New venues, but still the Ilkley Jubilee
The Ilkley Jubilee Historic Rally 2014
After an absence of two years I went back to Yorkshire to photograph a Autosessive HRCR Clubmans Championship round, the Ilkley Jubilee. With a new start and finish venue, and new test site, as well as some old favourites with a new twist the event was once again well organised and promoted by Ilkley & District Motor Club. Still under the guiding hand of Clerk of the Course Henry Carr, the event took competitors on the figure of eight route, with lunch and afternoon tea in Pateley Bridge being at the centre of it.
With several fancied crews picking up penalties the beginning of the day, the route and navigation certainly gave everyone a testing day. Talking of 'testing', there was a new test site for the event, at Hildebrand Barracks, on the outskirts of Harrogate, for the first three tests and extra areas had been found at Coldstones Quarry, (home of the Coldstones Cut), including a cracking one around the quarry stone store area in the afternoon.
Howard Warren and Paul Bosdet go mountain climbing in a 911!
As the photos show, some found it a bit more 'loose' than they were expecting, and one or two mountain climbing moments occurred!
At the end of the day it was the sideways Escort of John Ruddock and Andy Pullan that took first overall,
John Ruddock/Andy Pullan at Hildebrand Barracks, Harrogate in the background.
followed by 2013 LeJog winners Andrew Buzzard & Robb Lynne, in their rejuvinated Alfa Romeo Guilia Sprint
That'll be two fingers for second overall then Andy?
and third went to the orange Porsche 911 of Howard Warren & Paul Bosdet, their shopping trip obviously shorter that some other crews!
And first in Class E, went to the MG Maestro of Suzanne and Tyler Barker, their Avenger from last year having been pensioned off, or was that 'rotted away'?
That's right Tyler, show her the way to go!
And the best car, IMHO, on the event, was the DKW F93 Sondrklasse of Darren Everitt & Susan Dixon, the noise was amazing, not to mention the lean angles?
yes it's a DKW F93 Sondrklasse Darren Everitt & Susan Dixon in a DKW F93 Sondrklasse
The weather was dry for us, despite a few black cloud moments, just a shame they happened on the road sections, not letting the scenery show it's best in the photographs.
Keywords: Classic Car, Classic Rally Car, Driving Tests, HRCR, HRCR Clubmans Championship, Ilkley Jubilee, Motorsport, Old Cars, Rally Car, Rally Competitors, Regularity section, Road Rally, Tony Large
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