian Davis, Bryan Ditchman, Jonathan Elliott, Nick Feakes (MMM Register), Anthony Forshaw, Brian Gray, Martyn Halliday, Pete Hart, Mike Hayward, Peter James, Michael Leete, John McGibbon, Mark Milne, Adele Pentony Graham, John Reid, Denis Roffey, Roger Stanbury, John Sutton, Roger Thomas, Jonathan Toulmin, Stuart Ulph, Arthur Vowden, Dave Wall, Jon Way, Simon Woodall, and Nick Woollett.
Page updated and republished : 14 December 2015