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2017 Mini Cooper Register Northumberland Borders Rally 2017

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2017 Mini Cooper Register Northumberland Borders Rally 2017

Postby Island Blue » 05 Oct 2017, 12:47

Just thought I would publicise this event on here for the benefit of those that aren't aware or have forgotten, here’s a brief summary of what’s on offer:

- fun afternoon of minimum of eight timed tests at a variety of venues on private land using mainly smooth tarmac and concrete surfaces, given the time of year.
- evening leg of PnB rallying on just under 90 miles (60 for Novices) of classic, wonderful, traffic-free, flowing roads of Northumberland
- navigation to suit all abilities, e.g. Novices get copies of the OS map with the route and controls marked on them
- quality start and finish venues at Cramlington, just to the north of Newcastle and close to the A1M and other major road links
- rest halt after the tests where food will be available and the results from the first leg
- entries open to members of other MSA member clubs including those of the HRCR
- fees include a meal at the finish where accommodation will also be available
- Borders will once again be a qualifying round of the HRCR Premier Championship
- both events sponsored by YBracing https://www.ybracing.com/ and Green Mountain Travel http://www.greenmountaintravel.co.uk/

Entries can be made using either the online entry system here: https://www.rallies.info/webentry/2017/northumberland/ or the entry form towards back of the regs here: http://www.northumberlandbordersrally.c ... s%2017.pdf

The organisers very much look forward to receiving entries and of course, offers to help marshal (I did this last year and it was interesting to see the other side of the event).

I would just add that this is a great event which deserves to be well supported. If you've always fancied a go then the novices' class is a great introduction with genuinely simple navigation. At the other end of the spectrum the competition is pretty tough.


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Re: 2017 Mini Cooper Register Northumberland Borders Rally 2017

Postby Floormanager » 21 Nov 2017, 12:40

Wow the red one?? I did not know you were friends with Steve - does he still play in The Who ( won’t get fooled again) :P cheers “Andy”

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Re: 2017 Mini Cooper Register Northumberland Borders Rally 2017

Postby Island Blue » 20 Nov 2017, 23:55

Floormanager wrote:Good job. Which car was you in?

Clue in the third picture... ;)
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Re: 2017 Mini Cooper Register Northumberland Borders Rally 2017

Postby Floormanager » 20 Nov 2017, 21:22

Good job. Which car was you in?

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Re: 2017 Mini Cooper Register Northumberland Borders Rally 2017

Postby Island Blue » 19 Nov 2017, 23:32

Just to report that the rally took place this weekend, was well supported and a great event, if you weren't there you missed out!

My participation was not very successful and actually my worst performance in five attempts but that's rallying!

The car got around despite making some odd noises (but who doesn't from time to time?)

Here's a couple of pics
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Line up outside scrutineering

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More cars at scrutineering

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Our car next to a red and white one

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The red and white car was lent by Paddy Hopkirk to Steve Entwistle who duly won with Andy Pullan on the maps.
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