Roy Cath­cart

Motor Sport News - - Rally News - Brian and Liz Patterson

Well known Fer­managh busi­ness man and rally afi­cionado Roy Cath­cart died peace­fully on Fe­bru­ary 25 fol­low­ing a long ill­ness.

In the early 1970s Roy pur­chased Roger Clark’s Rac-win­ning Ford Es­cort ‘LVX 942J’ and thus be­gan a long as­so­ci­a­tion with rally Fords, a col­lec­tion of which was one of Roy’s pas­sions.

He was a handy driver too, and in ’78 was fourth on the Ul­ster Rally in an ex-ber­tie Fisher Es­cort. Over the fol­low­ing years he fig­ured highly in events all over Bri­tain and built up a great as­so­ci­a­tion with Mal­colm Wil­son. Along with co-driver Harold Mont­gomery, Roy won events as var­ied as the ’79 Hell­fire, the ’82 Boreen Rally, the ’83 Trossachs Rally and in ’86 the Mal­colm Wil­son Rally.

Roy was a rally man through and through, and great and en­thu­si­as­tic com­pany. He was 69 years old when he died. Roy was the father to Richard and Matthew, brother of Ian and un­cle of the late Ti­mothy Cath­cart. To all his fam­ily and friends we of­fer our deep­est con­do­lences.

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