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Nigel Chappelle

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.

 

 

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE HARRY FLATTERS RALLY (24/10/21)
 
Brecon Motor Club regrets to announce that it intends to rest the Harry Flatters Rally with immediate effect.

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.

 

 

Chris. Phillips.

Chairman - Brecon Motor Club

 
 
We are a small Welsh motor club that has organisers, marshals and competitors in its ranks. The origins
of the club are unclear but Brecon had a motoring club in the early 20th century which catered for predominantly motorcycles but cars as well. The earliest known reports cover a hillclimb which was held on the Warren Road just outside Brecon in 1921 where motorcycles and a small number of light cars participated. The club really came to the fore again in the early sixties when the Gremlin Rally was founded but had been re-established in 1950 when a meeting was held on Monday November 20th at the Gremlin (Inn) in Brecon by a number of local businessmen and enthusiasts. Octavius Williams, affectionately known as ‘Occy’ built the Gremlin to become a round of the highly prestigious Motoring News Rally Championship, attracting the best rally crews of the era to the lanes of Breconshire. Since then the ‘Gremlin’ has gone through many changes and has even taken sabbaticals from time to time and presently the event is resting until club members with sufficient time and enthusiasm can revive it.

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)