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HUNT 2017 REPORT - A Few Firsts


First : Points for being a First Time Team

First : Points for being a Team of Two

First : Points for being the first in a Make of Car

First : Points for being the first in a Model of Car

First : Fourth Heat added so more Teams could take part

First : Group Photo of all Teams on each Heat

First : Videos of Teams out on the Hunt

First : Rally Plates and Stickers

First : Trophies for the Winners of each Heat

First : Trophy to keep for the Winner of last years Hunt


Technology can offer the chance to improve an event, but sometimes you have ideas that you really should have thought of years ago. In the past we have reported more than once how a Team, charged with adrenaline, has hit the road without realising the first clue was to be found at the Starting Point.

I have long pondered on how to avoid this, so the first challenge for Teams this year was find their Question Sheets. This would determine their order of departure. It worked well, but we still had some who failed to listen to the instruction that they were NOT to depart until they had been flagged away by the Union Jack! We gave Points for being a First Time Team, for being a Team of 2, and for being the first Team in a Make and/or Model of car.

We introduced a fourth Heat, captured elements of the Hunt on video, took a Group Photo of the Teams on each Heat, introduced Rally Plates, Hunt Rally Plate Stickers, mini Trophies for the winners of each Heat, and one to keep for the Winner of the previous years Hunt.


And we had our first Team in an Aston Martin!!!


Much as I love the cars, it is the people who make the Hunt what it is, and this years crop of Novice Hunters were exceptional. We had some real characters, as you will see if you look through the photos on our Facebook page.

It all helped make 2017 the biggest and best Hunt to date!

You can read my Report on each 2017 Heat here:









The Results

36th Team Cox - Classic Mini - 52 Points

35th Team Skinner - Ford Focus - 56 Points

34th Team Topley - VW Golf

33rd Team Gass - Abarth 595 - 61 Points

31st  Team Hammond - GBS Zero - 62 Points

        Team Howard -

30th Team Noakes - Triumph Spitfire - 65 Points

27th Team Os - Hyundai Coupe - 66 Points

        Team Pope - Jaguar F-Type

        Team Williams - Triumph TR7 V8

25th Team Kent - TVR Chimera - 71 Points

        Team Skepper - MG TF

24th Team Connolly - Alfa Romeo GT - 73 Points

23rd Team Gallagher - MGF - 75 Points

22nd Team Topley-Dixon - Ford Orion - 76 Points

21st Team Miller - VW Golf - 77 Points

17th Team Sweeney - Mini Cooper - 78 Points

       Team Milton - Land-Rover Freelander

       Team Scott - Audi A6

       Team Young - Vauxhall Cavalier

15th Team Gowans - Morris Minor Convertable - 80 Points

        Team Almandras G - Renault Clio

14th Team McMahon M - Subaru - 81 Points

13th Team Taylor - Abarth 595 - 82 Points

12th Team Manning - Porsche 914 - 83 Points

10th Team Bates M - BMW 750 - 84 Points

        Team Almandras G - Audi RS4

9th Team Richardson - Porsche 928 - 85 Points

8th Team Bates - Mini Cooper - 86 Points

7th Team Smith - Aston Martin Vantage - 87 Points

6th Team Morley - Rover 2000 - 90 Points

5th Team Hartley - VW Camper - 91 Points

3rd Team Loveys - Porsche Boxster - 94 Points

      Team McMahon - Mazda MX5

2nd Team Pownall - Nissan Qashqai - 95 Points

The Winners Team Ewbank - Range-Rover Evoque - 99 Points



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