Porsche 911 takes the honours on Throckmorton Challenge


More than 100 classic cars battled it out at RAF Pershore for the annual Throckmorton Challenge on 12 October.

Pre-1984 cars took part in 15 driving tests and four regularities in the Historic Endurance Rally Organisation-organised event, a qualifying round of the HERO Cup and final round of the Historic Rally Car Register's (HRCR) Clubman Championship.

National B honours were taken by Howard Warren and Ryan Pickering in a 1965 Porsche 911, from John Ruddock and Andy Pullan in a 1972 Ford Escort Mexico.

The 1966 Hillman Imp of Chris and Fred Winter were first in the non-championship Clubman event, from the 1967 MGB GT of Tim Lawrence and Adam Tibbs.

The previous day more than 30 rally novices took part in a HERO training and briefing day, consisting of a number of general navigation, car preparation and specific Le Jog training sessions.

Patrick Burke, joint MD of HERO, said: “Both the Throckmorton Challenge and the Training and Briefing day were a great success. We had the biggest number of entries to date and everything ran smoothly with no delays. We were very pleased as well to see that over half of the people in the training day on Friday were novices.”

He added: “Throckmorton is turning into a launching platform for beginners and we are going to continue building on it in future years to get more people interested in classic motoring.”  


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