Photos from the 1992 Hadrian Centurion Rally, the debut UK appearance of the newly developed Ford Escort RS Cosworth.

Unfortunately, I can’t find my¬†original negatives so the photos are all scans of the original photos and aren’t as clear as they could be.

Car 1 – Malcolm Wilson – Thomas Bryan – Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Rally winner while taking a new car out for Ford in the North East just like he did when giving the RS200 its first UK run 7 years earlier on the 1985 Lindisfarne Rally.

Malcolm Wilson 1992 Centurion Rally Ford Escort RS Cosworth

Malcolm Wilson 1992 Centurion Rally Ford Escort RS Cosworth Malcolm Wilson 1992 Centurion Rally Ford Escort RS Cosworth Malcolm Wilson 1992 Centurion Rally Ford Escort RS Cosworth Malcolm Wilson 1992 Centurion Rally Ford Escort RS Cosworth Malcolm Wilson 1992 Centurion Rally Ford Escort RS Cosworth Malcolm Wilson 1992 Centurion Rally Ford Escort RS Cosworth

The last photo also shows the Sierra of Jeremy Easson who finished in 2nd place.

Car 5 – Stephen Finlay/Dessie Wilson – Sierra RS Cosworth 4×4

3rd placed driver Stephen Finlay who would go on to drive the L10 MWM Escort Cosworth in 1994 .

92 Centurion Rally Stephen Finlay and Wilson Dessie Ford Sierra RS Cosworth 4x4

Car 6 – Richard Mawson/Tom Herron – Toyota Celica GT-4 (ST165)

A local driver and co-driver crew who finished in 18th position. I don’t have the relevant Rally Sports to hand but I presume the crew had some issues as Richard (a former North East Stage Rally, Road Rally and Autocross Champion) would typically be expected to finish a lot higher.

1992 Centurion Rally Richard Mawson and Tom Herron Toyota Celica  GT-4

Car 7 – Warren Philliskirk/Margaret Smith – Ford Escort RS

1992 Centurion Rally Warren Philliskirk and Margaret Smith Ford Escort RS

Car 8 – Andy Elliott/James Ryland – Opel Manta 400

1992 Centurion Rally Andy Elliott and James Ryland Opel Manta 400

Car 11 – Ray Cook/John Parker – Ford Escort Mk3

1992 Centurion Rally Ray Cook and John Parker Ford Escort Mk3

Car 16 – Chris Bown/Roger Bown – Vauxhall Chevette

1992 Centurion Rally Chris Bown and Roger Bown Vauxhall Chevette 1992 Centurion Rally Chris Bown and Roger Bown Vauxhall Chevette

Car 39 – Chris King/Geoff Moss – Ford Escort Mk4

1992 Centurion Rally Chris King and Geoff Moss - Ford Escort Mk4

Some video footage from the event. Uploaded to youtube by my friend Mark Lowe.