The Hughes Rally preview by Tom Wilson Chief Marshal
The Hughes Rally organised by Blackpalfrey Motor Club is our next HRCR / MSN Championship round, starting and finishing at The Moat, Wrotham, Kent
The Rally has attracted some top competitors including all the podium winners from the last event; Ian Crammond-Matthew Vokes Mercedes 280SL, Richard Isherwood-Ian Canavan VW Golf GT, and James Griffiths-James Howell Mini 1275 GT plus many other potential winners.
And that’s not all, Fred Gallagher, the ex-works co-driver for Bjon Waldegard, Tony Pond, Henri Toivonen and Ari Vatanen, is navigating for Neil Oatley in a Lancia Rally 1.3 Rally. Also, Martin Phaff’s guest driver in his Lancia Fulvia 1.3 is the motorsport journalist and commentator Tony Jardine. Tony has worked in Formula one for Brabham, McLaren and Lotus and has competed in 10 Network Q Rally GBs, artic rallies and many other events. Tony is highly competitive so it will be interesting to see which Fulvia finishes highest.
Elliot Dale-Charlotte Ryall, photo by Will Broadhead
Yet another interesting crew Elliot Dale-Charlotte Ryall, Elliot rowed across the Atlantic- not once but twice there and back in one go! He obviously likes it tough as he completed a snowy and frozen LeJog in a Derby Bentley. They have forgone the appeal of the Bentley for an Escort on our event, let’s see how he copes with Mereworth Woods