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Alan Healey Memorial Rally Cadwell Park 9th April 2017

Clear blue skies and sun all day long - with the possible exception of Angelsey I don't think theres a more scenic track in the UK. It was a well attended setting for the Alan Healey Memorial Cadwell Park Stages Rally, the final round of the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship. I'm not a regular rally goer so it made a pleasant change to try something a little different.



Andy Graham / Ian Owen, Ford Escort MK2 RS
First stop was the chicane between the Mountain and Mansfield. Decent shots were possible but glare on the windscreen obscured the driver and co-driver a little. Andy Graham / Ian Owen, Ford Escort MK2 RS

Chris West / Keith Hounslow, Peugeot 306 Maxi
On to the start I tried to capture wheelspin as the cars set off but couldn't quite get it right. Eventual overall winners Chris West / Keith Hounslow, Peugeot 306 Maxi

Stuart Ranby / Ian Bass, Ford Escort MKII
Theres always some good photographic opportunities along the Hall Bends. The cars travelling in the reverse direction were light over the crests adding a little interest. Stuart Ranby / Ian Bass, Ford Escort MKII

Chris Bellamy /  Ashlie Thorpe Honda Civic VTI
While at the Hall Bends I tried to get some shots of thro the cutouts and open windows as the cars passed. I liked this one the most although unfortunately theres no impression of speed. Chris Bellamy / Ashlie Thorpe Honda Civic VTI

David Tinn/ Giles Dykes, MEM Proton Satria Nero
3rd Overall David Tinn/ Giles Dykes, MEM Proton Satria Nero

Subaru
This sharp turn caused problems for a number of cars

Chris Bellamy /  Ashlie Thorpe Honda Civic VTI
Catching up with a slower car this looked like it could end badly

Chris Bellamy /  Ashlie Thorpe Honda Civic VTI
…and it did, both cars out!

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Alan Healy Memorial Rally Cadwell Park 10th April 2016

This was an event I wanted to see last year but for some reason that I can't remember I never got around to it. It was a nice bright day but the cold light wind cut through you on the more exposed parts of the circuit - a good incentive to keep walking around the circuit! A good days action if not a little odd to see cars negotiating the circuit in the opposite direction.


Darrian T90GTR+

Ashley Fields in his impressive Darrian T90GTR+ before….

Darrian T90GTR+

…..his eventual retirement later in the day.

Steve Quigley

Steve Quigley on on three wheels through the paddock in his 2 litre Renault Clio.

Stuart Ranby  Mk2 Escort

Not to be outdone Stuart Ranby in his Mk2 Escort out on the circuit.

David Tinn Proton Satria S2500

Event winner David Tinn - Proton Satria S2500

Mike English Ford Escort Mk2 RS

Mike English - Ford Escort Mk2 RS

Dave Welch Talbot Sunbeam

Dave Welch - Talbot Sunbeam

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