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Cancellation of Drovers 2WD Challenge - 25th November 2018


Drovers 2WD Challenge

25th November 2018

Dear Competitors, Marshals and Rally Enthusiasts,

Once again, we regret to inform you that after over 12 months of hard graft putting this event together, firstly for July and then secondly having to reschedule for November, we are having to cancel the Drovers 2WD Challenge 2018.

There will be NO rescheduling of this event in the future.

This decision has been hard to make but is based on the fact that we have fallen well short of our minimum required entries. The MOD charge us for 50 cars minimum, irrespective of how many entries we have and then charge an add-on for each additional car. In July we were short of the minimum target and now in November we have had even less entries. 

I know we are announcing this cancellation early, but there is no way we are going to get the required numbers by the closure date. We recently did some PR work in Pembrey but have had no response at all from that and no entries in the last 2 weeks.

Rallying in general is taking a battering lately with so many events being cancelled for different reasons. To say we are devastated is an understatement after all the work, organisation and expenditure that has been put into this event.

We would like to thank all our sponsors, especially our main sponsor, Mr Ian Caddy of Pontypridd Accident Repair Centre, for their support. Also thanks go out to the competitors that did enter, the MSA Safety Delegates and Stewards, Marshals, Rescue and Recovery teams, the MOD etc. 

A big thank you goes to Damian Cole and Bob Gibbons who have also tried to get our event off the ground by sharing our posts relentlessly on Facebook etc.

For those of you that entered and paid, I will be in touch with you individually for your bank details so that we can start the process of refunding you.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience that this has caused.


Adrian Pritchard / Julian Smith

And the Organising Team

Griffin Motor Club

Drovers 2WD Challenge.

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Happy Rallying.

About Us

Griffin Motor Club

Griffin Motor Club was formed in 1985 by two former members and our current Club Secretary Huw Davies. 

The Club gained MSA recognition in 1987 and has been involved in all types of Motor Sport, mostly Rallying, but we have marshalled on other disciplines.

We often travel to Spain to watch the WRC RallyRACC Catalunya which is a fantastic event to watch. Plenty of sun and just a pint or two of course. (The photo above is us on tour)

What We Do

Our Club gets asked by many other Motorsport Clubs in Wales to do Starts / Finishes / Time Control / Set-up / Radio and Marshall on events or just help out where necessary. 

We normally go along as a group and have a good day, a good laugh and plenty of banter to make it all the more enjoyable. 

We have Set-Up and run stages on the WRC Wales Rally GB, including Rhondda, Resolfen, Rheola, Margam to name but a few.

How to Join

Come along on a Monday night meet the members have a chat and see if you would like to join, come to a few rallies  and see if its as exiting as the TV before joining.

We meet on Monday evenings at 8:00pm at the following address:

Tremains Hotel  

279 Park Rd,



CF42 6LG 

Contact Us

Julian Smith   

  Club Chairman      


Huw Davies 

Club Secretary


        Adrian Pritchard         

      Entry Secretary       



Bryan Hart

Club Treasurer


Website: www.griffinmotorclub.co.uk

Email: Griffinmotorclub1@gmail.com

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