HRCR Essex 100 Rally

Start List

No.

Driver

Navigator

Location

Car

Year

Reg.No

Colour

1

Lawrence Gerring

Margaret Gerring

Isle of Wight

MGB GT

1970

YJB999H

Red

2

Malcolm Jones

Richard Dresner

Kent

Aston Martin DB4

1962

WON100

Green

3

Mark Jarvis

Roger Chenery

Lincs/Beds

Humber Sceptre

1974

WCM664M

Beige

4

David Hussell

Richard Hull

Suffolk/Notts

Volvo PV544

1965

KBD64C

Blue

5

John Fowler

Tom Ash

London

Austin A40

1966

MLC111D

Blue

6

Kenneth Edwards

Alan Richardson

Bucks

Rover P6B

1963

151FLK

White/Red

7

Graham Bond

Pippa Inglis

Essex/N'Hants

Triumph TR4

1964

EJP499

Blue

8

Terry Fox

Jennifer Fox

Surrey

Volvo 1800E

1971

USC171J

White

9

Andy Jess

Richard Learner

Essex/Bucks

Sunbeam Alpine

1967

UUW7F

Red

10

Priscilla Llewelyn

Jo Llewelyn

London

MGA

1960

BSK483

Red

11

George Shackleton

Robin Shackleton

Suffolk

Austin A40

1964

CBW156B

White

12

Robert Spittal

Richard Gould

Essex

Triumph TR4A

1966

MLC440D

Red

HRCR 100 Main Site

Latest News (March 29, 2008)

Entry List Updated.
Final Instructions: Are now downloadable here. Calibration route here.

Download Results Spreadsheet here

Congratulations to our winners Andy Jess / Richard Learner in a 1967 Sunbeam Alpine

Rally Report

The HRCR 100 series of novice-oriented regularity rallies continued its successful run on March 29 with the staging of the Essex 100 Rally. Like the Kent and Yorkshire equivalents entries were aplenty and 12 crews assembled at Ray Crowther’s home to tackle four regularities in mid-Essex. 

Essex is not known as a county for interesting roads but the 100-mile route – all within an eight-mile radius of Witham – used just about every quiet yellow in the area. 

Keeping the navigation straightforward is a theme of the “100s” so that crews can hone their timing skills and regularity 1 used a tulip road book to guide competitors northwards to Marks Hall Arboretum for a mid-morning break. A Jogularity took crews to lunch at tea-rooms just outside Hatfield Peverel. Keeping west of Maldon a marked map led to an afternoon halt at a Jaguar specialist, whose showroom of prestige cars was outstanding in numbers and value. For the last regularity, a plot of gridlines and spot heights was required which looped crews around the Totham villages before heading back to Tolleshunt Major for “Crow” hospitality, results and awards. 

Andy Jess and Richard Learner in their Sunbeam Alpine took victory having led from start to finish. Malcolm Jones/Richard Dresner (Aston Martin DB4) took second with Keith Edwards/Alan Richardson (Rover P6B) third. 

One interesting point from the day: Priscilla and Jo Llewelyn in their red MGA had a fraught Essex 100 and just made the finish within OTL; but there was no stopping them in the post-rally treasure hunt on foot when they emerged as clear winners with a perfect score and took home the treasure!

Competitors' Comments

Car 1: Many thanks for a super rally. We greatly enjoyed it. Good roads, good organisation and not bad weather either!

Car 3: Thanks for the results and a very enjoyable day out in Essex.

Car 4: Once again many thanks to you and the other organizers for a very enjoyable experience. Richard and I intend to continue with the historic rallying , learning as we go along.

Car 5: Thanks to you both for providing such an entertaining day. John and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it was nice to meet a few more new faces. All being well we hope to enter the Cloverleaf.

Car 7: Thank you both (and your team of helpers) for a most enjoyable day yesterday, challenging to say the least!!! Esp. the last map section!!

Car 8: Thanks for the results and thanks once again for a great day, please pass our thanks to all the marshals and others who made the day possible. We thoroughly enjoyed it, great roads and good company. Thanks again.

Winning Car 9: (Driver) Thanks again for a great event. We'll take a look at the Cloverleaf.
(Navigator) Thanks for the results sheet and many thanks for organising the event. It was good fun but still challenging, with plenty of opportunity to make mistakes. I guess on this occasion we were fortunate enough to make fewer than we have previously. Please pass on our thanks to all concerned; we could not have enjoyed the day without all their efforts. I'm sure we'll be seeing you again.

Car 10: Thank you so much for a lovely event.

Car 11: Thank you for organising an excellent rally on Saturday. We thought the organisation, route and venues were excellent. We just need a bit more practice ! It was Georges first rally and he now wants to try another one.

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