Don Barrow - Tour of Cheshire Historic Road Rally 2018 HRCR Championship


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Clerk of the Course

Marshals please see the Marshals page for the latest info

Hotting up for 29th September

The last few weeks have been pretty busy with the team gearing up (for the second time) to the deliver the 2018 ToC following the postponement of the event planned for 3rd March due to the 'Beast from the East'.

With a number of venues not being available on 29th September we've had to source replacements. Beeston Cattle Market is again not available to us as there is a rare breeds sale that day - our two dates are the only days in 2018 that the market is being commercially used on a weekend - typical!. We are therefore very grateful to Blackhurst Garages, Whitchurch for the use of their facilities for Friday evening scruntineering. The good news on test venues is that we have got Oulton Park for a couple of tests on their rally stage which should be fun, especially if it's wet.

Whilst all the preparation had been completed for March we've now had to go through all the competitors and officials' packs to see what we could salvage for September and what needed redoing. At least these exercises and our team meetings have been outside, not something we can usually do with an event in March.

Another job that had to be redone was the route PRing - all 1,250 houses again and that task is almost complete. It is amazing how different the lanes look compared to January with all the year's growth on the verges and hedgerows - hopefully the marshals can find their posts with the aid of my January pictures and our paint marks - now somewhere in the undergrowth.

I'm amazed we still have enquiries about entering the event. Most are concerned about the entry list being full, with a number of crews on the reserves list. All I can say is thank you for your support for our event and I really hope we can provide all the reserves with a run on the event - we have in past years. If for any reason you are not going to be able to compete on 29th September, please let the entry secretary know as soon as possible so we can confirm to a reserve entry that they have a run and they can book accommodation etc.

If you're not out competing but are free on the day we would be very happy to have your help marshalling on a test or road section. We have about 250 locations that need a marshal on the day. Please contact the chief marshals

We have a marshals' briefing evening on Thursday 20th September at the Bulls Head, Davenham at 8pm - just off the A556 Northwich by-pass; OS 118 MR 661712 Postcode CW9 8NA - and we'd be pleased to see any marshals who can make that evening when we will give an outline of what the team have planned for the day.


Mike Harrison - Clerk of the Course - 17-08-2018

A few of Tony Large's pics

Kindly drop me off at the front entrance.
My good man

I definitely did NOT go on the grass
So there!

Navigating through a Cloud Burst
So I thought

And we were even up to our arm pits
on one Test

What a Saint? He was one of the most dashing
drivers on the Rally - Well done Sir

Beamer on full chat
Cath doing most of the chatting

It's a good job you went round that flood
Otherwise !!

The Maestro at work
Went quite well

Car wash Anyone
Well it saves washing afterwards

What a mean looking machine
Super Porsche 356 example

Oh to be a Marshal
Who's going to Clock In first

Previous Winners - Tour of Cheshire
2018 ? ? ?
2017 Howard Warren Iain Tullie Porsche 911
2016 Matt Warren Andy Pullan MK1 Ford Escort
2015 Matt Warren Guy Woodcock MK1 Ford Escort
2014 Andrew Mallagh Paul Harley Porsche 911
2013 Matthew Warren Cath Woodman MK1 Ford Escort
2012 John Ruddock David Taylor MK1 Ford Escort
2011 Howard Warren Cath Woodman Porsche 911
2010 Howard Warren Cath Woodman Porsche 911
2009 Neil Dowie David Taylor Triumph GT6
2008 Bob Taylor Jeanne Taylor Austin Mini
2007 Paul Hernaman "Crow" Porsche 911

National B
2006 Jim Deacon & Dave Wilson Escort RS2000 Peter & James Opie Triumph TR3A
2005 Nick Payne & Anthony Preston Ford Cortina MK1 Mike Tomlin & Peter Ward Alvis TL 12/60
2004 Adam Wiseberg & Cath Woodman Porsche 911 No Clubmans this year :

2018 HRCR Premier Rally Championship
2018 ANWCC Historic Road Rally Championship
2018 HRCR Hagerty Insurance Clubmans Road Rally Championship
Provisional List
March 25th North Yorkshire Classic Yorkshire
April 15th Ilkley Jubilee Yorkshire
May 19th Leukaemia Rally South Wales
June 2nd Hughes Rally Kent
June 16th East Anglian Classic Norfolk
July 21st Ross Traders Hereford
August 12th St Wilfrids Classic Yorkshire
September 1st Vale of Clwyd Classic North Wales
September 29th Tour of Cheshire Cheshire
October 20th Devils Own Lakeland


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