Chippindale Farmer’s RAC Rally Challenge

8th November 2017

One of our Yorkshire farmers will be swapping the range for the rally track this weekend when he takes to the road in a classic MkI Works Replica Ford Escort.

Robert will set off on the four-day event on Friday November 10 covering 300 competition miles and over 1,000 miles overall in the Roger Albert Clark Rally, which is billed as the toughest and longest special stage rally in Britain for over 20 years.

More than 100 competitors will take on the challenge in historic rally cars dating back to the Sixties, Seventies and Eighties. There will be 32 stages with legs in Wales, Northumberland and Scotland.

As one of Robert’s sponsors, we’ll be following his progress in the closely and the Chippindale logo will be proudly displayed on his classic Ford Escort saloon.

Robert’s passion for rally car racing dates back to the 1970s when British drivers like Roger Albert Clark were in their heyday. His hobby took a back seat for many years as he became busier with farming and family life but he returned to rally driving around four years ago.

He’ll be heading to Wales for the start of the event and will compete with a navigator and two crew. Some of the competition miles will be covered after dark and spectators are expected from all over the country to watch at strategic points of the various stages.

Robert is looking forward to catching up with fellow rally friends at the event and testing the skills of him and his classic rally car over some of the toughest terrain in the North of England. We’ll be following his progress on social media and cheering him and his team on.