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    When you think of the decades of use and development the Mk2 Escort has had, it's pretty much an impossible task for a 'new' historic car to get near them.

    It's great work that Applebys have done getting a TR7 back out and using a top driver to use it, but I think its likely to be just a nice sight to see and hear more than a serious contender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sal yet again View Post
    Very wet and muddy Riponian today and would have struggled to get from my house to Wass if didnt drive an SUV as the flooding we have suffered locally for a while now was made a lot worse by heavy overnight rain.

    Mainly enjoyable day in Wass for both runs only spoilt by a little over the top marshalling at one spot but great action provided by the Irish contingent in the Historics particularly. Shame that Chris seemed to be struggling in the TR but I suppose it was always going to take time to develop the car when Appleby's are ploughing a lone furrow against the Fords. Young Payne in the Fiesta though looked really quick and think he might just ruffle a few feathers in the BRC this year.

    Great to see so many spectators out and goes to show there is still an appetite for the sport in this Shire.
    Worth noting the 131's that have been developed and are up at the top competing against the Ford's.

    Riponian looked a great success, Wass is a great stage and always good to see it full of spectators. It's a real shame a lot of the other classic Riponian little stages have disappeared, but with Wass and the closed roads used around Gale Rigg / Cropton the organisers do a fantastic job.

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    This gives a good idea of the conditions and also shows where the TR7 conked out after a big puddle..

    https://youtu.be/E-8YWOr93oc?si=OWcCQZAnqcQeWH_I

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    Quote Originally Posted by hutchie View Post
    Worth noting the 131's that have been developed and are up at the top competing against the Ford's.

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    Funny I was just going to edit my post and mention the Fiat 131.

    Although it has probably had plenty of use and development in Italy and elsewhere over the years...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddie WRC View Post
    Funny I was just going to edit my post and mention the Fiat 131.

    Although it has probably had plenty of use and development in Italy and elsewhere over the years...
    Fiat Group tried all sorts of tricks back in the day to try and get near the Escorts on the RAC, including wheels with a different offset from normal to run in the Escort tyre tracks and putting the co-driver in the back seat but never succeeded.

    The boys from Malton have done it & the one thing theyíve done that Fiat didnít is to put the steering wheel on the right instead of the left.
    Thatís my theory for their results Ė and Iím sticking to it

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    Nice to see a non Escort win; with Lepley in the Galant winning (but not taking top BHRC points). And with it has come the predictable moans & groans........

    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    Entry numbers 116 and 117 for the NW Stages are intriguing!

    116 M Sport TBA TBA TBA TBA 0 A
    117 M Sport TBA TBA TBA TBA

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyRAC View Post
    Nice to see a non Escort win; with Lepley in the Galant winning (but not taking top BHRC points). And with it has come the predictable moans & groans........
    Where can one read these moans and groans? I do enjoy reading a bit of whinging for a laugh sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by HKSjbg View Post
    Where can one read these moans and groans? I do enjoy reading a bit of whinging for a laugh sometimes
    Jamie Edwards highlighted it on his Twitter account; it's on the BHRC Facebook page......

    Is there a better sound than that of Porsche engined Flat-6 ???

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    That was a laugh. But to be fair it looked like mostly people supporting the 4WDs in British historics, certainly Meirion Evans is in favour of it!

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