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  • Tour of Flanders Legs 2 & 3

    The second day dawned bright and early with a loop of 5 stages to be run three times and at least it would mostly be dry with a few heavy showers before once again the heavens opened for the night time stages. The longest stage of the rally Passendale at 20 kilometres would be Continue reading »

  • Tour of Flanders Leg 1

    Rikki Proffitt and Graham Wild dominated the 60th running of the Tour of Flanders by winning the majority of stages in their 1965 Porsche 911 and finishing 38th overall out of a mixed field of 100 modern and historic crews. Organisers had laid on a tough route for competitors with more than 100 miles Continue reading »

  • Brawdy delight for Smekss & Neale

    It was smiles all around for Adrian Smekss and Chris Neale after the pair took the West Wales Rally Spares HRCR Stage Masters honours at the recent Brawdy Stages. The military venue is classed as single venue but in the 8 to 9 mile stages there is a mixture of everything for fast perimeter Continue reading »

  • Four seasons in one day

    Rudi Lancaster and Guy Weaver dominated the Red Kite Stages more than two-and-a-half-minute difference to second place Pete Littler and Andy Marchbank. The Devonian looked absolutely shattered putting so much work into the steering wheel on the superb stages where he went banzai trying to put a marker down to his competitors.   Even Continue reading »

  • A ‘Littler’ Bit More….

    A tough and long day greeted crews for the 2019 Plains Rally which was a case of endurance and picking your way through the tracks which in some cases had turned into rubble.   Pete Littler is trying to get as much seat time as possible and had to make some big changes to Continue reading »

  • Gardner dominates on Epynt

    For the second year in a row Jason Gardner headed home the West Wales Rally Spares HRCR Stage Master contenders, with more than a minute in hand on his closest rival Mike Simpson. Only a handful of seconds separated this pair until stage 6 which is where that stage started on gravel and went Continue reading »

  • Ward wins RallyNuts stages 2019

    Steve Ward and Mike Crawford finally took maximum points after a dusty and summer like Rallynuts Stages rally in mid-Wales.   The Ford Escort pairing had a torrid 2018 with mechanical breakdown following mechanical breakdown, but a more relaxed Steve was quietly confident that the changes made to the car including a new gearbox Continue reading »

  • Record breaking Stage Masters season starts

    Mike Simpson and Dale Gibbons started their campaign with a start to finish victory on the extremely slippy roads on the grounds of Weston Park near Telford. Owen Motor Club had organised a 10-stage rally, all ran in pairs with four running through the notorious ford which saw the demise of most of the Continue reading »

  • Round One – AGBO Preview

    Mintex HRCR Stage Masters Challenge 2019  A new season and a new challenge awaits the 30 registered crews as the 2019 curtain-raiser is finally upon us, with the Owen Motor Club Jasper’s Bakery AGBO stages providing an exciting first round of the campaign.   The popular one-day historic ONLY event offers some smooth but Continue reading »

  • 2019 – The Best Ever!

    Organisers of the 2019 Mintex HRCR Stage Masters Challenge have been overwhelmed by the number of registrations for the 11-round series. The HRCR Open Day at Gaydon saw 25 crew’s sign-up; we look forward to the return of Stuart Anderson in the Vauxhall Chevette, he’ll be joined in class D4 by Mike and Doug Continue reading »

  • Killarney Historic Stages Rally 2018

    The event had the good fortune of staying dry given the rain on previous days. The conditions were slippery especially on the first stage, Molls gap with it’s rock lined path to the famous pinnacle. Guy Weavers good result was in doubt when the car had a fuel pump malfunction on stage 6. Thankfully Continue reading »

  • Revamped HRCR Championships for 2019

    Good News for 2019…. The HRCR are pleased to announce a major overhaul to their current stage championships. To reflect the increasing success and number of competitors The Mini Sport Cup, in its tenth year, will now become a stand-alone championship, probably the biggest single-model historic championship in the world. The championship will consist Continue reading »