2020 Winners: Paul King and Alicia Miles

The morning 5 special stages of the 2020 Phil Collings Memorial South Downs Stages saw a very close fought battle between father and son crew of Ian and Oliver Hucklebridge and local Bognor Regis MC crew Paul King and Alicia Miles, both in 2.5 litre Escorts. Paul and Alicia set fastest time on the opening wet slippy stage, but the Hucklebridges took the overall lead on SS2 and stretched out a fairly comfortable lead by the lunch halt. All the morning's hard work came to nothing on SS6, the first stage after lunch, where driver error saw Ian and Oliver go the wrong way at a split junction ruining their chances taking the win.

The Nova crew of Christopher and Anthony Newton had a fantastic start on the first couple of damp stages setting very quick times and establishing themselves in 3rd place behind King/Miles and the Hucklebridges. However, as the tarmac dried out, the more powerful cars were able to put down their superior power and the Newtons slipped to 6th overall by the lunch halt. However, in the afternoon, their commitment deservedly saw them earn the Spirit of the Rally award for an incredible push culminating with fastest stage time on the final stage in the dark that saw them climb from 6th to finish tied for second place overall with the Subaru Impreza of Rob Dennis and Andy Boswell behind the event winners Paul King and Alicia Miles.

Full times for all stages by overall/class and car number can be found here

Previous winners

2019
Richard Weaver / James Pink

2018 - Lee Jones / Daniel Boshier

2018
Lee Jones / Daniel Boshier

2018 - Lee Jones / Daniel Boshier

2017
Paul King / Alicia Miles

2017 - Paul King / Alicia Miles

2016
Johnnie Ellis / Marc Fowler

2016 - Johnnie Ellis / Marc Fowler

2015
Dean Thomas / Rich Knowlton

2015 - Dean Thomas / Rich Knowlton

2014
Simon Mauger/Melanie Holmes

2014 - Simon Mauger / Melanie Holmes

2013
Paul King / Alicia Miles

2013 - Paul King / Alicia Miles

2012
Mark Spencer / Geoff Skillen

2012 - Mark Spencer / Geoff Skillen

2011
Paul Diamond / Steve Cox

2011 - Paul Diamond / Steve Cox

2010
Simon Mauger / Chris Butcher

2010 - Simon Mauger / Chris Butcher

2009
Adrian Brown / Chris Jarman

2009 - Adrian Brown / Chris Jarman

2008
Simon Mauger / Chris Butcher

2008 - Simon Mauger / Chris Butcher

2007
Haydn Morgan / Teresa Fossey

2007 -Haydn Morgan / Teresa Fossey

2006
Will Nichols / Nick Broom

2006 - Will Nichols / Nick Broom

2005
Will Nichols / Nick Broom

2005 - Will Nichols / Nick Broom

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