The North Humberside Stages at Cadwell Park mix the close quarter excitement of stage rally with hilly twists and turns that Cadwell Park is renowned.
The stages were run partially on the track but with diversions off through the woods, pits and back on to the track. It was amazing how fast Mk2 Escorts in full rally prep can go, some pushing 500bhp with sequential boxes and with a light shell things really get moving!
After the morning runs were wrapped up, Paul Woodford, circuit manager at Cadwell, organised a Historic Rally demonstration run with some truly iconic stars from rally past, including two Lancia Stratos’, a Renault 5 Maxi Turbo, a Mini Cooper, Escort Cosworth, 6R4 etc etc.
I was lucky enough to lead the pack around the stage with Paul in the BMW Saftey Car, a surreal experience seeing and hearing these cars following us around the circuit.
The Night Stage was very impressive, I’d never been to one before, as the light faded, it got all lights and flames! Some of the cars were running led light bars others the more traditional monster Hella And Cibies. Either way, watching these cars screaming through the stage at night was amazing, also tricky to shot, but I grabbed a few photos…
A few more photos from the day…
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