The Tour of the 1984 Derrick, organised by the HRA, was held on 17, 18 and 19 March. It was run as a non-competitive social tour.
The 1984 event continued Ross Runnalls’ theme of presenting long distance endurance events that visit areas rarely used by car rallies. Inevitably the country was stunning and the roads great to drive.
In 1984 much of that magnificent country was visited at night and even on the daytime stages, pausing to take in the views was contrary to the competition.
The Rallypedia entry for the 1984 George Derrick Memorial Trial can be found here.
This tour started at respectable times each day and traveled at speeds that allowed enjoyment of the roads whilst pausing to take in views and points of interest. The other important element was to get to the overnight stops to allow socialising and an all-important event dinner.