10 Aug: Grampian Entry List & Prevu

… Grampian Forest Rally , Sat 12th Aug …

The penultimate rounds of this year’s ARR Craib Scottish Championship gets underway this Saturday 12th August at Milton of Crathes just outside Banchory.

The Grampian Forest Rally will feature 6 Special Stages and will start from Crathes Castle on Saturday morning, first car away at 09.00 Hrs.

The Survivors are expected to return to Crathes Castle from 15.30 Hrs onwards with the victory champagne bottle shoogling expected to take place shortly after 16.00 Hrs.

Tell you what though, this late in the season you’d expect entries to fall away, not this weekend. What a top ten, what a top 20. Bogie, Thorburn, Armstrong, Sinclair and Faulkner will be joined by Cumbria’s Paul Bird back out in his Focus after two years away from the sport. But don’t let that fool you. Bird was quick back then and he’ll be quick this weekend, but can he match the Scots on home soil?

Then there’s top local hope, Bruce McCombie who could walk from his hoose to the rally, without getting out of breath (and his Maw bakes exceedingly good cakes!), Mark McCulloch who scored that sensational win last weekend at Solway, Quintin Milne who is about as unpredictable as a hand grenade with a loose pin, and he’s got WRC Subaru, and rounding off the top ten is Donnie MacDonald back behind the wheel of his Lancer.

Outside the top ten, the predictions don’t stop with Freddie Milne now in a WRC Subaru as well, Barry Groundwater in his Evo10, plus the fast improving Scott McCombie and Iain Wilson. And here’s another squib to throw into the banger box, John Wink has got himself a Hyundai R5. He was quick before, how will he fare first time out in his new machine this weekend. I can’t wait to find out.

And there’s more. Dougal Brown and Mike Stuart going head to head in their Mk2s.

Scrutineering will take place at Milton of Crathes on the Friday evening while the Rally Service Park will be there on the Saturday. During the day at Crathes Castle there will be a show of interesting and classic cars including displays by Ford RS Owners Club and Buchan Off Road Drivers Club.

Spectator Info
There are two Spectator Areas in the forests, in Durris and Fetteresso and, since these stages will be run twice take a picnic box and just sitback and watch the action without having to tear about the countryside. Full information with maps and diagrams of where to go and how to get there are on Stonehaven & District MC’s Grampian Forest Rally website:

Special Stages 1 & 5:
Special Stages 2 & 6:

Programmes available from:
Albyn Garage Aberdeen Ltd
Five Mile Garage, Kingswells
Station Garage, Torphins

Entry List:
1, David Bogie/TBA (Dumfries/TBA) Skoda Fabia, Class 12
2, Euan Thorburn/Paul Beaton (Duns/Inverness) Ford Fiesta R5, Class 12
3, Jock Armstrong/Paula Swinscoe (Castle Douglas/Withnell) Subaru Impreza, Class 11
4, Paul Bird/Stuart Louden (Penrith/Glasgow) Ford Focus 07 WRC, Class 12
5, Shaun Sinclair/Jamie Edwards (Oban/Wrexham) Subaru Impreza WRC , Class 12
6, Mike Faulkner/Peter Foy (Aspatria/Bingley) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo9, Class 11
7, Bruce McCombie/Michael Coutts (Banchory/Torphins) Mitsubishi Evo, Class 11
8, Mark McCulloch/Michael Hendry (Dumfries/Archiestown) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo9, Class 11
9, Quintin Milne/Sean Donnelly (Durris/Elgin) Subaru Impreza WRC, Class 12
10, Donnie MacDonald/Andrew Falconer (Inverness/Inverness) Ford Fiesta R5, Class 12
11, Freddie Milne/Patrick Walsh (Aberdeen/ Aberystwyth) Subaru WRC, Class 12
12, Barry Groundwater/Neil Shanks (Stonehaven/Elgin) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo10, Class 11
14, Scott McCombie/Mark Fisher (Banchory/Workington) Mitsubishi Evo 9, Class 11
15, Iain Wilson/Chris Williams (Dalbeattie/Millom) Subaru Impreza, Class 10
16, Simon Hay/Calum Jaffray (Aberdeen/Torphins) Mitsubishi Evo6, Class 10
17, John Wink/John Forrest (Huntly/Inverurie) Hyundai i20 R5, Class 10
18, Michael Binnie/Claire Mole (Cornhill -on Tweed/Duns) Mitsubishi Evo9, Class 10
19, Duncan MacDonald/Neil Ross (Portree/Portree) Ford Escort Mk2, Class 7
20, Fraser Wilson/Craig Wallace (Port William/Kirriemuir) Mitsubishi Evo9, Class 9
21, Dougal Brown/Lewis Rochford (Forres/Alford) Ford Escort Mk2, Class 7
22, John Rintoul/Ross Hynd (Lower Largo/Dalgety Bay) Mitsubishi Evo10, Class 11
24, Mike Stuart/Sinclair Young (Alford/Lairg) Ford Escort Mk2, Class 7
25, Ross MacDonald/Matthew Johnstone (Conon Bridge/Aberdeen) Mitsubishi Evo8, Class 11
26, Brian Watson/Caroline Will (Stonehaven/Inverurie) Mitsubishi Evo, Class 11
27, Fraser Louden/Ashleigh Will (Inverurie/Inverurie) TBA, Class 10
28, Robert Thomson/Kyle Mackintosh (Auldearn/Auldearn) Mitsubishi Evo8, Class 11
29, Ian Forgan/Kathryn Forgan (Lundin Links) Subaru Impreza STi, Class 10
30, Martin Craik/Steven Brown (Perth/Fort William) Subaru Impreza, Class 10
31, Fraser MacNicol/Keith Boa (Ullapool/Ullapool) Ford Escort Mk2, Class 4
32, Angus Lawrie/Paul Gribben (Castle Douglas/Annan) Vauxhall Corsa, Class 3
34, Duncan Campbell/Michael Cruickshank (Mauchline/Crieff) Subaru Impreza, Class 10
35, Keith Riddick/Mairi Riddick (Haugh of Urr/Dumfries) MG ZR, Class 3
36, Matthew Thomson/Ian Graham (Inverurie/Inverurie) Subaru Impreza, Class 10
37, Mike Grant/Graham Kelman (Rothes/Elgin) Subaru Impreza, Class 10
38, Paul McErlean/Niall McKenna (Bellaghy/Draperstown) Ford Escort Mk2, Class 7
39, John McIlwraith/Scott Young (Canonbie/Duns) Subaru Impreza GC8, Class 10
40, Geoff Goudie/Murray Strachan (Lerwick/Inverurie) Subaru Impreza, Class 10
41, Jim Robertson/Mike Curry (Penpont/Thornhill) Citroen C2R2, Class 3
42, Alex Pirie/Frazer Skene (Drummuir/Tomintoul) Citroen C2 VTS, Class 3
44, Neil Coalter/Hannah Cessford (Sauchen/Sauchen) Suzuki Ignis, Class 1
45, Colin H Baxter/Donald John Campbell (Tain/Invergordon) Subaru Impreza GC8, Class 10
46, Andy Chalmers/Martin MacCabe (Fyvie/Glasgow) Peugeot 205 GTi, Class 2
47, Ross Hughes/Neil Ewing (Lanark/Largs) Citroen C2 VTS, Class 3
48, Robbie Beattie/David Finlay (Dundee/Blairgowrie) Peugeot 205 GTi, Class 2
49, Donald Peacock/Scott Peacock (Bridge of Dee/Bridge of Dee) Peugeot 205 GTi, Class 2
50, Donald Brooker/Rachel Booth (Ballater/Inverbervie) SubaruImpreza, Class 10
51, Neil Philip/Ian Philip (Elgin/Stonehaven) Subaru Impreza, Class 10
52, Graeme Sherry/Richard Wardle (Gartcosh/Pickering) Citroen C2, Class 3
54, Gina Walker/Richard Simmonds (Duns/Duns) Citroen C2, Class 3
55, Finlay Retson/Tom Hynd (Meikleour/Inverbervie) Ford Fiesta ST, Class 6
56, Michael Robertson/Gary McDonald (Letham/Aberdeen) Subaru Impreza, Class 10
57, John O’Kane/Meghan O’Kane (Kyle/Kyle) Ford Escort Mk2, Class 4
58, Mike Moates/Chris Collie (Ellon/Aberdeen) Subaru Impreza GC8, Class 10
59, Adrian Stewart/Sue Hynd (Banchory/Inverbervie) Peugeot 205, Class 2
60, Michael Renton/Kenny Foggo (Bonar Bridge/Munlochy) Peugeot 306 gti, Class 6
61, Andy Struthers/Alasdair McIlroy (Carnwath/Jedburgh) Citroen C2 VTS, Class 3
62, Max Redpath/Callum Redpath (Duns/Duns) Peugeot 205, Class 2
64, Neil Redford/Duncan Daun (Old Rayne/Rothienorman) Honda Civic, Class 3
65, Ian Milne/Sandy Milne (Brechin/Brechin) Ford Escort Mk2, Class 5
66, David McLoughlin/Graham Robertson (Aberdeen/Aberdeen) Peugeot 205 GTI, Class 2
67, Steve McGregor/Malcolm Vie (Fordoun/Montrose) Mitsubishi Lancer Evo3, Class 10
68, Scott Burness/Jodi Devine (Inverurie/Inverurie) Ford Fiesta ST, Class 6
69, Derek Duncan/Adrian Bruce (Aberdeen/Muir of Ord) Subaru Impreza, Class 10
70, John Brownie/Martin Forrest (Kintore/Aberdeen) Opel Kadett C, Class 7
71, Colin Patterson/Gary Clark (Drumoak/Alness) Ford Escort, Class 4
72, Charles Stewart/Gordon Wood (Huntly/Huntly) BMW 318ti, Class 7
74, Kevin Crawford/Claire Martin (Alford/Huntly) Mitsubishi Evo 5, Class 10
75, Hector MacInnes/Jenny O’Kane (Breakish/Kyle of Lochalsh) Subaru Impreza WRX sti, Class 10
76, Tom Howie/Charles MacKenzie (North Kessock/Gairloch) Talbot Sunbeam, Class 3
77, Steven Crockett/Martin Henderson (Aberdeen/Aberdeen) Peugeot 205, Class 1
78, Billy Falconer/Alan Falconer (Inverness/Inverness) Peugeot 205, Class 2
79, Douglas Watt/Ian Parker (Furnace/Lochgilphead) Ford Escort Mk2, Class 4
80, James Campbell/Kevin MacIver (Wick/Cruden Bay) Talbot Sunbeam, Class 2
81, Michael Davies/Jamie Edward (Drumnadrochit/Tomatin) Volkswagen Polo GTI, Class 3
82, Elvin Thomas Smith/Shannon Turnbull (Dunfermline/Banknock) Citroen C2 VTS, Class 3
83, Ronnie Horne/Susan MacRae (Nairn) Subaru Impreza,
84, Harry Chalmers/Steven Hay (Alford/Glenrothes) Subaru Impreza GC8, Class 10
85, Martin Farquhar/Aiden Henderson (Laurencekirk/Kintore) Peugeot 106, Class 1