Newton Duo Shake Off The Cobwebs
The uncle and niece crew of Malcolm Bayliss and Siobhan Pugh continue their rallying comeback with a trek to Ludlow for the Woodpecker Stages. They are hoping for better luck, as their first post- pandemic event, the Builth Wells based Nicky Grist Stages, didn’t go as planned when their immaculate Mk. 1 Escort developed clutch problems.
Siobhan took both the Overall and Junior Rally Challenge Champion titles back in 2016, and realising that the Challenge now has a new title, Malcolm approached Challenge Organisers with an offer. The car and Siobhan’s portrait picture appeared on two of the now redundant publicity banners and as a surprise gift for Siobhan and to adorn his garage, he asked if he could obtain them for her in exchange for a generous donation to our chosen Charity, Wales Air Ambulance. The Maesteg DMC Committee were only too happy to oblige.
Siobhan’s partner Arwel Jenkins had success in 2019, clinching the Maesteg and District Motor Club Champion Co-drivers title for which his prize included cash and a Club Rally Jacket. Arwel, who has competed with many teams, kindly asked that Siobhan could take the prize, (as pictured).