October 13th 1979

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Autosport Cover

"Making a one off appearance for pre-Lombard RAC Rally testing on the Castrol '79 rally at the weekend was Ari Vatanen driving a David Sutton Cars-prepared and Eaton Yale-sponsored Ford Escort RS. Vatanen and co-driver Dave Richards won this Castrol/Autosport event by over 3 mins from Malcolm Wilson's total Oil Escort."

Car 3

"Ex-National champion David Stokes takes co-driver and sponsor John Warner through Dovey on the Castrol 79"

Car 6

Henri Toivenan and Phil Boland at the start

Car 6

Toivenan in service.

Car 10

"The works TR7 V8 in the forest. Here's Graham Elsmore on the Castrol '79"

Car 14

George Hill and Ron Varley entertain the spectators in Dyfi

Car 14 again

"Poor George Hill was plagued all day on the Castrol '79 by punctures. Without these he would surely have finished in a top placing."

Ivor Clark/Ken Wilson

"The 1979 Castrol/Autosport Group 1 champions Ivor Clark (left) and Ken Wilson (right) clinched the title by winning the class on the Castrol '79. Vic Sallows of Castrol makes the presentation."