NEXT CLUB EVENT
To be advised working in line with government guidelines during the current COVID 19 crisis
STEPHENS & GEORGE HARRY FLATTERS RALLY CANCELLED
It is with great regret that Brecon Motor Club has to announce the passing of Geoffrey Lyons who lost an unequal battle with cancer. Geoff was an enthusiastic and hard working club member and will be missed by all. Geoff took over as Chief Marshal in 2019 and was always as keen as mustard until circumstances took over. We extend our condolences to Geoff's wife Gwyneth who looked after him in the final months.
Update on funeral arrangements:
Geoff's funeral is due to take place next Monday June 1st at Llwydcoed, Aberdare at 15:00 and there being limited numbers Gwyneth has asked that should anyone wish to pay their respects and are available then they are more than welcome to come to their home in Bronllys (or at least the footpath outside) as long as we respect social distancing rules.
It was Geoff's wish that there should be no wearing of black and that any BMC or motorsport clothing would be more apt. For those of you who aren't familiar with the area head for the Cock Hotel, Bronllys, LD3 0LE
Coronavirus - COVID 19 and Brecon Motor Club events in 2020.
It is with a heavy heart but with a large amount of inevitability that Brecon Motor Club has cancelled all events for 2020 (confirmation of the Classic Car Show cancellation is due soon). We thank our competitors, participants, marshals and officials for their support through these trying times and look forward to a better 2021.
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)