Thank You!

Hi All,

To Everybody who helped on this years Beatson’s Motor Sport weekend, be it the Targa Rally or Time Trial, I cannot thank you enough for your support. Your efforts on Saturday during the most miserable weather has been much appreciated by the organizers.

The effort just getting to Mull in the first place was amazing. We had all sorts of plans in case marshals could not get to Mull, due to the landslides, heavy rain, and of course CalMac Ferries. But we need not have worried. I thank you for that. Some of you acted as a contact for other marshals – please pass on our message of thanks.

All the packed lunches were provided by Park Lodge Hotel, Tobermory. In total over the two days almost 150 lunches were provided. I am sure you will all agree they were very tasty and would also like to say thanks to the hotel and it’s staff for the lunches.

Feedback so far from the competitors has been very good and again I pass on their thanks to you.

I hope you will all come back next year, for hopefully the Mull Rally in it’s true form. I will be organizing marshals as of now with the anticipation of the rally going ahead next year. I do know many of you have been coming to Mull for many years, you have your favourite stages and commanders. If you would like to sign up for next year that would be great, even if at a later stage you can not make it to Mull.

Once again Many thanks for Marshaling.
Chief Marshal Adrian Fitness, Mull Car Club
Deputy Chief Marshal Tom Wilson, Saltire Rally Club

You may want to consider a few events coming up that are looking for Marshals:
Thinking of Marshalling for the PokerStars Rally on the Isle of Man this 9th – 10th November 2018
From £63 pp based on 2 people sharing
2 nights hotel accommodation
Return ferry (with car)
Further discounts apply for more than 2 people sharing a vehicle
3 Night Packages also available!

Their website seams to be down at present, if you would like more information call Alison 07624205705 – I am sure she will be glad to hear from you, if you would be so kind to say you got details via Mull Car Club.

A Message from John Clayton:
Hi All,

Here is a note to thank you all who attended and helped make Sunday such
a success. Sorry about the number of competitors but competition was
close, and without exception they all stated that they could not
understand why more people did not enter, and as one said it was the
cheapest test day ever, and he could judge what different settings did
as it was timed and competitive.

Here is hoping for the future.

Thank goodness the weather was nice after being like a drowned rat
setting up on Saturday but I hope you enjoyed Sunday.

Monday we went in to clear the stage and thank you, we collected a pile
at the stop line, a pile at the start and the caravan and that was it.
A very big thank you for this, it really does make a difference. The
stage held up really well so hopefully we will be allowed back in the

Finally Results for both days are now on the Mull Rally web site if you
wish to view. Also please read the report from Jaggy Bunnet with regard
to next year, we have everything crossed but it won’t be easy.

Thanks again,
Cheers everyone

Marshals Signing On

Mull Targa Rally

Signing-on will be available in MacGochans Bar/Restaurant in the upstairs function room on Friday 12th between 18:00 and 20:00 and Saturday 13th between 07:30 and 08:45. We would really appreciate if all marshals could be signed-on by Saturday 08:45 latest. It’s possible some of you may decide to go straight to your allocated post on the Saturday morning, if that’s what’s been communicated to you by the allocated Test Commander. If that’s the case then the Test Commander will have a signing-on sheet, please ensure you sign-on.

For those who don’t have details of their allocated post this information will be provided at signing-on.

The Test Commanders for the Tests will be provided with a full information packs, and will include the following. Regularity marshals will each be provided with their own packs.

  • Test and Regularity Time Control Locations
  • Test Diagrams (if applicable)
  • Check Sheets
  • Safety Manual
  • Entry List
  • Test and Regularity Marshal Instructions


Signing on for the Time Trial is at 08:00 at the start of the Time Trial, where you will be allocated a position or post number.

I will be at scrutineering 18:00 to 20:00 Saturday at the Distillery Tobermory, if you would like to sign on and get your location the night before. If you are doing both events then signing on on Friday night at MacGochans will be for both.

A packed lunch will be provided both days to Marshals. These are provided by PARK LODGE HOTEL Tobermory.

In the meantime I look forward to seeing you all at the weekend. (Fingers crossed we get reasonable weather)

Adrian Fitness
Chief Marshal Mull Car Club
07917 095136

Tom Wilson
Deputy Chief Marshal
Saltire Rally Club
07725 652994

Marshal Training

Mull Car Club
and the Scottish Association of Car Clubs

Invite you to come and learn about Rally Marshalling in advance of the 2016 Beatson’s Mull Rally.


At Rugby Club Garmony on Thurs 13th Oct 5pm till 8pm


We still need lots of local people to assist us on the rally this year. I am sure there are more Mull people out there who could help us with staffing using your local knowledge .This training is suitable for novices or experienced marshals, please see the timetable below. It is in everyone’s interest that we help to keep Mull Rally at the forefront of rallying in the UK.

Please contact me so that we have the correct amount of refreshments available on the evening, phone John on 01680 300302 (no calls after 8.30pm please) or e-mail

It really can be fun!


  • Arrival and Registration 16.30 hrs – 1700 hrs
  • Introduction to Rally Marshalling
  • Working with Spectators
  • Taking the mystery out of Timing
  • First Marshal on the Scene

Light refreshments – Tea, Coffee, Soup and a roll will be served and the training will run from 1700 hrs prompt ending at 2000 hrs.

This session is run by MSA trainers and signatures will count on your record cards for any upgrade.