2019 Annual Awards Dinner

Date for the diary!

This years annual dinner will be on the 14th of December at Lampeter Rugby Club







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Cadog Davies and Michael Jones on their way to victory on the Classic tracks targa

                On Sunday the 26th of May Llandysul motor cub held their very popular targa rally, the Classic tracks, a rally made up of farm yards and cattle tracks that made up a series of tests for competitors to compete on. Being a local and popular event it’s of no surprise that many Lampeter members entered, with the first members being James Davies who were seeded at car 5 in his Proton Compact GTI. He would have Marc Mayes navigating for him, they have had excellent results on this rally in the past and would be out to again push for a strong result. Next among club members at 8 was Cadog Davies who for this event would be in the driver’s seat in his Proton Satria GTI, he would again have Michael Jones navigating for him this year. On last year’s event Caodg and Michael were both lying in second overall until the car broke so this year, they were hoping to get all the way to the finish in a strong position. At 15 was Daniel Williams in his BMW 318Ti, he would have Jamie Wilson on navigating duties and were another crew with the potential for a strong result. Tim Evans and Dafydd Evans were next at 19 in a Peugeot 206 GTI followed at 20 by Carwyn Davies at 20 in a Nissan Micra, he had Barry Jones navigating for him.

Next meeting is on the 22nd of May at Aber arts centre.
There are two marshal training nights coming up. 30th of May will be radio training and the 22nd of June will be marshal training. Both to be at the Plough hotel, Newcastle Emlyn 7.30 pm.
The planned weekends for the next lot of pr’ing are the 20th/21st July and 27th/28th July


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Andy Davies celebrates a group N victory with Michael Gilbey on the International rally of the lakes (Dharrigan images)

            On the weekend of the 4th and 5th of May saw an incredibly popular and famous rally in the Irish rally calendar take place, the International Rally of the Lakes, hosted by Killarney and district Motor club. The event was held over two days with sixteen stages including some of the most famous in the rally calendar, such as Molls Gap, Ardgroom and Cods head. Naturally amongst a very strong entry were some of Lampeter and district motor club’s members, with Meirion Evans and Jonathon Jackson once again out in their R5 specification Hyundai i20 and were seeded at 12 and competing in the International rally.  Andy Davies was also out in the GAP solutions backed group N specification Subaru Impreza with regular navigator Michael Gilbey who were both out for more points in the Irish tarmac championship and looking to hopefully take the group N category event here. They were seeded at 57 and would also be competing in the International rally. In the historic category of the event was Llion “tractor” Williams who was navigating for Duncan Williams in Duncan’s Mk2 Ford escort.

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Club chairman Dafydd Evans navigates Kevin "penclaw" Jones around to third overall on the Night Owl (Joseph John Gilbertson)

               On the weekend o the 27th/28th of April a host of Lampeter and district members travelled up to Aberystwyth to compete on the Night Owl rally, organised by Aberystwyth and district motor club. It would be included in the welsh road rally championship as well as Lampeter’s own road rally championship with it being not too far from home ground it is an event that is always well supported by Lampeter members.

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Andy Davies slides his Impreza along the slippery stages (FOKUS photography)

                The weekend of the 16th and 17th of March saw club members once again take the ferry over to the Island or Ireland to compete on the ever-popular Clonakilty Park West Cork rally, a rally which would be making up the second round of the British rally championship as well as second round of the Irish tarmac championship. The rally consisted of 15 stages held over two days giving nearly 140 stage miles.

                Lampeter and district motor club were well represented on this event, with Meirion Evans and Jonathon Jackson competing in the international event once again in their Hyundai I20. They were seeded at 21 and out for points in the British rally championship. Also joining them in the international rally was Andy Davies with regular navigator Michael Gilbey at 71, they were out in Andy’s Subaru Impreza and aiming to add points to their group N bid in the Irish tarmac championship.

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Kevin Davies and Alan James on their way to victory (Gary Jones)

             The weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of March saw Lampeter and district motor club hold their annual event in the road rallying calendar, the Bro Caron. Due to snow conditions effecting the Mike Darowen’s running it was now the first round of the Welsh road rally championship as well as the first round in the club’s own road rally championship. Once again Marc Hughes took care of clerk of the course duties. Together, he and his team held an event of approximately 90 miles using mostly the northern half of OS map 146. This year’s event was held in March to avoid any clashing with the rugby matches that occur at this time of the year to help guarantee maximum marshal numbers that are required to run an event.