CHALLENGE 1. Derek Ayson / Gavin Mcdermott (Ford Escort MKII FJ20) Ed Mulligan / Tony Brandon (BMW E30 325i) Brodie Anderson / Brad Lyons (Ford Escort MKII) 2. 3. overall winners Evans and Williams in their Evans-built (No. 5) RS1800 Escort Defending rally title-holder Vince Bristow and co-driver Tim Sayer were plagued by gearbox and driveline issues in Bristow’s hard-driven (No. 1) RS1800 Ford Mustang (No. 41) of expat-kiwi Warren Briggs and Gerry Bashford was a welcome change from MKII Ford Escorts Winners of the Challenge class, run concurrently, were Derek Ayson and co-driver Gavin Mcdermott in Ayson’s Nissan-engined No. 30 Ford Escort One of only two non-escorts in the final top 10 was the Allan Dippie / Paul Coghill (No. 9) Porsche 911S, which finished third Husband and wife pair Brian and Anne Stokes (No. 3 MKII Ford Escort RS1800) were a serious overall threat before being slowed by off-road excursions.