NEXT CLUB EVENT
Black Mountains Classic Tour - September 17th
Entries are now open for the Black Mountains Classic Tour - For regulations click below
For the entry form - https://www.rallies.info/webentry/2023/blackmountains/webentry.php
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 has been revived and is now a historic road rally which is a part of the prestigious HRCR Historic Road Rally Championship. It is still supported to this day by Brian and Tim Dennis of the Old Forge Garage in Llanigon.
Elsewhere the club thrives with the The Fairfield Motor Company Epynt Hillclimbs which 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 successful Classic Motor Shows held and the Black Mountains Classic Tour first held in June 2015 and is now a popular event in the calendar.
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.