1999 – Murmur Chapter 8

MULLMURMURSMULLMURMURSMULLMURMURS – Chapter 8

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

Provisional Top Times after 20 out of 22 Special Stages:

1

Chris Griffiths/Aled Davies

Subaru Impreza

2.15.38

2

Dougi Hall/Gareth Williams

Ford Escort

2.17.03

3

John Price/Caroline Broad

MG Metro 6R4

2.19.03

4

Callum Guy/Fred Bell

Vauxhall Astra

2.21.00

5

Daniel Harper/Les Reger

Vauxhall Astra

2.22.14

6

William Bonniwell/Ali Campbell

Ford Escort

2.22.29

7

Rob Barry/Alan Whittaker

Mitsubishi

2.23.22

8

Steve Smith/Alistair Douglas

Subaru Imreza

2.24.57

9

Mark Hudson/Dave McKinlay

Ford Escort

2.25.23

10

Mark Jasper/Alan Snell

Escort Cos

2.26.13

When asked about tactics for the final night of this year's Philips Tour of Mull Rally, leader Chris Griffiths replied, "I'm just going out for a quick recce for next year's event!" … Dougi Hall has a couple of reasons for his quick pace, "I've been on the Red Bull all weekend," he says, "and I've got my lucky sheep!" Apparently his daughter Shelley bought him a cuddly sheep which he has strapped to the spotlights and now daren't take it off. It's obviously working, he equalled Jock The Bull's record on Gribun and set a new Scridain daylight record this afternoon … The return of the duck – James MacGillivray has a wee yellow duck taped to his roll-cage, "It was on the Escort when I finished second six years ago, here's hoping it brings more luck to-night"

LATE NEWS – James MacGillivray is out. He rolled the Mitsubishi 4 miles from the end of Aros. Wonder if roast duck will be on the MacGillivray household menu this weekend ??

Dougi Hall is continuing to fly not only maintaining his lead over John Price but increasing it. Just two stages to go now, but as Neil MacKinnon proved last year, anything can happen in this game.

And finally, the editor of this here humble epistle must apologise for the poor quality of recent issues. Due to problems with modern technology, the poor sap who writes this drivel had to resurrect his trusty old manual portable typewriter, hence the typos and mistakes which are so uncharacteristic of this esteemed organ!

That's yer lot meantime,

Yer auld pal, Jaggy Bunnet
Craignure, Saturday, Midnight.

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