An iconic livery for this Ford Sierra Cosworth Gr.A…

An iconic livery for this Ford Sierra Cosworth Gr.A…

In rallying, certain colours have become iconic. This is certainly the case for the colours worn by Russell Brookes’ various cars, which are inextricably linked to the ‘Andrews – Heat for Hire’ livery.

Sadly no longer with us since 2019, the British driver secured in 1974 a sponsorship that was to follow him throughout his career, that of a heating and air-conditioning equipment hire company: Andrews.

On his Ford Escort, then Talbot Lotus, Vauxhall Chevette, Opel Manta 400, Opel Kadett and various models of Ford Sierra, the multiple British Rally Champion was to make the famous colours of his partner known on an international scale.

A keen motor sports enthusiast, Frenchman Dominique Sibieude has competed in motocross, autocross and ice racing. A talented mechanic, he has also worked in MotoGP and endurance racing. A few years ago, he embarked on the superb project of creating a replica of this emblematic Ford Sierra Cosworth Gr.A ‘Andrews – Heat for Hire’, at the 1989 Lombard RAC Rally.

Rally 4 Passion spectators will be able to see this superb creation on 26 and 27 April. Dominique Sibieude will be joined on his right-hand side, as he was at the Alsace Rallye Festival, by Éric Varrey.