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Bulldog Historic Rally 1998

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Wolverhampton & South Staffs Car Club

24th October 1998

Clerk of the Course: Ray Lloyd

Stages: 6 - 1 cancelled (58 Stage Miles)

Venue: Tarenig, Myherin, Taliesin, Dyfi, Gartheiniog & Dyfnant

Starters: 24

Winners: Richard Tuthill/Katy Tuthill (Porsche 911)

After a storming drive in their Porsche 911, Richard and Katy Tuthill took a decisive win on the Bulldog Historic Rally, the final round of the Motoring News/Demon Tweeks Historic Rally Championship. The victory promoted Tuthill to second place in the drivers' series, as most other leading contenders, including title winner Des Nutt, gave the rally a miss.

Bulldog Historic Rally 1998

The Bulldog Historic contenders ran in front of the main rally, using the same route but missing out the first two Hafren stages. Despite the heavy rain the stages remained smooth, however the final stage, a spectator special at Shrewsbury, was cancelled due to flooding.

Tuthill/Tuthill charged through the six stages, taking fastest time on all of them. After 58 stage miles they ended up over six minutes clear of the rest of the field.

The challenge for second place came initially from the Avenger Tiger of Allan Clark/Jim Neil, they were second quickest to Tuthill on the first five stages, before retiring on the penultimate stage, Dyfi Gartheniog. Geoff Stewart/Colin Thompson were also on the pace in their Porsche 911, before they picked up a puncture, which tore the tyre off the rim and caused them to go off the road in Stage 3, Taliesin.

Also on the retirement list were Graham Samuel/Tony Phillips, who put their Volvo Amazon off the road on Dyfi Main. While Theirry Dehaeck/Yves Haghedoooren inverted their Porsche on Dyfi Gartheniog. Meanwhile Christopher and Hilary Green withdrew their Cortina GT after its clutch failed.

Graham Waite/Gary Titmarsh made a steady start in their Volvo Amazon to take second place at the Finish, just under a minute in front of the Lotus Cortina of Mike Corns/Ana Goni. Dave Preece/Rowand Prentice were fourth, with Peter O'Neill/Peter White's Austin Healey fifth. David McErlain/Andrew Merifield completed the top six in their Porsche.


Pos Driver Co-Driver Car Penalty
1 Francis Tuthill Katy Tuthill Porsche 911 1h 09m 05s
2 Graham Waite Gary Titchmarsh Volvo Amazon 1h 14m 50s
3 Mike Corns Ana Goni Ford Lotus Cortina 1h 16m 04s
4 John Spiers Paul Rothwell Austin Healey 3000 1h 17m 08s
5 Dave Preece Rowand Prentice Porsche 911 1h 17m 43s
6 Peter O'Neill Peter White Ford Escort 1h 18m 05s
7 David McErlain Andrew Merifield Porsche 911 1h 18m 16s
8 Paul Merryweather Sandra Deacon Ford Lotus Cortina 1h 18m 53s
9 Bob Hart David Bromley Volvo 122S 1h 19m 20s
10 Peter Wiseman Mark Bentley Morris Cooper S 1h 21m 02s
11 Gordon Cameron Sheila Grimshaw Austin Cooper 1h 21m 49s
12 Alistair Bell Peter Horburgh Austin Cooper S 1h 24m 01s
13 Neil Calvert Arlene Cookson Ford Lotus Cortina 1h 24m 16s
14 Christopher Green Hilary Green Ford Cortina GT 1h 25m 34s
15 Andrew Street Simon Gaden Saab Sonnett 1h 29m 15s
16 Nick Whitney Paul Whitney Ford Lotus Cortina 1h 29m 22s
17 David Atherton David Penn Ford Lotus Cortina 1h 29m 34s