Davagh Forest Rally 2003 – On our 1st stage, we saw cars traverse a 90 left corner. The action was frenetic as a few cars just didn’t quite make it and ended up on the grass verge and needing to be pushed or pulled out. Just depending on how far into the verge they got! Then onto our 2nd vantage point which was a fast jump and despite being cold with the rain setting in, I really enjoyed watching the full field over and beyond the jump, landing with a bang, crunch and sparks everywhere. 

The final and most spectacular place we watched from was a 90 / hairpin right which caught a good few of the drivers out and even a co-driver as his door swung open and he lost the pacenotes out it in the process of catching and closing it.


1. Seamus Donnelly / Paul Garry – 41m 34s
2. Camilllus Bradley / Danny O’Neill – 41m 37s
3. Martin Doherty / Charlie Beatty – 41m 52s
4. James Cassidy / Barry Mitchell – 42m 17s
5. Seamus Heron / Gerry McVeigh – 42m 23s
6. Philip Shaw / Joe Shinnors – 42m 56s
7. Trevor Lancashire / Arthur Kierans – 43m 06s
8. John Cairns / James Cairns – 43m 08s
9. Gary Cairns / Gary Monteith – 43m 11s
10. Kieron Graffin / Neil Doherty – 43m 19s


Graham is a photojournalist and motoring writer with over 20 varied years of coverage from manufacturer press launches to international motorsport and motoring events throughout the world. Graham is a full member of the Guild of Motoring Writers and Ulster Motor Writers Association.