Saturday 27th / Sunday 28th November 2021
It is with enormous disappointment that we have to advise that due to the very last minute withdrawal by the MoD of the permission to use Abingdon Airfield, this weekend’s Abingdon CAR-nival Anniversary Stages WILL NOT be taking place as planned.
Having now had the opportunity to fully assess the viability of running the Abingdon CAR-nival Anniversary Stages in 2 weeks’ time, it is apparent that whilst there is reasonable support from the previous entrants, the date change would result in the loss of too many Senior Officials.
As we hope you can appreciate, finding replacements for Clerks of the Course, Safety Officers, MS-UK Timekeepers, and numerous key officials is impossible at this late hour.
Therefore, I am afraid we are abandoning events at Abingdon for 2021 in favour of concentrating on the forthcoming Mini Tempest Rushmoor Stages on 28th December.
We are committed to returning to a ‘normal’ Abingdon Motorsport CAR-nival (Sprint, Rally and Autosolo) over the weekend of 11th / 12th June, which will feature its normal mix of good competition, social and camping.
We thank you for your support and all we can say is ‘We tried, and tried, and tried…’
Barry Guess – Event Director
100 cars contested the 7 tarmac stages over 70 miles which featured superfast straights, high-speed corners and blistering turns which all combined to make a fantastic day of motorsport.
Stamina, concentration and driving ability all added to a great days rallying at CAR-nival and those that emerge victorious are always worthy winners.
Simon Mauger took the winners spoils in his unusual Lotus Exige ahead of a host of Subaru WRCs, Fiesta R5’s and Mk2 Escorts, many of which have already added their names to the CAR-nival Winners Trophy.
ROLE OF HONOUR:
|1997||Roger Binyon (Metro DAM4100)||2009||Steve Furzeland (Subaru WRC)|
|1998||Andy Blair (Escort Cosworth)||2010||Simon Mauger (Escort Mk II)|
|1999||Andy Blair (Escort Cosworth)||2011||Martyn England (Mitsubishi Evo 9)|
|2000||Mark Welch (Escort Cosworth)||2012||Simon Mauger (Escort Mk II)|
|2001||Tom Lambert (Darrian GT)||2013||Mark Straker (Darrian T90)|
|2002||Simon Mauger (Escort Cosworth)||2014||Steve Furzeland (Subaru WRC)|
|2003||Steve Furzeland (Metro 6R4)||2015||Steve Furzeland (Subaru WRC)|
|2004||Peter Lloyd (Subaru WRC)||2016||Steve Furzeland (Subaru WRC)|
|2005||Will Nicholls (Subaru WRC)||2017||Graeme Bell (Proton Satira Neo)|
|2006||Will Nicholls (Subaru WRC)||2018||Chris Woodhouse (Darrian GTR)|
|2007||Will Nicholls (Subaru WRC)||2019||Chris West (Peugeot 205 Maxi)|
|2008||Steve Furzeland (Subaru WRC)||2020||Simon Mauger (Lotus Exige)|