Scrutineering on Saturday
More than 20 rally cars so far unseen by the majority of island fans will go on show for the first time at Simpson Motors scrutineering this Saturday.
A huge turn-out is anticipated at the family-friendly fun day at the Warrens, St Michael, dealership where competitors, their service crews and sponsors will mingle with thousands of enthusiasts.
Competition cars will start arriving to a pre-arranged schedule from 12 p.m., with the Clubman and Modified classes arriving first, WRC-1 and WRC-2 last.
Island fans will find much to interest them, particularly among the cars from overseas: from the Ford Fiesta R5 Evo to be campaigned by M-Sport driver Elfyn Evans, through regular visitor Nigel Worswick’s Ford Escort WRC to 18 examples of the iconic Ford Escort, almost half new to the island, including the state-of-the-art MkII to be driven by local ace Neil Armstrong.