Sutton & Cheam Motor Club and Craven Motor Clubs were pleased to bring you the Mini Tempest Deepcut, a single venue tarmac stage rally held as a one-off event at The Princess Royal Barracks (home of the Royal Logistics Corps) on the Surrey / Hampshire boarders on Saturday 29th December 2018.
Sadly after many years, the MoD have decided that Deepcut is to close very shortly and so we had a brief window of opportunity to hold what may prove to be the only single venue rally to take place at the venue.
Whilst this may be a new event, The Mini Tempest Deepcut is not a new name however… in fact it has been running since 1987 when it started at Goodwood Motor Circuit. With the changes at the circuit, The Mini Tempest moved to Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) at Crowthorne although after just a year lit moved to the fabulous Longcross Test Track.
In 2009, the owners (Crest Nicholson) stopped all club motor sport at Longcross and most thought that would be the last we would see of the iconic winner’s trophy – As it turns out it was simply resting and the Mini Tempest made a one-off comeback at The Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut.
It may prove the only opportunity you had to get your name on that role of honour alongside these great names…
1987 John McKerrell -Metro 6R4 1988 Robin Herd – Metro 6R4
1989 Robin Herd – Metro 6R4 1990 Robin Herd – Darrian T90
1991 Roy Gillingham – Triumph TR8 1992 Robin Herd – Darrian
1993 Chris Wood – Fiesta Cosworth 1994 Tony Rees – Sierra Cosworth
1995 Paul Shelmerdine – Escort Cosworth 1996 Steve Scott – Escort Cosworth
1997 Mark Welch – Escort Cosworth 1998 Dave Jacobs – Metro 6R4
1999 Chris Wood – Metro 6R4 2000 Dave Jacobs – Metro 6R4
2001 Mark Straker -Darrian 2002 P Shelmerdine -Escort Cosworth
2003 Kevin King – Metro 6R4 2004 Dave Wilkes -Opel Corsa
2005 Mark Straker – Darrian 2006 G Moroney – Subaru Impreza
2008 James Hoseason – Darrian T90GT-R 2009 John Indri – Metro 6R4
2018 Jordan Reynolds – Ford Fiesta
Wouldn’t it be great to see one or two of these making a special appearance at Deepcut!
ABOUT THE 2018 EVENT
Locals will know that Deepcut is not the largest military location and therefore we have managed to negotiate the use of the Brunswick Road and Pirbright ranges to provide an all tarmac challenge run over 8 stages.
The event will feature the well-like format of previous events whereby cars contest the stage in an ‘east-west direction’ followed by a short holding control before contesting the same stage in the ‘west-east direction’ followed by a proper, albeit it short service.
The event is designed as both a season-closer and opener as it takes place between Christmas and New Year and we hope that the event will be well-supported. It is likely that entries will be highly sought after as the event is only open to 60-cars as this allows us to maintain a fast and efficient timetable although the final pair of stage MAY run into the dark.
From 1st January 2019, Deepcut will be officially closed, destined for the bulldozer so not only is it the only opportunity to become a Mini Tempest winner but you will also be able to claim stage records for years to come.
As a military location, security constraints demand that this is a non-spectator event and therefore the only way of seeing all the action is by marshalling – Contact Dave Whyman on 07831 671308 or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOT THAT THIS IS A NON-SPECTATOR EVENT
DUE TO SPACE RESTRICTIONS, ONLY 1 VEHICLE (SUPPORT/SERVICE), 1 RALLY CAR & 1 TRAILER WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE VENUE.
NO ADDITIONAL CARS WILL BE ADMITTED.