British Historic Rally Championship – Mid Wales Historic Stages

Hi again, fresh from my most recent event, which was the opening round of the British Historic Rally Championship. Bit of background of the event and the winner etc below:

The opening round of the hugely popular British Historic Rally Championship took place earlier this month on the Mid Wales Stages. The event attracted a superb entry, and used iconic stages familiar with WRC fans everywhere – Hafren, Myherin and Sweet Lamb.

The event is traditionally held in the middle of Summer, which usually means plenty of sunshine, warm temperatures and very dusty conditions for the drivers.

This year however, the event ran much earlier in March and overnight rain meant wet, cold and slippery conditions for the early morning stages in Hafren and Sweet Lamb.

By contrast however, the afternoon stages within the Myherin complex were the complete opposite where the crews were greeted with unseasonably dry and dusty conditions.

The pace at the front was ferocious, with the top seeded Ford Escort crews of Nick Elliott / Dave Price and Julian Reynolds / Ian Oakey swapping stage times for much of the day.

Heading into the final stage of the day, a 10km blast through Myherin, Elliott held a slender four second advantage over Reynolds.

But in a stunning display, Reynolds finished the stage a full five seconds quicker – giving him a dramatic victory by just one second.

FYI, the pictures and the texts are not related. I’ll make the arrangement in my future postings. Until then, see you at the next rally.

Editorial : Rhodri

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3 Responses to “British Historic Rally Championship – Mid Wales Historic Stages”
  1. ijat says:

    nothing can be the escorts on historic rally!
    would be nice to have any of the escort flying/sliding as a desktop

  2. Rhodri says:

    Hi Frank, there were plenty of spectators out on the event as the BHRC is the most popular championship in the UK at the moment. The locations I was shooting at quite remote, and away from the main spectator points.

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  1. Frank says:

    This is super nice shots, historic rally cars with nice scenery, apparently not many are into the classics seeming that there is not much people watching by the roadside unlike WRC.

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