By Barry Lindsay
Tyred Topics was A4 size back then with a B&W picture of Markku Alen on the cover (from the RAC which had been in Kershop months before). Editor was myself and it had been printed on a dot-matrix printer before photo copying on the SMC’s photocopier.
Spadeadam had run the Kershope Stage on the Lakeland Stages with Michael Lindsay being Stage Commander and SMC had manned the whole stage. Raymond Munro won the event from Dougie Watson Clark. Members competing were Phil Jobson in his Mk2 and Colin Richardson was in the RRS Corolla. After setting up and dismantling the stage I had commented I wanted Escort Cos running gear and a quick rack in the Transit Pickup….. That never happened if your still wondering!
Duckhams 12 Car had run, organised by Jerry Hettrick and the 67 mile route had attracted 11 crew, 2 of which went OTL. Nigel Bowers & Richard Todd won the event there third SMC 12 car on a row.
The first round of the 93 JG Thompson Rally championship had taken place at the Derwent Stages. Nick Taylor & J Neil were leading the championship. There was also a B & M Lindsay who had taken part in there first event in a Talbot Sunbeam!
The Nakdoth ran on the last Thursday of March to get extra daylight. Grant Inglis Organised it and 9 crews turned out. The event was won by Nick Hayes & Peter Sunley
The April Club Night was to be the AGM at Laversdale then the May club night was a Visit to BHP Motorsport hosted by Nick Hayes.
Novice & Beginners 12 Car series was to be run through out the summer months. Peter was running the first one from Kirkcambeck on 13th May
The end of 8 A4 pages. The last A4 edition from now on they were to be A5