An Update from the Guardians

The insurance issue that prevented the closed road stage rally from running in 2017 still exists and it is our understanding that the only way that we can run in the future is to use the new closed road legislation recently enacted in England.

The Scottish Government need to enact it into law in Scotland for us to use it. Any representation made to the government so far has been met with “not until after the FAI has concluded”. Sheriff Maciver published his report on the Snowman/Jim Clark Fatalities on the 21 November and we have already been in touch with Michael Russell MSP to urge him to make representations on behalf of the Mull Rally in an attempt to run in 2018.

We understand the need for you to know what is happening so that you can make plans and we undertake to update you on progress by the end of January as to what kind of event or events we shall be able to put on in October.

Mull Rally Guardians

Targa Rally on Youtube

Our friends up at Tobermory Campsite have generously allowed the use of their park to host some of Friday’s Targa Rally more complex test stages. But not content with that, they have also rigged up a feed to Youtube so that the event can be streamed live to your computer screen! Many thanks to 12 year old Cameron who I understand provided the technical know-how in order to achieve this.

Follow the link below to access the Tobermory Campsite Youtube Channel, from where the live feed will be available on Friday at about 10:30 and 16:30.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr66iSsTVxw1ZEYHmNocFMQ

Tunnock’s Teacake Contest

Boyd Tea cakes

We are delighted to announce that entries are now open for the world-famous Tunnock’s Teacake Eating Contest.

As you all know, Tunnock’s Teacakes are the staple diet of rally fans all over the world, and the Mull rallying community has strong and long-lasting links with the Tunnock’s company and family. We’ve teamed up with former rally winner Stuart Loudon (Chief Biscuit Engineer) and rally safety specialist Ron Cowan to present this year’s challenge:

The Tunnocks Teacake Eating Contest will take place at 8pm on Friday 13th October in the Loft at MacGochan’s in Tobermory.

Entries are limited to 20 teams – each team shall consist of 1 x Eater and 1 x Unwrapper, both of whom must be 18 or over.

Please email your entry to Ron Cowan at teacakecontest@ntlworld.com – stating your connection to the rally – i.e. Spectator, Marshall, Competitor, etc.

Tea Cake eating competition