NEXT CLUB EVENT
It is with great regret that Brecon Motor Club has to report the passing of Nigel Chappelle after a short illness. Nigel was a stalwart member of Brecon Motor Club and apart from serving on the committee worked tirelessly as Chief Marshal for a number of years. Additionally the post of Entries Secretary on the Harry Flatters Rally was also Nigel's domain, a task that he enjoyed very much. Catering was a large part of Nigel's life latterly having retired from the building trade and you would certainly not go hungry if he was out on an event! Rest in peace Nigel, you will be very much missed.
A number of factors have forced this decision not least the shortage of members able to commit their free time to the ever-increasing demands on organisers of special stage rallies.
We are especially thankful to Stephens & George Printers who have loyally supported the event since its inception in 1985.
Rest assured the club will not be dormant and other exciting activities are planned which will hopefully be easier for club members to become involved in and manage successfully.
To all competitors, championship organisers and officials who have been part of the Flatters family over the years we are indebted and hope to see you in the future be it on our other events or out marshalling.
This is a sad chapter in the long history of the club but hopefully it will give us time to reflect and put our resources into other projects and opportunities for our members.
Chairman - Brecon Motor Club
Elsewhere the club thrives with the SGC Printing Harry Flatters Rally, which runs on the infamous Epynt ranges, counting as a round of the highly prestigious British Historic Rally Championship. The Dennis Motorsport Epynt Hillclimbs are a fantastic weekend out with a huge variety of cars competing from standard road cars to highly tunes specials. More sedately the club has recently moved into the Classics with a successful Classic Motor Show held in 2014 and a new event, the Black Mountains Classic Tour was held in June 2015.
Most importantly we marshal on other clubs events, now under the leadership of Ian Griffiths our chief marshal makes sure the club is represented at a large number of events in the year, stage rallies, night road rallies, hillclimbs and classic tours.
The club meets at the Castle Hotel in Brecon on the first Wednesday of every month and new members are more than welcome. (Currently the club is abiding by Welsh Government guidelines for COVID 19 and will not be meeting until the all clear is given)