Glasgow Green Trials


1997 story about the Glasgow Green Trials, an all-day funkhana held near Cincinnati for the Ohio Chapter of the New England MGT register.

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“If You Build It, They Will Come…”

Moss Motors Magazine article: Winter 1997

We are all familiar with the Field of Dreams quotation, but what if someone cut an octagon-shaped maze in an Ohio cornfield and asked MG drivers to take their cars through it? Well, they built it and they came! Nearly 50 MG cars, mostly T-types attempted to solve the puzzle as part of the Glasgow Green Trials, a daylong driving skills event sponsored by the Ohio Chapter of the NEMGTR (New England MG T Register).

John Olman, an MG enthusiast and owner of the farm began planning the maze over a year ago. He enlisted the help of Adrian Fisher a noted English maze designer and when completed the maze measured 315 feet across, in corn eight feet high! Covering over two acres there were over 2300 feet of nine-foot wide trails. Only a single car was allowed in the maze at any time and it required seven turns to exit the puzzle correctly, for which a bogey time of eight minutes was allowed. The winners were Doug and Spencer White in a ’59 MGA, and we’re delighted to report that only one entrant got lost and needed assistance!

Certainly a challenge, as our photos by John Olman show. Congratulations to all involved for something just a little different!