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5th December 2015

WFTR TRs Compete in LeJog

Those interested in rallying and the wider activities of WF TRs may be interested to learn that two of our members will be competing in the LeJog Rally (Lands End John O'Groats) this weekend. These are members David Hankin who has recently returned to rallying after many years lay off and Tony Sheach, Technical Director of the TRR and well known for his rally exploits in his TR4, 'Beastie'. LeJog, organised by HERO has the reputation for being a tough rally which encompasses a range of driving over mixed terrain, road types and surfaces. Starting from Land's End on Saturday, 5th December the route will take in an overnight stop in Telford enabling the event to explore some previously unused locations around the Midlands and Derbyshire before heading towards Newcastle for the Sunday night. Monday and Tuesday will see Le Jog take to the eastern coast of Scotland, once again finishing in John O'Groats. If any of you are interested in knowing more about the event and wish to follow their progress you can follow the event via the following website: www.Heroevents. Go into; Our events. then into LeJog 2015. Then follow options. Entry list + other options etc, Dave is Car no 9 and Tony Car no. 11. Dave will be driving his red, rally prepared TR4, recently returned from the WF trip to Angouleme and Montlhery at the end of September. His navigator for this event is an American, Bill Hoff. Bill, who visited us at our club night yesterday evening, has competed in LeJog 5 times previously (he was leading the event for the first two days before mechanical breakdown put them out when he last competed in it in 2007) He has flown over from the States specifically to do the event with Dave. Tony's navigator will be his regular rally partner Rachel Wakefield. Rachel had previously navigated for Dave on his inaugural return to rallying in October on the Throckmorton Challenge. The event starts Saturday Morning 07.30 and finishes Tuesday morning 10.00 covering some 1450 miles. If you look at 'spectator information' you will get an idea of the route and timings etc. 'Results' and 'Reports' are constantly updated as the event proceeds, usually twice a day. The Rally will be shown on the 'Motors TV' channel at the end of the year. Best of luck to both crews.