Mini Tempest Rushmoor – 29th December 2019
Sutton & Cheam Motor Club and Craven Motor Clubs are pleased to bring you the Mini Tempest Rushmoor, a single venue tarmac stage rally to be held at Rushmoor Arena and Pegasus Village in Aldershot on the Surrey / Hampshire borders on Sunday 29th December 2019.
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 last year The Mini Tempest made a one-off comeback at The Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut.
Sadly, the MoD have decided not to allow a second visit to Deepcut for a final stage rally on the fast disappearing military estate. We are however, pleased that we have secured exclusive use of Rushmoor Arena and Pegasus Village, both well-known as the Service Park and Spectator Stage of the South of England Tempest Rally. Exclusive use and the recent erection of security fencing means that for the first time we are able to join the two venues together to produce 8 fun yet challenging rally stages.
Many great names appear on the Mini Tempest Role of Honour and this is an ideal opportunity to add your name to the list
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 Rushmoor!
ABOUT THE 2019 EVENT
Locals will know that the Rushmoor / Pegasus complex is not the largest military location despite hosting various motorsport events for over 40 years.
The 2019 event will feature the normal format of 8 stages, contested individually with a short service in between. All service work will be on quality, flat tarmac although care is requested to avoid oil spillages or damage to the surfaces.
Designed as both a season-closer and opener, taking place between Christmas and New Year and we hope that the event will be well-supported by competitors wishing to blow away the cobwebs of the Yuletide holidays. As one of the only events taking place at this time of year, it is likely that entries will be highly sought after as the event is only open to 60-cars. This limit allows us to maintain a fast and efficient timetable although the final pair of stage MAY run into the dark.
Whilst many will know the venues from days gone by, this is now a secure military area and as such it is surrounded by a security fence with no access by car or on foot outside the opening times for arrival and departure from the event. This means 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: email@example.com
DUE TO SPACE RESTRICTIONS, ONLY 1 VEHICLE (SUPPORT/SERVICE) and 1 RALLY CAR WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE VENUE – TRAILERS MUST BE UNLOADED AND PARKED AS DIRECTED
NO ADDITIONAL CARS WILL BE ADMITTED.