The Big One - London Sydney Classic Marathon Rally 2014

May 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The Big OneDate: Saturday 10th May 2014 - Location: Epynt Range Roads, South Wales, Leg 4 of the Sydney London Classic Marathon Rally

'The Big One' ended with a 'sting in the tail', a days rallying on the Epynt Range Roads of South Wales! Not surprising really as Mark Solloway, proprietor of well known preparation company Historic Rally Sport and Event Director of the event comes from Wales!

The Sydney-London Classic Marathon Rally, to give it it's full title started in Australia on the 12th April, and finish in the UK on 11th May.  Legs 1 & 2 were 'down under', the cars then flown to Turkey, to begin Legs 3 & 4 in Europe, the competition finishing on Epynt.

I am grateful to have a collection of photos on my site of that last days competition from Award winning photographer Mark Griffin and his father Alan.  The weather was mixed unfortunately, being driving rain one side of the ranges, to drier on the other, but nevertheless Mark & Alan stood their ground and got a fine record of the competitors in very trying weather conditions.  I think their cameras have now all dried out!

At the end of 30 days rallying first overall in the Competition category went to Geoff Olholm/John Doble, car 1, a Datsun 260Z.

 

Geoff Olholm/John Doble in their Datsun 260Z tackling 'Four Ways' Only a little bit wet!

Whilst Challenge Winners were Eric Claeys / Rene Declercoq, car C1,  a Toyota HiLux 

The Toyota HiLux of Eric Claeys / Rene Declercoq. Not every day you see a competition HiLux on Epynt.


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