A huge turnout. Phillip was almost single handedly the creator of both historic stage and long distance endurance rallying. His difficult side was covered, but the speakers did him proud with tales of hilarity and pride. His good friend and travelling companion Gerald Brown made a moving film memorial.
Many famous and purposeful rally cars filled the paddocks
This is the Talbot that finished first in the 1989 London to Sydney rally.
I have only recently finished the book of the adventure, Africa and Beyond. We’ve been reading as much of the literature on long distance rallying as we can. Theirs is one of the best. It’s particularly good on the philosophy of having such pseudo adventures.
Bluebell, a famous Bentley
London to Cape Town MG Maestro
Ford Falcon came from Sweden
Geen with her temporary fillings – in good company with William Medcalf’s Bentley alongside
Dave Lucas worked the throttle as Phillip was remembered by a minute’s noise. Gone but never forgotten.