Bulldog Rally to host charity forum

BULLDOG INTERNATIONAL RALLY OF WALES CHARITY FORUM The organisers of the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales are holding a forum in the Royal International Pavilion in Llangollen on the evening of Friday 27th March. The forum will start...

BULLDOG INTERNATIONAL RALLY OF WALES CHARITY FORUM

The organisers of the Bulldog International Rally of North Wales are holding a forum in the Royal International Pavilion in Llangollen on the evening of Friday 27th March.

The forum will start at 8.00pm and the compere is Pat Flynn. Admission is free but there will be a collection in aid of the Welsh Air Ambulance.

Panellists include 2003 World Rally Champion Co-Driver Phil Mills; former BRC Champions Russell Brookes, Gwyndaf Evans and Mark Higgins; ex BHRC Champions from 2004 and 2007 respectively, Dessie Nutt and David Stokes, Motorsport News' controversial columnist Jerry Williams and 2002 Bulldog Winner Julian Reynolds.

Representing the next generation of top flight rally stars will be the youngest ever driver to compete on Wales Rally GB, 17 year old Tom Cave; former Peugeot Cup Champion, Stuart Jones (23); 2008 BRC Challenge winner, David Harrison (22); 2008 C2R2 Cup Champion, Jason Pritchard (20); 2008 Mitsubishi Evo Challenge winner, Dave Bogie (21) and current British Rally Academy members Euan Thorburn (22) and Dave Weston Jnr (18).

The Clubman drivers will be represented by top BTRDA runners, James Belton and Damian Cole; with Formula 1000 Club founder and the instigator of the UK Young Rally Driver Initiative, Tristan Dodd. Also in attendance will be the Welsh National Rally Championship's leading lady rally driver, SaraWilliams.

Dilys Trevethick, the forum organiser, explained, "Wolverhanpton and South Staffs Car Club wanted to do something for the many rally supporters and service crews that will be in the area that evening. The teams can get their cars scrutineered in the afternoon, have a meal and then come back to the Royal Pavilion in the evening for a drink and some rally entertainment. With Pat Flynn in charge it is guaranteed to be a fun evening. We decided not to make a charge for admission given the current economic situation and the fact that rallying is an expensive hobby anyway. This is our way of saying 'Thank You' to the people who support our sport. However, we hope that everyone will give generously to our chosen charity, the Welsh Air Ambulance."

"I am delighted that the guys from the Welsh Air Ambulance will be present to receive a cheque from Phil Mills for money raised at a special Rally Evening in Welshpool at New Year. Hopefully we can add to this total. We all hope that rally competitors never have a serious accident but if they do the Air Ambulance is never slow to respond so let's show them that rally people in Wales are grateful for the service they provide."

-credit: bulldog rally

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Series Charity , Other rally , WRC
Drivers Mark Higgins , Gwyndaf Evans , Damian Cole , Stuart Jones , Russell Brookes , Tom Cave
Teams Williams