1999 – Murmur Chapter 5

MULLMURMURSMULLMURMURSMULLMURMURS – Chapter 5

– published on the island, during the event by Jaggy Bunnet

Leaderboard after 7 of 22 Special Stages:

1

Chris Griffiths/Aled Davies

Subaru Impreza

51:28

2

Dougi Hall/Gareth Williams

Ford Escort

52:34

3

James MacGillivray/Brian Kennedy

Mitsubishi

52:47

4

John Price/Caroline Broad

MG Metro 6R4

53:10

5

Callum Guy/Fred Bell

Vauxhall Astra

53:31

6

John Cope/Tony Cope

Ford Escort Cosworth

53:37

7

Daniel Harper/Les Reger

Vauxhall Astra

54:07

8

John Cressey/Ian Grindrod

Vauxhall Astra

54:19

9

William Bonniwell/Ali Campbell

Ford Escort

54:38

10

Rob Barry/Alan Whittaker

Mitsubishi

55:10

Chris Griffiths has extended his lead in the Philips Tour of Mull Rally at the end of the first Leg of this year’s event. The rally started with a bang and just keeps going, but John Price has a smile on his face, he knows the daylight is coming.

MacGillivray has taped up half the dashboard lights because they are so bright, all that’s showing is the top half of the rev counter – even the red sector is covered! … Hall got a big fright in Aros but has maintained his pace to move up to 2nd place … Billy Bird’s lack of early pace was due to a new (dud) battery in the intercom … Steve Davies broke a rear suspension link bar on the last stage and it is trailing on the road, hope the Polis aren’t reading this … Alan Hewitson hit a culvert and knocked a wheel off the Nova … John Woodward lost 3 bolts out of his gearbox and nearly lost the gearbox but caught it in time.

The only guy who is not surprised by Callum Guy’s pace is the man himself, he’s been looking forward to this event all year and got the car set on the Jim Clark OK.

Callum Duffy and George Hill will start the Trophy Rally so their cars are OK but Eddie O’Donnell’s Escort is having to go for swimming lessons, when he went off at Gribun last night, he found the car can’t swim – it doesn’t even float**!!

That's yer lot for now, see you later,

Yer auld pal, Jaggy Bunnet
Salen Hotel, Saturday, 2:30 am.

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