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Monthly Archives: August 2009

Mewla 09 (13)Damp conditions and drizzle for most of the day made the Mewla most autumnal, but with one of the best quality fields set to tackle the ranges in years all was set for an excllent event. The conditions made tyre choice a lottery and with several delays and cancelled stages the event was very stop start. The initial pace was set by Chris Jones & Ashley Trimble (Focaru) before Peter Lloyd & Graham Handley (Impreza WRC) took over at the top. Once the longer stages came in to play Melvyn Evans & Sean Mullally took over at the top, in their Impreza WRC, but with two stages to go an engine fault lead to their retirement at service. Peter Lloyd took over at the top, which he held until the end of the event, to make August a great month for the reigning King of Epynt. Read More »


Richard Burns 09 (17)Just under 100 crews descended upon RAF Marham for the 2nd running of the Richard Burns Memorial Rally and the rate of attrition was high. It was the Impreza WRC of Ray Brammer & Matthew Whattam that took victory by half a minute from the Focus WRC of Dick Mauger & Steve McNulty. Completing the podium were Chris Wood & Ian Emmerson in the ex-Works Astra Kit Car. It was good to see Mark Higgins competing in the Aston Martin Vantage but sadly the car only lasted one stage, whilst the sister car kept running for the rest of the event making it the best sounding car. Read More »

Harry Flatters 09 (4)Tragedy struck on this years Harry Flatters when life long rally enthusiast John Phillips was hit in a freak accident. Whilst the rally continued, a dark cloud was left over the events proceedings. In the rally an intense battle was played out between Mark Solloway and Gwyndaf Evans. Solloway, co-driven by Den Golding, held a slender one second lead overnight and the Epynt specialist locked horns all day with the former British Champion until Gwyndaf’s car expired after the final stage. Terry Brown & Will Rogers took second a somewhat distant two and a half minutes behind with Julian Reynolds & Ian Oakey close behind in third, making it an all Escort MkII and Classic top three.

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