The winner of the Wyedean Rally 2010 was Chesterfield's Steve Perez in a Ford Focus WRC07. He finished with a massive half second lead. (All photos courtesy of Rob Ward from Cinderford)
Steve adds the Wyedean Rally to an honours list that includes both the National and British Historic Rally.
Last year's champion, Nik Elsmore from Coleford, must wait another year for a chance to match his dad's three wins in the race. Nik won the rally in both 2001 and 2009 but could only manage third this year in his Mitsubishi.
Andy Burton, the winner in 2008, sporting some damage that was picked up early in the rally. He eventually had to retire with engine problems from his Peugeot Cosworth.
Hugh Hunter, winner of the Wyedean Rally in 2007, finished in second place this year in his Ford Focus.
The Rally dates back to 1975 when it was known as the Wyedean Stages. The inaugural event started from Watts of Lydney and used many of the stages that are used today.
(Photo of a MG Metro 6R4) The winner of the very first Wyedean was Graham Elsmore, a 'forester' through and through, in a Ford Escort RS1600.
(Opel Ascona 400) In the early days, Graham Elsmore quickly earned himself the title of 'King of the Dean' as he went on to win the next two rallys in the Forest.
Twenty years later and the 'Elsmore' name was being talked about once again, this time as Graham's son Nik had his first serious challenge for the win in 1997.
Coleford's Nik Elsmore had to wait until 2001 to register his first win after swapping his two-wheel drive Nissan with a four-wheel drive Mitsubishi.
The Wyedean Rally was the pioneer for 'reverse seeding' in 1984, with the slowest cars starting first, followed by the fastest.
All the photos in this gallery have been taken by photographer Rob Ward from Cinderford. Rob was up at 6am to get a good spot with his camera.
Rob said: "The cars and drivers take a hammering. It's easy to look on and not respect the skill needed to compete in a sport this demanding".
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