A few days ago, a brief Facebook message just asked ‘You coming on Sunday?’ I was confused, going where? What was I to miss out on? Turns out it was in relation to the rally that takes place at Sherwood Pines. A few folk were meeting up locally, and having a ride up. Why not? I thought.
So, 2 pairs of socks, 2 shirts, 2 jackets, some thick trousers, and a hat, I was prepared. I jumped in with a friend for the ride up, and after the £4 parking fee was paid (nothing else needed!), we set off into the trees. Fortunately it wasn’t the trudging miles through forests I expected, and even wandering through the car park there was a fair motors that were out of the ordinary, Evos, early model Escorts, and even an RS200 replica.
But it was when we got into the forest, that the sound of both historic and more modern rally cars could be heard. There was a notable difference in engine tone between the N/A screamers and the turbo monsters, the N/A cars using big revs, howling through the course, and the turbo cars using anti lag and their bags of torque ripping the tyres up out of the tight corners.
Unfortunately, not a lot of pictures, partly due to me struggling with the low light meaning low shutter speeds and a high number of blurry pics, and partly due to just being in awe at the speed some of these machines were carrying on loose gravel.