RALLY 

BTRDA | RD2 – MALCOLM WILSON RALLY 2019

The BTRDA headed north to the wonderful Lake District for round 2, The Malcolm Wilson rally. Last year’s event was cancelled due to wintry conditions and this year; the weather also threw in a curve ball on the day. 8 Stages totalling a little over 42 competitive miles awaited the 90 competitors, with Round 1 winner Euan Thorburn waring the No1 on the door of this Ford Focus WRC. Irishman Connor McCloskey was out in an R5+ Fiesta for his first BTRDA outing of the year and was quickest off…

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BRC | BTRDA | WNRC | RD1 – CAMBRIAN RALLY 2019

The Cambrian Rally has often been an event on our annual rallying calendar and this year’s addition, the 64th of the North Wales Car Club organised event came with the added attraction of being a part of the Motorsport UK British Rally Championship. Now, we have always favored this event and followed it as part of BTRDA & Welsh National Series and some may well have had concerns about having these premier championships possibly colliding on the same event, but we have to say it worked, and my gosh did…

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WOODPECKER STAGES 2018

The Event Signs Woodpecker Stages was round 7, the penultimate of the 2018 BTRDA Forest Rally Championships and Round 8 of Pirelli Welsh National Rally Championships and featured a number of stages on the English-Welsh boarder. The morning kicked off in the forests close to rally HQ in Ludlow with a short 6miler in High Vinnalls where 135 competitors entered the firsts stage of the day before moving onto SS2 Wigmore. After the first two stages the number 1 seed Matt Edwards in the Swift sponsored Ford Fiesta was the…

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PLAINS RALLY 2018

It certainly was not “Plain Sailing” for the Knutsford & District Motor Club on this year’s event. With Larch Tree Disease and Forestry work in the Dyfi Forest Complex to contend with in the run up to the event, then when the day of the rally finally came around the lovely sunshine was not enough to brighten everyone’s spirits as the day progressed. With the Southern part of Dyfi Forest out of bounds for the event the Dyfnant Forest came into play, what  would typically be one large stage was…

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TRIALS 

IVINGHOE SPRING TRIAL | 2018

On the 15th April 2018 Falcon Motor Club held its annual spring car trial at Aston Farm, Ivinghoe, a venue set out in the shadow of Ivinghoe beacon in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. Made up of grassy hills, the venue offers up its own little amphitheater which lends itself perfectly for off road car trials of this kind. The event formed part of the following trials championships: MSA South East, ASEMC, AMSC and the BTRDA and once again this was well supported with a full entry being announce in the…

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RALLY NUTS STAGES | 2018

The 45th running of this Midlands Manor Motor Club organised event had some changes for this year, many will know it as The Severn Valley Stages (or going a little further back , The Mutiny). A move in its date being the main one from an early June slot in the rallying calendar (which it has held in more recent years) to Mid April this time around where it makes its welcomed return to BTRDA Rally Championships; of which it hasn’t been a part of since the eighties. This opportunity…

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CAMBRIAN RALLY 2018

Llandudno once again was the host for the opening round of the 2018 BTRDA Rally Series alongside the Pirelli Welsh National Rally Championships. On Friday pre the rally; scrutineering gave rally fans a chance to get up close and personal with some stunning cars including the amazing ex Marku Allen liveried Fiat Abarth131 from Barry Jordon and  the Jordon Road Surfacing Rally team. In the run up to the event, organisers North Wales Car Club held their breaths as one year ago this event was cut short and eventually cancelled…

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NO GAMEPLAN AT THE WOODPECKER STAGES 2017

As we entered the back end of the 2017 season we made a welcomed return trip to the Woodpecker Stages, another BTRDA & Welsh National round which is based out of Ludlow. And with our return to this event also a return to a stage that we haven’t been to in a long time…… Radnor. We don’t have a great knowledge of the Radnor Forest so arrived with not much of a game plan in hand, after a fairly decent walk from the car park we found a bit of…

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BRC+BTRDA+WNRC = NICKY GRIST STAGES 2017

For the second year running the Nicky Grist Stages organised by the Quinton Motor Club played host to the MSA British Rally Championship (BRC) alongside the BTRDA Gravel Rally and Welsh National Rally Championships. This was our only taste of the MSA British Rally Championship this year but not our only instalment of the Welsh National or the ever popular and probably our favourite series from the BTRDA; and so with these three great championships coming together how could we resist? Saturday; Day 1 of the event was based on…

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