1996: Porsche 911, RAC In­ter­na­tional His­toric, 1st

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“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.”

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