Morecambe Car Club racers take on Roger Albert Clark Rally

Neil Mashiter (with wheel/tyre) and Ian Newton (under front of car) servicing for Phil and Mick Squires. Picture: GMS
Neil Mashiter (with wheel/tyre) and Ian Newton (under front of car) servicing for Phil and Mick Squires. Picture: GMS
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Morecambe Car Club’s Ian Newton and Neil Mashiter were among the many rally enthusiasts involved in the three-day Roger Albert Clark Rally.

The annual event once again started in picturesque Pickering, North Yorkshire, finishing on Sunday evening in Brampton.

The rally relives the ‘Lombard’ RAC Rally of the 1960s and 1970s - with cars from that era being driven over the unsurfaced tracks in forests such as Langdale, Dalby and Keilder.

This year’s 10th anniversary event was won by Steve Bannister and Kevin Rae in their rapid Ford Escort Mk2.

Another star of the event was Bob Bean, the 74-year-old farmer’s rallying extends back to when he was 22 and has taken events such as the Gulf-London Rally, the 1974 World Cup Rally - a 17,000mile, month-long rally in which he finished seventh, and every one of the Roger Albert rallies.

Bob and co-driver Malcolm Smithson once again won their class in a Ford Cortina Lotus.