Andrew Jones

Andrew Jones, or Jonesy, has been rallying since 1992, known for his typically sideways style and loved for his crazy crowd-pleasing drift antics, he's picked up many awards during his motorsport career.

Starting off in a standard rear-wheel-drive Toyota Starlet which he drove for 3 years. That car was sold to Ian Warren and so he built another rear-wheel-drive Toyota Starlet with a Toyota 1600cc 4AGE engine - an awesome car. After 1 year this the engine was 'modified to the max' and enjoyed for 2 years before selling it to Ian Warren again. At this point Jonesy moved to a front-wheel-drive Opel Corsa which had a 1600cc 16 valve engine. That car was driven for 3 years until totaled at Vaucluse Raceway.

In 2001 Jonesy got his dream car and (in his personal opinion) the best rally car - a Ford Mk2 Escort - which he is still rallying in 2014. The Escort has come a long way from when he first acquired it. It has in a 2.4 Cosworth engine attached to a 6 speed Sadev sequential gear box and a fully floating atlas rear axle. The car makes him smile every time it's driven and he won't trade it for any other car.

One day he would love to drive a WRC car even if it's just for one rally. Amongst his favorite rally cars are: Ford  Mk2 Escort, Audi Quattro S1, Lancia Delta S4, Peugeot 205 T16, Ford Escort Cosworth, Subaru Impreza GC8 WRX STi and the Renault Megane Maxi Kit car.  His favorite drivers are: Ari Vatanen, Colin McRea, Petter Solberg, Richard Burns and Gwyndaf Evans.

 

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SKEETE WINS BRC DOUBLE-HEADER WINTER SPRINT

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