David Stokes 1947-2016

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

David Stokes was one of eight brothers and sis­ters from Woot­ton-un­der-edge in Glouces­ter­shire.

In 1968, on his hon­ey­moon with Sue, he watched Roger Clark on the Scot­tish Rally and was in­spired.

He started with a Ford Anglia and soon moved into Es­corts as he climbed the UK ral­ly­ing lad­der.

He won the 1976 Cas­trol/ Au­tosport na­tional ti­tle and fin­ished third in both 1978 and 1979 be­hind Mal­colm Wil­son and Jimmy Mcrae.

How­ever, a big ac­ci­dent in Pen­machno early in 1980 left him quite badly hurt and he ef­fec­tively stopped ral­ly­ing for 20 years.

The come­back fi­nally came in 2002 in his­torics with his beloved Es­cort Mk1.

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