The Rally Challenge is now in its eighth year and promoters Maesteg and District Motor Club are delighted to welcome new sponsors, Independent Paint Supplies.

We may have a new name but we retain the enthusiastic backing of the same team that owned FMP  through their new venture based in Swansea.

The growing company have a fleet of vehicles serving South and West Wales with paint and refinishing supplies to Automotive, Commercial, Industrial and Marine customers.

Permits Suspended

Click here for full details along with an update on forthcoming rounds

Photo by Mike Frayne

Champ Tom off to a Flying Start.

Current Junior Rally Challenge Champion, nineteen year old Tom Llewellin and Peredur Davies swooped to Class victory with an impressive Top Ten finish on the season opener. For the story (click here) and results please (click here)

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

Launch of the 2020 Independent Paint Supplies Rally Challenge

Directors Dom Thomas, Joe Thomas and Stephanie White were welcomed in December by Steffan Anderson-Thomas of Wales Air Ambulance for the official launch of the 2020 Independent Paint Supplies Rally Challenge.  Read more here 

Rounds 2 and 3 details

Supplementary Regulations are available from 7 pm on Friday 7th February for Round 2 of the Independent Paint Supplies Rally Challenge, The Marshall and Hicks Tour of Caerwent. Visit

For details of Round 3, the Rallynuts Tour of Epynt visit:

This event is expected to be over subscribed so if you intend to enter then please bear this in mind.

I am pleased to inform you that we are able to donate over £4000 to Wales Air Ambulance thanks to your support in 2019. If you intend to register in 2020 then please state so on Rally Entry Forms.

2019 Rally Challenge Results

Nova driver Will Mains had a fitting end to the decade by grasping the Challenge Victory for a third time. Swansea Valley youngster Rhys Stoneman seized both Overall and Junior Top Awards, emulating Wills frequent co driver Claire Williams who won both titles back in 2013.

Rhys’s prize money will total £250 and the Presentation Night takes place on February 15th 2020. Details can be accessed above. All E Mail enquiries to Louise at

Photo courtesy of Mike Frayne

The 2020 Championship will feature Gravel and Sealed Surface Rounds with Contenders able to nominate one overseas rally of their choice on which to score points.

Click here for Qualifying Rounds 2020 

After giving their support by frequently publishing  Rally Challenge articles, and in recognition of our fund raising efforts for Wales Air Ambulance we are delighted that Pacenotes Rally Magazine is officially associated  for 2020.

The Independent Paint Supplies Rally Challenge is open to members of all Motorsport UK registered Motor Clubs and will be supporting Wales Air Ambulance on an ongoing basis.