After having a Re-spray and re-prep our Grp 'A' Subaru Impreza heads off down to RAF Cottesmore (leics) to compete in the 'Bickerton Skoda Centenary Stages' Rally.....
A great day was had by all. A few minor problems to sort out, but we ended the day a very creditable 5th Overall + 1st in Class...A fantastic result for Driver 'Howard Chopping' and his Co-Driver 'Jonathan Turnbull'...Especially after not being behind the wheel for nearly 12months....!
2006 Rally Season
2006 sees the introduction of a new addition to our garage. A genuine prodrive built Grp A Impreza. First outing at the North-West Stages in February gave a terrific start to the season with Howard and Jonathon finishing a brilliant 1st in class + 4th Overall, a really exciting weekend !!!
Next outing was SMC Stages at Weeton Camp....what a day !!! It rained so heavily that by the end of the day we had all decided that the North-Sea had most definitely been moved inland at least as far as Weeton :-) Unfortunately Howard by his own admission is a fairweather driver, so things didnt look good. But after the first few stages of disasters including the heated screen not working, a cracked wheel AND a Driveshaft problem he did actually manage to get his head round the water problem. A finish of 5th overall made a very long wet day seem much more worth while....
2005 Rally Season
The start of the 2005 Rally season begins with a top ten place on the North West Stages. Finishing in 9th position in our new built Impreza Grp A Car out of a field of 110 cars makes us very proud. Especially after gathering some time penalties for some unknown reason effectively cost us 6th place and a class position.Thanks to all involved !!
Rallying in 2004
Our 1st outing at the North West stages gave us a very creditable 12th, due to unfortunate time penalties with a timecard mix up, or we would have been well in to the top ten without them...
Rallying With HDC in 2003
Although we are still making adjustments to our Subaru Impreza Rally Car, it hasnt disgraced us this season.
Although we have only had a few outings the car has already had 2 class wins and hasn't finished out of the top ten....
Driver Howard Chopping and his navigator Jonathon Turnbull are looking forward to turning up the heat in 2004.
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