For the inaugural competition, March 2nd and 3rd 2002, ten invited teams, each comprising two vehicles, were drawn to compete for this trophy as a part of the “Muddy Truckers Trophy”. The event would consist of 2 days of competition with driving challenges, navigational challenges and some more cerebral tasks along the way.
The event took place in and around Duns in the Scottish Borders area.
1st place and the Steve Maddison Memorial Trophy went, fittingly, to Steve Maddison’s old team mates in “Team Ibex”, Neil Redpath, Patrick Smart, Steve Barras (Wendy Maddison’s brother) and Malcolm Watson with a total of 4870 points, this despite Neil spending a good part of Sunday with 3 wheel drive. 2nd place went to the team of Alan Wormald and Richard Ibbotson with 3875 points, 3rd place went to the team of Barry Plockrose and Tony Baskill with 3800 points.