The Turner Sports Car Rally took place at Bantock Park on 20th August, 2006, the second time the event has been held there. The rally was well organised by the Turner Registrar, Russell Filby, and Brian Shaw. Nine Turner sports cars were present and they formed an impressive sight in front of Bantock House. The event was well attended and many people came along to inspect the cars and talk to their owners.

Peter Tutthill has recently completed his long awaited book "Turner Sports Cars" and Peter was on hand to sell some of the first copies of his excellent work. As ever the cafe was open for business and many of the visitors sampled the excellent food and refreshments, as well as looking around the house. The Turner sports cars present were as follows:

Owner Car type Registration No.
Derek Bentley MKI BMC 2 RTD
Russell Filby MKII BMC BTU 737B
Lord Fulke-Greville MKII Ford VUD 701
Ray Jones MKII BMC PBF 570
Ken Robbins 950S 9 NPC
Brian Shaw MKIII Ford, 1500c.c. GOK 444D
Brian Shaw GT OSJ 589
Nigel Taylor MKI BMC 700 AOV
Ron Taylor MKII Ford 220 WMA
Some of the visitors inspecting the cars and enjoying the warm friendly atmosphere.
Russell Filby, the Turner Registrar, chats to a visitor behind Nigel Taylor's MKI. No doubt discussing some aspect of Turner cars.
A general view of the line-up in front of the house.
Visitors inspecting Peter Tutthill's books in the porch at the front of the house.
Luckily the weather was kind and the much of the expected rain kept away. An enjoyable day was had by all and hopefully the event has helped to remind people of Jack Turner's wonderful sports cars that were produced here in the 1950s and 1960s.
View some photographs taken at the rally

We would like to thank Brian Shaw for his help in producing this report.

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