E-Type wins Highland 1000 by 12secs 12 | 06 | 2018

    THE HIGHLAND 1000 international rally was fought over by an  eclectic variety of classic cars from as far afield as Hong Kong and Canada as well as five different European countries. After four days of fierce competition, the winner was decided by the slimmest of gaps; just 12 seconds.

    The 1969 E-Type Jaguar (above) of winner Nick Seaton-Burridge and Dennis Greenslade narrowly pipped the 1963 Porsche 912 of novices Maarten Smet and Nadia Imfurayacu of Belgium.

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    The array of cars ranged from a 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom I to a 1974 Mercedes-Benz 450 SLC. A regularity trial, the four-day event started and finished in Falkirk and was blessed with superb weather for most of its duration.

    “Organising rallies in the far flung corners of the world it is easy to forget how stunning the scenery closer to home can be,” organiser, and Bespoke Rallies director John Brigden, said.

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    “During four days of unrivalled views of Scotland’s finest lochs and glens we were treated to wonderful sightings of spring lambs, hares, red squirrels, ptarmigan and, of course, Highland cattle.

    “But, despite the distractions, the competition was intense and a good time had by all. This is an event we will certainly be looking to repeat in the future.”

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    Jim McGill

     

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