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Potters Bar

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The Herts and North London Mini Cooper Register Region are hosting an evening with the clubs honorary member Stuart Turner. From the CV below this promises to be a very entertaining evening and so we extend a warm welcome to all.

There will be a retiring collection and all donations will go to the charity Race Against Dementia, started by Sir Jackie Stewart.

We will start at 8pm . Our venue is The United Reformed Church in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 1BZ. There is limited parking in the church car park. If it is full please do not double park as others are using the church premises that evening. Parking in neighbourhood roads can be found ,subject to any restrictions , particularly Mount Grace Road, from where there is a footpath by the bend, to the church.

Stuart Turner

Stuart co-drove in factory cars for Austin Healey, Auto Union, Alfa Romeo, MG , Mercedes, Saab and Triumph and competed on major events like the Mille Miglia and the Monte Carlo, Alpine, Liege and Tulip rallies. He was champion navigator for the first two years of the British Rally Championship and won the 1960 RAC Rally with Erik Carlsson in a Saab.

He became Sports Editor of ‘Motoring News’, where he created the MN Rally Championship, then Competitions Manager at BMC during the glory days of the Mini Cooper wins on Monte Carlo Rallies.

He spent two years as Publicity Manager at Castrol where he began their motor club support programme of quizzes etc. and was on the organising committee and a travelling marshal on the London to Sydney Marathon.

He then became Competitions Manager at Ford of Britain when the Escort was supreme and also ran the Advanced Vehicle Operations factory making Escort Mexicos and RS2000s.


After a spell as Director of Public Affairs for Ford of Britain, he moved back into the sport as Director of Motorsport for Ford of Europe where he initiated the Sierra Cosworth, RS200 and Escort Cosworth before retiring.

Stuart was awarded an Autosport Award in 1990 and the Prince Michael Award of Merit in 2009, both for services to motorsport.

He is the author of over 20 books on business and motorsport , including a biography of Pat Moss Carlsson, Harnessing Horsepower . He has also written a Haynes Manual - not on Minis or Escorts but on retirement, although he shows little signs of doing so himself as he gets many invitations to speak ,usually to raise money for charities, not just in the UK but in other countries including America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Switzerland.

He is the winner of a Benedictine After Dinner Speaker of the Year Award

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