Davrian News Update

50th Anniversary of the Davrian Marque

Plans for Davrian’s 50th anniversary celebration at the Castle Combe Rally Day, which will take place at the circuit on Saturday 23rd September 2017, are now well in hand and a stand for 21 cars (to be extended as required) has been booked for the day and, as of 24th August, around 26 Davrian and Darrian owners have asked for their cars to be included in the display. So if you would like a chance to join us, and haven’t already done so, please let the NDR know as soon as possible via the e-mail address on the NDR homepage with the title “Rally Day + your name”, including a recent photo of your car with your request, to help with its selection for the stand.

Tickets for all those on the stand are priced at £15 including car and driver and will be made available to the NDR by the organiser for distribution in early September (payments to be made to the New Davrian Register). The cost of entry for those not on the stand or additional to the driver is £18 (latest advertised price) per person and tickets may be purchased directly via the Rally Day website (see link below).

It is also be possible to pre-book track time for the day at a discounted price. If you wish to take up the offer which is open to NDR members only, please e-mail the NDR with the title “Track Time + your name” and details of the security code which you will require to obtain the discount, will be sent to you.

More information is also available on the official Rally Day website at http://rallyday.com/

Latest Update - 24/08/17

Castle Combe Circuit has provided the following clarifications:

1. Access to the circuit for the setup of the stand will be available from anytime after 5pm on Friday 22nd September.

2. NDR members wanting to use the circuit before the event (i.e. on the Friday) will need to purchase camping passes from Castle Combe Circuit  (Phone : 01249 782417).

3. The NDR Club Pack will be sent to the NDR c/w with passes, location of site for the club stand and any further relevant information within the first two weeks of September.

Charles Barter reunited with the Solo Stiletto (2011)

Charles Barter met up with Tony Hansford, current owner of the Solo Stiletto, during the Classic Car Show at the NEC. Tony has recently restored the car to its original Golden Springs Watercress Company livery and Charles was clearly very impressed with the attention to detail.

The Solo Stiletto on the Lucas Oil Stand at the NEC and Charles Barter adding his autograph to the driver’s door. (photos by John Rawlins).

Davrian Revived!

At the Imp Club National Weekend in August 2007, Tim Duffee announced plans to build an updated version of the Davrian Mk6 and John Pugsley, who attended the 40th anniversary celebration, has placed an order for the first of these cars with a view to making a return to motorsport.

Further information will be provided when it becomes available.

Longleat 2007 (40 years of Davrian)

Report and photographs from Longleat 2007

Longleat 2006

Report and photographs from Longleat 2006

Longleat 2008

Report and photographs from Longleat 2008

IMPulse 09 - Imp Club National Weekend (Reading)

Report and photographs from Impulse ‘09

Imp Club National Weekend  2007 (40 years of Davrian)

Report and photographs from the Hop Farm, nr. Maidstone

Davrians in the HSCC 70s Road Sports Championship

At the Classic Car Show at the NEC, Birmingham, the HSCC announced the inclusion of a new class for fibreglass cars for the 2012 season open to Imp and Mini-powered cars.

Go to  HSCC_Roadsports for further details.

Longleat 2005

Report and photographs from Longleat 2005

Longleat 2003 / 2004

Report and photographs from Longleat 2003 / 2004

Davrian Dav-Tec wins at Goodwood (2015)

Dean Thomas and co-driver Rich Knowlton took the overall honours at the Sherrards Resourcing Southdown Stages Rally, which took place at the Goodwood Circuit on Saturday 15th February. In the Honda-powered Davrian Dav-Tec, they beat runners-up Paul King and Alicia Miles in their Mk2 Escort by a total of six seconds. In previous seasons, the car has suffered from an ongoing problem with overheating but this has now been resolved and the only issue during the day related to the need to understand the characteristics  of a newly installed differential.

Longleat 1996-2002

Reports and photographs from Longleat 1996 - 2002 (and Imp Club National Weekend 1996)

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