Mud, glorious mud
Racing around the world, driving Cortinas round bobsleigh runs, competing in rallies, driving across the Sahara desert, racing ocean liners… you’d think that when Eric Jackson had a day off, he’d mow the lawn or something. But no.
Eric’s idea of relaxation was yet another form of motorsport – trialling – a sport he considers one of the most difficult. Here’s a piece from Motoring News:
When he’s not selling Fords in Barnsley – lots of ‘em, at that, Eric Jackson is usually out collecting ‘pots’ with one. He’s what they call an ‘all-rounder’ (terrible term, suggestive of over-indulgence on all fronts!), and to prove it he’s added the 1965 Trials Championship to the 1964 British Rally Championship.
Eric had two bouncers. Bouncers were an essential part of a trial. Shown above is Stan Hoxford. For many years previously, Eric’s bouncer was Trevor Spinks. Eric and Trevor won the BTRDA Gold Star in 1958.