RTV – Quainton – October 2007

A Road Taxed Vehicle Trial (or RTV as it is commonly known) is an opportunity for a non damaging challenge. Taking place in a farmers field and off the highway it is suitable for both beginners and more experienced drivers in both “shiny” and more “well worn” vehicles. The principle is simple enough, drive between sets of canes, in the right order, without ceasing forward motion and without touching the canes. Once your front hub is through the canes you have cleared that “gate”. There is no time limit and it is not a race. There is a report in the October 2007 newsletter with the results, but below are some more pictures of the actual event. Incidentally, not all the pictures below have a caption, if you have a suggestion (or more pictures) please let me know.

 

Darren and Vic "keeping it real" with a Series III in the countryside, not that I am biased or anything..... (picture by Dave Baxter)

Darren and Vic “keeping it real” with a Series III in the countryside, not that I am biased or anything…..
(picture by Dave Baxter)

Darren and Vic again. (picture by Dave Baxter)

Darren and Vic again. (picture by Dave Baxter)

Kevin driving Dave B's 110. (picture by Dave Baxter)

Kevin driving Dave B’s 110. (picture by Dave Baxter)

Roger the chairman showing us how it should be done. (picture by Dave Baxter)

Roger the chairman showing us how it should be done. (picture by Dave Baxter)

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Jonathan Smith in his new toy cocks a wheel on the downslope. (picture by Ian Williamson)

Jonathan Smith in his new toy cocks a wheel on the downslope. (picture by Ian Williamson)

That'll be steep then... (picture by Ian Williamson)

That’ll be steep then… (picture by Ian Williamson)

Ian sets off down the slope. (picture by Mark Richardson)

Ian sets off down the slope. (picture by Mark Richardson)


George (that's me by the way) in another Series III on a bit of a side slope. (picture by Ian Williamson)

George (that’s me by the way) in another Series III on a bit of a side slope. (picture by Ian Williamson)


George heading downwards, wing mirror folded to avoid the cane - breathe in! (picture by Ian Williamson)

George heading downwards, wing mirror folded to avoid the cane – breathe in! (picture by Ian Williamson)


Ian lining up for the gate off the bottom of the slope (picture by Mark Richardson)

Ian lining up for the gate off the bottom of the slope (picture by Mark Richardson)


Gavin in his shiny Disco tests the braking effect of his automatic gearbox. (picture by Ian Williamson)

Gavin in his shiny Disco tests the braking effect of his automatic gearbox. (picture by Ian Williamson)


The Rangie, trying an alternative line, refuses the slope, burying the bumper into the countryside in the attempt.  (picture by Ian Williamson)

The Rangie, trying an alternative line, refuses the slope, burying the bumper into the countryside in the attempt.
(picture by Ian Williamson)


Jonathan fails on his attempt to top the slope and takes out a cane as he slides sideways. (picture by Ian Williamson)

Jonathan fails on his attempt to top the slope and takes out a cane as he slides sideways.
(picture by Ian Williamson)


But he gets there eventually, with the help of his "magic switches", that's locking axle differentials to you and me, which means it didn't count. (picture by Ian Williamson)

But he gets there eventually, with the help of his “magic switches”, that’s locking axle differentials to you and me,
which means it didn’t count. (picture by Ian Williamson)


Jonathans new motor appears to have a non Land Rover approved accessory, but what exactly is it? (picture by Dave Baxter)

Jonathans new motor appears to have a non Land Rover approved accessory, but what exactly is it?
(picture by Dave Baxter)

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