Mull Mo­tor Sport Fest’s 2018 Targa Rally and Mor­nish Time Trial

An­other great line-up of mo­tor sport on the tra­di­tional Mull Rally week­end, Oc­to­ber 13-14, with the Beat­son’s Build­ing Sup­plies Targa Rally and Mor­nish Rally Time Trial

The Oban Times - - MULL MOTOR SPORT -

Cars, crews and spec­ta­tors are head­ing to Mull for an­other great week­end of the best of Scot­tish mo­tor sports.

The is­land comes alive with great com­pe­ti­tions and craic at the Beat­son’s Build­ing Sup­plies Targa Rally and Mor­nish Rally Time Trial. The Targa will be on Satur­day Oc­to­ber 13 and the Time Trial will be the next day on this week­end which is the usual date for the Mull Rally.

‘As you all know, we are again un­able to run a closed-road event this year, so we will be putting on a Targa rally and time trial. The events will be a com­bined ef­fort by the Guardians, Mull Car Club and Saltire Rally Club,’ said Don­ald Brown, from the Mull Rally Guardians.

‘We are still wait­ing on the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment to act, about whether the main event will be back next year.

‘We are de­lighted that Beat­son’s Build­ing Sup­plies will yet again be sup­port­ing the week­end ac­tiv­i­ties,’ he added.

‘There have been some changes to the stages; they are smoother in places this year than they were last year.’

The Mull an­nual Oc­to­ber event has earned a rep­u­ta­tion over the years as one of Scot­tish mo­tor sports favourite week­ends, with great ca­ma­raderie and sport­ing ac­tion, as pop­u­lar with is­landers as it is with com­peti­tors. The tra­di­tional Mull Rally week­end has a spe­cial place in Scot­land’s mo­tor sport cal­en­dar and in the hearts of com­peti­tors, spec­ta­tors and is­landers.

There are three is­land cars pre­par­ing to take part: Steven and Laura-Anne O’Don­nell with their 2002 Mini Cooper; Chris War­den with nav­i­ga­tor Ian Mills from Barnoldswick with a 2005 Ford Fi­esta and Kevin MacIver with Robin Ni­col­son from Largs in a Ford Ka.

The Guardians of the Mull Rally came to­gether af­ter the 2300 Club de­cided to pull out of or­gan­is­ing the event in 2010, to keep one of the main events on the is­land go­ing. The Guardians, with the help of many other peo­ple along the way, have man­aged to make it big­ger and bet­ter ev­ery year.

All im­ages cour­tesy of www.lind­saypho­to­

Steven O’Don­nell pow­er­ing through at last year’s event

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