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Congratulations to our Chairman Guy Weaver who added another title to his rallying honours list by winning the British Historic co-driver’s trophy for the fourth year in succession.

Along with fellow club member David Stokes from Dursley in Gloucestershire, they took the title when they won their

category on the Manx International Rally on the Isle of Man in September. A year ago the crew created a record with their third victory using the same Ford Escort RS1600  that Stokes bought when he returned to the sport in 2002.

Weaver said victory on the Manx had been “comfortable” He went on “We led our class from the start and thoroughly enjoyed the fine weather throughout all three days”

A week ago Weaver added another trophy to his cabinet when the team won their class on the Trackrod Rally inYorkshire with Weaver  finishing runner-up in the co-driver‘s class. Stokes was third in the driver’s section.

Rally star David Stokes from  North Nibley near Dursley recently won his fourth national motorsport title in the Isle of Man but, at the age of 67, he does not intend to retire.

“I totted up the mileage I have done in the rally car on the way back on the ferry from the Isle of Man and it came to just over 600 miles this year plus many more driving to events all the country, and I’m ready for more” said Stokes who runs Draycott Bakery.

With his co-driver Guy Weaver from Wolverhampton , Stokes had already set a precedent a year ago when they captured the British Historic Championship title for the third time. Victory on this year’s three day Manx International Rally has set a target it will be hard to match.

Reported by Derek Hill