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GeoffCPosted - 17 May 2017 : 11:56:15
The full route has now been released for this 4 day classic event Fri 10th Nov to Mon 13th Nov. Scrutineering will take place at Leominster on Thursday 9th Nov.

http://racrally.org/roger-albert-clark-rally/most-recent-news

With at least 8 Saabs entering, this event is not to be missed!
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WoodyPosted - 15 Nov 2017 : 19:12:53
Well done to all.
Watched some Youtube films. Too Many Escorts, but then what's new.
ANPPosted - 14 Nov 2017 : 22:11:50
Dave, Steve and John from Malbrad deserve massive praise for preparing our now silver 96. The black variant was good, the silver car was brilliant.
The car flew down the stages, the final drive in the gear box gears the car for acceleration rather than massive top speed but I glanced up from my notes on a particularly long straight in the Falstone stage on Monday to see 98 mph on my trip meter. I quickly looked back at my notes at that point! The grip, handling and speed of that car are amazing.
There were many high points in the rally: flicking on the spot lights into a pitch black forest, racing across moorland roads to make up time after hectic roadside service, Lynn's catering, pushing the car and ourselves to the max when exhausted, a few lows: broken front suspension in an extremely fast Kielder stage (wonderfully repaired by the Malbrad boys) and complete electrical failure mid stage (worryingly fixed by Colin "hot wiring" the ignition switch, where did he learn that one?) but maybe the highlight was Colin's awesome driving, especially in the 20 mile stage in Kielder when he caught and passed one of the high powered Mk 2 Escorts.
Steve has put a lot of photos of the car build on the Malbrad Facebook site, hopefully he will be able to put some of our in car video on there too. I'm useless with such stuff. I'm no good with social media things, sorry.
Nick
GeoffCPosted - 13 Nov 2017 : 15:03:46
Final results after 30 stages just coming through - great to see 5 Saabs out of the 7 that started make it through the final stage! Commiserations to Fran and Ceiriog who didn't make it.

http://results.djames.org.uk/results/overall.php?EventID=501&StageID=0&OverallPositions=OverallPositions&e=501&selection=all
andydeans3Posted - 13 Nov 2017 : 13:41:34
Damn, why did I miss this.....should have postponed my op.
Still hirpling!!!

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
James RanaldiPosted - 13 Nov 2017 : 09:39:12
Very interesting,
Thanks for posting

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
RhysNPosted - 13 Nov 2017 : 09:02:58
Great pics, thanks.
Betsy67Posted - 12 Nov 2017 : 19:40:45
Thanks for the photos. Great to see a 96 in action.
GeoffCPosted - 12 Nov 2017 : 17:25:07
More pics the 2 stroke was flying - some impressive times for so little BHP and they caught cars on some of the stages!!







GeoffCPosted - 12 Nov 2017 : 17:11:26
Sadly had to return home today so left the crews hard at it going through the Scottish stages. Finish tomorrow (Monday) with more stages in Kielder.

Tuthill's 96 now out with electrical failure



GeoffCPosted - 12 Nov 2017 : 17:02:31
Malbrad service team in action



GeoffCPosted - 12 Nov 2017 : 07:15:17
Clear skys bright sun in Keilder Saturday. Another great day and 6 of the Saabs still going. The crews have plenty of stories to tell, Jim's 99 running out of wheels and Gavin being baulked by a Lancia with a Rodant on the roof - perhaps the rodant should be facing backwards to tell the driver to get out of the way!!!! Frantic activity on Colin's 96 at Keilder service - pics to follow.
GeoffCPosted - 10 Nov 2017 : 22:38:25
Great spectating at Shelsley Walsh hill climb today. Into Keilder tomorrow.
andydeans3Posted - 08 Nov 2017 : 11:05:17
I would have hoped to make this. Unfortunately I'm having a small op on my left knee the morn, so will be somewhat mobility challenged.
No way.

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
GeoffCPosted - 06 Nov 2017 : 14:21:46
My plans have got a bit fragmented with the demise of one of the 96's which was entered (engine blown) so no longer servicing, but will be up for the Friday/Sat and a bit of Sunday hopefully to get some spectating in. Hopefully catch up with you Gavin at one of the service halts so best of luck to you.

I'll be looking out for Ratty and any other Saabists - definitely an event not to be missed!
rattyPosted - 05 Nov 2017 : 19:26:46
Have got my tickets for Friday Shelsley walsh and for Radnor/Epynt in the afternoon. Going to Leominster for scrutineering on the Thursday, hopefully see all the Saabs entered. This could be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see 8 cars of the right type competing in a serious rally. Anyone else going? Will probably be going in Saaburu 96 v4 colour Subaru world rally blue, no bumpers etc. for anyone who doesn't know. Or could come up in Ratty, tatty 96 v4 classic trials car. If I could get info.where to watch either Radnor or Epynt off road then I will definitely come up in Ratty. We often go where most 4x4 don't go! So anyone with local knowledge any directions as to where to watch unofficially?

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