Maesteg and District Motor Club are pleased to announce that Motorsport UK have given permission for the IPS Paint Rally Challenge 2022 details to be released. The Events Calendar and some brief details are listed below.

The link to Regulations and Registration Form are via a link on the bottom of this page.


and in association with Pacenotes Rally Magazine
Pending final Motorsport UK approval.

Ten rounds.                    Best 6 scores to count.

No minimum amount of events on which to compete.

All points totalled toward an overall score allowing you to alternate classes you compete in throughout the season.

£10 registration includes Maesteg DMC Membership.

In addition to the above you may nominate one overseas rally of your choice on which to score points. (See Regulations)

E mail:

Regulations and Registration:

Pacenotes Rally Magazine Award for Contenders who both

Drive and Co-drive during the year

Cash Awards

Thank you for supporting Wales Air Ambulance

Hertfordshire Crew are First to Sign Up for 2022

With full Rally Challenge details due to be announced by the new Year, Martyn Andrews and Steve Greenhill have already registered for IPS Paint Rally Challenge with the aim of taking the title. For their story, please click here.

Photos by Chicane Media

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).

The Challenge Takes A Year Out

After considerable debate it has been decided that current restrictions will not allow Maesteg and District Motor Club to run the Rally Challenge in 2021 to the standard we have achieved in previous years. Unable to provide an accurate calendar due to uncertainty over the resumption of rallying, along with the limited scope to provide publicity and raise charity funds has made its running unfeasible. Congratulations to Tom Coughtrie and Ian Fraser who were our top points scorers when the 2020 Championship was cancelled. Also thanks to our Associate Partners, Pacenotes Rally Magazine. Please click here for the full Organisers Statement.

Independent Paint Supplies has a fleet of vehicles serving South and West Wales from its Swansea Base, with paint and refinishing products for Automotive, Commercial, Industrial and Marine customers. The Directors, through their previous business, FMP, have supported our sport through the Rally Challenge since 2013.

Claire’s Rallying Masterpieces

For the first time since the inception of the Rally Challenge back in 2013, we have the pleasure of welcoming a Guest Writer. We invited Ammanford Co-driver Claire Williams who was our inaugural Rally Challenge Champion to give us a detailed insight into the background of her extraordinary artistic talent which she combines with her passion for the sport.

Read Claire’s full article here.

Tom Eyes Up His Options for 2021

Back in 2015, Maesteg and District Motor Club received enquiries about the running of its next Autotest from a Dad in Rudbaxton who was keen for his son to get enough signatures to allow him to gain a Competition License. As their next event was a few weeks away, Pembrokeshire Motor Club put one on especially for 14 year old so that he could then compete on his first rally, The McCrae Stages at Knockhill. Read Tom’s full story here

IPS Paint Supplies

IPS Paint can supply all your motor, commercial, industrial and marine paints and sundries.

Please visit the IPS Paint Website for the full range of products and delivery services or call 01792 784078.

Busy Times for our Rally Challenge Charity

Wales Air Ambulance is the main benefactor of Maesteg and District Motor Club’s money raising efforts. This week marks the fifth anniversary of including Consultants and Critical Care Staff on missions. Rally Challenge Co-ordinator Terry Frayne caught up with Head of Communications Steve Stokes to find out WAA’s current role and how the current crisis is affecting the Charity. Click here to find out more.

Will’s Historic Third Win

Three times Rally Challenge Champion Will Mains marked the end of an era when he accepted his Awards at The Maesteg and District Motor Club Annual Presentation Night.

With Independent Paint Supplies now pledging its continued backing to the Club, Will was presented with the Perpetual Cup which he will now keep to mark his achievement.

For more on the Presentation Night please click here

Click here for all previous news archive stories

Previous Champions

 xxxxxxxxxDriver                                           Co-Driver

2013             Thomas  ‘TC’ Lloyd                     Claire Williams

2014             Jason Hodge                                Mark Crisp

2015             Morgan Handford                      Chris Williams

2016             Wynne Watkins                          Siobhan Pugh

2017             William Mains                             Dawn England

2018             William Mains                             Paul Wakely

2019             William Mains                             Rhys Stoneman

2020             Tom Coughtrie*                          Ian Fraser* Leaders at time of cancellation*

Click here for Qualifying Rounds 2020