Just when last week's Bulldog International Rally of North Wales couldn't get any stranger, a genuine Hollywood megastar strolled up to the start of Big Ray and sat on a log in front of me.
Fortunate as I am to travel the world to commentate on the best drivers on the planet's finest roads, I'm never more at home than when I'm in the middle of one of Britain's best-loved forest stages. Names like Grizedale, Eskdalemuir and Gale Rigg really harbor a whole load of memories. Last week, it was Dyfi. Out came OS sheet 124 and away we went.
I was hugely disappointed at missing out on watching two runs through Dyfnant on Friday night, but when you look at the decision to cancel the stages in terms of cold, hard cash, there was only ever going to be one outcome from the numerous meetings Wolverhampton and South Staffs Car Club had held earlier in the week.
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David Evans is the rallies editor of Autosport and Motorsport News. A successful rally driving father ensured an early introduction to motorsport and, fascinated as he was by rallying, the fourth estate was of equal interest. Having read (or at least looked at the pictures) from the age of two, he joined <i>Motoring News</i> in 1996 and later moved to Autosport in 2002.@davidevansrally More features by David Evans