In the RAC rallies of the 70s, he was 11th in the Cooper S navigated by Nigel Raeburn (1971), then his best of 9th with Ron Crellin in the Vauxhall Magnum Coupe (1975). On both events Will won the class.
Other outstanding results through his highly successful rallying career included winning the Plains Rally in his Mini Cooper S with Nigel Raeburn, the successful crew finishing second overall on the 1971 Welsh Rally when the team switched to an unfancied Mini Clubman which went to prove the doubters wrong.
The same when he switched to the works Chrysler team with the Avenger, he was regularly finishing in the top ten such as on the gruelling Circuit of Ireland when he finished 6th overall (1977) winning the class as he had done in 1976.
Will Sparrow’s name is carved deep into the UK Rallying’s Hall of Fame list, so together with his exploits behind the wheel and his endearing personality, he will be ever remembered.
To his family, friends and the rally world, HERO-ERA offers its sincere condolences.