C&AMC Club and members win awards
The 2018 Association of North Western Car Clubs (ANWCC) championships have reached their conclusion and we can report that the Club and C&A Motor Club members feature prominently in the lists of award winners. Congratulations to them all!
After narrowly losing out to Knutsford and District Motor Club in 2016 and 2017, C&A Motor Club wins the 2018 ANWCC Inter-Club Championship. Although our club was leading the table for much of the year, the final result was in doubt until the last weekend of qualifying rounds. Thanks to good results for Gareth Jones and Gruff Parry on the Eagle Rally the top spot is confirmed by just twelve points. Knutsford take second place and Bolton-le-Moors Car club are third.
Thanks, and well done to all the C&A members who registered for various ANWCC championships and scored points to contribute towards the total.
Although the table has not been finalised, the main positions are unlikely to change significantly, and we find four C&A members in the top ten. Comfortably taking the award for best Junior Marshal and in sixth position overall is Catrin Jôs – many congratulations! Finishing fifth is Laura Jôs, Paul Cross is ninth and Rob Jôs is tenth. Also scoring points are Ieuan Roberts, Rhian Jones and Huw Gwyn Jones.
Stage Rally Championship.
The final round was our own Pentraeth Automotive Group Glyn Memorial Stages on 24th/25th November and the standings show C&A member Chloe Thomas to be the champion co-driver and first Junior – quite an achievement at only 17 years old, possibly the youngest ever winner of an ANWCC championship and huge congratulations to her. Congratulations also to Tomos Williams for taking the second Junior co-driver award and, also, second Class A co-driver.
In the drivers’ section, Gethin Jones finished as a very creditable fifth overall, first in Class A and second Junior. Eric Roberts did not repeat his championship win of 2017, scoring on only five events, but still ending up at eighth driver overall and winning Class C.
In twelfth position overall, Berwyn Evans takes the award for 2nd Novice driver, whilst daughter Mari is tenth co-driver overall and first in Class D and Merfyn Williams is first Class C co-driver.
Other C&A members to score points in the drivers’ section were Huw Gwyn Jones and Wil Owen and as co-drivers, Dylan Thomas (ninth overall), Siôn Cunniff, Will Hughes, Iwan Pritchard and Peredur Davies.
North Wales Stage Rally Challenge.
In the drivers’ category, C&A members are joint winners of this challenge - Gethin Jones, who also takes the champion's award for Class A and Eric Roberts, champion in Class C. Berwyn Evans wins Class D and is sixth overall, whilst other C&A drivers scoring points are Huw Gwyn Jones and Wil Owen.
For the co-drivers, Tomos Williams takes top spot and best Junior, with Chloe Thomas third overall, third Junior and first in Class C. Mari Evans wins the Class D co-driver category and is fifth overall and fourth Junior, while Merfyn Williams takes the award for second in Class C.
Also scoring points as co-drivers were Will Hughes, Siôn Cunniff, Iwan Pritchard and Dylan Thomas.
Forest Rally Championship.
There were no C&A members participating as drivers in this championship, but in the co-driver category, Siôn Cunniff is runner-up, just two points off top spot, but is the winner in the front-wheel-drive class. Dylan Thomas is the only other C&A member to score co-driver points.
Road Rally Championship
Our chairman, Huw Gwyn Jones takes the award for best Novice Driver in this Championship and Guff Parry wins the runner-up prize in the category for Non-Welsh Resident Navigators on Welsh Events. Other C&A members scoring points as drivers were Gareth Jones, Siôn Matthews, Gareth Flynn, Berwyn Evans, Will Hughes and Eric Roberts. Scoring points as navigators were Deio hughes, Will Hughes, Siôn Matthes, Mari Evans, Tomos Williams and Peredur Davies.
North Wales Road Rally Challenge sponsored by Sbardun.
Some notable successes for C&A members in this challenge in both the driver and navigator categories. Huw Gwyn Jones is sixth overall driver and takes the awards for first Novice and best in the under 1400cc Class and Gareth Flynn wins the award for best Junior. Other members scoring points as drivers are Siôn Matthews, Berwyn Evans, Gareth Jones, Will Hughes and Eric Roberts.
Amongst the navigators, Deio Hughes is ninth overall and wins the second Semi-expert and first Junior awards, whilst Will Hughes is tenth and wins the awards for second Novice and first in the under 1400cc Class. Others scoring points as navigators are Gruff Parry, Tomos Williams, Mari Evans and Peredur Davies.
Ladies’ Rally Championship
Congratulations to Chloe Thomas for winning the Lady Co-Driver’s Championship to go with her success in the Stage Rally Championship and well done to Mari Evans for a creditable fourth place.
C&A member Dafydd Roberts is overall runner-up in the Autotest Championship. Lee Matthews takes the award for first in Class B, whilst son Elis is first in Class E, first Junior and first Novice. Also scoring valuable points was Yvonne Matthews.
Production Car Autotest (PCA) Championship
In the overall positions, Deio Hughes finished third an takes the award for best in Class D, whilst Will Hughes is fourth overall and second in Class D. Other members scoring points were Elis Matthews and Gareth Flynn.
C&A members make up more than a third of the names in this championship table. Siôn Griffiths, representing both C&A and Bala, is fourth overall and wins awards for first in Class B, first Novice and first Junior. Lee Matthews takes the prize for second in Class B and others scoring points are Elis Matthews, Huw Gwyn Jones, Siôn Matthews and Will Hughes.
Will Hughes is the highest placed C&A member in this table and wins an award for second placed Junior competitor. Others qualifying for points in this championship were Lee Matthews, Elis Matthews, Huw Gwyn Jones and Siôn Matthews.
Full details of all ANWCC Championships can be found at: ANWCC website.