Welsh Rally Book Launch - Brecon 7th October

Over 400 rally enthusiasts joined with a plethora of former Welsh Rally stars and personalities at Brecon Theatre on 7th October for the launch of the Welsh Rally book. Written and compiled by Martin Leonard and photographer Mark Griffin, this excellent book contains a great selection of photographs charting the 5 decades of the rally's international status.
Also on display in Brecon, by kind arrangement with its current owner and IRDC member Steve Perez, was the iconic Audi Quattro Sport that carried Hannu Mikkola to his last win on a UK international rally - the 1986 Welsh.
Hannu was on hand to autograph books and kept busy together with former rival and great friend Ari Vatanen. Other personalities included David Llewellin, Russell Brookes and IRDC honorary member and winner of the 1963 Welsh in its first year of international status Barrie Williams, who'd brought the Cooper 'S' he and John Griffiths had driven to victory in January 1964 - due to the postponement of the 1963 event!
The Welsh Rally book is currently limited to a run of just 1,500 copies so be quick if you want to secure one of these unique volumes.

26th October, 2010