Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally prepares for surge of entries

The Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally, is preparing itself for a surge of entries – with Regulations going live at 18.00 on Thursday 1 July and Entries opening at 18.00 on Sunday 4 July.

This year’s event is the opening round of the 2021 Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship, and part of the BTRDA Mixed Surface Challenge and BTRDA Fiesta ST Trophy both supported by MRF Tyres, WAMC Tarmacadam Championship in association with J.D Competition Tyres, the WAMC Historic Championship in association with Dennis Motorsport, the WAMC King of Epynt Challenge, supported by Promotive Engineering, and finally the ANWCC Stage Rally Championship.

This year’s eagerly awaited event takes place on Sunday 29 August, where the organisers hope to receive a full entry of 120 crews.

The Mewla Rally was first run 43 years ago, with the inaugural 1978 event won by Frank Pierson/Ed Morgan in a Ford Escort RS1800 Mk2. This will be the 40th running of the event.

Damian Cole/Paul Spooner won the last Mewla Rally in 2019 in their Get Connected Rally Team Ford Fiesta WRC in 2019. That victory for Damian’s sixth on the Mewla Rally and his 23rd rally win on Epynt – equalling the records set by the late and great John Price almost 20 years ago.

This year’s Mewla Rally will be the seventh year of title sponsorship from Brian and Tim Dennis of The Old Forge Garage.

The event will also welcome on board Rally Marketing as an associate sponsor. Howard Watkins has continued to support the Mewla Rally for many years, and was title sponsor in 1995, 1996 and 1997.

This year’s Mewla Rally route is expected to include over 65 stage miles, spread over nine challenging stages, with service re-located back to Mabion Way.

There will be no recce this year, but each competitor will be supplied with a digital video of the route courtesy of OnThePaceNotes.

In-line with most other events this year, the Mewla Rally will run with contactless timing, and near-live results through eWRC-results.com, straight from every finish line.

Owing to military training exercises, the MOD, which owns the land, has requested that this year’s event will not be open to spectators. Competitors are asked to help spread this message.

For further event information, including Regulations, check out: www.epyntmc.co.uk.

Mewla Returns for 2021

Epynt Motor Club is pleased to announce it will be running the Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally on August 29th. This year’s event will be based wholly on the Epynt Military Ranges and will have approximately 45 stages miles across the undulating and challenging roads of Epynt. We thank Brian and Tim Dennis of the Old Forge Garage for their continued support, in what will be the 7th year as sponsors of the Mewla.

This year’s event will see the event be a round of the following Championships:

  • Promotive Engineering Group WAMC King of Epynt Challenge
  • JD Competition Tyres Welsh Tarmacadam Championship
  • BTRDA MRF Tyres Mixed Surface Challenge,
  • BTRDA MRF Tyres Fiesta ST Trophy,
  • ANWCC Stage Rally Championship
  • WAMC Historic Championship, Supported by Brian Dennis Motorsport
  • Protyre Motorsport UK Asphalt Rally Championship

The current outlook if positive for a return to rallying in time for this years Mewla, Epynt Motor Club continues to plan to run a safe and COIV19 Compliant event, however the event is dependent on both central and devolved government regulations and Ministry of Defence approval nearer to the time.

The 2021 Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally event regulations will be published on www.epyntmc.co.uk around mid-June.

Marshals are welcome to register their interest by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A system for marshal registration is set to be in place from late April.

Spectators are asked to check out our Facebook page and website closer to the time for the latest information about the possibility of attending the event.

Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally & Rally Marketing Epynt Stages

 Results from the Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally & Rally Marketing Epynt Stages can be found on E-WRC, using the links below. Congratulations to winners Damian Cole & Paul Spooner. 

To All Marshals, Competitors and Spectators,

On behalf of the Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally and Rally Marketing Epynt Stages Team - a massive thank you!
Feedback received so far has been fantastic and we are always keen to hear more - positive and negative from all aspects of the event. Thank you to all the competitors who took part and have already made some suggestions for next year.

Whilst there was a small number of marshals who didn't turn up for various reasons we still had a great turnout, this was noted by the Motorsport UK Safety Delegate and the Motorsport UK Steward who also wish to express their thanks alongside the whole Mewla team, without marshals we wouldn't have been able to run the event – So a massive Thank You for dedicating your time! 

Spectators numbers were up this year, and overall were very sensible - this really is a massive help to keep the event running smoothly, ensuring a great day's competition for competitors, but also a great days viewing for spectators. 

Finally thank you to Brian & Tim Dennis of the Old Forge Garage, and Howard and James Watkins of Rally Marketing, and to all of the Stage sponsors, whose contribution to the event are gratefully received - Stage Sponsors: Brecon Car & Van Hire, Get Connected, Hirefit,FJ-RS Engineering, Protyre, Melvyn Evans Motorsport, Rallynuts, Geoff Jones Motorsport, John Morgan Carpenter & Joiner, Hawktech 

We are always looking for people to join the organising team - If you can spare evenings before the event or can just help on the day - please don't hesitate to contact the team to get involved!
The event will run on the 30th August 2020 - we hope to see you there!

The Organising Team

Old Forge Garage Mewla Rally Live Results

Rally Marketing Epynt Stages Live Results 


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