Dave Hemingway



I’ve been rallying now since 1989 when we used to compete in night events on the public roads. In 1990 I started hillclimbing in my self built Dutton Phaeton and sort of fell into rallying in 1993 when a spate of bad news encouraged me to blow all my life savings on converting the road rally car into a stage rally car. It all happened in the space of three weeks and by the end of June we were celebrating last overall on the Dukeries Forest Rally.
I’m a civil engineer by trade but currently work as a beauty therapist’s assistant. Karen my partner is a beauty therapist and I assist her.
We actually run a quite successful specialist cosmetics company selling permanent make up and eyelash extensions. Karen and I are both directors of the company, which takes up much of our time and spare time to run. In my spare time, I like to race or rally. In Karen’s spare time, she likes to do more work.
My best rallying result was to win the RAC Rally in 2008 and I have also enjoyed a handful of podiums in national and clubman’s rallies for both two wheel drive and open categories.

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