In the build up to this 40th anniversary Rally of the Lakes we have been doing a lot of looking back at past years, both on this website, and also on our Facebook and Instagram pages. 

For the last 2 weeks however we have been focusing more on looking forward to the big event next weekend – which is fast approaching.

This famous Escort Cosworth can be seen on the stages again this weekend as Dan Mulcahy will be running it in the Lakes RallyFest event – here it is 25 years ago in full attack mode


However we have made one last exception and are looking back just one more time. Adrian Crawley kindly shared his album from 25 years ago – the 1994 Rally of the Lakes. Wow! These pictures bring back some memories.

Words won’t do these pictures any justice – so just sit back and scroll through them and enjoy.

A 6R4 in full flight – you can almost hear the roar looking at the picture

Here’s hoping we get similar weather next weekend to the blue skies which we can see in these 25 years old pictures!


Many, many more pictures from the 1994 Lakes are available on Adrian’s blog at this link: Ardeesnapper


L10 MWM lifting a wheel at “The Gap”
Boland’s very familiar Hertz Escort Cosworth at “The Gap”
3dr Cosworths used to be a regular sight at events