CEL­E­BRA­TION OF THE PEU­GEOT CHAL­LENGE

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There’s not a sin­gle se­ries that can lay claim to nur­tur­ing as much ta­lent in British ral­ly­ing as the Peu­geot Chal­lenge, ad­mit­ted­lyin its many forms, and in 2019 it is 30 years since the first.

The year be­fore it was in­au­gu­rated, leg­endary Peu­geot team boss Des O’dell tested the for­mula on three driv­ers, one of them be­ing Colin Mcrae, while Richard Burns, Jonny Mil­ner, David and Mark Hig­gins, Kevin Furber, Mark Fisher and Kris Meeke all won or com­peted in the chal­lenge in var­i­ous forms.

Static and mov­ing dis­plays will run along­side Race Retro at Stoneleigh Park on Fe­bru­ary 23 – a for­mer Peu­geot favourite for test­ing – while an even­ing meal will take place at the Wood­side Ho­tel where the likes of Henri Toivo­nen inked their Peu­geot con­tracts.

I’m sure MN will be cel­e­brat­ing the his­tory of this great se­ries through the year, and I can’t wait to hear some of the sto­ries un­earthed. A wel­come spade­ful of nos­tal­gia.

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