1976:Vaux­hall Mag­num, 12th

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“I had been ral­ly­ing for a cou­ple of years when I did my first RAC. Ear­lier in 1976, I’d done the Cir­cuit of Ire­land, so I had a bit of an idea what long ral­lies were like. But that first RAC was still a bit of a shock when you were out of your bed and driv­ing for two nights. It was fan­tas­tic, a real ad­ven­ture.

“I re­mem­ber hav­ing a great bat­tle with Bror Daniels­son for the Group 1 win. Even­tu­ally we fin­ished se­cond and 12th over­all – I was pretty pleased with that for my first time on the event. It was so dif­fer­ent to how it is now. We were driv­ing for the SMT Vaux­hall team, but we had help from the Dealer Team Vaux­hall and had ser­vice after just about ev­ery stage.”

Tough de­but fight in this Mag­num

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