Peugeot 106 Rally Car

Peugeot 106 Rally Car

One of the smaller rally cars at the 2011 Malcolm Wilson Rally was this Peugeot 106 in the 1400S class. Driven by Dan Gray with Rob Tuckwell as co-driver it came 6th in its class. This is one of the later afternoon forest stages at Greystoke. The officials wouldn’t let photographers get any closer, so unfortunately there are a few long bits of grass in the foreground.

Ford Escort Rally Car

Ford Escort Rally Car

This Ford Escort Mark II rally car was driven by Marcus Noble with Helen Hall as co-driver. They went on not only to complete the 2011 Malcolm Wilson Rally, but also to come first in the B11 Class. Just going on looks alone I think I prefer this Ford Escort to the Mark One or newer models. The Escort preceded the Ford Focus which is a car that I like very much.

BMW 325i Power Slide

BMW 325i Power Slide

This is the second BMW 325 that I photographed at the 2011 Malcolm Wilson Rally. In previous years I don’t recall seeing any BMWs, modern or classic. This one was driven by Thomas Stephenson with Marc Crack as the co-driver. I choose the photo of him driving out of the hairpin bend as I preferred the look of the gravel being kicked up by the rear wheel drive as it came out of the power slide.

Subaru Impreza

Subaru Impreza

Taken on the first stage of the 2011 Malcolm Wilson Rally, this Subaru Impreza was driven by Glyn Gaman with Rob Cook as the co-driver. Sadly they retired from the rally in the fourth stage due to gearbox issues. This photograph was taken in the Whinlatter Forest Park stage on an extremely tight, uphill hairpin bend. As such the cars were slowing down a lot in order to make it around the corner and then accelerating out of the corner causing a good amount of gravel to be kicked up from the tyres. Just what I was looking for.