Hillman Imp Californian (white), GJT548E
Robin Hood Forest Stages Rally Historic and Post Historic 2000
A National 'B' event comprising 10 Special Stages, held on Sunday 5 March 2000
They finished 31, 5th in class with competition no. 76. It was their first rally in the Imp and they would have retired with a broken exhaust, had the service crew of David Clibbery not come to the rescue.
The B1 entries: 19 35 Gordon Cameron/Sheila Grimshaw Austin Cooper S 0:56:49 26 72 Chris Underwood/Peter Stimson Ford Anglia 0:59:49 27 69 John Parker/Robert Harrison Saab 96 Sport 1:00:02 29 63 Peter Barker/Hugh Wyllie Morris Mini Cooper 1:01:05 the Miniworld Magazine entry 31 76 Gordon Alexander/John Paterson Hillman Imp Californian 1:03:37
8 April 2000 they entered the Vauxhall Astra Stages Historic Rally 2000 in class B1, Championship BH. (others in this class: Austin Cooper; Saab 96; Morris Mini Cooper; Honda Coupe S800). There were 69 starters for the 10 stages.
They did not finish due to oil pressure and/or overheating problems in the 5th stage. Looking at the times of stage 4, they already had trouble there.
The Bulldog Historic Rally 2000
137 Gordon Alexander/John Paterson Hillman Imp B1
Millbrook Tarmac Stages 2000 - Historic
Gordon Alexander/John Paterson were in a very smoky Imp (competition no. 154) that didn't last long.
Gordon Alexander rallied a Vauxhall Nova later in 2000 and 2001.