It is sad to have to report the passing of John Price, a stalwart competitor and a six time winner of the Harry Flatters Rally he was also seen on early Gremlin Rallies competing in his fantastic Alpine Renault, indeed even finishing in the top ten. John originally hailed from the Llandrindod Wells area and started competing in the sixties. He moved to the Hereford area at some point and ran a workshop behind Forge Garage in Wormbridge which is still there to this day. In his earlier days he campaigned Escorts and Alpine Renault's but progressed to Porsche before using a number of Renault 5 Turbos. Whilst still working on and maintaining Renault's he moved on to a succession of Metro 6R4s which again were superbly presented. At various times he also used a Renault 11 and a BMW M3. The club extends its condolences to the Price family.
An epic weekend for Brecon Motor Club whether competing or marshalling, Jason Pritchard took the overall win with Phil Clarke in his 05 Focus WRC which was almost predictable considering Jason's top form at present. What wasn't as expected was the pace of Craig Jones with Shaun Layland in the familiar orange Mitsubishi. Lying as high as fourth overall a small mistake led to a 20 plus seconds time loss and sixth place was the eventual result. Nevertheless they punched above their weight and learnt lots. Craig's brother Josh was out on Epynt for the very first time and with the experienced Mike Bartlett brought their Peugeot 205 GTi home in a commendable 29th overall despite suffering with a lowly seeding. Jonathan Davies was enjoying a very good run in his revamped Darrian but unfortunately an Epynt sheep stepped out at the wrong time resulting in a substantial amount of damage to the fibreglass flyer.
Marshalling was a proper challenge with rain, hail and high winds but a number of members were representing the club at service in and out, as radio cars and as spectator marshals. Special thanks is due as it was most inhospitable.