Rally GB thanks: part two

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On leav­ing the Garthein­iog stage of Wales Rally GB on three cylin­ders last week­end, we tried to make our way to Aber­hir­nant with­out suc­cess, so we rolled back into the vil­lage of Di­nas Mawd­dwy and found our­selves out­side the Red Lion.

While I called the ser­vice crew from the pub’s land­line as there was no ser­vice on the mo­bile, the driver was be­ing cross-ex­am­ined by an 85-year-old lady who lived in the vil­lage.

She knew the car was a Ford Es­cort Mk1, the same as Roger Clark drove in the 1972 RAC when she had taken here son to see him and the other driv­ers.

We then en­tered the pub and were im­me­di­ately brought a beer by a local man. It was not long be­fore an­other local man en­tered the pub (the un­der­taker) en­quir­ing af­ter the car, did it need a tow, the loan of his shut­tle or would we like to garage the car in with his col­lec­tion of rally cars for safe keep­ing.

Fi­nally, Steve the stage com­man­der came into the pub with his band of helpers: some­thing he had been do­ing for the last 35 years and it soon be­came clear that this group of peo­ple in­clud­ing the un­der­taker were pas­sion­ate about the rally.

They knew what it does for their lit­tle com­mu­nity and the part they play in de­liv­er­ing us the com­peti­tor the best pos­si­ble stages. Thank you to you all for your hard work, time and ef­fort you all put in it is much ap­pre­ci­ated by us all. Aziz Te­j­par/tim Sayer Car 239 Via email

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