Don Barrow - Tour of Cheshire Historic Road Rally 2018 HRCR Championship


Roger Hopkins   Roger Hopkins
Joint Chief Marshal
M 07925 651714

Noel Watson   Noel Watson
Joint Chief Marshal

Dale Cox   Dale Cox
Test Marshals Co-Ordinator
M 07908 534981

Marshals - Latest Info

The route and test sites have been finalised and the organising team is busy finishing the timing schedule and checking over the usual mountain of required paperwork!

Our usual dedicated Tour of Cheshire Marshals’ Briefing / Social Evening to which all ToC Marshals are invited is on Thursday 20th September. Get all the pre event news, route and venue outlines from Clerk of the Course, Mike Harrison and the team with briefings on both road and test marshalling for this event, plus the opportunity to chat to others supporting us on the day. The venue is the Bulls Head at Davenham off the A556 Northwich by-pass; OS MR 661712 Postcode CW9 8NA commencing 8pm.

We look forward to seeing you all at the meeting.

We shall be grateful if you will confirm by return e-mail to - EMAIL HERE - whether you / your team will be available to marshal on this date.

Roger Hopkins - Joint Chief Marshal - M: 07925 651714

Noel Watson - Joint Chief Marshal

Dale Cox - Test Marshals - Co-ordinator - M: 07908 534981


Once again, we will have acting as Marshals an elite band of ECF - VIPs from the Golden Days of Rallying.

ECF Member For 2017 we had ECF Member

John Bloxham - Geoff Breakell - Peter Bryant - Terry Harrison - Cec Offley - Carolyn Tyler - Peter Valentine - Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams - Mike Wood - Peter Ward - Deryck Pickup - Mike Sones - Nigel Raeburn - Don Barrow


Since inception in 2004 the Tour of Cheshire has involved members of Ecurie Cod Fillet in the organisation, marshalling and social aspects of the event.

This unique band of rallying enthusiasts was formed in 1955 by the successful crew of Roy Fidler (King Cod) and the late John Hopwood, originally as a name for team entries in the "Motoring News" championship events and other major rallies of that era. The fish connotation came from Roy's business as a fish merchant and it soon became a much sought after honour to be invited to join its ranks. Membership has always been by invitation only - even today there are less than 300, representing a veritable "who's who" of the good old days of British rallying in the 1950's, 1960's and early 1970's.

Don Barrow - Photo by Tony Large
Russell Brookes, Will Sparrow, Tony Mason, Neil Wilson, Tony Davies, Roy Fidler, Tony Fall & Alan Jolley.

Don Barrow - A few members of Ecurie Cod Fillet ECF officiating on the 2006 Tour of Cheshire Historic Rally
John Bloxham, Rob Lyall, Toney Cox, Roy Fidler, Stuart Turner, Alan Jolley, John Hopwood, Russell Brookes & Peter Bryant

John Parsons, Mike Harrison, Howard Warren - Porsche 911 - Cath Woodman, Duncan Wild, Peter Valentine & Alan Jolley

Other ECF members who have officiated on the Tour of Cheshire Rally since 2004.

Roy Fidler, John Hopwood, Alan Jolley, Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams, Bob Redhead, Carolyn Tyler-Morris, Cec Offley, Christopher Knowles-Fitton, Deryck Pickup, Don Barrow, Geoff Awde, John Bloxham, John Brown, John Nixey, John Parsons, John Waddington, John Wadsworth, John Wood, Mike Broad, Mike Sones, Mike Wood, Neil Wilson, Nigel Raeburn, Norman Salt, Peter Bryant, Peter Valentine, Peter Ward, Richard Harper, Rob Lyall, Rodney Spokes, Roy Mapple, Russell Brookes, Stuart Turner, Terry Harrison, Toney Cox, Tony Fall, Tony Mason, Will Sparrow & many more.

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