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Brands Hatch Winter Stages 2016 – Part 2

Yes there is a part 2.
…And bad news out of the 18 pictures I have to choose from for this update 12 of them are Escorts.

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To break up the Escortness here is an Escort of the 90’s. The Nova! Although this one seems to be missing the factory 4″ exhaust.

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And here is what is apparently an Escort… under-steering?

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And a BMW very definitely not. On the drying track these looked quite terrifying as they simply could get not traction. Having seen a Mk3 Fiesta bin it there last year it is not a place you want to go off!

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Whereas the Escorts were sideways but also hooked up enough to get away from the corner.

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I always forget the Talbot’s are rear wheel drive and never understand why these didn’t make it into short oval and the Starlet didn’t make it into rallying.

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With 2 stages to go the light is Starting to go but it’s still hot enough to need the door open before going out even in February.

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Brands Hatch Winter Stages 2016 – Part 1

Today was the MGJ Engineering Brands Hatch Winter Stages rally (website here http://brandshatchstages.co.uk/) which is in the same championship as the South Downs Stages I photographed last year. I am happy to say the pictures from today were much better than then. So this is the first update, I’ve even written part one in the title so there has to be a part 2!

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Starting off with something isn’t an Escort – this is me, and it is rallying, so, there will be lots – this 205 goes around Druids the wrong way.

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And here they come, the Escorts.

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Great to see a Mk1 throwing mud (this is a tarmac rally…) and making lots of noise in the process.

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If you like these make sure to go to the South Downs Rally at Goodwood on the 13th Feb 2016. Details here http://www.southdownsstages.co.uk/

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Interval…

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Fiesta coming out of Druids bend. The great thing about running the wrong way is that gives different views as a photographer.

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And you don’t get much more different than a rallying Ferrari, of which there were three.

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Of course it doesn’t always go to plan and a number of competitors got it a little wrong although fortunately none came to any real harm near me.

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Errr, track limits?

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Tim Mewett span on the rally schoold stage and had a new co-driver from last year. Where he also span right in front of me  photo dsc01143_zps3gmsljeo.jpg Sorry!

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The sure footed Talberts were there as ever as well as some more modern machines.

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Like this Subaru

Escorts!

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