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Millsy

Please tell me I am not dreaming this...

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Would anybody around my age please confirm that many years ago, I'm talking about the sixties here, when weather meant the cancellation of sports events the BBC would fill the vacant hours on Grandstand with films of off-roading competitions between army lorries and things like mini mokes and hafflingers? I am sure I am not dreaming this - I think it was even given a special name. 

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I can remember it, that was when we had sport on Saturday afternoons and they used this as fillers when there were cancellations or just not much on during the winter.

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Thanks all - that's very comforting. Autopoint is a name that does ring a bell. 

Just found a Grandstand listing from Feb 1967 Commentator naturally Raymond Baxter

Autopoint from Hampshire: The British Army Motoring Association v. The London Motor Club
Motorised point-to-point over rough country.
(By permission of the Commandant, Army Mechanical Transport School, Col. J.W. Hilder)

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