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Tough challenge for rally cars at Suffolk Showground in 1985

PUBLISHED: 14:44 30 April 2019

A few of the cars lining up ready to race around the Suffolk Showground  Picture: ARCHANT

A few of the cars lining up ready to race around the Suffolk Showground Picture: ARCHANT

The Suffolk Showground - or Trinity Park as it is called these days - has long been a venue for so much more than the county's agricultural show.

Lining up to set a time on the rally circuit  Picture: ARCHANTLining up to set a time on the rally circuit Picture: ARCHANT

Today it holds a wide range of events throughout the year, from huge sales to concerts, rallies to conferences.

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Back in 1985 it was the setting for a rally car event – a chance for enthusiasts to get together to admire each other's vehicles, chat about the ins and outs of keeping the cars in tip-top condition and show off their driving skills.

The highlight of the day was a time trial in which the cars – including Astras, Escorts and Chevettes – were put through their paces around a tight and challenging course to see which driver could tackle it in the fastest time.

Driver getting ready to climb into the Vauxhall Chevette to set his time  Picture: ARCHANTDriver getting ready to climb into the Vauxhall Chevette to set his time Picture: ARCHANT

Do you recognise anyone in our gallery of photos – or did you attend the event at the showground at Warren Heath back in 1985? To share your memories, email Sam Dawes via sam.dawes@archant.co.uk

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