will and cad prom rally

              Despite summer coming to an end it hasn’t slowed down the rallying action for Lampeter and district Motor Club, as members were out in force competing on events throughout the country over the past couple of weeks.


                The first event to see an entry from Lampeter and district motor club was the Bala Motor Club organised Gareth Hall memorial rally, a 12 stage event that took place on the Snowdonia ranges on the 27th of August, and saw two entries from club with Christian and Mark Coleman at 34 in a Peugeot 106, and behind them in at 35 were Steffan Daniels and Emyr Morgan in a Peugeot 206. Unfortunately, Christian and Mark didn’t start the rally and it was also to be a short rally for Steffan and Emyr as they retired on stage four with fuel feed problems.

                The day after (28th of August) saw another couple of Lampeter and District members head down to the Epynt Ranges, to compete on the Epynt Motor Club organised Old Forge Garage Mewla rally, an 80-mile tarmac rally over the famous ranges. Navigating in car 27, a Mitsubishi Evo, was Rhys Jones, being driven by Chris Lloyd. Also out was Malcolm Tar Jones and Ryan Thomas Hands, at 63, in a Peugeot 206.

                Malcolm and Ryan had a successful outing on the Mewla, as they managed a very respectable twenty second overall, and winning their class too, having posted excellent times throught the day. Unfortunately, it was a DNF for Chris and Rhys, who retired on stage ten whilst lying eighth overall and first in class.

                The following week saw Cadog Davies head over to New Brighton to navigate for Will Mains on a closed road stage rally, the Promenade Stages rally. The rally began with two stages on the Friday night, where Cadog and Wills road rallying experience no doubt came into play as they posted excellent times on both of the evenings stages, and found themselves thirtieth at the end of the night. The weather took a turn for the worse on Saturday with heavy rain making the stages very slippery. This didn’t seem to slow down Will and Cad as other than a slight “moment” on the last stage, they had a faultless run in the little 1400 Nova and found themselves and excellent eighteenth overall and first in class at the end of the rally, beating several far more powerful cars in the process.

With many thanks to Jason Evans for the image.