The Quinton Stages has had several titles since it started in 1980 as the Rallye D'Isis and then The Nicolet for a few years, which is when I first got involved helping with the organisation.

Now we have a new sponsor and a famous rallying name to make our event the Nicky Grist Stages. This is, I believe, the start of an exciting new era for our 30 year old event.

In 2010 the event won the award for best BTRDA round (and not for the first time). This year we are again hosting several championships and will, as usual, have an historic category. Sadly Andy Burton's fabulous Peugeot Cosworth is no longer eligible to compete, but there will be several WRC cars as well as plenty of historic Escorts promising a real treat for marshals on our World Rally Championship stages on the Epynt ranges and forests. Believe it or not, a number of the organising team on those first events are back on the team. Indeed, some of them have never missed a year!

If you are interested in rallying and haven't yet marshalled, this is your next step. You do not need to join a Motor Club (although you will probably do so eventually!) and it can be more rewarding to be part of a team. I bet you will get the bug and become a seasoned marshal, radio crew member, timekeeper, sector marshal or even stage commander some day!


Volunteer if you want to get close to the action; take some responsibility; help the event; get a sense of satisfaction for doing a good job AND receive gratitude, real and tangible, from the organisers. All you have to do is get in touch with me and commit yourself to a full day in the forests.

Please could those experienced marshals who come year after year relieve my panic by letting me know you are coming?

Please complete the form from this link or email me direct.

Many thanks

Ian Evans