PRX Rally Car at Automechanica Show, Birmingham.
June 6th, 2017

We took the our Rally Car PRX to Birmingham for the Automechanica show as she was requested by our sponsors Millers Oils to take pride of place on their stand. The Mini will be on show from the 6th June to the evening of Thursday 8th June. Please go along and support Millers and see our lovely car !

BARC Quaife Mini Brands Hatch 29-5-17.
June 5th, 2017

At an overcast Brand Hatch, and hoping the storms would stay away, Bill had a hard race and an epic battle with Andy Banhams Scooby, watch from inside Andy’s car –

The Mini was going great guns until half way through when it developed a miss fire, however years of experience allowed Bill to nurse it to the finishing line and still manage a class win !

We are now making our way up the Championship leaderboard. This is our powerful engine crowned with a KAD 16V cylinder head, which coupled with Bill’s amazing talent and years of Mini racing experience makes for one very quick package !

2017 Sponsor update.
March 7th, 2017

We are very pleased to anounce that we will again be sponsored by MiniSpares and Millers Oil for the 2017 season.

We are particularly excited to be part of Millers 130th year, many congratulations.

MCH Rally 2017 Videos.
February 7th, 2017

We are the 3rd Mini Home, 3rd British Team home out of 26 teams, 143 Overall placing. Thanks must go to Minispares for their support, without this it would have been unachievable. The products on this car are Minispares and never missed a beat. Thank you Minispares from the Mad Dog Rally Team.

Watch the car in action here…

MCH Rally 2017 Picture Diary.
January 28th, 2017

Here’s a photographic log of all the services stops and views along the way as we go through the Rally….

MCH Rally 2017 at Reims.
January 26th, 2017

We made it, here at last in Reims – quite a long drive from Calais !

Having signed on and got all the necessary paperwork and bonnet stickers we headed off to scruitineering, then a welcome hot meal in our hotel.

Whenever we’re not rallying we are in PR mode promoting the Mini, the wonderul Minispares and all our sponsors.

MCH Rally 2017 leaving the UK.
January 26th, 2017

We’ve left the UK and are now on-route to Reims, our chosen starting point.

The ferry trip was a perfect opportunity for Graham and Griff to go over the routes and check all the maps and service points.  And Bill being Bill, kicked back and relaxed…….

MCH Rally 2017 press preview.
January 22nd, 2017

We’ve made the papers again… here’s an article from our local Kent Express by Andrew Gidley.

MCH Rally 2017 preview.
January 22nd, 2017

The 20th edition of the Rally Monte-Carlo Historique pays tribute to the participation in the 1967 Rallye Automobile Monte-Carlo of French rock icon Johnny Hallyday and Henri Chemin in a Ford Mustang. Half-a-century on, the event promises to attract another strong entry to see who succeeds from the 2016 winners Daniel Perfetti and Ronnie Kessel (Alpine-Renault A110). 

As usual, the 2017 Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique will be open to cars that took part in the actual event from 1955 until 1980. To give all competitors a chance to target an honourable result, there will once again be a choice of three average speed levels to comply with during the competition.

The rally will start on Wednesday, January 25, we the BRR team staring from Reims (1,004km / 7:00pm) on Friday, January 27.

The routes of the different Concentration Runs will convene in Digne les Bains on Saturday, January 28, before moving on to Saint André les Alpes – near the spectacular Verdon Lake and Gorges. Competitive hostilities will then kick off with the first Regularity Section between Entrevaux, Val de Chalvagne and Entrevaux (15.78km). After this appetiser which takes in the Col de Félines (altitude: 930 metres), the field will head to the end-of-day halt in the Principality of Monaco.

The rally will resume on Sunday, January 29, with the beginning of the Classification Run. The first test will be a classic of the modern-day event, namely a visit to the Col de Corobin (1,211m) as part of Chaudon Norante-Digne les Bains (18.63km) which will be used for the very first time as a Regularity Section. It will be followed by another legendary test – Thoard-Sisteron (35.74km) – which is famed for the eternally complex conditions found at the Col de Fontbelle (1,304m). After a halt in front of the Town Hall in Sisteron, competitors will head for the nearby Baronnies Provençales Natural Park for Orpierre-Laborel-Saint André de Rosans (39.34km) which is another classic that is familiar to regulars. The day’s fourth and last Regularity Section will be Vassieux en Vercors-Saint Jean en Royans (23.55km) via the Col de L’Echarasson (1,146m) which could well spring a few surprises before the overnight stop at Valence.

From there, the first part of the Common Run will strike out to France’s Ardèche region on Monday, January 30. The day will begin with La Croze-Saint Julien du Gua-Antraigues sur Volane (50.64km), followed immediately by the mandatory ‘gourmet’ halt at the Jouanny family-owned La Remise restaurant! The competition will continue with Burzet-Le Chambon (39.70km).

The lunchtime break is scheduled for 11:50am in Saint Agrève where the sampling of local produce is always a popular moment for all. Unlike in 2016, when the afternoon saw the rally head for France’s Haute-Loire department, competitors will stay in the Ardèche this time, with a run through Saint Pierre sur Doux-Col du Buisson (22.36km) before the day ends with Lamastre-Gilhoc sur Ormèze-Plats (36.00km) which has featured since 2015. The drive back to Valence will take in the traditional and ever-popular stop in Tournon sur Rhône (Quai Farconnet).

The second part of the Common Run on Tuesday, January 31, will mark the return of Col de L’Echarasson (1,146m)-La Cime du Mas (17.96km), chased by a classic in the Drôme Provençale region (Saint Nazaire le Désert-La Motte Chalancon, 21.60km) and the awesome Verclause-Laborel-Eygalayes test (37.70km). The last Time Control before parc ferme in Monaco will be set up in La Turbie (Place Neuve) with the first crew due to check in at 2:50pm.*

The Final Night Run (January 31-February 1) will start in Monaco at 9:00pm and features two notorious tests: Luceram-Lantosque (26.89km) in the Vésubie Valley, and La Bollène Vésubie-Moulinet-Sospel (52.78km) which includes the celebrated Col de Turini (1,604m). After the event’s last against-the-clock sections, survivors will head back to Monaco (Port Hercule) for the finish where they are due to arrive at 1:20am.

We wish all the teams the very best of luck.

(reproduced from http://acm.mc)

MCH Rally 2016 in the press.
April 19th, 2016

Here’s a reproduction of the latest Mini Magazine article on our 2016 MCH Rally.