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Clerk of the Course: Roger Hunt
Route: 190 Miles
Winners: Michael Pedley/David Pedley (Ford Escort DB4)
Michael Pedley/David Pedley took their first rally win in nine years when they emerged as victors of Bournemouth MC’s Carpetbagger Rally.
The 190 mile event, open to modern and historic crews, proved a tough test for competitors as the maze of tight lanes in East Devon demanded utmost concentration from both crew members. Virtually every one of the sixty starters reported at least one incident during the night.
Owen Turner/Graham Raeburn had built up a lead of almost two minutes by the time the rally had reached the three-quarter mark, however they then put their Metro off the road and lost thirteen minutes. They eventually finished fifth.
Pedley/Pedley survived a three minute wrong slot on an early section and an encounter with a wall to come home three minutes clear to claim the lead and the win after Turner/Raeburn’s incident. Toby Adam/Mark Appleton took second, a couple of timing errors costing them any chance of a win.
Doug Kingsley/Ben Greenfield had led the battle of the southern crews and held third place after three time cards. However a couple of time consuming wrong slots in the later stages dropped them behind championship rivals Steve Cole/Bob Blows by the Finish. Cole/Blows finished third, while Kingsley/Greenfield were fourth.
Worth Birkill/Dave Harris made the worst possible start to the rally when they picked up a five minute penalty for missing the very first passage control, but they fought back to finish in seventh place and were the first historic crew home.
On the 2003 Carpetbagger Barry Luxton/Nic Jones took the Novice class win, in 2004 they won the Semi-Expert category, finishing in twentieth position. Gavin Braddock/Chris Goddard, who were campaigning a Vauxhall Belmont, were the first Novice crew home.
Gary Jones/Andy Oakes withdrew after loosing a large amount of time when a wheel worked loose on their Escort on one of the first sections. Martin Leonard/Phil Jones were also on the retirement list after spending time in a ditch and picking up a puncture. Simon Bentley/Iain Tullie had an unhappy night, going OTL after picking up a double puncture on an early section.
|1||Michael Pedley||David Pedley||Ford Escort DB4||14m 49s|
|2||Toby Adam||Mark Appleton||Ford Sierra||17m 41s|
|3||Steve Cole||Bob Blows||Peugeot 205 GTi||22m 07s|
|4||Doug Kingsley||Ben Greenfield||Vauxhall Nova GTE||22m 13s|
|5||Owen Turner||Graham Raeburn||Rover Metro||24m 08s|
|6||Ian Orford||Bob Jones||Mazda 323||29m 48s|
|7||Worth Birkill||Dave Harris||Morris Mini||31m 46s|
|8||Darren Dixon||Peter Barnard||Peugeot 205 GTi||35m 05s|
|9||Gavin Rogers||Paul Robinson||Ford Escort||35m 20s|
|10||Paul Heal||Matt Heal||MGB GT||39m 46s|
|11||Pete Horsburgh||Bob Hargreaves||Mini Cooper S||41m 47s|
|12||Bill Wyatt||Andy Ballantyne||Triumph TR4||44m 13s|
|13||Dave Hughes||Peter Blackett||Volvo Amazon||46m 07s|
|14||Ian Mepham||Ian Collings||Peugeot 205 GTi||46m 28s|
|15||Ken Pape||John Stringer||Ford Escort||49m 00s|
|16||Wes Massam||Shon Gosling||Volvo Amazon||49m 04s|
|17||Olly Smith||David Coles||Peugeot 309 GTi||52m 53s|
|18||Dave Gilbert||Richard Dix||Mini Cooper S||57m 28s|
|19||Paul Simmonds||Michael Gray||Ford Cortina GT||57m 28s|
|20||Barry Luxton||Nic Jones||VW Golf GTi||61m 44s|
|21||Simon Bush||John Upham||VW Golf GTi||61m 58s|
|22||Roy Gillingham||Paul Hollingham||Rover 416 GTi||65m 07s|
|23||Jonah Nuttgens||Lizzie Pope||Peugeot 205 GTi||65m 30s|
|24||Chris Jenkins||Tony Brooks||Austin Mini||71m 19s|
|25||Geoff Twigg||Graham Carter||Mini Cooper S||73m 26s|
|26||Jim Cassidy||Chris Perry||Peugeot 205 GTi||74m 24s|
|27||John Griffiths||John Broughall||Volvo 144 DL||78m 44s|
|28||Paul Swindells||Zip Zerihan||Triumph TR7||81m 25s|
|29||Toby Jeffries||Nick Clarke||Vauxhall Nova SR||83m 43s|
|30||Peter Pratt||Ryan Pickering||Triumph TR2||84m 57s|
|31||Gavin Braddock||Chris Goddard||Vauxhall Belmont||92m 44s|
|32||Jack Curran||Dave Bardwell||VW Golf GTi||95m 54s|
|33||Andrew Isherwood||Dave Cooper||Mini||97m 44s|
|34||Phil Collings||Mark Collings||Peugeot 205 GTi||111m 50s|
|35||Timo Rumary||Daryl Powell||Audi 80 Quattro||111m 53s|
|36||Richard White||Richard Scott||Austin Healey 100/6||206m 35s|
|37||Phil Bennett||Rebecca Baldock||Ford Sierra||227m 00s|
|38||Issac Zarmati||Sarah zarmati||VW Beetle||281m 00s|
|39||John Wright||Perry Roe||Peugeot 205 GTi||284m 07s|
|40||Peter Joy||Matt Fowle||Lotus Elite||352m 19s|
|41||Ken Watts||Josh Cotton||Volvo Amazon||383m 56s|
|42||Rob Aslett||Gus Hyne||Peugeot 205 GTi||493m 00s|