1995 – Murmur Chapter 4

MULLMURMURSMULLMURMURSMULLMURMURS – Chapter 4

published on the island, during the event by Jaggy Bunnet

Early times from 2nd Service at Craignure (after 6 stages)

1 Calum Duffy/Hugh Duffy – Escort RS 50:44
2 Neil MacKinnon/Mike Stayte – Escort Cos 51:56
3 Eddie O'Donnell/Eddie O'Donnell – Escort RS 53:58
4 Michael Shiel/Graham Shiel – Astra 55:00
5 Billy Bird/Plug Pulleyn – Astra RWD 55:20
6 Stuart Egglestone/Steve Egglestone – Peugeot 56:32
7 John Shirley/Neil Fraser – Escort RS 56:34
8 Gordon Boyd/Stella Boyles – Escort Cos 56:50
9 Derek Carless/Pete Forrester – Escort 57:14
10 Steingrimur Ingason/Joff Haigh – Nissan 57:20

Official Leaderboard after Stage 3:

1 Calum Duffy/Hugh Duffy – Escort RS 23:18
2 Neil MacKinnon/Mike Stayte – Escort Cos 23:57
3 Eddie O'Donnell/Eddie O'Donnell – Escort RS 24:51
4 Billy Bird/Plug Pulleyn – Astra RWD 25:19
5 Michael Shiel/Graham Shiel – Astra 25:21
6 Richard Thompson/Reg Smith – Nissan 25:39
7 Gordon Boyd/Stella Boyles – Escort Cos 25:29
8 Stuart Egglestone/Steve Egglestone – Peugeot 26:04
9 Ian Gemmell/David Aitken – Mitsubishi 26:06
10 John Cressey/Bob Harris – Manta 26:10

Gordon Boyd (6) has got a problem with a chipped tooth in 4th gear so can't use it. Has the spare parts but needs Saturday morning to take 'box out and repair and re-fit – if it lasts that long.

Michael Shiel broke an engine mounting, Derek Carless blew a head gasket but replaced it at first service, John Dalton is losing time with a spongy brake pedal and Roy Jarvis has a huge "weg" in the driver's side of the Corsa – it took down a telegraph pole! Brian Cameron (58) was spotted cannibalising his own brand new Rover road car to get a track rod end to replace the broken one on the rally car.

Retirements include: John Price (2) dropped valve, Paul Kirtley (8) accident, John Cope (17) alternator, Mark Huson (19), Tugs Sherrington (22) engine, Geoff Wright (24).

Jimmy Paterson (11) went out on the 2nd stage when all four wheel studs sheared on one of the front wheels, but the car's fixed and he'll be out to-morrow and Beefy Fraser (110) was spotted parked up in stage 1.

That's all for now, Yer Auld Pal, Jaggy Bunnet 1:00 am, Saturday, Craignure

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