Category: Non-competitor reports

“That’s it for another year!”

By David Love, Have you ever wondered how a newly married wife feels when she has to feed her new in-laws for the first time. There’s the worry of what she needs to make the meal a success, then there’s the gathering together of…

Greystoke Thanks

By Phil Raffel Many thanks to the Sprite team’s invite to marshal on the Greystoke stages. The weather was hot and sunny, and the dust was taking about two minutes to settle after the cars had passed.  There were a few close calls at…

The Disorganised Organiser – Pt 2.

By David Love Where was I, oh yes, three weeks until the rally and starting on the Goodie Bags.  The Stage Commanders meeting would be held on the following Sunday so on the Wednesday night I got together with Chris Walker and Les Bellingham…

The Disorganised Organiser

 By David Love Have you ever wanted to be a member of a rally organising committee?  No!  Sensible person.  The word committee is a big clue, it means that you have to be committed but I think it’s more likely you should be committed. …

Behind the scenes on the 2012 Donnelly Group Circuit of Ireland.

By Eric Ritchie 4 a.m. and alarms are going off all over Carlisle and Brampton!  Me, I’m tucked up in bed in my Newcastle hotel room, with another hour to go before I am also rudely awakened. Our rendezvous, Newcastle Airport, at 6 a.m….

Hexham Historic Rally – A Marshal’s Ramblings

By Dave Love 5pm Satruday 19th of November, Chris Walker and I are headed over to Humshaugh to sign on then man 2 controls on the Hexham Historic / John Robson Navigational Rally. I’m sure getting to signing on is part of the event,…

A Different side to rallying.

By David Love Most if not all of us will have been at a Spectator Special Stage in the grounds of a stately house at one time or another and have seen people being dropped off at the house. They then disappear inside only…

Galloway Hills 2010

By George Rutherford This year I was enrolled for management car duties as son David and Garry Russell in their Nova and it was interesting to hear the various comments regarding the weather and the cancellation of the Grizedale Stages. Above: David Rutherford &…