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‘Tis the season…

Seasons Greetings from Ammanford Motor Club

What a year 2019 has been! Between individuals excelling themselves in various rallies and championships throughout the year, more members out on events marshalling and of course the much-anticipated return of the Mel Harries Memorial Rally, we should be very proud.

As always, there has been a strong Ammanford Motor Club presence on both stage and road rallies this year, and this isn’t just limited to these shores, but around the world with competitors competing in Ireland, Isle of Man, Belgium and as far as the USA! Not only that, AMC competitors have brought home a lot of silverware from rallies throughout the year and also from championship successes which is a testament to the talent within the club.

Talking of talent, current WAMC Road Rally Champion Navigator, Michael Gilbey let us in on a few of his tips and trade secrets with a Navigation Training & Table Top evening which goes to show the commitment the club has to aiding members achieve their full potential. Another club night saw, Motorsport UK Scrutineer, Rob John talk all things technical and give members an insight in to what to expect from regulations in 2020 and beyond, ensuring that members have no nasty or unforeseen surprises either during car builds or on events.

Not forgetting the unsung heroes of our sport, the marshals who have braved all manner of elements throughout the year to ensure that competitors have their fun. AMC once again have seen an increase in marshalling activities throughout the year which is a positive step forward for the club which we intend on promoting even further into the forthcoming season.

Lastly, the club’s flagship road rally, The Mel Harries Memorial Road Rally or “The Mel” as it’s affectionately called is BACK! Getting this fantastic event back up and running has taken some doing over the last 12 months but all the hard work and effort finally came to fruition last month. We have to thank long term club member, Andrew Davies of Derwydd Garage (Llandybie) Ltd for returning as the main sponsor of the event and a thank you to all those who purchased advertisements in the spectator information. We’ll be here all day thanking everyone individually so to keep it brief, a huge WELL DONE to the organising team for a brilliant job and those club members and non-club members who gave their time to ensure that the rally was a success. Work is already well underway for The Mel 2020 and no doubt the night will be here again before we know it.

Before that though, pencil into your diaries the AMC Annual Awards Presentation Evening which will be held at The Plough, Rhosmaen on Saturday 8th February 2020! It’s a great evening where we celebrate all your achievements and exploits from 2019 and is not to be missed, so get your names down ASAP.

Lastly, may you have a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous and successful New Year!

Best Wishes

Ammanford Motor Club

Ammanford Motor Club