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Clerk of the Course: Mike Dowling
Route: 120 Miles
Maps: 150 & 151
Winners: Bill Douglas/Steve Hancock (Volvo 240 GTL)
The Mermaid Rally, a Clubman event, was won by the Volvo 240 GTL of Bill Douglas/Steve Hancock.
The event was organised by Mercia Motor Sports to celebrate the hundredth birthday of Birmingham University MC. Member for BUMC, the organising club, Mercian Motor Sport, and Wolverhampton & South Staffs CC were invited to enter.
The event used a 110 mile route in the southern Midlands, with plot ‘n bash navigation. The majority of the route used fast and slightly featureless lanes, but the mileage around Stanway, Taddington & Snowshill was demanding and mucky.
Douglas/Hancock finished the rally clear of any penalty, while the runner up spot was taken by the Escort of James Carter/Jonathan Stockdale, who dropped two minutes at one control; they also took the historic class award.
A tie for third place was resolved on the furthest clean basis, with Rob Walter/David Jones taking the position and the Semi-Expert class win, while Adrian Green/Mick Fern were placed fourth and took the Expert class award. Mark Walker/John Owen took the Novice award.
Dave Broadley/Dan Spittlehouse were expected to challenge for the win, but they had to contend with seizing brakes on their Lada Riva and then picked up a fail for booking in early at a TC.
There were just two retirements, David Waples/Andrew Butler who ditched their Escort and Adan Deas/Joe Metcalfe who had a top hose split on their Mini.
|1||Bill Douglas||Steve Hancock||Volvo 240 GTL||0m 00s|
|2||James Carter||Jonathan Stockdale||Ford Escort||2m 00s|
|3||Rob Walter||David Jones||Peugeot 309 GTi||3m 00s|
|4||Adrian Green||Mick Fern||Seat Ibiza||3m 00s|
|5||Bob Wisniewski||Phil Kendall||Vauxhall Nova GTE||9m 00s|
|6||Dave Oliver||Duncan Lord||Ford Cortina||1F 00m 00s|
|7||Chris Faulkner||Chris Thorley||Ford Sierra Sapphire||1F 03m 00s|
|8||Dave Broadley||Dan Spittlehouse||Lada Riva||1F 11m 00s|
|9||Neil Parr||Dave Puzey||Mini||1F 14m 00s|
|10||Frank Evans||Russ Evans||Toyota Corolla||1F 16m 00s|
|11||Peter Barker||Simon Wheatcroft||Mini Cooper S||2F 00m 00s|
|12||Mark Randall||Craig Grist||Vauxhall Nova GTE||2F 16m 00s|
|13||Mark Walker||John Owen||Subaru Impreza||4F 11m 00s|
|14||Paul Barnacle||Ian Barnacle||Ford Escort||4F 24m 00s|
|15||Chris Valentine||Mark Stokes||Hillman Imp Rallye||6F 12m 00s|
|16||Steve Tilley||David Robinson||Honda Civic Type-R||6F 22m 00s|
|17||Jonathan Walsh||Alan barnacle||Ford Fiesta||10F 24m 00s|