1990: Ford Sierra RS Cos­worth RS, re­tired

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“Colin and I both had new and iden­ti­cal four-wheel-drive Sier­ras for this event – his was run by RED while Mike Lit­tle ran mine. There was def­i­nitely a feel­ing that some­thing could be done with a re­ally com­pet­i­tive car. Un­for­tu­nately, I crashed re­ally early on (SS3, Scun­thorpe) in the fog. After that, I just fol­lowed Colin – Alis­ter hadn’t started the RAC that year.

“I was in a bit of a dif­fi­cult po­si­tion though, how could I give Colin any ad­vice? It was def­i­nitely a case of ‘do as I say not do as I do!’ In the end, he didn’t re­ally need any ad­vice and drove very well. Yes, there was the odd mo­ment here and there – don’t for­get this was the event that the door on Derek’s [Ringer, co-driver] side of the car was held shut with the bolt from a farm gate! They fin­ished and set some fastest times and some re­ally, re­ally good times. That was the rally which helped to set ev­ery­thing up. After that, we had noth­ing, but then David Richards called with a plan…”

Colin’s car was worse for ware

OC­TO­BER 26 2016

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