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The 1935 MCC London-Exeter Trial took place on the 27th & 28th December 1935, competitors starting from Virginia Water in Surrey. Cars commenced leaving from 11:27 PM on Thursday evening onwards, travelling through the night to the breakfast control point in Exeter. Minor owner J Lyle was a regular competitor at these national trials in his 1932 Two-seater (KJ 5909). The two images shown here were both taken on Simms Hill in Devon where the Minor clearly needed assistance in order to scale the summit. Had the climb been unaided Lyle would have qualified for a ‘Simms Hill’ Trophy to go along with his Silver Award presented by the Motor Cycle Club. (Images: LATplate C7803 & Morris Owner clipping from February 1936 edition)