Evans builds a Ford for Silver Fern bid
Ford Escort rally driver and builder Meirion Evans will concentrate his season’s rallying into one event when he tackles the Silver Fern Rally in New Zealand at the end of the year.
The Welshman currently has a new Escort Mk2 in build for the week-long gravel rally and says that he will not have time for any other rallies this season due to a business expansion.
The car he used on last year’s British Historic Rally Championship was sold to New Zealand over the winter and is now competing in the local historic championship.
“There will be time to go and do the Silver Fern the end of the season,” said Evans. “I’ve only been there on holiday before. It is a year’s rallying in a week and I intend to finish.”
He will complete shakedown testing of the new car before it is shipped to New Zealand.