From Lincolnshire cottage industry to world leader
Alan Cox went to see the multi-faceted firm
2018 marks the 41st year of Hall & Hall’s operation in the Lincolnshire market town of Bourne, a location probably best remembered as being the home of ERA and BRM. While Hall & Hall have outlived BRM’s period of operation, much of their success has been founded on the BRM legacy. As you approach their headquarters along Raymond Mays Way, there is evidence of great expansion of the town in recent years, with extensive residential developments and business parks, while Hall & Hall’s base is equally impressive, housed in the premises originally built for Mike Pilbeam’s Pilbeam Racing Designs and located, appropriately enough, on the corner of Graham Hill Way, in honour of BRM’s only World Champion.
Regularity Category winners, Philip Vlieghe and Filpp Deplancke tackle the ‘Mallorcan Pike’s Peak’
The 14th edition of the Mallorcan Classic rally was held on its usual mid-March date with the support of Puerto Portals, the most prestigious marina on the Island, which again hosted the rally service park on its quays, lined as ever with some of the most luxurious yachts in the Mediterranean, while long time event supporter and keen competitor Michael Stoschek continued his involvement through his Brose Motorsports concern. Stoschek, a former German National rally champion, has driven his remanufactured all carbon Lancia Stratos as a zero car for the past couple of years, but this year the lure of the chase proved too much for him and he returned to the competition section in a 1965 Porsche 911.