September 21st, 2015
Well another year has passed and the event went without many issues. The club would like to make thanks to the land owners, marhsals, sponsors and of course the competitors for making the event happen.
Here is an extract of an article from Ed Graham (Full report in the Old Stager Magazine):
After a year’s sabbatical, the ageless Archie Simmonds made a successful return to the NESCRO rally scene with a stunning victory on South of Scotland Car Club’s Doonhamer Historic Rally, an event that gets better year after year. Reunited with his, now re-engined MG Midget and with Ali Proctor reading the lines round the cones, Archie made a slow start but soon overhauled 2014 winning driver, Tom Hall ( Riley Elf) to come home a comfortable winner with the Mark One Escort of John Bertram/ Andrew Fish taking the final podium position.
A strong entry of NESCRO regulars turned up at the Barony Agricultural College, rally headquarters and the venue for the opening two test which saw Hall/ Hargreaves just ahead Bertram / Fish and Colin Rose/ Bob Shearer ( MG Midget) An early casualty was the MGB of Ian Dixon/ Maurice Millar which caught fire when the electrical wiring shorted out, fortunately emergency repairs enabled them to continue. Simmonds/ Proctor were quick enough on the forest track through Fingland Fell to sneak into the lead, quickest on this one were Peter Scott/ Mathew Vokes, Scott out testing the newly built MK 2 Escort that he and Robin Eyre Maunsell will share on the forthcoming Rally of The Tests, while amazingly, second quickest was the big Volvo PV544 of Peter and Roger Humphrey. Gavin Thomson/ Dave Lauder retired their smart MK1 Escort on this test with electrical problems.
This years Doonhamer had a new organising team and they certainly did extremely well with their first offering, producing an excellent event which was very well received by all competitors and there was warm applause for their efforts at the prize giving ceremony.
Results are now in PDF and on the Doonhamer page.
Many Thanks – Team SOSCC