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The 9th Flying Scotsman 2017

31 March – 2 April 2017

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The 9th Flying Scotsman Rally 2017 – Slaley Hall to Gleneagles

Dunhill supports the Flying Scotsman

The 2017 Flying Scotsman Rally, the UK’s premier event for vintage cars, is supported by British luxury menswear brand dunhill London. Founder Alfred Dunhill famously began his business equipping London’s first motorists with the best leather goods and clothing. dunhill London’s rich heritage in motoring makes them a natural partner for this year’s Rally.  Link to the announcment  Dunhill joins the Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman Event Outline

Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April, 2017

Departing from Slaley Hall on Friday 31st of March the 9th running of the iconic Flying Scotsman,  Britain’s Premier competitive Vintageant car rally, was another epic adventure set in the glorious and big sky countryside of Northern England and Scotland. Three days of open road, high class and open top motoring will once again bring us to the magnificent Gleneagles Hotel and another warm Scottish welcome.

Day 1 – Slaley Hall to Edinburgh – Friday, March 31

Having been flagged away from Slaley Hall the Flying Scotsman rally will quickly take to the challenging roads around Kielder Forest before tackling Hadrian’s Wall and onwards through the Scottish Borders.

Passing Castle O’er, Eskdalemuir and the Moorfoot Hills the terrain we tackle today is nothing short of spectacular before we arrive for the first overnight halt at the well appointed Dalmahoy Hotel just outside of Edinburgh. The excellent selection of malt whiskies might be just the thing to unwind with while swapping stories from the day with your fellow competitors.

Day 2 – Edinburgh to Aviemore – Saturday, April 1

Following a generous Dalmahoy breakfast it’s back to business and the Rally heads straight over the mighty Forth Road Bridge and into the Kingdom of Fife as we press on towards the majestic and remote Cairngorm Mountains. A succession of remote and empty roads lead us to Braemar and Tomintoul and finally the second night halt of Aviemore. By now the leaderboard will be well established and some crews might be tempted to make the most of the excellent hospitality offered but tomorrow is going to be another challenging day.

Day 3 – Aviemore to Gleneagles – Sunday, April 2

The Aviemore restart on the last day might see a few nervous crews checking their route books and maps along with their tyres and fluids. Today certainly isn’t going to be a procession. For those in it for the win as well as those filling the rest of the results sheet there will still be plenty to play for on the roads around the Forest of Athol and Loch Tay.

Scotland’s finest tea room at the Bridge of Balgie will provide some relief for the crews before the final push into Gleneagles along with the traditional kilt clad piper and refreshing glass of Bonhams champagne.

The 9th Flying Scotsman 2017 – Participants

Updated 29th March 2017

Num Participants Motorcar Engine size
1 David Ayre(GB) / Anthony Thompson(GB) 1907 – Itala 40 7500
2 Robert Abrey(GB) / Matthew Abrey(GB) 1913 – Chalmers 10 7000
4 Robert Glover(GB) / Peirs Loxton-Edwards(GB) 1921 – Vauxhall 30/98 4250
5 Lieven van Hoylandt(B) / Wim De Sutter(B) 1922 – Bentley 3-4½ 4500
6 Alex Bell(GB) / Peter Bradfield(GB) 1923 – Bentley 3-4½ 4398
7 Keith Wickham(GB) / Brian Spearman(GB) 1924 – Rolls Royce 20 3300
8 Charles Stuart-Menteth(GB) / Missy Stuart-Menteth(GB) 1924 – Vauxhall 30/98 4124
9 Jaime Pueche(E) / Gregorio Esteban(E) 1925 – Vauxhall 30/98 4200
10 Jonathan Procter(GB) / Alex Creasy(GB) 1925 – Bentley 3-4½ 4398
11 Graham Goodwin(GB) / Marina Goodwin(GB) 1925 – Bentley Super Sports 4500
12 William Medcalf(GB) / Hugh Francis Anderson(GB) 1929 – Bentley 4½ 4500
14 Gregor Fisken(GB) / Simon Diffey(GB) 1925 – Vauxhall 30/98 4250
15 Nicolas Leonard(B) / Marc Leonard(B) 1925 – Vauxhall 30/98 4200
16 Bill Cleyndert(GB) / Dan Harrison(GB) 1928 – Ford Model A 3285
17 Anthony Galliers-Pratt(GB) / Fiona Galliers- Pratt(GB) 1926 – Bentley 3-4½ 4500
18 Robert Wilkinson(GB) / Maurice Thompson(GB) 1926 – Bentley Tourer 6597
19 David Costermans(B) / Stefan Costermans(B) 1926 – Bentley VDP 4398
20 Charlie Nearburg(USA) / James King(USA) 1927 – Bentley Tourer 6597
21 Nicholas Phillips(GB) / Willem Voorvaart(NL) 1929 – Aston Martin 15/98 Sports 1495
22 Willie Gilbertson-Hart(GB) / Sholto Gilbertson-Hart(GB) 1928 – Bentley 4½ 4500
23 Charles Bishop(GB) / Nellie Bishop(GB) 1926 – Bentley 3L 2996
24 Rory Henderson(GB) / Stacie Djordjevic(USA) 1928 – Bentley 4½ Tourer 4500
25 Lars Rolner(DK) / Annette Rolner(DK) 1928 – Bentley 4½ 4398
26 Diego Ribadeneira Snr(EC) / Diego Ribadeneira Jnr(EC) 1926 – Bentley Red Label Speed 4500
27 Bert Degenaar(NL) / Austin de Lion(NL) 1929 – Bentley 4½ Bluebell 4500
28 Hugh Apthorp(GB) / Graeme Brown(GB) 1929 – Bentley 4½ Le Mans 4498
29 Paul Wignall(GB) / Mark Appleton(GB) 1929 – Sunbeam 20.9 3300
30 Andrew Hall(GB) / Patrick Blakeney-Edwards(GB) 1929 – Frazer Nash Supersports 1496
31 Eric Kavanagh(IRL) / John Kavanagh(IRL) 1929 – Bentley 4½ Tourer 4500
34 Steven Snauwaert(B) / Filip Delanote(B) 1947 – Healey Duncan Drone 2443
35 Marcus Schrammen(D) / Katharina Kleine 1934 – Lagonda 14/60 1991
36 Giselher Stauzebach(D) / Gerd Kaut(D) 1931 – Bentley 6½  Tourer 6516
37 Franc Hofermann-Kiefer(D) / Eli Hofermann-Kiefer(D) 1931 – Invicta S Type 4467
38 John Polson(GB) / Caspar Killick(GB) 1931 – Talbot 105 3000
39 Shane Houlihan(IRL) / Richard Pain(IRL) 1937 – Riley Special 1498
40 Max Stephenson(AUS) / Andrew Duerden(GB) 1933 – Aston Martin Le Mans 1500
41 Theo Hunt(GB) / James Galliver(GB) 1933 – Frazer Nash TT REP 1496
42 Clint Smith(GB) / Brad Smith(GB) 1938 – Jaguar SS100 3800
43 Peter Neumark(GB) / Guy Woodcock(GB) 1933 – Talbot 105 2996
44 Richard Braun(F) / Laure Demeester(F) 1933 – Aston Martin Le Mans 1496
45 Robert Frankcom(GB) / Julia Frankcom(GB) 1933 – Talbot 105 3000
46 Chris Wilks(GB) / Dave Creech(GB) 1933 – Singer Le Mans 972
47 Jayne Wignall(GB) / Kevin Savage(GB) 1933 – Sunbeam 20hp Sports 3317
48 Arthur Manners(GB) / Hugo Manners(GB) 1933 – Lagonda M45 4500
49 Nicholas Ward(GB) / Clifford Auld(GB) 1933 – Talbot AV105 2966
50 Andrew Boland(IRL) / Ann Boland(IRL) 1934 – Talbot AV105 3300
52 Rob van der Leeuw(NL) / Peter van Egmond(NL) 1934 – Bentley 3½ 3500
53 Alan Beardshaw(GB) / Peter Fletcher(GB) 1936 – Jaguar SS100 3800
54 Thomas Maechler(CH) / Andrea Scherz(CH) 1934 – Aston Martin MkII Competition 1950
55 Jef Van Hoylandt(B) / Jan Van Belle(B) 1934 – Lagonda M45 4500
56 Peter Kite(GB) / Terry Thorp(GB) 1934 – Talbot 105 Alpine 3344
57 Rob Jeurissen(NL) / Jeanne Jeurissen-Scheefhals(NL) 1934 – Bentley Derby 3½ 3500
58 Wilfried Schaefer(D) / Sandra Hubner(D) 1934 – Talbot AV105 3300
59 Simon Mackenzie Smith(GB) / Johnny Glover(GB) 1934 – Lagonda M45 4500
60 Robin Howard(GB) / Jonathan Needs(GB) 1934 – MG PA 1100
61 Tim Schofield(GB) / Nicola Schofield(GB) 1934 – Lagonda M45 4500
63 Willy Van Loon(B) / Koen Van Den Broeck(B) 1935 – Bentley Derby 3½ 3500
64 Geert van de Velde(NL) / Robert Zehenpfenning(NL) 1935 – Lagonda LG45 4500
65 Urs Mezger(CH) / Denise Mezger(CH) 1935 – Lagonda M45 Rapide 4500
66 Martin Neal(GB) / Lesley Neal(GB) 1936 – MG TA Sports 1293
67 Sean Bramhall(GB) / Mark Venezia(GB) 1929 – Riley 1087
68 Stoffel Vandermolen(B) / Olaf Reyntjens(B) 1936 – Alvis Sport Special 2500
69 Brad Mottier(USA) / Bill Hoff(USA) 1936 – Riley Bigley Special 1498
70 Hans Geist(A) / Rudi Lachinger(A) 1936 – Lagonda M45 Rapide 4500
71 Bob Compiet(NL) / Minouche den Doelder(NL) 1936 – Lagonda LG45 4553
72 David Thomson(GB) / Alan Smith(GB) 1936 – Talbot 105 Alpine 3377
73 Willem Vermeulen(NL) / Rob van Ravensteijn(NL) 1936 – Alvis Speed 25 4300
74 Richard Nicholl(GB) / Victoria Nicholl(GB) 1936 – Buick Special Convertible 4500
75 Wim van Soest(NL) / Kees van Soest(NL) 1936 – Lagonda Le Mans 4500
76 Jeff Urbina(USA) / Chris Pike(NZ) 1936 – Ford Cabriolet 4650
77 Chris Abrey(GB) / Sara Banham(GB) 1936 – BMW 328 1971
78 Hank Melse(NL) / Nicole Melse-Minnaar(NL) 1936 – Alvis Speed 25 3498
79 Robert Peil(D) / Thomas Pfeiffer(D) 1936 – Lagonda M45 Rapide 4453
80 Andreas Pohl(D) / Rainer Wolf(D) 1936 – Lagonda M45 Rapide 4453
81 Jorge Diamantopoulos(E) / Bernhard Scholten(NL) 1937 – Delahaye 135M 3558
82 Bertie Van Houtte(F) / Charlotte Van Houtte(GB) 1937 – Frazer Nash TT REP 1500
83 Martin Hunt(GB) / Robert Mannix(GB) 1937 – Frazer Nash BMW 328 1971
84 Stephen Owens(GB) / Niall Frost(GB) 1937 – Jaguar SS100 2695
85 Peter Lovett(GB) / David Richards(GB) 1937 – Frazer Nash BMW 328 1991
86 Simon Hinson(GB) / Bill Richardson(GB) 1937 – Alvis Speed 25 3500
87 Richard Dresner(GB) / Colin Mackenzie(GB) 1934 – Talbot 105 2996
88 Charles Graves(GB) / Kit Graves(DK) 1937 – Bentley Derby Special 4250
89 John Abel(GB) / Leigh Powley(GB) 1937 – Lagonda LG45 4500
90 Rod Taylor(GB) / Rosemary Taylor(GB) 1937 – Talbot 110 3337
91 Andrew Long(GB) / Rob Stanton(GB) 1937 – Bentley VDP 4500
92 James Gately(USA) / Tony Brooks(GB) 1937 – Cadillac 60 Series Coupe 5670
93 Joerg Lemberg(D) / Nico Lemberg(D) 1938 – Lagonda M45 Rapide 4553
95 Detlef Heyer(D) / Terence Bradley(IRL) 1938 – Frazer Nash BMW 328 1971
96 John Scott(USA) / Robert Morey(USA) 1938 – MG VA 1707
97 Tim Eades(USA) / Jack Baldwin(USA) 1938 – Chevrolet Fangio Coupe 3800
98 Mitch Gross(USA) / Wendy Gross(USA) 1938 – BMW 328 2000
99 Caroline Greenhalgh(GB) / Scott Greenhalgh(GB) 1938 – Alvis 4.3 Tourer 4300
101 Michael O’Shea(GB) / Marcus O’Shea(GB) 1938 – Jaguar Mk IV 3500
102 Alain Janssens(B) / Luc Bresseleers(B) 1938 – Bentley Derby Special 4250
104 Paul Crosby(GB) / Ali Procter(GB) 1939 – MG TB Supercharged 1466
105 Gavin Henderson(GB) / Diana Henderson(GB) 1939 – Frazer Nash BMW 328 1971
106 Gareth Burnett(GB) / Martyn Taylor(GB) 1931 – Talbot 105 Alpine 3344
108 Michael Kershaw(GB) / David Kirkham(GB) 1947 – HRG 1500 1496
109 Kate Wickham(GB) / Sophie Wickham(GB) 1948 – MG TC 1275
111 Peter Zernial(D) / Udo Fink(D) 1948 – MG TC 1250

DAY

1

Friday - Mar 31, 2017

Day 1 - Slaley Hall to Edinburgh

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Crew
Car
Leg
Total
Overall
Total
o/a
pos’n
Cls pos
/Cls
89 John Abel / Leigh Powley
Lagonda LG45
0:05:47 0:05:47 1 1 /6
85 Peter Lovett / David Richards
Frazer Nash BMW 328
0:06:09 0:06:09 2 1 /3
104 Paul Crosby / Ali Procter
MG TB Supercharged
0:06:16 0:06:16 3 1 /2
72 David Thomson / Alan Smith
Talbot 105 Alpine
0:06:30 0:06:30 4 1 /5
56 Peter Kite / Terry Thorp
Talbot 105 Alpine
0:07:07 0:07:07 5 2 /5
16 Bill Cleyndert / Dan Harrison
Ford Model A
0:07:21 0:07:21 6 1 /4
78 Hank Melse / Nicole Melse-Minnaar
Alvis Speed 25
0:07:24 0:07:24 7 3 /5
73 Willem Vermeulen / Rob van Ravensteijn
Alvis Speed 25
0:07:27 0:07:27 8 2 /6
92 James Gately / Tony Brooks
Cadillac 60 Series Coupe
0:07:29 0:07:29 9 3 /6
84 Stephen Owens / Niall Frost
Jaguar SS100
0:07:41 0:07:41 10 4 /5
54 Thomas Maechler / Andrea Scherz
Aston Martin MkII Competition
0:07:43 0:07:43 11 2 /3
69 Brad Mottier / Bill Hoff
Riley Bigley Special
0:07:53 0:07:53 12 2 /2
52 Rob van der Leeuw / Peter van Egmond
Bentley 3½
0:07:57 0:07:57 13 5 /5
108 Michael Kershaw / David Kirkham
HRG 1500
0:08:14 0:08:14 14 3 /2
102 Alain Janssens / Luc Bresseleers
Bentley Derby Special
0:08:24 0:08:24 15 4 /6
87 Richard Dresner / Colin Mackenzie
Talbot 105
0:08:28 0:08:28 16 6 /5
47 Jayne Wignall / Kevin Savage
Sunbeam 20hp Sports
0:08:29 0:08:29 17 7 /5
66 Martin Neal / Lesley Neal
MG TA Sports
0:08:59 0:08:59 18 4 /2
40 Max Stephenson / Andrew Duerden
Aston Martin Le Mans
0:09:01 0:09:01 19 5 /2
41 Theo Hunt / James Galliver
Frazer Nash TT REP
0:09:02 0:09:02 20 6 /2
58 Wilfried Schaefer / Sandra Hubner
Talbot AV105
0:09:05 0:09:05 21 8 /5
29 Paul Wignall / Mark Appleton
Sunbeam 20.9
0:09:21 0:09:21 22 2 /4
50 Andrew Boland / Ann Boland
Talbot AV105
0:09:23 0:09:23 23 9 /5
105 Gavin Henderson / Diana Henderson
Frazer Nash BMW 328
0:09:38 0:09:38 24 3 /3
42 Clint Smith / Brad Smith
Jaguar SS100
0:10:00 0:10:00 25 10 /5
53 Alan Beardshaw / Peter Fletcher
Aston Martin Ulster
0:10:11 0:10:11 26 11 /2
49 Nicholas Ward / Clifford Auld
Talbot AV105
0:10:15 0:10:15 27 12 /5
15 Nicolas Leonard / Marc Leonard
Vauxhall 30/98
0:10:29 0:10:29 28 3 /4
111 Peter Zernial / Udo Fink
MG TC
0:10:33 0:10:33 29 7 /2
77 Chris Abrey / Sara Banham
BMW 328
0:10:38 0:10:38 30 4 /3
95 Detlef Heyer / Terence Bradley
Frazer Nash BMW 328
0:10:51 0:10:51 31 5 /3
109 Kate Wickham / Sophie Wickham
MG TC
0:11:12 0:11:12 32 8 /2
24 Rory Henderson / Stacie Djordjevic
Bentley 4½ Tourer
0:11:30 0:11:30 33 4 /4
91 Andrew Long / Rob Stanton
Bentley VDP
0:11:31 0:11:31 34 5 /6
10 Jonathan Procter / Alex Creasy
Bentley 3-4½
0:11:32 0:11:32 35 5 /4
57 Rob Jeurissen / Jeanne Jeurissen-Scheefhals
Bentley Derby 3½
0:11:37 0:11:37 36 13 /5
75 Wim van Soest / Kees van Soest
Lagonda Le Mans
0:11:38 0:11:38 37 6 /6
31 Eric Kavanagh / John Kavanagh
Bentley 4½ Tourer
0:11:45 0:11:45 38 6 /4
82 Bertie Van Houtte / Charlotte Van Houtte
Frazer Nash TT REP
0:12:02 0:12:02 39 9 /2
25 Lars Rolner / Annette Rolner
Bentley 4½
0:12:13 0:12:13 40= 7 /4
30 Andrew Hall / Patrick Blakeney-Edwards
Frazer Nash Supersports
0:12:13 0:12:13 40= 10 /2
11 Graham Goodwin / Marina Goodwin
Bentley Super Sports
0:12:33 0:12:33 42 8 /4
34 Steven Snauwaert / Filip Delanote
Healey Duncan Drone
0:12:54 0:12:54 43 6 /3
19 David Costermans / Stefan Costermans
Bentley VDP
0:12:57 0:12:57 44 9 /4
48 Arthur Manners / Hugo Manners
Lagonda M45
0:12:58 0:12:58 45 7 /6
97 Tim Eades / Jack Baldwin
Chevrolet Fangio Coupe
0:13:10 0:13:10 46 14 /5
46 Chris Wilks / Dave Creech
Singer Le Mans
0:13:25 0:13:25 47 11 /2
71 Bob Compiet / Minouche den Doelder
Lagonda LG45
0:13:35 0:13:35 48 8 /6
80 Andreas Pohl / Rainer Wolf
Lagonda M45 Rapide
0:13:43 0:13:43 49 9 /6
39 Shane Houlihan / Richard Pain
Riley Special
0:13:45 0:13:45 50 12 /2
21 Nicholas Phillips / Willem Voorvaart
Aston Martin 15/98 Sports
0:13:46 0:13:46 51 13 /2
37 Franc Hofermann-Kiefer / Eli Hofermann-Kiefer
Invicta S Type
0:13:56 0:13:56 52 10 /6
6 Alex Bell / Peter Bradfield
Bentley 3-4½
0:14:02 0:14:02 53= 10 /4
79 Robert Peil / Thomas Pfeiffer
Lagonda M45 Rapide
0:14:02 0:14:02 53= 11 /6
28 Hugh Apthorp / Graeme Brown
Bentley 4½ Le Mans
0:14:10 0:14:10 55 11 /4
45 Robert Frankcom / Julia Frankcom
Talbot 105
0:14:16 0:14:16 56 15 /5
55 Jef Van Hoylandt / Jan Van Belle
Lagonda M45
0:14:23 0:14:23 57 12 /6
86 Simon Hinson / Bill Richardson
Alvis Speed 25
0:14:26 0:14:26 58 16 /5
65 Urs Mezger / Denise Mezger
Lagonda M45 Rapide
0:14:35 0:14:35 59 13 /6
90 Rod Taylor / Rosemary Taylor
Talbot 110
0:14:38 0:14:38 60 17 /5
61 Tim Schofield / Nicola Schofield
Lagonda M45
0:14:42 0:14:42 61 14 /6
38 John Polson / Caspar Killick
Talbot 105
0:14:51 0:14:51 62 18 /5
14 Gregor Fisken / Simon Diffey
Vauxhall 30/98
0:14:53 0:14:53 63 12 /4
59 Simon Mackenzie Smith / Johnny Glover
Lagonda M45
0:15:22 0:15:22 64 15 /6
5 Lieven van Hoylandt / Wim De Sutter
Bentley 3-4½
0:15:44 0:15:44 65 13 /4
18 Robert Wilkinson / Maurice Thompson
Bentley Tourer
0:16:01 0:16:01 66 14 /4
76 Jeff Urbina / Chris Pike
Ford Cabriolet
0:16:13 0:16:13 67 16 /6
23 Charles Bishop / Nellie Bishop
Bentley 3L
0:16:17 0:16:17 68 15 /4
101 Michael O’Shea / Marcus O’Shea
Jaguar Mk IV
0:16:45 0:16:45 69 19 /5
36 Giselher Stauzebach / Gerd Kaut
Bentley 6½ Tourer
0:18:24 0:18:24 70 17 /6
17 Anthony Galliers-Pratt / Fiona Galliers-Pratt
Bentley 3-4½
0:18:49 0:18:49 71 16 /4
9 Jaime Pueche / Gregorio Esteban
Vauxhall 30/98
0:18:51 0:18:51 72 17 /4
1 David Ayre / Anthony Thompson
Itala 40
0:19:57 0:19:57 73 1 /1
81 Jorge Diamantopoulos / Bernhard Scholten
Delahaye 135M
0:20:17 0:20:17 74 20 /5
67 Sean Bramhall / Mark Venezia
Riley
0:20:29 0:20:29 75 14 /2
68 Stoffel Vandermolen / Olaf Reyntjens
Alvis Sport Special
0:24:22 0:24:22 76 21 /5
35 Marcus Schrammen / Katharina Kleine
Lagonda 16/80
0:25:02 0:25:02 77 7 /3
98 Mitch Gross / Wendy Gross
BMW 328
0:28:22 0:28:22 78 8 /3
7 Keith Wickham / Brian Spearman
Rolls Royce 20
0:33:53 0:33:53 79 18 /4
2 Robert Abrey / Matthew Abrey
Chalmers 10
0:44:31 0:44:31 80 2 /1
70 Hans Geist / Rudi Lachinger
Lagonda M45 Rapide
0:51:30 0:51:30 81 18 /6
64 Geert van de Velde / Robert Zehenpfenning
Lagonda LG45
1:05:53 1:05:53 82 19 /6
12 William Medcalf / Hugh Francis Anderson
Bentley 4½
1:29:20 1:29:20 83 19 /4
96 John Scott / Robert Morey
MG VA
1:29:38 1:29:38 84 9 /3
83 Martin Hunt / Robert Mannix
Frazer Nash BMW 328
1:52:00 1:52:00 85 10 /3
20 Charlie Nearburg / James King
Bentley Tourer
2:04:36 2:04:36 86 20 /4
27 Bert Degenaar / Austin de Lion
Bentley 4½ Bluebell
2:17:51 2:17:51 87 21 /4
26 Diego Ribadeneira Snr / Diego Ribadeneira Jnr
Bentley Red Label Speed
2:33:57 2:33:57 88 22 /4
8 Charles Stuart-Menteth / Missy Stuart-Menteth
Vauxhall 30/98
3:49:58 3:49:58 89 23 /4
60 Robin Howard / Jonathan Needs
MG PA
4:18:08 4:18:08 90 15 /2
99 Caroline Greenhalgh / Scott Greenhalgh
Alvis 4.3 Tourer
4:26:38 4:26:38 91 20 /6
44 Richard Braun / Laure Demeester
Aston Martin Le Mans
5:17:13 5:17:13 92 16 /2
22 Willie Gilbertson-Hart / Sholto Gilbertson-Hart
Bentley 4½
5:24:44 5:24:44 93 24 /4
74 Richard Nicholl / Victoria Nicholl
Buick Special Convertible
5:57:30 5:57:30 94 21 /6
4 Robert Glover / Peirs Loxton-Edwards
Vauxhall 30/98
6:09:18 6:09:18 95 25 /4
93 Joerg Lemberg / Nico Lemberg
Lagonda M45 Rapide
8:11:00 8:11:00 96 22 /6
63 Willy Van Loon / Koen Van Den Broeck
Bentley Derby 3½
5:43:56 Retired
88 Charles Graves / Kit Graves
Bentley Derby Special
6:01:26 Retired
43 Peter Neumark / Guy Woodcock
Talbot 105
6:00:09 Retired Gearbox

DAY

2

Saturday - Apr 01, 2017

Day 2 - Edinburgh to Aviemore

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Crew
Car
Leg
Total
Overall
Total
o/a
pos’n
Cls pos
/Cls
104 Paul Crosby / Ali Procter
MG TB Supercharged
0:05:02 0:11:18 1 1 /2
89 John Abel / Leigh Powley
Lagonda LG45
0:06:41 0:12:28 2= 1 /6
72 David Thomson / Alan Smith
Talbot 105 Alpine
0:05:58 0:12:28 2= 1 /5
16 Bill Cleyndert / Dan Harrison
Ford Model A
0:05:15 0:12:36 4 1 /4
78 Hank Melse / Nicole Melse-Minnaar
Alvis Speed 25
0:05:35 0:12:59 5 2 /5
56 Peter Kite / Terry Thorp
Talbot 105 Alpine
0:06:37 0:13:44 6 3 /5
84 Stephen Owens / Niall Frost
Jaguar SS100
0:06:17 0:13:58 7 4 /5
85 Peter Lovett / David Richards
Frazer Nash BMW 328
0:08:12 0:14:21 8 1 /3
102 Alain Janssens / Luc Bresseleers
Bentley Derby Special
0:06:15 0:14:39 9 2 /6
52 Rob van der Leeuw / Peter van Egmond
Bentley 3½
0:07:05 0:15:02 10 5 /5
87 Richard Dresner / Colin Mackenzie
Talbot 105
0:06:35 0:15:03 11 6 /5
73 Willem Vermeulen / Rob van Ravensteijn
Alvis Speed 25
0:07:46 0:15:13 12 3 /6
66 Martin Neal / Lesley Neal
MG TA Sports
0:06:15 0:15:14 13 2 /2
108 Michael Kershaw / David Kirkham
HRG 1500
0:07:22 0:15:36 14 3 /2
92 James Gately / Tony Brooks
Cadillac 60 Series Coupe
0:08:15 0:15:44 15 4 /6
105 Gavin Henderson / Diana Henderson
Frazer Nash BMW 328
0:06:13 0:15:51 16 2 /3
40 Max Stephenson / Andrew Duerden
Aston Martin Le Mans
0:06:54 0:15:55 17 4 /2
41 Theo Hunt / James Galliver
Frazer Nash TT REP
0:06:58 0:16:00 18 5 /2
42 Clint Smith / Brad Smith
Jaguar SS100
0:06:13 0:16:13 19 7 /5
29 Paul Wignall / Mark Appleton
Sunbeam 20.9
0:06:54 0:16:15 20 2 /4
54 Thomas Maechler / Andrea Scherz
Aston Martin MkII Competition
0:08:43 0:16:26 21= 3 /3
69 Brad Mottier / Bill Hoff
Riley Bigley Special
0:08:33 0:16:26 21= 6 /2
58 Wilfried Schaefer / Sandra Hubner
Talbot AV105
0:07:40 0:16:45 23 8 /5
15 Nicolas Leonard / Marc Leonard
Vauxhall 30/98
0:06:42 0:17:11 24 3 /4
95 Detlef Heyer / Terence Bradley
Frazer Nash BMW 328
0:06:30 0:17:21 25 4 /3
77 Chris Abrey / Sara Banham
BMW 328
0:07:53 0:18:31 26 5 /3
31 Eric Kavanagh / John Kavanagh
Bentley 4½ Tourer
0:07:45 0:19:30 27 4 /4
10 Jonathan Procter / Alex Creasy
Bentley 3-4½
0:08:04 0:19:36 28 5 /4
39 Shane Houlihan / Richard Pain
Riley Special
0:06:07 0:19:52 29 7 /2
24 Rory Henderson / Stacie Djordjevic
Bentley 4½ Tourer
0:08:44 0:20:14 30 6 /4
11 Graham Goodwin / Marina Goodwin
Bentley Super Sports
0:08:03 0:20:36 31 7 /4
111 Peter Zernial / Udo Fink
MG TC
0:10:05 0:20:38 32 8 /2
91 Andrew Long / Rob Stanton
Bentley VDP
0:09:09 0:20:40 33 5 /6
82 Bertie Van Houtte / Charlotte Van Houtte
Frazer Nash TT REP
0:08:49 0:20:51 34 9 /2
75 Wim van Soest / Kees van Soest
Lagonda Le Mans
0:09:20 0:20:58 35 6 /6
57 Rob Jeurissen / Jeanne Jeurissen-Scheefhals
Bentley Derby 3½
0:09:27 0:21:04 36 9 /5
53 Alan Beardshaw / Peter Fletcher
Aston Martin Ulster
0:10:55 0:21:06 37 10 /5
30 Andrew Hall / Patrick Blakeney-Edwards
Frazer Nash Supersports
0:08:57 0:21:10 38 10 /2
50 Andrew Boland / Ann Boland
Talbot AV105
0:11:52 0:21:15 39 11 /5
109 Kate Wickham / Sophie Wickham
MG TC
0:10:19 0:21:31 40 11 /2
19 David Costermans / Stefan Costermans
Bentley VDP
0:08:57 0:21:54 41 8 /4
25 Lars Rolner / Annette Rolner
Bentley 4½
0:10:02 0:22:15 42 9 /4
34 Steven Snauwaert / Filip Delanote
Healey Duncan Drone
0:09:30 0:22:24 43 6 /3
5 Lieven van Hoylandt / Wim De Sutter
Bentley 3-4½
0:06:43 0:22:27 44 10 /4
48 Arthur Manners / Hugo Manners
Lagonda M45
0:09:49 0:22:47 45 7 /6
28 Hugh Apthorp / Graeme Brown
Bentley 4½ Le Mans
0:08:51 0:23:01 46 11 /4
46 Chris Wilks / Dave Creech
Singer Le Mans
0:09:42 0:23:07 47 12 /2
55 Jef Van Hoylandt / Jan Van Belle
Lagonda M45
0:09:11 0:23:34 48 8 /6
14 Gregor Fisken / Simon Diffey
Vauxhall 30/98
0:08:57 0:23:50 49 12 /4
79 Robert Peil / Thomas Pfeiffer
Lagonda M45 Rapide
0:09:57 0:23:59 50 9 /6
21 Nicholas Phillips / Willem Voorvaart
Aston Martin 15/98 Sports
0:11:06 0:24:52 51 13 /2
71 Bob Compiet / Minouche den Doelder
Lagonda LG45
0:11:37 0:25:12 52 10 /6
86 Simon Hinson / Bill Richardson
Alvis Speed 25
0:10:57 0:25:23 53 12 /5
61 Tim Schofield / Nicola Schofield
Lagonda M45
0:11:01 0:25:43 54 11 /6
37 Franc Hofermann-Kiefer / Eli Hofermann-Kiefer
Invicta S Type
0:12:25 0:26:21 55 12 /6
38 John Polson / Caspar Killick
Talbot 105
0:11:44 0:26:35 56 13 /5
6 Alex Bell / Peter Bradfield
Bentley 3-4½
0:13:18 0:27:20 57 13 /4
23 Charles Bishop / Nellie Bishop
Bentley 3L
0:11:22 0:27:39 58 14 /4
90 Rod Taylor / Rosemary Taylor
Talbot 110
0:13:08 0:27:46 59 14 /5
65 Urs Mezger / Denise Mezger
Lagonda M45 Rapide
0:14:01 0:28:36 60 13 /6
18 Robert Wilkinson / Maurice Thompson
Bentley Tourer
0:13:04 0:29:05 61 15 /4
59 Simon Mackenzie Smith / Johnny Glover
Lagonda M45
0:13:58 0:29:20 62 14 /6
80 Andreas Pohl / Rainer Wolf
Lagonda M45 Rapide
0:15:46 0:29:29 63 15 /6
45 Robert Frankcom / Julia Frankcom
Talbot 105
0:15:27 0:29:43 64 15 /5
17 Anthony Galliers-Pratt / Fiona Galliers-Pratt
Bentley 3-4½
0:11:52 0:30:41 65 16 /4
76 Jeff Urbina / Chris Pike
Ford Cabriolet
0:14:45 0:30:58 66 16 /6
36 Giselher Stauzebach / Gerd Kaut
Bentley 6½ Tourer
0:13:10 0:31:34 67 17 /6
9 Jaime Pueche / Gregorio Esteban
Vauxhall 30/98
0:13:58 0:32:49 68 17 /4
67 Sean Bramhall / Mark Venezia
Riley
0:13:01 0:33:30 69 14 /2
97 Tim Eades / Jack Baldwin
Chevrolet Fangio Coupe
0:20:29 0:33:39 70 16 /5
1 David Ayre / Anthony Thompson
Itala 40
0:14:54 0:34:51 71 1 /1
101 Michael O’Shea / Marcus O’Shea
Jaguar Mk IV
0:18:57 0:35:42 72 17 /5
68 Stoffel Vandermolen / Olaf Reyntjens
Alvis Sport Special
0:12:52 0:37:14 73 18 /5
81 Jorge Diamantopoulos / Bernhard Scholten
Delahaye 135M
0:18:12 0:38:29 74 19 /5
98 Mitch Gross / Wendy Gross
BMW 328
0:11:54 0:40:16 75 7 /3
35 Marcus Schrammen / Katharina Kleine
Lagonda 16/80
0:15:27 0:40:29 76 8 /3
2 Robert Abrey / Matthew Abrey
Chalmers 10
0:08:06 0:52:37 77 2 /1
70 Hans Geist / Rudi Lachinger
Lagonda M45 Rapide
0:07:40 0:59:10 78 18 /6
64 Geert van de Velde / Robert Zehenpfenning
Lagonda LG45
0:11:42 1:17:35 79 19 /6
49 Nicholas Ward / Clifford Auld
Talbot AV105
1:15:38 1:25:53 80 20 /5
83 Martin Hunt / Robert Mannix
Frazer Nash BMW 328
0:05:40 1:57:40 81 9 /3
20 Charlie Nearburg / James King
Bentley Tourer
0:16:44 2:21:20 82 18 /4
27 Bert Degenaar / Austin de Lion
Bentley 4½ Bluebell
0:13:59 2:31:50 83 19 /4
8 Charles Stuart-Menteth / Missy Stuart-Menteth
Vauxhall 30/98
0:09:51 3:59:49 84 20 /4
26 Diego Ribadeneira Snr / Diego Ribadeneira Jnr
Bentley Red Label Speed
1:33:32 4:07:29 85 21 /4
99 Caroline Greenhalgh / Scott Greenhalgh
Alvis 4.3 Tourer
0:13:30 4:40:08 86 20 /6
60 Robin Howard / Jonathan Needs
MG PA
0:25:37 4:43:45 87 15 /2
44 Richard Braun / Laure Demeester
Aston Martin Le Mans
0:14:57 5:32:10 88 16 /2
74 Richard Nicholl / Victoria Nicholl
Buick Special Convertible
0:16:12 6:13:42 89 21 /6
12 William Medcalf / Hugh Francis Anderson
Bentley 4½
4:58:00 6:27:20 90 22 /4
22 Willie Gilbertson-Hart / Sholto Gilbertson-Hart
Bentley 4½
2:16:20 7:41:04 91 23 /4
7 Keith Wickham / Brian Spearman
Rolls Royce 20
4:58:00 Retired
96 John Scott / Robert Morey
MG VA
3:51:00 Retired
4 Robert Glover / Peirs Loxton-Edwards
Vauxhall 30/98
4:58:00 Retired
93 Joerg Lemberg / Nico Lemberg
Lagonda M45 Rapide
4:58:00 Retired
47 Jayne Wignall / Kevin Savage
Sunbeam 20hp Sports
4:58:00 Retired Head Gasket

DAY

3

Sunday - Apr 02, 2017

The 9th Flying Scotsman 2017 - Results

Click link to the Day 3 Penalty Details (pdf)

Crew
Car
Leg
Total
Overall
Total
o/a
pos’n
Cls pos
/Cls
104 Paul Crosby / Ali Procter
MG TB Supercharged
0:08:19 0:19:37 1 1 /2
89 John Abel / Leigh Powley
Lagonda LG45
0:07:33 0:20:01 2 1 /6
16 Bill Cleyndert / Dan Harrison
Ford Model A
0:07:45 0:20:21 3 1 /4
72 David Thomson / Alan Smith
Talbot 105 Alpine
0:08:26 0:20:54 4 1 /5
78 Hank Melse / Nicole Melse-Minnaar
Alvis Speed 25
0:08:17 0:21:16 5 2 /5
84 Stephen Owens / Niall Frost
Jaguar SS100
0:08:51 0:22:49 6 3 /5
85 Peter Lovett / David Richards
Frazer Nash BMW 328
0:09:40 0:24:01 7 1 /3
41 Theo Hunt / James Galliver
Frazer Nash TT REP
0:08:10 0:24:10 8 2 /2
42 Clint Smith / Brad Smith
Jaguar SS100
0:08:13 0:24:26 9 4 /5
52 Rob van der Leeuw / Peter van Egmond
Bentley 3½
0:09:29 0:24:31 10 5 /5
56 Peter Kite / Terry Thorp
Talbot 105 Alpine
0:11:21 0:25:05 11 6 /5
40 Max Stephenson / Andrew Duerden
Aston Martin Le Mans
0:09:19 0:25:14 12 3 /2
73 Willem Vermeulen / Rob van Ravensteijn
Alvis Speed 25
0:10:04 0:25:17 13 2 /6
105 Gavin Henderson / Diana Henderson
Frazer Nash BMW 328
0:09:44 0:25:35 14 2 /3
92 James Gately / Tony Brooks
Cadillac 60 Series Coupe
0:09:55 0:25:39 15 3 /6
87 Richard Dresner / Colin Mackenzie
Talbot 105
0:10:50 0:25:53 16 7 /5
58 Wilfried Schaefer / Sandra Hubner
Talbot AV105
0:09:17 0:26:02 17 8 /5
66 Martin Neal / Lesley Neal
MG TA Sports
0:10:54 0:26:08 18 4 /2
54 Thomas Maechler / Andrea Scherz
Aston Martin MkII Competition
0:10:00 0:26:26 19 3 /3
69 Brad Mottier / Bill Hoff
Riley Bigley Special
0:10:01 0:26:27 20 5 /2
102 Alain Janssens / Luc Bresseleers
Bentley Derby Special
0:11:59 0:26:38 21 4 /6
108 Michael Kershaw / David Kirkham
HRG 1500
0:11:11 0:26:47 22 6 /2
29 Paul Wignall / Mark Appleton
Sunbeam 20.9
0:10:55 0:27:10 23 2 /4
15 Nicolas Leonard / Marc Leonard
Vauxhall 30/98
0:10:40 0:27:51 24 3 /4
39 Shane Houlihan / Richard Pain
Riley Special
0:08:51 0:28:43 25 7 /2
77 Chris Abrey / Sara Banham
BMW 328
0:10:31 0:29:02 26 4 /3
30 Andrew Hall / Patrick Blakeney-Edwards
Frazer Nash Supersports
0:08:34 0:29:44 27 8 /2
95 Detlef Heyer / Terence Bradley
Frazer Nash BMW 328
0:12:32 0:29:53 28 5 /3
31 Eric Kavanagh / John Kavanagh
Bentley 4½ Tourer
0:10:42 0:30:12 29 4 /4
50 Andrew Boland / Ann Boland
Talbot AV105
0:09:03 0:30:18 30 9 /5
53 Alan Beardshaw / Peter Fletcher
Aston Martin Ulster
0:09:47 0:30:53 31 10 /5
24 Rory Henderson / Stacie Djordjevic
Bentley 4½ Tourer
0:11:03 0:31:17 32 5 /4
11 Graham Goodwin / Marina Goodwin
Bentley Super Sports
0:10:55 0:31:31 33 6 /4
10 Jonathan Procter / Alex Creasy
Bentley 3-4½
0:12:02 0:31:38 34 7 /4
82 Bertie Van Houtte / Charlotte Van Houtte
Frazer Nash TT REP
0:11:05 0:31:56 35 9 /2
91 Andrew Long / Rob Stanton
Bentley VDP
0:11:22 0:32:02 36 5 /6
57 Rob Jeurissen / Jeanne Jeurissen-Scheefhals
Bentley Derby 3½
0:10:59 0:32:03 37 11 /5
111 Peter Zernial / Udo Fink
MG TC
0:11:53 0:32:31 38 10 /2
25 Lars Rolner / Annette Rolner
Bentley 4½
0:10:23 0:32:38 39 8 /4
109 Kate Wickham / Sophie Wickham
MG TC
0:11:47 0:33:18 40 11 /2
19 David Costermans / Stefan Costermans
Bentley VDP
0:11:26 0:33:20 41 9 /4
48 Arthur Manners / Hugo Manners
Lagonda M45
0:10:51 0:33:38 42 6 /6
5 Lieven van Hoylandt / Wim De Sutter
Bentley 3-4½
0:11:41 0:34:08 43 10 /4
28 Hugh Apthorp / Graeme Brown
Bentley 4½ Le Mans
0:11:10 0:34:11 44 11 /4
55 Jef Van Hoylandt / Jan Van Belle
Lagonda M45
0:10:43 0:34:17 45 7 /6
75 Wim van Soest / Kees van Soest
Lagonda Le Mans
0:13:20 0:34:18 46 8 /6
46 Chris Wilks / Dave Creech
Singer Le Mans
0:12:19 0:35:26 47 12 /2
79 Robert Peil / Thomas Pfeiffer
Lagonda M45 Rapide
0:11:54 0:35:53 48 9 /6
14 Gregor Fisken / Simon Diffey
Vauxhall 30/98
0:12:12 0:36:02 49 12 /4
71 Bob Compiet / Minouche den Doelder
Lagonda LG45
0:11:45 0:36:57 50 10 /6
21 Nicholas Phillips / Willem Voorvaart
Aston Martin 15/98 Sports
0:12:17 0:37:09 51= 13 /2
37 Franc Hofermann-Kiefer / Eli Hofermann-Kiefer
Invicta S Type
0:10:48 0:37:09 51= 11 /6
86 Simon Hinson / Bill Richardson
Alvis Speed 25
0:11:50 0:37:13 53 12 /5
38 John Polson / Caspar Killick
Talbot 105
0:12:04 0:38:39 54 13 /5
61 Tim Schofield / Nicola Schofield
Lagonda M45
0:12:59 0:38:42 55 12 /6
23 Charles Bishop / Nellie Bishop
Bentley 3L
0:12:04 0:39:43 56 13 /4
90 Rod Taylor / Rosemary Taylor
Talbot 110
0:12:21 0:40:07 57 14 /5
6 Alex Bell / Peter Bradfield
Bentley 3-4½
0:13:17 0:40:37 58 14 /4
34 Steven Snauwaert / Filip Delanote
Healey Duncan Drone
0:18:57 0:41:21 59 6 /3
59 Simon Mackenzie Smith / Johnny Glover
Lagonda M45
0:12:03 0:41:23 60 13 /6
65 Urs Mezger / Denise Mezger
Lagonda M45 Rapide
0:13:30 0:42:06 61 14 /6
45 Robert Frankcom / Julia Frankcom
Talbot 105
0:12:41 0:42:24 62 15 /5
80 Andreas Pohl / Rainer Wolf
Lagonda M45 Rapide
0:13:36 0:43:05 63 15 /6
76 Jeff Urbina / Chris Pike
Ford Cabriolet
0:12:42 0:43:40 64 16 /6
17 Anthony Galliers-Pratt / Fiona Galliers-Pratt
Bentley 3-4½
0:13:18 0:43:59 65 15 /4
18 Robert Wilkinson / Maurice Thompson
Bentley Tourer
0:15:07 0:44:12 66 16 /4
36 Giselher Stauzebach / Gerd Kaut
Bentley 6½ Tourer
0:13:26 0:45:00 67 17 /6
97 Tim Eades / Jack Baldwin
Chevrolet Fangio Coupe
0:11:26 0:45:05 68 16 /5
9 Jaime Pueche / Gregorio Esteban
Vauxhall 30/98
0:13:46 0:46:35 69 17 /4
101 Michael O’Shea / Marcus O’Shea
Jaguar Mk IV
0:11:54 0:47:22 70 17 /5
67 Sean Bramhall / Mark Venezia
Riley
0:14:30 0:48:00 71 14 /2
1 David Ayre / Anthony Thompson
Itala 40
0:14:35 0:49:26 72 1 /1
68 Stoffel Vandermolen / Olaf Reyntjens
Alvis Sport Special
0:13:05 0:50:19 73 18 /5
81 Jorge Diamantopoulos / Bernhard Scholten
Delahaye 135M
0:15:34 0:54:03 74 19 /5
35 Marcus Schrammen / Katharina Kleine
Lagonda 16/80
0:14:43 0:55:12 75 7 /3
2 Robert Abrey / Matthew Abrey
Chalmers 10
0:10:52 1:03:29 76 2 /1
70 Hans Geist / Rudi Lachinger
Lagonda M45 Rapide
0:12:19 1:11:29 77 18 /6
98 Mitch Gross / Wendy Gross
BMW 328
0:59:28 1:39:44 78 8 /3
83 Martin Hunt / Robert Mannix
Frazer Nash BMW 328
0:07:58 2:05:38 79 9 /3
64 Geert van de Velde / Robert Zehenpfenning
Lagonda LG45
1:12:05 2:29:40 80 19 /6
20 Charlie Nearburg / James King
Bentley Tourer
0:14:47 2:36:07 81 18 /4
27 Bert Degenaar / Austin de Lion
Bentley 4½ Bluebell
0:11:51 2:43:41 82 19 /4
49 Nicholas Ward / Clifford Auld
Talbot AV105
1:53:00 3:18:53 83 20 /5
8 Charles Stuart-Menteth / Missy Stuart-Menteth
Vauxhall 30/98
0:14:23 4:14:12 84 20 /4
26 Diego Ribadeneira Snr / Diego Ribadeneira Jnr
Bentley Red Label Speed
0:15:25 4:22:54 85 21 /4
99 Caroline Greenhalgh / Scott Greenhalgh
Alvis 4.3 Tourer
0:11:46 4:51:54 86 20 /6
44 Richard Braun / Laure Demeester
Aston Martin Le Mans
0:16:53 5:49:03 87 15 /2
74 Richard Nicholl / Victoria Nicholl
Buick Special Convertible
0:15:30 6:29:12 88 21 /6
12 William Medcalf / Hugh Francis Anderson
Bentley 4½
2:30:08 8:57:28 89 22 /4
22 Willie Gilbertson-Hart / Sholto Gilbertson-Hart
Bentley 4½
1:56:50 9:37:54 90 23 /4
60 Robin Howard / Jonathan Needs
MG PA
4:25:00 Retired Engine
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The 9th Flying Scotsman 2017 – Rally Reports

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Day Three – Aviemore to Gleneagles Finish

Sunday Service

The Cairngorm Mountains, menacing, brooding, cold and windy were our playground for today with a southerly sweep from Aviemore to the finish at Gleneagles. The rain had stopped and the day dawned bright and clear but as a result there was a definite chill in the air as the engines were fired up and the crews rugged themselves against the early spring sub-arctic conditions.

There were two sorts of competitor this morning. The first comprised those who were content with their position and wanted to get it all over and done with as quickly as possible and repair to the splendid hospitality afforded by the Gleneagles Hotel. The second were those who still felt that they still had something extra in the tank and were keen to get going to move themselves up into what they assumed was their rightful position.

It’s certainly been a tough two days so far and, as it is a Sunday, before the off this morning those crews who felt it necessary were offered spiritual guidance and a Sunday Service led by the Most Reverend Andy Inskip . This was a non-denominational affair and all were welcomed into his carpark Kirk whether they were Lagonda, Bentley, Vauxhall, Alvis or Frazer Nash.

The massed ranks of the navigators choir concluded the celebration with a heartfelt rendition of Guide Me Oh Thou Great Jehovah. Messrs Preston and Vincent – joint Clerks of Course – however were quick to point out that such divine intervention, like modern GPS equipment was clearly against the spirit of the event.

In the event though this appeal to a higher power was not wasted and by the days end and after 150 miles, the Sweeps had indeed performed a miracle in delivering the winner to the finish line with only seconds to spare.

Four regularities and four tests took the Rally on a helter-skelter ride alongside lochs, rivers, distilleries, castles and stately homes. There were coffee breaks and time controls at Blair Castle, Taymouth Castle and Strathallan Castle and another superb lunch at Ballathie. This final day was serving us a truly memorable Highland Fling.

By the time the strains of the Gleneagles Piper could be heard it was clear that we were to see an incredible result. As Fred Gallagher waved the chequered flag a well deserved first place went to Paul Crosby and Ali Procter in their tiny MG TB Supercharged. Second was again taken by the hard charging John Abel and Leigh Powley in their Lagonda LG45. Bill Cleyndert and Dan Harrison in Betsy, the Ford Model A took a commendable third place. David Ayre and Anthony Thompson took first place in the Pioneer Category aboard the incredible Itala.

The ‘Spirit of the Rally’ Award went to Mitch and Wendy Gross – BMW 328, while the Concours D’Elegance prize was taken by Clint and Brad Smith – Jaguar SS100

Paul Crosby was understandably delighted with this win and his car was the smallest on the top step of the podium since Andrew Davies Riley 12/4 held on for the win in 2011.  In his own words Paul described his day. “This was an amazing result for us. Ali (the navigator) did a brilliant job. I’m overwhelmed, absolutely overwhelmed because we never thought we had any chance of coming here and winning. We’ve done two Flying Scotsmans and it’s a brilliant event – incredibly well organised. We were just really fortunate that we broke down at the right time if there is a right time to break down, and the sweep crews came along, helped us out, got us running not just once but twice. We were so lucky with the places we broke down at, otherwise we’d have seen a totally different result”.

The evening’s Gala prizegiving, jointly compèred by Rikki Proffit, Fred Gallagher and ERA Director, Jane Young, was a glittering and typically boisterous affair whereafter the Gleneagles ballroom rang to the sound of popping corks, excuses and opinions – and not necessarily in that order. The theory that the more rallies you do the luckier you get was also thoroughly debated over the course of the evening.

Tomorrow, work starts in earnest on the tenth edition of the Flying Scotsman.

Syd Stelvio

Day Two –  Edinburgh to Aviemore

April fools?

How did the overnight leaders sleep we wonder; was it a sound and contented one or did their night consist of nervous and fitful snatches of slumber with vivid dreams filled with timecards, routebooks, speed tables and stop astride lines?

Some had been busy during the night though, Robert Abrey for example sourced and has decided to carry a second battery for the Chalmers which was dogged with electrical issues yesterday. We expect the old car to be running like a Toyota Prius at the end of the day.

Today was going to be a daunting one however well the crews slept but the Dalmahoy breakfast is well known to Flying Scotsman regulars for its ability to both calm nerves and fill the stomach. As a result, on leaving the dining area there were some crews who had to reassess the power to weight ratio of the vehicle / the engine and the occupants.

From the restart we enjoyed a short motorway run to warm the block and loosen the cylinders before hostilities were kicked opened with a short but thrilling ascent of the Bo’ness hill climb (the oldest in Scotland) and then another fast run alongside the Kelpies, to the much longer and slightly more scenic Regularity at the Path of Condie. The A team of marshals, Bob Redhead and Bruce Murgatroyd, were on the start clock here and sent the crews off into the hills where some reported wild deer running alongside them. The native red squirrels though didn’t make an appearance.

A coffee break was taken at Scone Palace before the short hop to possibly the grandest Passage Control of the Rally in the grounds of Glamis Castle. The long driveway was a fitting runway for these fine old models to show themselves off to the tourists and sightseers.

There was another Regularity at Edzell to complete before the long pull to the lunch venue at Kincardine Castle. Before they could sit down to eat though the crews had to tackle another hill climb through the wooded grounds which eventually led them to the carpark. The meal was worth the wait and high praise was heaped upon the hospitality provided by the Laird and his wife, Andrew and Nicola Bradford. To aid the digestion, a short track test had been laid on soon after lunch at the Grampian Transport Museum.

The afternoon was given over to a tour of what can be described as Whisky Country via two regularities, a Time Control in Glenfiddich, a run through Glenlivet and a test in the grounds of the Balmenach distillery. Sadly there was no time to stop and take in a glass or two of the local brew although by all accounts the bar in the hotel of the Aviemore night halt was able to supply most of what the crews had missed along the way.

After another long, but satisfying day though the leaderboard has been well and truly shaken up.

Proving that it’s not how big it is but how you handle it, Paul Crosby and Ali Procter in a  tiny little MG TB Supercharged have stormed into the lead tonight leap frogging John Abel and Leigh Powley with their Lagonda LG45 but who in turn are level second with the dangerous duo that is David Thomson and Alan Smith in a Talbot 105 Alpine. Bill Cleyndert and Dan Harrison in Betsy, their Ford Model A are fourth.

Peter Lovett, David Richards and their Frazer Nash BMW 328 have dropped to eighth place but, until last week, David the Prodrive and WRC supremo, probably thought that an old car was one you drove last season and this is his first ever vintage car rally.

Tomorrow is the day of reckoning and with three crews tied so closely it’s going to be a nail biter.

Syd Stelvio

 

Day One –  Slaley Hall to Edinburgh

March Hares

The first ERA rally of the year is a landmark moment for many of us and we can only agree that Willy Nelson got it spot on when he declared that he just couldn’t wait to get on the road again, goin’ places that he’d never been and seein’ things that he may never see again.

Such was the upbeat feeling today, as around 100 eager, but slightly apprehensive crews, filed into breakfast and then sat mulling over what was to come. Thankfully, the weather was still being kind to us – by Northumbrian standards at least – and, as the crews were waved away by Rally Director Fred Gallagher from 7.31am onwards some even dared hope for a warm and dry day.

Today’s route was an L shaped affair from Slaley Hall, along and across the South Tyne to Carlisle, crossing into Scotland at Gretna, passing by the Solway Firth, and then pressing on into Dumfries and Galloway before striking North to Edinburgh via the Lanarkshire Hills. This is wild country with a turbulent past and the thick set bastles bear witness to the cattle rustling skirmishes which characterised the ancient Reiver lifestyle and echoing the Peking to Paris Rally, where crews traverse the Great Wall of China soon after leaving the start, today we crossed Hadrian’s Wall.

There are some differences between these two structures of course, length, age and time it took to build them, but one thing unites them – neither can be seen from space. Whether anyone will build another wall so big that it Trumps this fact, remains to be seen.

Straight from the blocks though, the rally action started with a short sharp test a mere 300m from the off. Crews were faced with a looping lap of the beautifully manicured Slaley golf course before setting another course for the more open roads and wilder landscapes which feature in this part of the world.

Robert Abrey bogied at the first hole and we saw him broken down mid test with what he and Matthew thought was an ignition problem. They soon got themselves back on track and pressed on with the rest of the pack skipping morning coffee to catch up with their due time.

The first Regularity was at Featherstone Castle alongside the South Tyne and was soon followed by a tight and twisty navigational and passage control section around Knorren Lodge. The Time control and coffee stop at Comlongon Castle gave the crews a chance to catch their breath.

So far so good but here the rain began to fall and we saw Steven Snauwaert and Filip Delanote stopped by the side of the road putting up their hood. Charles Stuart Menteth on the other hand was also on the verge and had experienced a small electrical fire. He and Missy though were in the safe hands of sweeps Jamie Turner and Bob Harrod with just the slightest whiff off burning hanging in the air around the old Vauxhall.

Appreciative and friendly rally fans lined the pavements in many of the villages and hamlets along the route waving and cheering at the quintessentially quirky cavalcade. We were especially pleased to see long time ERA competitors Anthony and Pauline Mather cheering us on as well.

A long southerly loop took the Rally down Dumfries towards Dundrennan where a traditional Scottish lunch, comprising lamb curry and onion Bhaji’s was provided at the Dundrennan army camp canteen where there was also a Test and a Regularity to enjoy; and the sun came out too.

From the lunch halt and the army ranges then it was back northwards towards the third Regularity of the day at the Bridge of Urr. Unfortunately the Abrey’s Chalmers was found sat by the side of the road once again. “It won’t go forwards” was the succinct diagnosis provided by Matthew as the rest of the field roared past on their way to the timing point through some dramatic scenery through stands of Scots pine bent into the wind.

Singletrack roads lined with drystone walls rolled the Rally onwards towards the endless horizons and a then to a coffee halt at Drumlanrig Castle and a short, sharp forest test.

The Tinto Hills provided the last Regularity of the day on the run into the outskirts of Edinburgh and the Dalmahoy night halt where the carpark and the bar soon rang with tales of the day. We hear that we’ve lost Charlie Nearburg and James King as their 1927 Bentley Tourer has broken its clutch. Charles Graves and Kit Graves have also retired, their 1937 Bentley Derby Special lost its starter motor.

Jayne Wignall and Kevin Savage’s 1933 Sunbeam 20hp Sports has blown a head gasket and most likely won’t restart tomorrow whilst Willy Van Loon and Koen Van Den Broeck’s Bentley Derby slid off into a tree and isn’t able to continue either. Caroline and Scott Greenhalgh also slid off but were towed back onto the straight and narrow and will be able to continue. Peter Neumark and Guy woodcock have also been forced to retire with a failed gearbox.

Richard Nichols meanwhile, back with us after abandoning the Peking to Paris in Kazan, suffered another problem today when he lost his electrics. But, thanks to a little local help in the shape of a farmer a new alternator was sourced and they were able to rejoin the Rally at the night halt.

After a day like today the publication of the results was keenly awaited and we see that John Abel and Leigh Powley in their 1937 – Lagonda LG45 finish the day in top spot with Peter Lovett and David Richards snapping at their heels in the nimble little 1937 – Frazer Nash BMW 328. The diminutive little outfit that is Paul Crosby and Ali Procter’s 1939 – supercharged MG TB is in third with less than 30 seconds between the three of them.

Theo Hunt and James Galliver meanwhile, the youngest of the crews here, gave a good showing in their 1933 – Frazer Nash TT REP finishing the day in 20th spot.

It’s not over though, by any means. Anthony Preston and Lee Vincent have warned that any overnight complacency could easily be punished by tomorrow’s route. The Cairngorms beckon and they need to be treated with respect.

Syd Stelvio

 

Thursday Pre-Start – Preparing for Departure

A spring in our step

Last time we were at Slaley Hall we went to bed with heavy wet snow falling onto the tonneaus and awoke to a thick crust of ice over the bonnets.

This time we’ve been a bit more fortunate though and along with the lambs in the fields and the yellow daffodils in the hedgerows there’s definitely a welcome hint of spring in the air. If the met office can be believed, the medical crew of Dr’s Paul Rees and Mark Snowden can most likely leave the hypothermia medicines locked away for the weekend.

This, the ninth edition of the Flying Scotsman, with the most northerly route yet, is about to start. It’s short and sweet and by Sunday it’ll all be over but between now and then we’ve got more than 750 miles of sublime motoring to enjoy, some fine hotels and a lot of great company.

Alfred Dunhill are also with us for the ride, purveyor of fine quality menswear and luxury accessories, they’ve been bowled over by the calibre of our entry list and we hope that we’ll be seeing a lot more of them. Additionally they’re here with a film crew with an eye to immortalising these glorious old cars over the next few days.

It’s been said before but it’s worth saying again. Today we welcome old friends in new cars and some new friends in old cars and today was mainly devoted to pleasantries, renewing acquaintances and dealing with the necessary formalities such as signing on and having the car checked for eligibility and safety.

Anthony Preston and Lee Vincent, the route designers and Clerks of the Course have worked hard on this for the last year and, today the fruits of their labours were presented to the crews in their route books and associated maps. In the cafes and bars of this large and well appointed hotel eyes were narrowed, lips were pursed and breath was drawn sharply as the navigators began their assimilation and familiarisation.

This Flying Scotsman always attracts some exotic machinery and this year we’re very pleased to see that the standards haven’t slipped and happy also to see the more mature end of the vintageant spectrum was also well represented with two Edwardian or ‘brass era’ cars lining up in the paddock.

Sat atop his redoubtable red Itala, David Ayre was ready to rock. The 1907 globetrotter is not only the oldest vehicle here but is probably the most widely travelled, with two Peking to Paris under its wheels alongside many more transcontinental excursions. Borghese’s most minimal chariot however gave Geoff Doe, the MSA scrutineer something to think about – and many tick boxes on the check sheet were left unfilled. Indicators? Brake lights? Working speedometer?

The second golden oldie is in the hands of the father and son crew of Robert and Matthew Abrey. This year they have set aside their usual rivalry and have teamed up aboard the big Detroit dinosaur that is known to us as a 1913 Chalmers 10. Seen most recently on the runway at the London Excel car show, this is the fourth Flying Scotsman for this big old car. Matthew’s position in the navigators seat however does deprive us of the entertaining sight of his silver Model A cleaving its way along the highways and byways.

Max Stephenson, an ERA regular had been thought of as a Vauxhall diehard. He and Penny have travelled the world together but today, alongside fellow Griffin groupie, Andrew Duerden, he arrived in a sporty little 1933 – Aston Martin Le Mans.

Anthony and Fiona Galliers-Pratt have also felt the need to change things in their life and have swapped their tiny and cramped 1932 – Frazer Nash TT REP for a much larger and more comfortable 1926 – Bentley 3-4½.  An expensive decision maybe but Anthony reckons he will save a fair old chunk of the outlay on not needing hours under a  chiropractor for the next few weeks.

Nicolas Leonard is usually seen aboard a Bentley but this time he has brought his father along with a Vauxhall 30/98E.

Alan Beardshaw and Peter Fletcher were forced to change cars as they found what they thought was a cracked engine block pre-scrutineering. To play it safe they have had Alan’s Jaguar SS100 shipped up to them and are confident of making the start in the morning.

Bob Compiet and Minouche den Doelder, regulars on both the Flying Scotsman and the Alpine Trial have also brought a new car in the elegant form of a Lagonda LG45.

Charles Bishop, oft’ espied ensconced in a Vauxhall 30/98 or more latterly a Frazer Nash; has this time settled himself into a Bentley. He and wife Nellie, along with Arthur and Hugo Manners in a Lagonda are fresh from bashing some Namibian dunes in a modern 4×4 so will also have to adjust their driving style to the narrow lanes and broken tarmac which they’ll encounter.

Giselher Stauzebach and Gerd Kaut who were with us on the very first FS way back in 2009, in a 1935 – Lagonda M45 Tourer are back again but have swapped their ride for a 1931 – Bentley 6½ Tourer. Andreas Pohl and Rainer Wolf were also among the founding fathers and are back today having swapped their Bentley for a Lagonda. Jayne Wignall and Kevin Savage, who were also with us in 2009 have stuck with their faithful Sunbeam 20hp Sports as have Geert van de Velde who is also back for more punishment on his sixth Flying Scotsman in his regular ride, another trusty Lagonda LG45.

We could have had a rally with two double winners on it but the late withdrawal of Gareth Burnett however, last year’s winner, has thrown the field wide open. William Medcalf, the other double winner is definitely here but has probably ruled himself out of overall contention with his decision to take rookie navigator and journalist Hugh Francis Anderson along for the ride.

So, will Peter Kite and Terry Thorp with their 1934 Talbot 105 be able to repeat the winning ways they last saw during the 2015 Alpine Trial. Or – can David Thomson and Alan Smith step up a gear in their own Talbot, or maybe James Gateley and Tony Brooks in the big Cadillac which did so well in the Alpine Trial two years ago, can find an extra few bhp

Tomorrow will come soon enough though and the pieces will gradually begin to fall into place.

Finally we must wish Leigh Powley a very happy birthday.

Syd Stelvio

The 9th Flying Scotsman Rally 2017

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