Rob Stewart: 'a photo taken around 1963 (the vehicle is UK 'B' Reg) of my Father in one of his competition Imps'.
the same Imp as above
a Singer Chamois, 'which was red if I remember correctly. I do remember sitting in it and finding it strange that the steering wheel was on the wrong side.'
24 July 1935 - 2006 (aged 71)
His son, Rob Stewart, sent me a message on 30 Jan. 2013, saying his father competed at national and international level during the 60's and 70's exclusively with Imps.
'Sadly he died in 2006, aged 71 but never lost the love of his Imp days and built up a large archive over the years of his competition days.
'The archive is now in my possession and I think it would be a fitting tribute to make the information I have public, in his memory.'
'My first memory was standing in the Kielder Forest complex in 1968 with my grandfather, as Dad whizzed past in The Imp.
'There is also somewhere a photo of me at the Carlisle service halt, sitting on the knee of Rosemary. Unfortunately I was very young at the time and never really knew who the nice lady was, that gave me sweets.'
'From the age of 4, I was dragged around with the Rally Team and invariably left with the Service Crew, who taught me to be a mechanic.'
'My Father, who only had ever seen greasy lads who were poorly paid and worked in terrible conditions, told me that there was no way I was going to be one of them and sent me to University.
'I came to Holland in 1996 while working for IBM, but in 2006 I fulfilled my lifetime ambition and became a Motor Mechanic (for Land Rover Nederland).'
Cancelled due to foot and mouth
|2||G.Birrell/ M.Locke||Southern Imp||7|
|46||A.Cowan/ R.Cryle||Imp Sport||10|
|58||Miss R.Smith/Mrs V.Morley||Sunbeam Imp||7|
|70||Mrs M.W.Lowrey/ Mrs A.H.Watson||Imp Sport||2|
|72||P.Burch/ G.Marlow||Sunbeam Imp||2|
|117||D.E.G.Cox/ Miss A.Bertram||Rallye Imp||10|
|122||P.R.Darby/ R.Leslie||Chamois Sport||2|
Shell Racing Annual
season of 1968:
Robert Stewart finished 2nd in the 1001cc - 1300cc class, behind championship winner Angus Hyslop. He raced at every round, winning four races, and dnf'ing only once.
|RAC competition licence of 1967 for international rallies for Mr. Robert Ian Stewart, entrant and/or driver
I am assuming the R N I stands for regional, national and international.
|FIA and RAC competition licence of 1972 for international rallies for Mr. R.I. Stewart, driver|
The Imp Site
Edition: 2 Feb. 2013
File started: 2 Feb. 2013