Ralying call to Cadwell Park

Alan Healy driving the Bell Wason Mk1
Alan Healy driving the Bell Wason Mk1

RALLYING makes a welcome return to Cadwell Park after a break of eight years on Easter weekend.

On April 8 the Border Motor Club organises the Alan Healy Memorial Cadwell Park Stages Rally with up to ten stages, totalling around 45 miles, which will utilise the circuit and tarmac access roads.

Using this venue again came about following a conversation with the owners, Motorsport Vision, by one of the former officials of South Bank Motor Club that ran rallies there for sixteen years in the 80’s and 90’s.

As they are not actively organising events anymore, that person contacted Border, as he was keen to see another local motor club involved.

When news of the event became known, some former members of South Bank offered their assistance with the running of the event.

This rally came at an opportune time for Border as the previous place used by the club had not been available for a few years, and members were ready to put to good use all the expertise they had gained from the events they had organised here.

The rally is being run in memory of Alan Healy, the late President of Border Motor Club and one of the Club’s founder members.

His great enthusiasm in all he did in Motorsport had an influence on everybody who knew him. In a long and varied career Alan had been a driver, a steward, sponsor, clerk of course, Lombard RAC control officer and several other titles; but he was just as comfortable and at home operating a radio or simply being a marshal.

Alan had been at the first of the South Bank Cadwell stages, and the club think he would approve of Border now carrying on the tradition of organising events at this great venue.

A spokesman for the Border Motor Club said: “The organising team, led by clerk of the course Blair Bushby, are excited to be putting this event on, and look forward to providing an action packed day for the competitors and spectators who attend.

“The stages will challenge both the driver and co-driver, and a worthy crew will receive the winner’s trophy”

The supplementary regulations for the event are now published and entries received, including one from a former event winner in a MKI Ford Escort, and two WRC Subaru’s.

Spectators are welcome at the venue, ticket charges are £10 in

advance and £13 on the day.

Visit www.cadwellpark.co.uk for more details.

Border Motor Club meet on the first Wednesday of the month at Arties Mill, on the outskirts of Brigg, from about 8pm. New members are always welcome. For further information about the motor club and rally see www.bordermotorclub.co.uk