Rally fans flocked down to Wiltshire for this years Rallyday, to see a great collection of rally cars from years gone by. Along with a beautiful collection of Richard Burns machines, to celebrate 20 years since claiming his World Rally Championship crown. Amongst many stories from England’s one and only WRC Champion’s past life and career from those closest to him.
Plenty of action out on the Castle Combe race track too. From car clubs to WRC cars, giving great demonstration runs. From the famous 555 livered Subaru Impreza, used by Carlos Sainz on the Acropolis Rally of 94, to the beautiful Hannu Mikkola’s Audi Quattro E2, which was definitely one of the stars of the show. With James Bond’s Stunt driver & BRC Champion Mark Higgins and WRC driver Craig Breen, sharing the driving duties of the Group B Monster, with a massive Monster smile on their faces. Drivers were also interviewed on stage by Colin Clark & Howard Davis, with great stories and thoughts on rallying’s past & present, from the likes of Nicky Grist, Craig Breen & Mark Higgins.
In the main paddock area, was a variety of displays, from a beautiful collection of 1970’s Lancia Stratos in many livery forms, from Alitalia to Martini colours, plus the odd Ford RS200’s sitting stunning in white. Amongst a vast collection of Subaru’s, Fords, Evo’s and even a small collection of Hillman Imp’s. Something for every generation of rally fans to look and talk about.
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