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Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of the Manx Trophy Rally

The 60th Anniversary of the first Manx Trophy Rally in 1963 was marked by the Three Legs of Mann rally, run in the traditional format and taking some of the best road and regularity crews in Europe on the famous Isle of Man rally roads.

Dan Willan and Mark Appleton formed a formidable pairing, defeating some of the best regularity crews in Europe

A great battle over two days (and three legs on 17-18 March) was finally won by Dan Willan and Mark Appleton in a car fitting of the era, a Volvo PV544. The pair overcame initial leaders Paul Crosby and Ali Procter in their Porsche 911, then the challenge of Paul Dyas and Martyn Taylor’s Volvo Amazon, in dire weather which included, fog, mist, rain and sleet.

Initial leaders were veterans Paul Crosby and Ali Procter (Porsche 911) Photos Will Broadhead Courtesy HERO

Read more in our May 2023 issue…

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