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.

 
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Manx Rally - congratulations to club member Jason Pritchard, first overall historic and putting his championship back on track, a faultless weekend by the looks of it. Trackrod next.

Commiserations to Bob Gibbons & Dale Gibbons, a non finish with mechanical maladies but a personal hill climbed and conquered after their Flatters foray into the flora.

Dai Block Jones and Glyn Price were going well but lost drive after a ford in the banana beemer - unlucky.

A good night karting at Hereford Raceway last night, organised mainly by Wayne Palmer and a bit by me it was a lovely sunny evening with plenty of shenanigans! A number of club members were present and some guests made up the numbers nicely. Gethin Phillips was involved in an altercation under the bridge and has aching ribs to prove it! I had a great first race and actually miraculously won despite the best efforts of Christian Prynne to stop me! Next race I was punted onto the inside of the hairpin and finished last, similar situation in the next race and finished with second in the B final to young Joseph Palmer who weighs a bit less than me!

Other performances of note or otherwise! Josh Jones took fastest lap on the night, Wayne Plamer won the A final, Jonathan Davies and Tom Davies were victims of some incidents and accidents, Craig Jones didn't shine, probably getting too heavy! Mark Hatton put in some nice drives but not sure exactly how he did so any updates would be appreciated! Dale Gibbons had a bit of a 'mare but finished second in one race from the back of the grid.

There are plans for an inter club endurance race next year so watch this space.

Well, yet  another successful Classic Car Show and all made possible with support from the Brecon & Radnor Express and the efforts beforehand of Mark Weller, Andrew Powell and Sandie Wickens. The set up was completed by hard working Brecon Motor Club members under the watchful eye of chief stewards Geoff Lyons and Gwyneth Williams, soon to be Lyons.  The Brill clan and Dave McIntyre were also key to success along with Phil Arnold, David Thomas, Martin Leonard and club chairman Chris Phillips. Aaron Arnold was about too and captured some great moments with his camera. Thanks also to RST and Gwernyfed Rugby Club for their assistance with stewarding and car parking. Last but not least thanks must go to the Sweeney family for making the venue available. Apologies if anyone has been left out, it's not personal!

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