Don Barrow - Tour of Cheshire Historic Road Rally 2019 HRCR Championship


Roger Hopkins   Roger Hopkins
Joint Chief Marshal
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Noel Watson   Noel Watson
Joint Chief Marshal

Dale Cox   Dale Cox
Test Marshals Co-Ordinator
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Thank You

Many thanks to ALL our Marshals who made another Tour of Cheshire Rally a great success.

We hope to see you ALL again next year.

            Roger Hopkins - Joint Chief Marshal - M: 07925 651714

            Noel Watson - Joint Chief Marshal - M: 07715 449125

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


Once again, we had 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.

Sadly as the years roll by the membership slowly depletes, in 2017 we lost Nigel Raeburn and in 2018 we lost Roy Fidler, Alan Jolley and Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams, both Alan and 'Whizzo' have officiated on the Tour of Cheshire for many years and Nigel was the original clerk of the course.

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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