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