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Club Championship

Marshals Championship

1.

Jon Hawkins

1.

Mike Kennett

2.

Paul Jenkins

2.

Alun Probert & Emma Lewis

3.

Emma Lewis

3.

Geoff Harper & Michael Hardwick

4.

Brian Jones

5.

Alun Probert

Road Rally Marshal Championship 1.

Navscatter Expert Drivers

Paul Jenkins Navscatter Expert Navigators

1.

Brian Jones

1.

Jon Hawkins

2.

Jamie Pickup

2.

Michael Hardwick

3.

Rob Price

3.

Kate Jones

4.

Alun Probert

4.

Kieran Price

5.

Ceri Davies

Navscatter Novice Drivers

Navscatter Novice Navigators

1.

Jamie Mills

1.

Sarah Canning

2.

Huw Jones

2.

Matt Price

3.

Paul Jenkins

3.

Emma Lewis

Auto Test Championship Front Wheel Drive 1.

Sam Davies

2.

Neil Wozencraft

3.

Alan Price

Rear Wheel Drive 1. Ryan Davies

Standard Production

Novice Class

1.

Neil Wozencraft

1.

Neil Wozencraft

2.

Alan Price

2.

Alan Price

3.

Daniel Price

3.

Kieran Price

Stage Rally Championship Single Venue Championship

Multi Venue Championship

Driver: Cameron Davies

Driver: Wayne Lloyd

Co-Driver: Michael Gilbey & Jon Hawkins

Co-Driver: Paul Jenkins

Road Rally Championship Driver

Navigator

Expert: Jamie Pickup

Expert: Kate Jones

Novice: Rob Price

Novice: Lyle Marchant & Emma Lewis

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2019 Epynt Motor Club Officials Name Alun Probert

Emma Lewis

Role

Contact Details

Chairman & Treasurer

01982 552 427

Mewla COC

chairman@epyntmc.co.uk

Secretary

Secretary@epyntmc.co.uk 07780 358 538

Sophie Harper

Membership Secretary

Brian Jones

Competition Secretary

Mike Kennett

Chief Marshal

Ceri Davies

Powys Lanes COC

Daniel Harper

Communications & Promotions Officer

07943 828 463

Media Officers

media@epyntmc.co.uk

Lynne Jones, Jon Hawkins & Sophie Harper

membersec@epyntmc.co.uk

07974 948 193 compsec@epyntmc.co.uk 07919 505 592 chiefmarshal@epyntmc.co.uk

07531 633495 powyscoc@epyntmc.co.uk

2019 Marshalling Throughout the year we are asked to assist on other events, usually manning a start or finish line, these events are usually (but not limited to) the Epynt Area, both the tarmac and forestry. If you are interested in marshalling, please contact the Chief Marshal or any of the officials above for more details—we always welcome new people, regardless of experience!! Marshals will be needed to ensure the Mewla Rally and Powys Lanes run. Please contact Alun Probert or Brian Jones (Mewla) or Ceri Davies (Powys Lanes) for more details.

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2019 Club Calendar Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the latest updates on events.

Date:

Event:

Time:

Details:

Jan 24th

Navscatter

19:30

Rhayader Map 147/148

Jan 31st

Club Meeting

20:00

The Institute—Llanwrtyd Wells

Feb 7th

Navscatter

19:30

Llanwrtyd Wells Map 147

Feb 9th

Annual Dinner & Awards

19:00

Belle Vue, Llanwrtyd Wells

Feb 17th

Auto Test

09:30

Royal Welsh Showground

Feb 28th

Club Meeting

20:00

The Institute—Llanwrtyd Wells

March 3rd

BRMC & WAMC Marshal Training Day

09:00

Metropole Hotel, See BRMC website.

March 7th

Navscatter

19:30

TBC Map 146

March 28th

Club Meeting

20:00

The Institute—Llanwrtyd Wells

April 18th

Navscatter

19:30

Llyswen Map 147/148/161

April 21st

Auto Test

09:30

Esgair Dafydd

April 25th

Club Meeting

20:00

The Institute—Llanwrtyd Wells

May 19th

50th Anniversary Classic Tour

May 30th

Club Meeting

20:00

The Institute—Llanwrtyd Wells

June 9th

Auto Test

09:30

Graig-Goch, Newbridge

June 27th

Club Meeting

20:00

The Institute—Llanwrtyd Wells

Aug 1st

Club Meeting (July Club Meeting)

20:00

The Institute—Llanwrtyd Wells

Aug 24/25th

Mewla Rally

09:30

Showground & Epynt

Aug 29th

Club Meeting

20:00

The Institute—Llanwrtyd Wells

Sept 8th

Auto Test

09:30

Esgairmoel, Llanwrtyd Wells

Sept 26th

Club Meeting

20:00

The Institute—Llanwrtyd Wells

Oct 10th

Navscatter

19:30

Crugybar Map146

Oct 31st

Club Meeting

20:00

The Institute—Llanwrtyd Wells

Nov 9/10th

Powys Lanes Rally

17:00

Royal Welsh Showground

Nov 17th

Auto Test

09:30

Crychan Quarry

Nov 27th

Brecon MC Navscatter

19:30

TBC

Nov 28th

Club Meeting & Annual General Meeting

20:00

The Institute—Llanwrtyd Wells

Dec 8th

Auto Test

09:30

Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground

Jan 2nd

Club Meeting (Dec Club Meeting)

20:00

The Institute—Llanwrtyd Wells

Starting in Llanwrtyd - Look out for details.

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A Few Words from the Chairman. As we prepare to celebrate 50 years of the Motor Club, I would like to take this opportunity to first of all look back over the past year. The Club has once again had a busy year with members marshalling on many events. It has been pleasing to see a few new faces amongst the regulars who turn out to provide essential support to other clubs in the running of rallies through out the mid Wales area. I hope that again this coming year that we continue to support other events and to this end I ask members to make the time to turn out to marshal. We have tried a few new championships within the club and these included a Car Treasure Hunt and also resurrected a Rally Championship. Both have received support and we look forward to them both continuing this coming year. Alongside these, the Autotest and Navigation Scatter Championships have again run with a wide number of members involved in both. In August we celebrated 40 years since the first Mewla Rally. The rally was a round of the Protyre National Championship and saw many old faces return to compete over the Epynt range roads. It was to be a relative new face to win the Rally with local driver Jason Pritchard emulating his farther Eian who had won the Mewla on three previous occasions. Thanks to Brian and Tim Dennis of The Old Forge Garage for their support once again. No sooner had the Mewla finished that attention turned to the Powys Lanes Road Rally. A round of the Welsh Association of Motor Clubs championship it saw a full entry compete over a challenging and enjoyable route. Congratulations to the organising team who put on another great event. Thanks are extended to Gerwyn Jones of D G Agri for his continued sponsorship. Our Annual General Meeting held in November saw a few changes to the Club officials. The Club wishes to thank all who have given of their time to the running of the club and to those taking up office. The Club Rules, by which all members are bound and details responsibilities, remits and roles can be found under ‘Club’ on the motor club website. Looking ahead to 2019, events are being planned that should enable all past and present members to join in celebrating 50 years of The Epynt Motor Club and as such I hope to welcome you join our celebrations.

Alun Probert—Chairperson

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Starter - Pea & Ham Soup - Chicken & Chorizo Pate -

- Japanese Tempura Torpedo Prawns - Creamy Garlic Mushrooms & Garlic Bread (v) -

Mains - Succulent Roast Beef Served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, and seasonal vegetables.

- Grilled Trout Whole trout topped with toasted almonds, complimented with a lemon caper butter served with new potatoes.

- Chicken Wrapped in Bacon served with Asparagus In a creamy cheese sauce and new potatoes.

- Vegetable Tagine (v) Moroccan themed heaty vegetable casserole style dish combining hearty root vegetables and chickpeas.

Desserts

- Molten Chocolate Pudding - Traditional Apple Pie & Custard - Lemon Posset -

Followed by Cheese Board, Tea & Coffee

Taking Place at the:

B elle Vue Hotel

Llanwrtyd Wells, LD5 4RE Tel:01591 610237 www.thebellevuehotel.co.uk 6


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2019 will see Epynt Motor Club celebrate it’s 50th anniversary to celebrate a small committee will be meeting to plan activities throughout 2019. For more information or to offer help please contact Committee Chairperson Emma Lewis (07939 226 442), message us on Facebook or email secretary@epyntmc.co.uk. There will be a celebration event taking place in Early September and Car Tour in May. Please keep an eye out on Facebook and our website for more details closer to the time.

We are looking for your memories and stories of Epynt Motor Club throughout the years to document the history of the club for future generations. Anything you can provide from stories to photos and videos will be much appreciated. Please contact: Daniel Harper media@epyntmc.co.uk, 07943 828 463

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There were six events in the 2018 championship, including 2 new venues; Tirabad Quarry and Esgair Dafydd Quarry. We received a total of 68 entries over six events; 

24 entries in the FWD Class

4 entries in the RWD Class

19 entries in the Novice Class

16 entries in the Standard Production Class

After winning the novice class in 2017, Sam Davies went one better this year and won the Front Wheel Drive class. Second and third was a battle between Neil Wozencraft and Alan Price. Although during 2018 we had 5 different winners. This year saw a few more entries in the Rear Wheel Drive class with Ryan Davies coming out on top, as always more rear wheel drive entries would be great! The Novice Class was wonby one point by Neil Wozencraft from Alan Price. Thank you all who marshalled in 2018 and especially our landowners: 

Royal Welsh Showground

National Resources Wales

Powell Family—Newbridge

Ceri Davies & Family—Llanwrtyd Wells.

Brian Jones—Competition Secretary.

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FRONT WHEEL DRIVE

Name

Feb April June Sept

Nov Dec Points

Sam Davies

9

10

9

8

10

Neil Wozencraft

-

6

10

7

9

Alan Price

-

7

8

6

Phillip Edwards

-

4

6

Ryan Davies

10

9

Kieran Price

-

Jon Hawkins

Position

46

1

9

41

2

6

10

37

3

10

7

-

27

4

7

-

-

-

26

5

6

-

3

5

6

20

6

-

-

4

2

-

-

6

7

Ceri Davies

-

-

-

9

9

-

17

8

Daniel Price

-

1

-

4

2

5

12

8

Mikey Powell

7

5

-

-

-

-

12

8

Rob Williams

-

8

2

-

-

-

10

9

Ben Maggs

8

1

-

-

-

-

9

10

Anthony Deans

-

-

5

-

-

-

5

Chris Barnard

5

1

-

-

-

-

6

Dylan Richards

6

1

-

-

1

-

8

Huw Davies

-

-

-

5

3

4

12

Jason Jones

-

3

-

-

-

-

3

John Hopkins

-

-

-

-

1

-

1

Jon Poate

-

2

3

-

-

-

5

Keith Malkin

-

-

-

-

1

-

1

Martyn Evans

-

-

-

-

-

3

3

Rob Bevan

-

-

-

-

4

-

4

Rob Price

-

-

-

-

-

8

8

Taine Davies

-

-

-

-

-

2

2 Rear WHEEL DRIVE

Name

Feb April June Sept

Nov Dec Points

Position

Ryan Davies

-

-

-

--

10

9

19

1

Jon Hawkins

10

-

-

-

8

-

18

2

Gary Glossop

-

-

-

-

9

8

17

3

Ceri Davies

-

-

-

-

-

10

10

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Novice

Name

Feb April June Sept

Dylan Richards

9

4

Chris Barnard

8

Mikey Powell

10

7

Jon Hawkins

7

-

Rob Williams

-

Alan Price

Nov Dec Points

Position

-

-

-

-

13

8

-

-

-

-

10

0

-

-

-

17

6

8

7

2

-

21

5

10

7

-

-

-

17

6

-

9

9

8

9

10

45

2

Kieran Price

-

8

-

5

8

7

28

3

Neil Wozencraft

-

8

10

9

10

9

46

1

Jason Jones

-

6

-

-

-

-

6

Jon Poate

-

5

6

-

5

-

16

7

Daniel Price

-

3

-

6

7

6

22

4

Phillip Edwards

-

-

-

10

-

-

10

10

Huw Davies

-

-

-

7

-

5

12

9

Jamie Vater

-

-

-

-

6

-

6

Keith Malkin

-

-

-

-

4

-

4

John Hopkins

-

-

-

-

3

-

3

Rob Price

-

-

-

-

-

8

8

Gary Glossop

-

-

-

-

-

4

4

Taine Davies

-

-

-

-

-

3

3

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Standard Production

Name

Feb April June Sept

Nov Dec Points

Position

Martyn Evans

-

-

-

-

-

6

6

10

Dylan Richards

10

5

-

-

4

-

9

5

Chris Barnard

9

3

-

-

-

-

12

7

Jon Hawkins

8

-

-

-

-

-

8

8

Rob Williams

-

10

7

-

-

-

17

6

Alan Price

-

8

9

9

9

10

45

2

Jason Jones

-

7

-

-

-

-

7

9

Neil Wozencraft

-

8

10

10

10

9

47

1

Jon Pate

-

6

8

-

3

-

17

6

Daniel Price

-

4

-

7

6

8

25

3

Huw Davies

-

-

-

8

7

7

22

4

Keiran Price

-

-

-

6

-

-

6

10

Rob Bevan

-

-

-

-

8

-

8

8

Jamie Vater

-

-

-

-

5

-

5

-

Keith Malkin

-

-

-

-

2

-

2

-

John Hopkins

-

-

-

-

1

-

1

-

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There are 6 events in the championship at a variety of venues All autotests will start at 10.30am. Signing on will start from 9.30am The entry fee for each autotest is £20 There are 5 classes •

Front Wheel Drive

Rear Wheel Drive

Standard Production

9. All cars in the standard class must have a STANDARD engine, no LSD or welded diffs and No knobbly tyres. 10.A competitor’s best 5 scores will count for the championship. 11.A first in class award will be presented for each class on every round. 12.Overall championship awards will be presented at the Epynt Motor Club Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation.

13.If competitors wish to qualify for championship awards at the end of the year they • Ladies must marshal on at least one rally that Rules Epynt Motor Club will be officiating on and help at one or more club event. 1. All competitors must be fully paid up members of Epynt Motor Club Ltd. Every com- For more information please contact Brian petitor must show his/her current card at Jones on 07974 948 193 the start of an autotest. Any competitor who cannot show his/her club card at the 2018 Calendar start of an event will have to reapply for membership. After proof of membership is Feburary 17th—Royal Welsh Agricultural Showfound, £5.00 will be refunded to the com- ground petitor. April 21st—Esgair Dafydd. 2. A competitor must be at least 16 years of June 9th—Graig-Goch, Newbridge. age to compete. •

Novice

3. Parents or guardians of drivers under 18 September 8th—Esgairmoel, Llanwrtyd Wells. years of age are required to sign on at the November 17th—Crychan Quarry. start of an autotest to enable their child to December 8th- Royal Welsh Agricultural compete. Showgoround 4. A competitor under 18 years of age may only compete in the standard class. 5. Penalties will be as in supplementary regulations for the event. 6. A competitor entering the novice class will remain in the novice class for the whole year.

7. All competitors must wear a helmet & seatbelts while competing. 8. All cars must be fitted with an effective silencer at all times. 12


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There were 52 entries in the 6 events this year, 5 Epynt rounds and one in Brecon. 2017 winners Brian Jones & Jon Hawkins have won again in 2018. Jamie Pickup finished second driver one point ahead of third place Rob Price. Michael Hardwick finished 2nd a single point ahead of Kate Jones who was a single point ahead of Kieran Price.

Jamie Mills from Newtown won 1st Expert Driver again by a single point from Huw Jones. Sarah Canning from Abergavenny won the Novice navigator class again by a single point form Matt Price. Thank you to all the organisers, marshals and venue owners for all their hard work.

Brian Jones - Competition Secretary. Expert Drivers Name

Jan

Feb

March April

Oct

Nov Points

Twm Prosser

10

7

8

-

-

-

25

Rob Price

8

9

9

8

-

10

44

Jamie Pickup

9

8

10

10

7

8

45

Brian Jones

10

10

10

9

9

9

48

Alun Probert

7

10

-

7

10

-

34

Expert Navigators Name

Jan

Feb

March April

Oct

Nov Points

Ceri Davies

10

6

8

6

9

-

39

Kate Jones

9

7

10

10

5

8

44

Kieran Price

8

8

9

8

6

10

43

Michael Hardwick

10

9

-

9

8

9

45

Jon Hawkins

7

10

10

10

10

-

47

Michael Gilbey

-

-

-

7

7

-

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Novice Driver Name

Jan

Feb

March April

Oct

Nov Points

Huw Jones

10

9

9

-

-

-

28

Paul Jenkins

9

8

-

9

-

-

26

David Barrell

8

-

-

-

-

8

Huw Chance

7

-

-

-

-

7

Jon Hawkins

-

10

-

-

-

10

Daniel Davies

-

7

-

-

-

-

7

Jamie Mills

-

-

10

10

9

-

29

Ryan Davies

-

-

-

-

10

-

10

Craig Stachera

-

-

-

-

8

10

18

Oct

Nov Points

Novice Navigators Name

Jan

Feb

March April

Matt Price

10

10

9

8

-

-

37

Emma Lewis

9

9

-

9

-

-

26

Sarah Canning

8

-

-

10

10

10

38

Charlotte Chance

7

-

-

-

-

-

7

Huw James

-

8

-

-

-

-

8

Tom Beckett

-

-

10

-

-

-

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There are 6 events in the championship starting from a variety of venues. Every navscatter will start at 8pm. Please sign on between 7:30pm and 8pm. There are 2 classes - Expert and Novice The entry fee is £12 Rules 1. All competitors must be fully paid up members of Epynt Motor Club Ltd. Every competitor must show his/her current card at the start of a navscatter. Any competitor who cannot show his/ her club card at the start of an event will have to reapply for membership. After proof of membership is found, £5.00 will be refunded to the competitor. 2. A competitor must be at least 16 years of age to compete. 3. Parents or guardians of competitors under 18 years of age are required to sign on at the start of a navscatter to enable their child to participate.

4. If a driver or navigator is a novice on the first round he or she will remain in the novice class for the year.

Specific rules for navscatter organisers 1. Organisers must allow novice crews extra plotting time. 2. Organisers may use white unsurfaced roads only if they are smooth. 3. Any unsurfaced roads used or roads not on OS maps must be shown by a detailed diagram. 4. Try to arrange a start venue with a separate room for plotting.

5. Try to arrange a finish venue that can supply food. 6. Email a report to Lynne, Sophie or Jon - media@epyntmc.co.uk 7. Contact Brian Jones for a list of black spots and the permit number for your event on 07974948193. 8. A coloured map showing all clue locations, permit number, organisers contact details needs to be sent to the RLO—Andrew Thomson (07973118836, andrewthomson485@btinternet.com) at least six weeks before your event.

5. Only two people are allowed in competing cars.

9. PR around the start and finish venue and any clues which is within 400 meters of any household.

6. A driver or navigator who organises an event will get ten points.

10. Contact Dyfed-Powys Police in the week prior to your event.

7. Awards will be presented on every round to the first novice crew and first expert crew.

2019 Dates

January 24th—Rhayader Map 147 / 148 8. A competitor may count his or her best five scores February 7th—Llanwrtyd Map 147 for the championship. 9. Championship awards for winning drivers and nav- March 7th—TBC Map 146 igators will be presented at the Epynt Motor Club April 18th—Llyswen Map 147,148,161 Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation. October 11th—Crugybar Map 146 10.If competitors wish to qualify for championship awards at the end of the year they must marshal November 27th—Brecon MC Nav Scatter. on at least one rally that Epynt Motor Club will be officiating on and help at one or more club event. 11.No spotlights to be fitted on competing vehicles 12.All vehicles must be fitted with an effective silencing system.

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Club Championship

Epynt Motor Club members marshalled on 13 events in 2018—which is the most for many years. Mike Kennett our Club Chief Marshal managed 10 events. Joint second were Alun Probert and Emma Lewis. Joint 3rd were Geoff Harper and Michael Hardwick. It will all start again with the Tour of Epynt in March—All welcome, no experience Marshals Championship needed! Name: Points:

Name:

Points:

Sophie Harper

22

Geoff Harper

15

Brian Jones

30

Kate Jones

18

Lynne Jones

4

Mike Kennett

23

Mike Kennett

10

Graham Tong

15

Alun Probert

9

Emma Lewis

32

Roger Stevens

6

Keith Edwards

15

Emma Lewis

9

Hugh James

15

Geoff Harper

8

Paul Jenkins

35

Leighton Campbell

4

Alun Probert

29

Malcolm Hawkins

6

Roger Stevens

17

Jon Hawkins

4

Jon Hawkins

37

John Blake

3

Jamie Pickup

19

Michael Hardwick

8

Ceri Davies

2

Paul Jenkins

4

Huw Davies

3

Brian Jones

5

Rob Price

18

Dan Harper

3

Kieran Price

26

Ceri Davies

3

Eifion Page

1

Sophie Harper

3

Ryan Davies

10

Graham Tong

7

Leighton Campbell

6

Deb Palmer

4

Alis Davies

7

Steve Palmer

4

Michael Hardwick

1

Harold Sainsbury

3

Keith Edwards

4

Dennis Hardwick

6

Dennis Hardwick

7

Dan Harper

2

Hugh James

2

Deb Palmer

6

Steve Palmer

6

Malcolm Hawkins

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Dennis Jones—Club Vice President Dennis has supported Epynt Motor Club over the years when he ran Sutton’s shop in Llanwrtyd. Back in the 70’s EMC would hold Christmas parties for the children and OAP’s in the area and Dennis and his wife Betty would supply the many gifts for these parties, he also had a big interest in the club activities.

Brynmor Davies —Club Vice President Brynmor farmed at Brynhynog, Llanwrtyd. A venue which has been used by EMC for the last 40 years. Brynmor loved to see the cars and also liked to have a good chat with everyone. It was known to many as the Auto Test with the famous ford in it.

Meurig ‘Twm’ Prosser—Club Member Twm was a character who everyone knew and farmed at Llanfihangel-Nant-Bran, Sennybridge. The roads through his farm were always used by our own Powys Lanes rally and other road rallies. He had won our Nav Scatter championship on a couple of occasions in his famous 4x4. He loved a good chat, and a good laugh. Nav Scatters won’t be the same without him. 19


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The DG Jones Agri Ltd. Powys Lanes Rally organised by Epynt Motor Club took place at the start of November. The road rally was based on the Royal Welsh Showground, from where 75 crews started a 120 mile route at just before midnight. The field were led away by last year’s winners George Williams, and Epynt Motor Club member, Jon Hawkins from Llandefallte, but very slippery conditions ensued throughout the night due to heavy rain, making the event a true test for driver, navigator and car. The highlight of the first half saw the crews head through Beulah and Abergwesyn to tackle the infamous Devil’s Staircase, and around Llyn Brianne Reservoir to Cilycwm. After a halfway halt in Llandovery, the second half started under the scenic backdrop of Cynghordy viaduct for a small loop back to Llandovery. From there the crews headed through Halfway, Pentre’r Felin, Llanfihangel Nant Bran, Pont Faen and Merthyr Cynog before returning to Builth via Upper Chapel and Gwenddwr.

This was the eighth running of the DG Jones Agri Ltd Powys Lanes Rally and each year the rally has been won by a Ford Escort MKII. The event sponsor Gerwyn Jones of D G Jones Agri Ltd, who drove his own Escort MKII as course car on the night, said ‘As an incentive again this year we were offering a free entry on next year’s event for the first non-Ford Escort to win the rally but the Escort remained unbeatable and the free entry couldn’t be claimed.’ The overall winners were Kevin Davies and Dale Bowen (pictured courtesy of JMS Photographic) in a Ford Escort MKII, who made it a hat trick after winning the event twice previously, with a total penalty of 6:26 minutes. Craig Jones, from Brecon, who was co-driven by Ian Taylor in a Subaru Impreza finished 12th overall with a penalty of 12:56 minutes. Brian Jones from Llanwrtyd Wells, driving his Ford Escort MKII with new navigator Jenny Evans on the maps, finished 14th overall and won the Best Mixed Crew award, with a penalty of 13:46 minutes. Clive Jones, from Llandrindod Wells, navigated by Daniel Jones, in another Subaru Impreza, finished 23rd overall with a penalty of 18:02 minutes. The Best Epynt Motor Club Driver award was won by Marcus Naylor from Brecon, who finished in 42 nd position with navigator Shane Cairns, in a Peugeot 205 GTi. Eurwyn ‘Wiggy’ Davies from Llandovery who was navigated by Elgan Davies, finished in 50 th place in his Peugeot 205 GTi after picking up a fail for missing a code board, leaving the pair with a penalty of 1 fail 28:13 minutes. Novice Brecon Motor Club crew David Barrell and Sarah Canning from Abergavenny, also missed a code board and therefore finished just behind at 51st overall with a penalty of 1 fail 33:22 minutes in a Peugeot 205. Last year’s winners George and Jon, suffered early on in the event after missing a code board on the Abergwesyn loop. They then got their Ford Escort MKII stuck in a farmyard but managed to get the car mobile again. They lost considerable time and finished in 55 th place with a penalty of 8 fails 12:19 minutes, but Jon still won the award for Best Epynt Motor Club Navigator. The pair also set two fastest times during the night showing that they had not lost any of their pace from last year. Ceri Davies, Clerk of the Course, said ‘Epynt Motor Club value the assistance of local residents and would like to thank them for their co-operation in the running of this event.’ Since 2011 the Powys Lanes Rally has donated a total of £9920 to charitable causes, including £300 each to eight local primary schools along the route last year. This year the event raised money for The Bracken Trust and CREDU Powys Young Carers, and the committee look forward to holding a presentation evening soon to make the donations. Please see the Epynt Motor Club website www.epyntmc.co.uk or Facebook page for full results and more information. Epynt Motor Club will be celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019 so keep an eye out for special events to mark the occasion. All members, old and new, are very welcome!

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Charitable Donations Year 2011 2012

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Recipient Wales Air Ambulance The Bracken Trust Wales Air Ambulance Tenovus Rhayader C in W Primary School Brecknock YFC Jaffa Memorial Fund Wales Air Ambulance Builth Wells Community Support Wales Air Ambulance Snap Cymru Wales Air Ambulance Llanwrtyd Wells Co-Responders McMillan Renton Unit, Hereford Hospital Wales Air Ambulance The Bracken Trust Eight local primary schools along the route: Builth CP School Llanelwedd C in W School Franksbridge CP School Crossgates CP School Archdeacon Griffiths C in W School, Llyswen Irfon Valley CP School, Garth Newbridge-on-Wye C in W School Ysgol Dôlafon, Llanwrtyd Wells Cancer Research UK

Amount £500 £500 £250 £250 £250 £30 £140 £500 £500 £600 £400 £500 £750 £750 £750 £750 £300

Total £1000 £920

£1000 £1000 £2000 £1500 £2500

£100

Grand total £9920 2018

The Bracken Trust CREDU Powys Young Carers

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2018 has been a trial year for the championship with so far great results and lessons learned. 2019 will see regular updates on standings and work behinds the scenes to continue to promote the championship. To discuss the championship, please contact co-ordinator, Jon Hawkins-jon@jonathanhawkins.me.uk

Single Venue Stage Rally - Drivers Name

1

2

3

4

5

Points

Wayne Lloyd

48

47

41

41

35

212

Glyn Cartwright

46

48

43

41

21

197

Graham Davies

30

42

1

Sam Davies

50

50

Cameron Davies

44

44

Martin Lasper

34

1

Geoff Harper

1

11

Dave Owen

1

11

12

Ed Lloyd

1

1

2

73

35 18

1

31

Single Venue Stage Rally - Co-Drivers Name

1

2

3

4

5

Points

Paul Jenkins

2

43

36

1

38

145

William Lloyd

48

41

35

124

Michael Gilbey

46

47

1

94

Gary Powell

30

42

Martin Lasper

50

Jamie Hawkins

22

Aled Davies

40

40

Cameron Davies

1

1

Jon Hawkins

1

1

72 50

25

47

Multi Venue Stage Rally - Drivers Name

1

2

3

4

Cameron Davies

31

48

1

1

Jim Boxall

14

24

Tony Davies

9

Mark Jones

1

5

Points 81 38 9

1

1

1

4

4

Multi Venue Stage Rally - Co-Drivers Name

1

2

3

Michael Gilbey

31

1

29

Jon Hawkins

42

16

1

1

Aled Davies

1

23

1

1

Jamie Hawkins

18

5

Points

61 1

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2019 Epynt Motor Club Single Venue Stage Rally Championship Registration is free, please contact the championship co-ordinator to enter. Jon Hawkins – jon@jonathanhawkins.me.uk Rules 1. Competitors best 5 scores to count from the season running from January 1 st 2019 to November 30th 2019 2. To be eligible to score points the competitor MUST enter each rally under Epynt Motor Club and be fully paid up members of Epynt Motor Club. 3. Single Venue Rallies are defined as Stage Rallies that events that forbid pace notes/route notes and rely on organisers provided maps for sole navigation. ie: Pembrey, Three Sisters, Caerwent, etc 4. Points are awarded as follows for Driver and Co-Driver classes: 1st – 50 points , 2nd – 48 points, 3rd – 47 points , 4th - 46 points and so on down to 1 point to the 50th placed registered driver and co-driver overall, and every subsequent driver and co-driver who finishes the event lower than 50th. 5. If a competitor starts an event but fails to finish they will be awarded 1 point 6. Awards will be given for Driver and Co-Driver classes. 7. Championship awards for winning drivers and navigators will be presented at the Epynt Motor Club Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation. 8. If competitors wish to qualify for championship awards at the end of the year they must marshal on at least one rally that Epynt Motor Club will be officiating on and help at one or more club event.

Multi Venue Stage Rally Championship Registration is free, please contact the championship co-ordinator to enter. Jon Hawkins – jon@jonathanhawkins.me.uk Rules 1. Competitors best 5 scores to count from the season running from January 1 st 2019 to November 30th 2019 2. To be eligible to score points the competitor MUST enter each rally under Epynt Motor Club and be fully paid up members of Epynt Motor Club. 3. Multi Venue Rallies are those that allow pacenotes and/or reconnaissance. 4. Points are awarded as follows on finishing positions on the rally for Driver and Co-Driver classes: 1st Overall – 50 points , 2nd Overall – 48 points, 3rd Overall – 47 points , 4th Overall - 46 points and so on down to 1 point to the 50th overall, and every subsequent driver and co-driver who finishes the event lower than 50th. 5. If a competitor starts an event but fails to finish they will be awarded 1 point 6. Awards will be given for Driver and Co-Driver classes. 7. Championship awards for winning drivers and navigators will be presented at the Epynt Motor Club Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation. 8. If competitors wish to qualify for championship awards at the end of the year they must marshal on at least one rally that Epynt Motor Club will be officiating on and help at one or more club event.

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2018 has been a trial year for the championship with so far great results and lessons learned. 2019 will see regular updates on standings and work behinds the scenes to continue to promote the championship. To discuss the championship, please contact the co-ordinator, Paul Jenkins; paulnobby75@gmail.com

Road Rally - Drivers 1000 Point Bro Night Border Eagle Pacemaker Caron Owl 200 Lanes s

Name

Class

Jamie Pickup

E

1

Brian Jones

E

10

10

Rob Price

N

9

9

Marcus Naylor

N

Dafydd Morgan

N

1

Paul Jenkins

N

1

Gerwyn Jones

E

Kieran Price

N

10

1

1

1

10

1

10

1

33

3 1

1

1

1

3

1 1

1

Road Rally - Navigator 1000 Point Bro Night Border Eagle Pacemaker Caron Owl 200 Lanes s

Name

Class

Kate Jones

E

10

10

1

Kieran Price

E

1

9

1

10

Lyle Marchant

N

1

1

Ceri Davies

E

Jon Hawkins

E

Emma Lewis

N

1

10

21 1

1

1

3 2

1 1

31

1

2

1

3

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2019 Epynt Motor Club Road Rally Championship Cambrian Road Rally - 19/20 Jan Rali Bro Caron - 2/3 March Border 100 Rally - 13/14 April Night Owl Rally- 18/19 May Pacemaker Rally- 20/21 July Barcud Rally - 17/18 August 1000 Lanes Rally - 13/14 October Eagle Rally - Date TBC Registration is free, please contact the championship co-ordinator to enter. Paul Jenkins - paulnobby75@gmail.com

Rules 1. There are 8 rounds in the Championship with the competitors best 6 scores to count. 2. To be eligible to score points the competitor MUST enter each rally under Epynt Motor Club and be fully paid up members of Epynt Motor Club. 3. Classes are split into Expert and Novice, Experts are defined as a driver or navigator who has finished in the top 10 of a National B Road Rally, top 5 of a Closed to Club Rally or top 3 of a Novice Rally in the past 5 years in their entered role. Novices are those that do not fit into Experts. 4. If a driver or navigator is a novice on the first round he or she will remain in the novice class for the year. 5. Points are awarded as follows for driver and navigator classes: 10 Points for first registered driver/navigator, 9 for second driver/navigator, 8 for third driver/navigator, etc down to 1 point for 10th. 6. If a competitor starts an event but fails to finish they will be awarded 1 point 7. If a competitor marshals on a round of the championship they will be awarded 1 point 8. Awards will be given for Champion Overall Driver, Champion Overall Navigator, 1st Expert Driver, 1st Expert Navigator, 1st Novice Driver, 1st Novice Navigator. Competitors may not win more than one award. 9. Championship awards for winning drivers and navigators will be presented at the Epynt Motor Club Annual Dinner and Awards Presentation. 10. If competitors wish to qualify for championship awards at the end of the year they must marshal on at least one rally that Epynt Motor Club will be officiating on and help at one or more club event.

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The Mewla Rally celebrated 40 years since it first ran back in 1978 as stage rally running over the Epynt ranges at night. This year it formed the fifth round of the reformed National Tarmacadam Rally championship backed by Protyre. Again the Rally was sponsored by The Old Forge Garage, Hay on Wye, and thanks are extended to Brian and Tim Dennis for their continued support. Also a qualifying round of the Welsh Tarmacadam and King of Epynt Championships a wide range of cars an crews competed over the Military roads on the Epynt Ranges. Despite an initial delay at the start and bad weather the rally ran with little incident. Overall winner Jason Pritchard squeezed an initial advantage on the first lap of three stages and managed to hold of the challenge of the others led by Damian Cole. Jason's result means that the event now has a farther and son as winners. Had Damian won, it would have meant he would equal John Prices’ 6 Mewla win record. Thanks to the organising committee and all those who helped in the running of Rally especially in overcoming the initial problems at the start of the day. The ever changing regulations governing the running of stage rallies requires a greater number of people to marshal and administer such events. As such we are always looking for anyone who would like to be involved in the organising, setting up or marshalling on the day. As always the Mewla is indebted to it’s supporters, Officials, Marshals and competitors who all come together to make a great event. Alun Probert—Joint Clerk of the Course

The first Mewla ran back in 1978, which took place in the dark. There has been a number of sponsor’s over the years, without who the event would not have run: •

Old Forge Garage Mewla Raly (Since 2014

Event Signs Mewla Rally (8 Years 2006-’13)

Field Fare Catering Mewla Rally (1 Year - 2002, but continued to support until 2017)

Rally Marketing Mewla Rally (3 Years– 1995-’97)

Powys Factors Mewla Rally (2 Years 1992 / 1994)

Rally Radio Link Mewla Rally ( 10 Years ‘81-’90)

Mid-Wales Riding Centre Mewla Rally (1 Year—1978)

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Did you know?  1979, 1991, 2001, are the only years the Mewla didn’t run.  The first Mewla was sponsored by Mike Summerfield's ‘Rally Radio Link’ company specialising in radio's for rallies, this included the Mewla being one of the first events to use radio’s as a safety system.  The Mewla was also one of the first events to use SOS / OK Boards before being adopted for national use.

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“MUM, IT’S OK, I’M FINE” That’s what every mother wants to hear when her son is out doing any kind of motorsport. Why do we let them do it? In my case it’s in the blood. Jon’s Grandad went rallying, Malcolm went rallying, I like cars (if that counts) and the faster the better. Jon went to his first rally as a baby, the RAC rally as it was in those days, and when Tim (our second son) was born, we started taking them to more local rallies. They learned to read by reading Motorsport News, their Nursery school teacher knew all about Stig Blomqvist and Ari Vatanen! Mathematics was taught by using timings on a rally (helped their mental arithmetic), Geography was obviously where the next rally or Formula 1 race was being held and map references were easy to find. Christmas presents often included tickets to Autosport International, I can remember one year asking Tony Mason to look after my sons (then aged about 4 & 6) whilst I found my husband with the autograph book, and he was quite taken aback but lovely about it. Having young children was great as many of the drivers would sign an autograph book for a child and they could sneak into the front of the crowd. Once Jon reached the age of 8 we bought a second hand go-kart and we would spend many an evening in the summer at the kart track at Presteigne, we upgraded his kart after a year or so but soon realised to get serious in the sport would cost too much money. He enjoyed driving his kart and we used to go to Little Rissington or Llandow to let him have a go and to watch some kart racing. By mid-teens Jon was keen to learn about rallying and so Malcolm got out all his old maps, road books, tulip diagrams etc and started to teach Jon a bit about co-driving and map reading. By 17 he was invited to an Epynt Motor Club Nav Scatter and did his first one with his Dad and they both came home with a trophy. Jon was bitten by the bug. With some help from Eric Tong, Jon was able to get the idea of co-driving and his first road rally was 1000 Lanes. It was cold and wet and muddy and I felt so nervous, so bad that I felt sick. I think it was Judy Murray who said that whenever she saw either of her sons play she felt physically sick and I knew that feeling. I felt so ill waiting for Jon and his driver Lee James to appear and then once I saw him I was fine. The first time he competed on Epynt I was reassured that with his experienced driver (Anthony Morgan) he will be fine, until I saw the car on Burma Road and then a cloud of dust – they had gone off. I knew he was OK as there were no emergency vehicles called to the scene but the sick feeling was there. Whenever he is out on the rally even after all these years, I still feel sick until I see him in the car, but when they don’t appear in the running I start getting worried, and I’m just waiting for a ‘phone call to say “we have retired”, the car has failed in some way or other. So is it just me that feels like this, or are there other mothers, wives, girlfriends out there feeling the same? We obviously like them rallying and enjoying it and it’s a lovely proud feeling when they win, I just wish I didn’t feel so nervous whilst they are out there especially as he is just the passenger and relying on the driver to have confidence in him, and to listen to him to keep it on the black stuff. Usually I don’t bother about nav scatters, it’s a glorified treasure hunt, but I may change my mind after the last one Jon went on, he arrived home later than expected, I was tucked up in bed and as he came into our bedroom I asked him “How did you get on, did you win?” I wasn’t expecting to be told “I’ve been in an accident, but it’s OK Mum I’m fine.” to which I replied “You were only on a nav scatter!!!”. Kath Hawkins 28


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As in Previous Years Motorsport UK members, can claim a £5 discount on trade tickets to the AutoSport Show at the Birmingham NEC on the 10-13 January 2019, Trade Days being 10-11, Tickets are £25 and can be purchased from the Show’s website; autosportinternational.com

Did you know if you hold a valid Competitor, Official or Marshal license, you now get benefits through a new Motorsport UK (Formally Motors Sport Association (MSA)) initiative! Benefits can be accessed through the member portal on the Motorsport UK website. For queries please contact the Motorsport UK Membership Services Team on Membershi@motorsportuk.org Discounts on competition and road car tyres, at Protyre.

Complimentary Personal Accident Cover with JLT

10% off in-store at Halfords

10% off Grand Prix Racewear’s branded personalised overalls.

10% off competition insurance and 15% off road car insurance with Adrian Flux

Discounts on ferry travel to continent with DFDS

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Did you know Epynt Motor Club often gets involved in good causes in the local community. For the last few years Epynt Motor Club have sponsored the trophies for the primary school rugby tournament, taking place at Dolafon School in Llanwrtyd each year. We have also organised the Llanwrtyd Festival Treasure Hunt, raising thousands of pounds over the years. This year, for the first time we also organised a Treasure Hunt to raise funds on behalf of Builth Festival Committee.

If you want to get involved in Motorsport from marshalling to competing we have members who do it all, and are always willing to help anyone wishing to get involved! If you want to get involved in Marshalling, then we are always looking for new people to join our marshalling team, we will happily provide you with all the training you need and guide you through the Motorsport UK training process. There will be a Marshals Training Day on March 3rd, at the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod– Contact a club official for more details. If you fancy competing, then come along to a Navscatter or Auto Test, our experienced crews will always welcome you and offer you advice on starting out. These grassroot events are a perfect place to start—Contact any officials to find out more and get involved—we are always keen to help anyone out!

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