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After an emergency meeting was called last night, the organisers of the 2018 Grooms Garage are deeply saddened to announce that the event, scheduled for Sunday 27th of May is cancelled.

Due to difficulty in finding people to fill all the officials and marshalling roles required and a very low number of paid entries, with only 1 entry being received in the last fortnight, the club decided that the event was not both safe or financially viable to run.

Clerk of the Course Wayne Jones is devastated by the announcement, but says the club had no option. Read More »

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Newtown and District Automobile Club have re-issued the regulations for the Grooms Garage Mid Wales Stages 2018 this week, after finding a new date of 27th May to run the event which was postponed due to the wintry weather front which covered the UK early last month. Read More »

After postponing the 2018 Grooms Garage Mid Wales Stages due to an unprecedented covering of snow and ice in the region, organisers are delighted to announce that the Newtown and District Automobile Club event will be now run on the 27th May 2018.

Originally scheduled for the 4th March, the organising team took the painful decision in the lead up to the event to postpone due to the fact many of the stages planned to be used were inaccessible. Read More »

After an emergency meeting was called today (1st March 2018), the organisers of the 2018 Grooms Garage are deeply saddened to announce that the event, scheduled for Sunday 4th of March is postponed.

We do hope to find a suitable date to run later in the year.

Due to the covering of snow and ice both on and off the stages in the region at this time, added to the fact that the forecast for the next 48 hours shows little sign of that abating, organisers have put the safety and welfare of our officials, marshals, volunteers, spectators and competitors above that of the rally. Read More »

The Grooms Garage Mid Wales Stages returns to Newtown this weekend (4th March) as the Newtown and District Automobile Club organised event welcomes crews from across the country to the popular rally. Read More »

Despite not running in 2017, Newtown and District Automobile Club will organise the Grooms Garage Mid Wales Stages on 4th March 2018.

After being a round of the MSA British Rally Championship in 2016 which saw World Rally Championship ace Elfyn Evans take victory in his Ford Fiesta R5, organisers of the event were unable to ensure the financial stability of the rally in 2017 due to changes in the way roads were repaired after use. Read More »

Financial uncertainty forces cancellation of popular Newtown based rally, originally planned for 4th/5th March.national-b-osian-pryce Read More »

hrcr-stage-masters-logoThe HRCR have once again teamed up with West Wales Rally Spares for the second year in a row to present the 2017 Stage Masters Challenge.

The very best clubman in the UK will compete on a 9 round calendar including two overseas trips to the Isle of Man and Killarney Stages for the double and one and a half point scoring rounds, respectively.

This year also sees the introduction of the Escort Cup open to Ford Escorts with 8 valve engines. Read More »

– Seven rounds in seven months for premier rally series
– Three gravel; three asphalt; one mixed surface event
– Visit to legendary Ypres Rally in Belgium
– Revised points format for 2017


The MSA British Rally Championship today (10 August) confirmed its proposed calendar for the 2017 season. Building on the extraordinary success of its first season back, next year’s BRC will further underline its standing as the premier domestic rally championship in the world. Read More »

Blair Brown MW16Perthshire based rally team, BBR Rallying kicked off their 2016 campaign with driver Blair Brown (20) and co-driver Richard Simmonds (45) achieving a steady drive under tricky artic weather conditions in Newtown, Wales last weekend (5th & 6th March). The duo successfully finished the first round of the DMACK British Junior Rally Championship in their Ford Fiesta R2T in a respectable 6th position following a 68-mile battle through the snowy Welsh mountains. Read More »