1976:Vauxhall Magnum, 12th
“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.”