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BMRC: Stuart Turner to Talk to Club

Stuart Turner to Talk to Club

Posted by BMRC on Sunday, 24th May 2015

Award Winning Speaker Stuart Turner to talk to Club.

 

Bourne Motor Racing Club look forward to welcoming accomplished after dinner speaker, Stuart Turner as their guest on Thursday June 11th 2015.

Stuart was champion navigator for the first two years of the British Rally Championship and winner of the “Autosport Award” as BTRDA Gold Star navigator for three consecutive years.  He co-drove in factory cars for Austin Healey, Auto Union, MG, Mercedes, Saab and Triumph on major events like the Mille Miglia and the Monte Carlo, Alpine, Liege and Tulip rallies.  He won the 1960 RAC rally with Erik Carlsson in a Saab.

As Sports Editor of “Motoring News” he created the MN Rally Championship and was Competitions Manager at BMC during the glory days of the Mini Cooper and Austin Healey 3000.

Stuart served on the organising committee of the London to Sydney Marathon, and also ran the Advanced Vehicle Operations factory making Escort’s, Mexico’s and RS2000’s.  He also had a spell as Director of Public Affairs at Ford of Britain before moving back into motorsport as Director of Motorsport for Ford of Europe where he initiated the RS200, Sierra and Escort Cosworth’s before retiring.

Stuart doesn’t charge for appearing, however asks that proceeds from the evening are split evenly between his chosen charity, The Motorsport Safety Fund and one more local to home, the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

The talk takes place on Thursday June 11th 2015, at The Bourne Corn Exchange Hall, commencing at 8.00 p.m, Non members are always welcome to attend, by paying £ 5.00 on the door.

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