BGMsport’s Weekend at Race Retro
Posted on Tuesday 4th March 2014
The famous and incredibly original ex works Ford RS200 GpB car driven only in period by Stig Blomqvist was displayed on the Rallying with GpB stand in the main hall. The car has been sympathetically refurbished by BGMsport to maintain its total originality over the last few years.
Driving on the rally stage with the ex prodrive Colin McRae Subaru Legacy RS GpA and the ex Jimmy McRae Ford Sierra Cosworth, once again Ian was joined by Dai Llewellin, former works driver for Austin Rover, Nissan and Vauxhall and former British rally champion, Duncan Waite with his BGMsport built Ford Sierra Cosworth GpA in Auriol livery and Alistair Goliah in his ex Jimmy McRae Ford Cortina Lotus Mk1 which BGMsport have mechanically rebuilt over the last 18 months.
As always, Dai was his usual flamboyant self driving all the cars and putting on a great show for the large crowd that had gathered at the stage, helped by very nice weather!!
Duncan drove his Sierra for the very first time after an extensive upgrade to the car over the winter including a new set of AVO fully adjustable dampers and a new sequential gearbox, all ran faultlessly until sadly the rear diff cried enough on the last run Saturday. So, Duncan then stole Ian’s Sierra for the Sunday so he could get in some more miles!
Alistair’s Cortina ran faultlessly for the whole weekend and he got in some good mileage once he could lever Dai and young Ben Llewellin from behind the wheel!!!!
The other McRae cars, Legacy and Sierra also ran faultlessly all weekend and all the drivers and team members had a great weekend.
Special thanks to the Rallying with GpB club, in particular Tim Foster and Gary Gee, for once again putting on a great weekend and Saturday night buffet!!!!