Illuminations 2013 Review

31st - Ian Bruce & Tom Pritchard
31st – Ian Bruce & Tom Pritchard – Photo by Ian Bruce,

“Pete Tyson (Tyco) began rallying in the early ’70s. Neil Harrison started Navigating in 1979.

Petes 1st rally car was a Cortina bought from Dave Scaif, after a year or two of Road Rallying Pete got into Stage Rallying. He did the 1994 RAC Rally in a Peugeot and finished 3rd in class.

Pete then had a year out before getting together with Neil. Pete then bought a Mk 1 Mini Cooper S in mint con-dition that had only had one previous owner which he used to win the Classic Illuminations Rally with. Pete still has this mini but it is kept stored because it is in cracking
condition and he uses another mini these days for rally-ing. Neil does all the work on Pete’s minis and his grand-son was heard to say ‘Neil lives in your garage’

When Neil decides to call it a day – Pete will probably stop competing too.

Another brilliant night with lots of funny stories and tales of daring do!”

Maurice Ellison

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