It was a mixed weekend for BMC crews on Rally North Wales, with reigning BHRC champion Jason Pritchard going in a different direction this year it was left to rest to uphold honours. First problem fell to Dai Block Jones who made a school boy error when unloading the BMW from the trailer at scrutineering. Dai, you have to use the ramps! Where was Glyn, he knows you need to be looked after!! Thereafter their event went well and the intrepid pair took 16th overall in the modern 2WD event.
The other three club entries were in the historic event and farmer Mike Simpson, with Dale Gibbons on the notes had a great run to finish 22nd overall and a strong second in class in their Mk1 Escort RS2000. Malcolm Rich and Arwel Blainey were a new pairing, Arwel making his debut as a co-driver as a few rotations of Dollgellau proved as they looked for the start! It was a steep learning curve but they persevered to finish 1st in class and 34th overall bagging excellent championship points, the red Anglia not missing a beat all day. In comparison Bob Gibbons suffered a nightmare in the new Mk2 Cortina with a poorly co-driver and more terminally a lost core plug from the new engine. The next event for the historic crews is the Pirelli Rally starting from Carlisle late in April where battle will recommence.
With thanks to Tudor Evans for the Anglia, Escort and BMW images and to Darren Bowen for the Cortina image.