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Scroll down to see the latest entries news. On 11th January 2019 the entry list comprised the following eighty-one crews:
|Richard Dresner||Colin Mackenzie||Talbot AV 105||1934||Heritage|
|Charles Bromage||Jacqumine Bromage||Jaguar SS100||1936||Heritage|
|Nigel Perkins||Andrew Duerden||TBA||TBA||Classic|
|Paul Crosby||Pete Johnson||Porsche 911||1970||Classic|
|Derek Reynolds||Paul Dumont||Porsche 944||1985||Classic|
|Andrew Scott||Drummond Shaw||Mercedes Benz 280SL||1967||Classic|
|Anthony Cohen||Julia Cohen||Triumph TR5||1968||Classic|
|Duncan Hopkinson||Kay Hopkinson||MGC GT||1969||Classic|
|Stephen Owens||Collette Owens||Jaguar SS100||1937||Heritage|
|Gerald Westcott||Carol Westcott||MGB GT V8||1974||Classic|
|Jeremy Helsby||Tom Barry||Austin Healey 3000||1965||Classic|
|Chris Lines||Chris Howells||Ford Lotus Cortina||1964||Classic|
|Jonathan Money||Phil Feast||Porsche 911||1968||Classic|
|Julia Bricknell||Roger Bricknell||VW Golf GTi||1983||Classic|
|Phil Garratt||Dr. Kieron Brown||Triumph Stag||1977||Classic|
|Chris Dixon||Jon Dixon||Austin Healey 100/4||1955||Classic|
|Steve Farmer||John Gearing||MGB GT V8||1977||Classic|
|Jeff Hooley||Ian Hooley||Austin Healey 100/4||1954||Classic|
|Peter Trotter||Celia Djivanovich||Mercedes Benz 230SL||1965||Classic|
|Terry Powell||Janet Powell||MG BGT||1969||Classic|
|Keith Boucher||Linda Boucher||Lancia Fulvia||1972||Classic|
|Duncan Wild||Steve Skepper||Triumph TR4||1963||Classic|
|John Jackson||Victor Ramsay||Maserati Mexico||1968||Classic|
|Karen Blouin||Scott Blouin||BMW 318i||1990||Classic|
|Malcolm Rimington||Nik Rimington||Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600Ti||1964||Classic|
|Tony Clark||Brian Neill||Volvo PV544||1958||Classic|
|Mike Baker||Simon Baker||Porsche 911SC||1978||Classic|
|Dr Anthony Strelzow||Lee-Ann Strelzow||Derby Bentley Park Ward||1936||Heritage|
|Malcolm Dunderdale||Anita Wickins||Mercedes Benz 190E 2.3||1985||Classic|
|Theo Wilson||Dr John Wilson||Porsche 912||1967||Classic|
|Dermot Carnegie||Paul Bosdet||Ford Escort RS2000||1970||Classic|
|George Haxby||Mike Rands||Ford Escort Mexico||1971||Classic|
|Graham Walker||Sean Toohey||Lotus Elan||1962||Classic|
|Dr John Criswell||Robin Whiteside||Austin Healey 3000 MkIII||1964||Classic|
|David Roberts||Melanie Roberts||Porsche 911 Carrera||1974||Classic|
|Andrew Taylor||Paul Hardy||Alfa Romeo Spider 2000||1975||Classic|
|Jim Hacking||TBA||BMW 323i Baur Targa||1983||Classic|
|Phil Foxall||Andreas Lanini||TBA||TBA||Classic|
|Louise Lumley||Robert Lumley||Volvo Amazon 131||1967||Classic|
|Bronwyn Burrell||Suzanne Barker||Austin Maxi||1969||Classic|
|Rod Hanson||Clare Grove||Ford Escort Ghia||1979||Classic|
|Peter Fletcher||Janet Fletcher||Jaguar XK 120 DHC||1954||Classic|
|Eric de Backker||Laurence Pirard||Triumph TR3A||1958||Classic|
|Albert Jaamann||Peter Verbrugge||Triumph TR2||1954||Classic|
|Dr. Adam Davis||Rupert Barker||MGB||1968||Classic|
|Paul Gregory||Dr. Kate Gregory||Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Touring||1933||Heritage|
|Richard Boughton||Sue Boughton||BMW 2002 Til||1972||Classic|
|Audas Vipas||Brian Redfern||Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Rallye||1973||Classic|
|Neil Sjoberg||Gaye Sjoberg||Triumph Vitesse Mk II||1967||Classic|
|Zach Miles||Carole Bodell||Lagonda M45 T8 Tourer||1934||Heritage|
|Andrew Taylor||Susan Taylor||Triumph TR5||1968||Classic|
|Jonathan Ashman||Andy Milns||Mercedes Benz 280CE||1979||Classic|
|Anthony Darwent||Dr. Nicola Darwent||Austin Healey 100/4||1954||Classic|
|David Hankin||Peter Rushforth||MGB||1965||Classic|
|Raoul San Giorgi||Dr Chiara San Giorgi||Siata Daina GS Berlinetta||1951||Heritage|
|Adam Moran||Beryl Moran||Lotus Elite Series 2||1961||Classic|
|Chris Pearson||Rob Faulkner||Volvo Amazon 122S||1966||Classic|
|Adrian Jones||Paul Howells||Alfa Romeo GTV||1983||Classic|
|Gavin Webster||Andy Chun||Jaguar MK II 3.4||1965||Classic|
|Debby Goodband||Dave Davies||TBA||TBA||Classic|
|Peter Upton||Clemency Upton||MGB GT||1978||Classic|
|Hubert Lynch||Diane Lynch||Morris Mini Cooper S||1969||Classic|
|Rich Harrison||Peter Boyce||MGB GT||1975||Classic|
|Peter Williams||TBA||VW Golf GTi||1983||Classic|
|Michael Moss||James Ewing||Fiat 2300S Abarth||1965||Classic|
|David Maughan||Ann Maughan||MGB||1971||Classic|
|Jamie Lewis||Caroline Lewis||Triumph TR5||1968||Classic|
|Steve Sly||Kate Sly||Triumph TR6||1974||Classic|
|Martin Neal||Richard Dix||Ford Escort Mexico||1972||Classic|
|Geoff Insley||Meg Birch||MGB GT V8||1973||Classic|
|Tony Covill||Bella Covill||Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II||1977||Classic|
|Simon Brien||Jack Brien||MG Midget Atlantis||1973||Classic|
|Lindsay Dawson||Nick Dawson||Datsun 260Z||1975||Classic|
|Peter Hall||Mary Hall||Austin Healey 3000 Mk II||1965||Classic|
|Arthur Jones||Richard Bestwick||MGB GT||1980||Classic|
|Mickey Gabbett||Ian McCulloch||Alvis 12/60 TK Beetleback||1931||Heritage|
|Andrew Cooper||Jill Cooper||MGB GT||1967||Classic|
|Marcus Atkinson||William Atkinson||Mini Cooper S||1971||Classic|
|Major Angus Forsyth||Archie Forsyth||Austin 7 Ulster EA Sports||1930||Heritage|
|Peter Fitzcharles||Debbie Fitzcharles||Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0.||1977||Classic|
Entries opened on October 1st for the 2019 Three Castles Trial. So far this year the first eighty or so entrants have been almost equally split three ways between crews returning after a break of a few years, new entrants, and those who really enjoyed the event in 2018.
In the former category Richard Dresner and Colin Mackenzie will be hoping for better luck in their glorious Talbot AV105, the first of three Heritage entries to date. They are joined by new entrants Charles and Jacqumine Bromage in their Jaguar SS100 and returnee Stephen Owens, who has finally persuaded his wife Colette to sit in the hot seat of his SS100.
Meanwhile on the Classic Trial, Nigel Perkins teams up with Andrew Duerden again, in a Porsche yet to be decided, while Derek Reynolds brings his newly acquired Porsche 944 but is not yet sure of who will navigate. A third Porsche is entered for returning 2015 winner Paul Crosby, teamed this time with Pete Johnson in his familiar and rapid green 911. It's not the only 911; new entrant from Cornwall Jonathan Money is bringing his newly acquired car too, with Phil Feast navigating. Also from Cornwall, Julia and Roger Bricknell return, this year in the family's much rallied 1983 VW Golf GTi.
A mix of returning and new crews begins with Anthony & Julia Cohen, who return after a few years away in their Triumph TR5, and are joined for the first time on a Three Castles Trial by fellow regularity rallying couples Duncan and Kay Hopkinson and Gerald and Carol Westcott, in MGC and MGB respectively. Andrew Scott enjoyed 2018 and returns with Drummond Shaw in his rapid Mercedes Benz 280SL, a first series car that was the fourth off the line in November 1967. They are joined by friends Jeremy Helsby and Tom Barry in the first Austin Healey 3000 to enter this year. Also Mercedes mounted are returning crew Peter Trotter and Celia Djivanovic in a 1965 230SL, which has replaced the E Type with which they tackled the 2016 event in often spectacular style.
Two Healey 100/4s add a touch of 50s style to the event in the hands of Chris and Jon Dixon (last year's Concours winner) and Jeff & Ian Hooley, whose flamboyantly driven example was last seen on the 2017 Three Castles Trophy. Meanwhile the 60s are represented by Chris Lines and Chris Howell in a lovely 1964 Lotus Cortina Mk 1. The late 70s are represented by Steve Farmer and John Gearing's very quick MGB GT V8, only just off the podium last year and looking to improve. and Phil Garratt and Kieron Brown in their vivid blue Stag, which goes better than any Stag we've seen before and will surely be another entry to watch.
Two more past entrants to return are Terry and Janet Powell, with a 1969 MGB, and Keith and Linda Boucher, class winners in 2018 in their pretty Lancia Fulvia. Podium finishers in 2018, Duncan Wild and Steve Skepper join us again, this time in Duncan's newly acquired Triumph TR4. Doug Carmichael is back, but is not yet sure of with whom or in what! It's very nice to welcome back John Jackson and Victor Ramsay too - many remember John's red Maserati 3500 and he now brings a hyper-rare 1968 Maserati Mexico.
Our first USA entrants this year are Karen and Scott Blouin from Sioux Falls in their E30 BMW 318i, and they are joined by a new entry from Malcolm and Nik Rimington, in a familiar car it's nice to see again, the ex-Frank Fennell 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Ti. Brian Clark and Tony Neill join us again, in their Volvo PV544. Mike and Simon Baker return in their rapid Porsche 911 . New entrants Anthony and Lee-Ann Strelzow are coming all the way from Vancouver, Canada to enjoy the Heritage category in a 1936 Derby Bentley 4¼ litre Park Park Ward drop head. Also a crew new to the event, Malcolm Dunderdale and Anita Wickins will enter a 1985 Mercedes 190E 2.3. The arrival of their entry took the total to thirty crews.
John and Theo Wilson were the next 2018 crew to return, in their Porsche 912. 2018 winners Dermot Carnegie and Paul Bosdet joined us next in Dermot's Ford Escort. George Haxby and Mike Rands will be back with their Ford Escort Mexico Mk 1. Graham Walker and Sean Toohey will be hoping to go one better than their second place of 2018 and have entered a new car, a first series 1962 Lotus Elan. John Criswell and Robin Whiteside are always good to watch in the Austin Healey 3000, while David and Melanie Roberts bring their lovely 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera. Meanwhile Andrew Taylor and Paul Hardy have switched cars to a 1975 Alfa Romeo Spider 2000. Jim Hacking returns too with his rare 1983 BMW 323i Bauer Targa. Louise and Robert Lumley return with their Volvo Amazon 131. All these crews return after enjoying the 2018 event.
Meanwhile Phil Foxall and Andreas Lanini are coming back after a break, in a car yet to be decided. Bronwyn Burrell and Suzanne Barker are with us again in the famous Maxi, Puff. Rod Hanson and Clare Grove are back too, in their Ford Escort Ghia, while Peter and Janet Fletcher bring their 1954 Jaguar XK 120. Eric de Backker is returning from Belgium in his 1958 Triumph TR3A with Laurence Pirard, with friends Albert Jaamann and Peter Verbrugge in their 1954 Triumph TR2. And Dr Adam Davis and Rupert Barker return in their 1968 MGB. Soon we expect a small flurry of Heritage crews, led on October 31st by Paul Gregory, who this year returns in his 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 partnered by his wife, Dr Kate Gregory. Meanwhile, Richard and Sue Boughton are coming again in their BMW 2002 Tii while new entrants Audas Vipas and Brian Redfern are joining us in their Alfa Romeo Giulia 1600 Rallye, a 1973 car.
Neil and Gaye Sjoberg enter their 1967 Triumph Vitesse, a veteran of three Monte Carlo Historique rallies. Zach Miles and Carole Bodell join the Heritage category in their 1934 Lagonda M45 T8 Tourer, and Andrew and Susan Taylor bring their 1968 Triumph TR5, an original UK car and one of 800 that still survive. Jonathan Ashman and Andy Milns will bring Jonathan's newly acquired 1979 Mercedes Benz 280CE. while Anthony Darwent and daughter Carole, on her first ever rally in their 1954 Austin Healey 100/4, the third example entered. David Hankin enters his first rally with Peter Rushforth, in Peter's 1965 MGB. Raoul San Giorgi is accompanied by Chiara San Giorgi in an ultra rare and precious Siata Daina GS, in the Heritage category.
As we moved into mid November Adam Moran joined the list in his 1961 Series 2 Lotus Elite, navigated by his mother, Beryl. Continuing a great Three Castles tradition, it's his first ever rally. Chris Pearson returns after quite a few years, partnered by Rob Faulkner in his 1966 Volvo Amazon 122S. Adrian Jones has just acquired a 1983 Alfa Romeo GTV specially to be able to take part and has entered with fellow North Wales man Paul Howells. From Berkshire, we welcome new entrants Gavin Webster and Andy Chun in a 1965 Jaguar Mk II 3.4. Entrants from North Wales, Debby Goodband and Dave Davies don't have a car yet but do have an entry! Peter & Clemency Upton do too, in their 1978 MGB GT. So do Hubert & Diane Lynch in their 1969 Morris Mini Cooper S. Rich Harrison and Peter Boyce are entered too, in Rich's trusty MGB.
Peter Williams is coming, with his 1983 VW Golf GTi. Michael Moss and James Ewing are bringing Michael's rare 1965 Fiat Abarth 2300S .And David & Ann Maughan will be in their 1971 MGB. Louise and Robert Lumley will be joined by friends Jamie and Caroline Lewis in a 1968 Triumph TR5. Steve & Kate Sly enjoyed the Three Castles Trophy in their 1974 Triumph TR6, and will now do the Trial in 2019. Martin Neal and Richard Dix are coming, in Martin's 1972 Escort Mexico. Geoff Insley and Meg Birch joined us next, in Geoff's 1973 MGB GT V8, closely followed by Tony and Bella Covill, the first ever TC entrants, in their 1977 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II. From Northern Ireland, we next welcome Simon and Jack Brien with a very rare car - a 1973 MG Midget Atlantis - one of only 50 made, it's a period conversion with Ford crossflow running gear that should go well on the driving tests.
Next up are new entrants Lindsay and Nick Dawson in their 1975 Datsun 260Z, a rare sight on classic events these days and welcome for it. They are joined by Peter and Mary Hall in their 1965 Austin Healey 3000 Mk II and by Arthur Jones and Richard Bestwick, in Arthur's fine 1980 MGB GT.
At Christmas we welcome Andy and Jill Copper in their ex-Le Jog 1967 MGB GT, followed closely by Marcus and William Atkinson's Mini Cooper S, this a 1971 car, and Major Angus Forsyth and son Archie in the family's 1930 Austin 7 Ulster, this bringing the Heritage category to one short of double figures. Fittingly the next crew to join them are returnees Peter and Debbie Fitzcharles, now bringing a 1977 Porsche Carrera 3.0 Targa. We do like a diverse entry, and surely you couldn't get two more different cars!
Who's likely to be next? Simon Dudfield will most likely be entering an E Type Jaguar or a TR5. Alan Sayer, Keith and Nikki Daniels and Keith and Sue Hoffman have all been in touch and we expect to hear more from them, and more, very soon.
The party's really in the swing; entries are in the eighties now....don't be late joining them!