FDMC Event: The Gwyn Jones Memorial Rally (12 Car) 08 Dec 23

Farnborough District Motor Club invites entries for The Gwyn Jones Memorial Rally (12 Car) on Friday 8th December 2023.

Please read the Event Regs here:   Gwyn Jones Memorial Rally 2023 Regulations.

Then enter using the following forms:  [entries now closed].

A message from Graham Skeggs (click to email), Event Organiser:  For those of you who intend to compete please send in your entry as soon as possible.  For those not competing may I tempt you out to marshal in the knowledge that there will be the customary buffet at the pub afterwards.  Looking forward to seeing you.

Provisional entry list: GJMR 2023 Entry List.

Posted by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media

Event: FDMC Rushmoor Targa Rally 22

Farnborough District Motor Club invite entries to our Rushmoor Targa Rally on Sunday 6th November 2022.  

Enter in three easy steps:

1) Read the  regulations by clicking here.

2) Fill in the entry form by clicking here.

3) Fill in the name of the driver in the form below then click the “Buy Now” button to pay for your entry using a debit card, credit card or PayPal:

Driver Name

Click here for a list of entries, this has to be updated manually so your entry WILL NOT appear immediately.

Want to get up close to the action?  Then volunteer to marshal at this event by clicking here.

Any questions should be directed to the Competition Secretary, his contact details are in the Regs.

Picture from our 2021 event.

Posted on behalf of the Event Organising Team by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media.



Event: The Gwyn Jones Memorial Rally 2021

From the Event Organiser, Graham Skeggs:

The Gwyn Jones Memorial Rally 2021 (12 Car) will take place on Friday 10th December.

Click here for the Regs for this year’s Gwyn Jones Memorial Rally which will celebrate its 10th Anniversary.  Starting and finishing at a local Pub very much on the ‘patch’ that Gwyn would have competed on and, in his later years with myself, organised events just like this event now, run in his honour.

Click here for the entry form, this should be completed and returned to Graham (click here to email).

Hopefully we can attract a full entry and add some more names to the list of previous winners shown below:  

2011 – Jointly between John Taylor/John Stringer & Graham Skeggs/Richard Pashley
2012 – Ken Pape & Nick Clarke
2013 – Chris Pratt & Glynn Hayward
2014 – Graham Skeggs & Nick Clarke
2015 – John Taylor & Mark Collings
2016 – John Taylor & Mark Collings
2017 – Colin Woodhouse & Matt Fowle
2018 – Mike East & Richard Pashley
2019 – Mike East & Richard Pashley
2020 – Chris Pratt & Glynn Hayward
2021 – Could it be you?

We have looked at the navigation and believe it to be more straightforward than last year and have enlisted the help of a seasoned competitor to double check.

As ever we need a small army of marshals so please put the date in your diary and come forward and offer to help. The will be a marshals draw at the finish with the opportunity to win something worthwhile.

Please feel free to pass this email on to others not on the mailing list who may be interested in competing or marshalling.

Looking forward to seeing you all on the 10th.


Posted by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media

Results: The Gwyn Jones Memorial Rally 2020

Courtesy of Graham Skeggs and John Murdoch:


FDMC GJMR explanation of navigation

FDMC GJMR results first half

FDMC GJMR results second half

Attached are the final results from the Gwyn Jones Memorial Rally. There have been some minor adjustments to the provisional results announced on the night, now that we have had the opportunity to look at the marshals’ check sheets. We have also considered the comments made as a result of the location of MTC11 not being given in any of the paperwork given to the experts, which meant that the final section had to be solved in order to reach that control, with a couple of crews then not making it in time. On reflection, we consider that the fair and reasonable course of action is to penalise OTL on the same basis as at a TC (30 minutes) rather than exclusion. This has not made any major changes to the results, but means that all finished, apart from Colin and Rhys who unfortunately experienced car problems half way round.

Firstly, many thanks to the marshals, listed below, who enabled the event to take place. Thanks to their support we were able to man all 11TCs and 5 secrets.

Congratulations to Ben Willshire and Derek Harden who, running as beginners, returned the best result of all. Whilst they had the benefit of marked maps, on such a complex route, with a number of not as map triangles, it was no mean achievement to get round the route without missing any of the boards, although they did record the only dummy board on the route, on the short way round a long way round triangle.

The best performance in the other classes, and therefore winners of the Gwyn Jones Memorial Trophy, were Chris Pratt and Glynn Hayward; congratulations to them. They persevered when things may not have been falling into place as normal, and ended up only missing two boards (and also recording the dummy).

We certainly intended the event to be reasonably challenging, wishing to reward the best navigators, and not just the fastest drivers, although we do hope that all did enjoy the route. However, we know just how hard it is to get the right balance, and from your comments it is clear that the navigation proved more challenging than we had intended. We attach brief explanations of the navigation handed out to experts, and whilst it is always so much easier to solve navigation in your living room rather than being bounced around in a rally car, it might be that you will now notice hints that you might have missed on the night, and that would have helped.

Many thanks for your support of the event, most certainly including the following marshals:-

Simon May, David Ley, Iain and Jim Morris, Steve and Wesley Warne, Bill Stewart, Andrew Parr, Steve Partridge, Elise East, Dan and Sam Middle, John and Harry Nicholls, Richard Dix, Dave Wilson, Bob Renwick, Roy and Tim Cuthbert, Neil Harrison and Nick Taylor.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a safe 2021.


Posted by Geoff Wade, FDMC Media