Roy Edwards

by Tim Whittington |

A competitor in the first rallycross event, Edwards was a competitive force for several years, and never drifted far from the sport in which he has frequently supported drivers, events and championships – truly putting in more than he took out.
A Mini was always the car of choice in rallycross for Edwards who must be one of the tallest men ever to fold himself into the ubiquitous front-drive box. Like many of the rallycross pioneers, Edwards had previously driven in autocross. Competitive whenever he raced, he took part in many of the key events: the first Croft, the first Cadwell Park, early events in Germany and Holland, etc.
After racing and as his businesses grew, Edwards remained involved in rallycross, providing commercial support to drivers such as Trevor Hopkins and Will Gollop, as well as to events and championships via his Ton Hire company.
After a break of more than 25-years from racing, Edwards returned to historic rallying and also drove in both the 30th and 40th anniversary rallycross events at Lydden in 1997 and 2007.

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