A recent event held at the home of Hills Ford in Kidderminster saw a massive turnout enjoy the evening of Rally memories and raise significant funds for two worthwhile charities that are hugely involved in the sport of rallying.
The event held on 10th December, was a great opportunity for those who love rallying to meet and listen to some of rallying’s undisputed heroes from the past, some present-day stars and up-and-coming driving talents that will be the names of the future, as they shared their off-road adventures with attendees at a special one off night of Motor Sport Memories.
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Amongst those there to share their memories and experiences were Gwyndaf Evans and Phil Collins reliving their 1980s experiences driving the Group A Sierra Cosworth and comparing that beast of the rally circuit at the time with today’s rally supercars. Their co-drivers Howard Davies and Bryan Thomas were also present to give attendees a flavour of what it was like to be sat next to these guys, screaming through the forests, snaking around the hills and thundering through the valleys at over 100mph!
From the present day, the evening was blessed by the presence of Osian Pryce, the newly-crowned 2016 Drive DMACK Fiesta Trophy Champion, who enjoys sponsorship from Hills Ford.
“It was a great trip down memory lane and it was good to hear so many stories from the past. We’ve had a huge number of positive comments about the event and we’re very much looking forward to the next one in the not too distant future,” said joint managing directors of Hills Ford, Tim and Richard Hill.
Rally driver Phil Collins was ecstatic about the evening: “What a super night! It was great to relive old memories, and to catch up with everyone and see so many familiar faces in the audience. And all whilst raising money for two great causes.”
More than 200 people attended the event and raised £1,360 which will be split between the Midlands Air Ambulance and the British Motorsports Marshals Club. There was a large range of cars on display from rally cars such as a Mk 2 Escort RS1800, a rally spec Subaru Impreza and the latest Fiesta R2 M-Sport rally cars, as well as RS’s and Mustangs.
There were classic cars as well as new models on show for the evening, and the Birmingham RS Owners club had a number of models on show as well. Hills Ford offers the latest RS models as well as MK2 RS’s, the latest Mustangs, Fiesta and Focus ST’s, and performance upgrades from Mountune and Superchips.
Hills Ford Marketing Manager Anil Yilmaz said: “This was a perfect opportunity to showcase the company’s facilities in all their glory to the general public, and all whilst raising money for two fantastic charities. The response to everything about the night was terrific and it’s something we will be repeating in the future for sure! The atmosphere was brilliant and the evening seemed to pass in a flash! A good time was had by all!”
For more information and great offers, visit hillsford.co.uk and contact Kidderminster@hillsford.co.uk to register your interest in future rally event evenings – you’ll receive advance warning of future events from the Hills team to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

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