1996: Porsche 911, RAC International Historic, 1st
“By this point, I had started to do a few more rallies in historic cars. I’d done the RAC the year before and it was pretty straightforward, but when it came to 1996, there was a fair bit of snow and ice around. We were running through Yorkshire from memory, starting up in Leeds.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, I’d tried to be a bit careful with these historic cars and when I saw some bits of the route for 1996 I thought: ‘Oh, bloody hell, there’s pot holes everywhere…’ I wondered if the car would make it through. We were in a Tuthill car that year, I think. It made it through and it took everything we could throw at it.
Even despite the conditions, we were really pushing on and having so much fun. When you got it right in those cars, the feeling was great. We won by more than three minutes.”