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Video – Small clip of the Cambrian

We are 20 seconds in – but don’t blink it is very short.

In-car footage to follow in the next post 

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Introducing ChammyMoo

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The latest, but by no means newest member of the FriesianRacing herd has arrived. Chammy is a 1967 998cc Singer Chamois Sport (a badge engineered Hillman Imp) and is destined for the stages in the hands of Henry’s dad Nigel.

As you can see from the photos she is quite wee compared to Muddy, which is just as well as they had to share a garage when she first arrived.

Chammy is partially prepared, but there is quite a lot to do to get her ready for the stages of the British Historic Rally Championship (BHRC).

So welcome to our new Scottish lass, we’ll no doubt follow some of her progress on the site.

Frustrating times for Friesian Racing at the Scottish Borders Hillrally – Press Release

Witney based off road rally team Friesian Racing were thwarted early on in the recent Scottish Borders Hillrally.

“We’d set our hopes on a top 5 finish, despite the excellent entry! The event has been sold out since August and we were up against some of the best in the UK.” Said driver Henry Webster (Long Hanborough).

Not much more than a mile from the start of the event the crew were already in trouble. Stopping to help recover a stricken fellow competitor from the first water splash, Henry reversed into a rock picking up a puncture. Stopping to change the tyres cost the crew a considerable amount of time and any hopes of a fast start had long evaporated.

Instead the crew set about clawing their way up from the back of the field. From 35th the team wound their way back to 22nd at the overnight halt, following a string of top 5 stage times notably being 4th quickest on one of the two night stages.

“We used our experience on night navigational events to good effect in the dark.  Some people don’t like the night stages, but they hold no fear for us!” Said co-driver Joel Haylock (Kenilworth).

Friesian Racing and their distinctive cow coloured Land Rover Discovery, MuddyMoo were also back into their usual position of leading production car.

Day two dawned and with the team still back in the pack, overtaking was going to be the order of the day.  Catching a car in the first stage of the day the team struck a rock hard in one of the grueling off road quarry sections.

“We got past the car but had developed a vibration, it was quite bad a 50 mph, but cleared up again at about 75!” exclaimed Henry.

At the next service point all was revealed – a gaping hole in the transfer gearbox was diagnosed.

“That was it game over!” Said a disappointed Joel, “but we set another fast time in the second stage before we spotted the problem!  We did 12 flat out stage miles with no oil in the box. We were very lucky.”

The Borders was the first event in four years that the team have done without the support of Abingdon based Allmakes 4×4. “Its been great to have Allmakes support over the last few years, and I’d like to thank them for the backing they have given us.” said Henry.  Friesian Racing is seeking new sponsorship partners to join this dynamic team and growing sport for 2011. You can find out more about the team at FriesianRacing.co.uk

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2009 Scottish Borders Hillrally – Video

Another old one from the end of last year.  MuddyMoo and the guys feature at about 2’07”.  Not one of our best results, but some awesome stages a great atmosphere and one of the best entries for ages.  We finished second in class and 20th overall after suffering numerous misfires caused by a number of different things.  We did however redeem ourselves by scoring the 4th fastest time on the final stage and by memorably catching one of Drew Bowler’s Nemesis on a number of occasions!

Video – Scottish Perthshire Hillrally 2009

Some excellent quality footage from the Cambusbarron stages including coverage of us getting it a bit lairy at 1’51”!

Even more Scottish Borders Hillrally – Video

Another fantastic video from the Scottish Borders Hillrally 2008 – including an interview with Henry!  Very many thanks to our new friends Stuart and Ged for this.  Its really great to have so much brilliant video from the event.  Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

I’ve got a few photos to upload in the next day or two so keep your eyes peeled for more updates.

2008 Scottish Borders Hillrally – Video

Some great video coverage of the 2008 Scottish Borders Hillrally.  MuddyMoo stars at about 1’25”, 5’20” and 9’10”.


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