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 – Bryan Thomas – 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.
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 .
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.
Car 7 – Warren Philliskirk/Margaret Smith – Ford Escort RS
Car 8 – Andy Elliott/James Ryland – Opel Manta 400
Car 11 – Ray Cook/John Parker – Ford Escort Mk3
Car 16 – Chris Bown/Roger Bown – Vauxhall Chevette
Car 39 – Chris King/Geoff Moss – Ford Escort Mk4
Some video footage from the event. Uploaded to youtube by my friend Mark Lowe.