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Abingdon CAR-nival Sprint and Rally, June 2002

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Our premier event, the CAR-nival motorsport weekend is organised jointly with Sutton and Cheam MC, at Abingdon Airfield. Its unique and very popular format combines, over two days, a sprint with two timed courses, a single venue tarmac stage rally, a tarmac autotest run by Windsor CC, and various social activities.

These pictures show some of the FDMC competitors in 2002, starting with the Rally. First, Guy Wigley and Bruce Coate Bond in Guy's Escort, and Dave Dockree and Nick Davies with Dave's Sunbeam: .

Guy Wigley and Bruce Coate Bond Another event for Dave Dockree's Sunbeam Ti

New member Brian Stevens gave his recently acquired 205 a first outing, taking 36th overall, and Simon and Adrian May took the Best FDMC award in their Escort.

New member Brian Stevens, 36th overall The Mays took the Best FDMC award

Among 13 FDMC entries in Saturday's Sprint - first, Nick Davies and Keith Hazell:

Another class win for Nick Davies Keith Hazell's much sprinted Sylva

Roger Hamilton Lane and Bruce Driffill:

Roger Lane's very original XR3i Sprinting in luxury - Bruce Driffill

Craig Smith and Maurice May:

Tasty - Craig Smith's M3 The May Motorsport R5 Turbo

Matthew Preston and Dave Leonard:

Matthew Preston's second year at Abingdon V8 power - Dave Leonard

Richard Field and Rod Styles:

Looking for the apex - Richard Field Not so retro - Rod Styles' Anglia

Most of the FDMC entrants were in 'production' classes, but for Rod Styles' Anglia, following many hours in the garage, the current spec includes a 1700 crossflow engine, rack and pinion steering, 5 speed Sierra box, LSD, reworked suspension and brakes.....

FDMC results:

Abingdon CAR-nival Rally:

Adrian and Simon May, Escort 2.0, Best FDMC award, 26th o/a, 7th in class
Brian Stevens and Tony Perrett, 205 GTi 1.6, 36th o/a, 7th in class
Dave Dockree and Nick Davies, Sunbeam Ti 1.6, 80th o/a
Guy Wigley and Bruce Coate-Bond, retired.

Abingdon CAR-nival Sprint(total times for both courses):

Matthew Preston (Impreza), 107.97, 5th in class
Keith Hazell (Sylva Striker), 112.27, 5th in class
Dave Leonard (Westfield SEi), 113.84, 7th in class
Nick Davies (Mazda RX7), 113.92, 1st in class
Dave Dockree (Mazda RX7), 114.25, 2nd in class
Craig Smith (BMW M3), 116.15, 6th in class
Maurice May (R5 Turbo), 117.12, 3rd in class
Brian Stevens (205 GTi), 118.39, 5th in class
Bruce Driffill (Nissan 200SX), 120.27, 9th in class
Richard Field (106 Gti), 121.11, 5th in class
Rod Styles (Anglia), 121.72, 6th in class
Roger Lane (XR3i), 124.4, 5th in class
Ian Anderson (Corsa Sport), 137.25, 3rd in class

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