Per Ardua Ad Infinitum - Wales
This is your winter rally ‘Jump Start,’ a red event that has built its reputation over a short period as anything but a winter warmer. Rather than a warm glove, it is a cold gauntlet thrown down in the form of a potent RAC Rally of the Tests and Three Legs of Mann mixture – enough to get you coughing and sputtering back into rally life.
The PAAI has previously slithered over snow and struggled for visibility across the wet moors of the west country, but now it is taking a deep breath and heading for Epynt, yes, the epicentre of WRC in the 90’s and 60’s + 70’s road rallying in the fiercely fought Motoring News Championship events!
The Per Ardua will definitely live up to its red tag status as it heads to the infamous Epynt Military Ranges, the scene of rally grief and triumph in equal measure. With its mix of fast tarmac and gravel roads, which even some of the best in world rally and road rallying have failed to conquer, this rally will force the sleepiest competitor out of hibernation.
A two day event over a 400 mile route, based in Llandrindod Wells starting from the ‘Rally Hall of Fame’ Hotel, the Metropole, crews will head to the mid Wales rally territory for tests and regularities before a really exciting evening TC section. Crews should be back for a Llandrindod Wells supper by 10.00pm.
A potent mix of more regularities and tests over the hallowed rally grounds on Sunday will ensure the event remains a ‘full on’ adrenalin experience. In a shorter day, the first car will finish back at the Metropole Hotel by 3.00 pm, where following the prize giving, crews will depart tired but hopefully happy after feeling the full effects of Per Ardua Ad Infinitum – having survived ‘Through Endless Adversity.’
Scrutineering & Documentation | 09 February 2024
Scrutineering & Documentation will be taking place at the Royal Welsh showground before the crews head to Rally hall of fame the Metropole hotel to collect there map books and some route information to plot to ease them into the event on the Saturday morning
Day One | 10 February 2024
A new base for the event sees the cars Flagged away from the iconic Metropole Hotel in Llandrindod Wells synonymous with rallying in Wales having been the base for many Motoring News Rally events in the 1960 & 70's, more recently the Targa Rusticana events run by OUMC in the late 90's and early 2000's, Guy Woodcock, Clerk of the Course working with Epynt oracle Martin Leonard will be looking to recreated these events of old!
We head onto the Epynt military ranges for the first of a few visits over the period of the weekend for some tests and regularity before heading west over some of the famous mid-Wales rallying territory, with a lunch stop for crews to have a respite from the competition and able to reset, the afternoon will once again see us return to Epynt for more fun before a supper halt preludes the evening TC section planned before the first crews finish up at 9pm and head back to Llandrindod Wells for supper and the bar to recount tales of the day
Day Two | 11 February 2024
The second day sees a 9am start and a finish around 3pm to allow crews to head home on the Sunday after the prizegiving, but rest assured the shorter day will still be full and in the ethos of PAAI events will keep the crews on their toes with a variety of tests and regularities to tax all crews.
The event will see the prize giving in the Metropole where we believe crews will depart, enthused but tired after a full-on event in the style the PAAI and Three Legs of Mann have become recognised for.
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|Adam Davis (MY)||Graeme Presswell (GB)||1968||MG B||1950|
|Alex Cottam (GB)||Phil Cottam (GB)||1986||Volkswagen Golf||1781|
|Alistair Leckie (GB)||1984||Saab 900 Turbo 8V||1985|
|Brian Yeomans (GB)||Andrew Yeomans (GB)|
|Callum Guy (GB)||Amy Henchoz (GB)||1964||Sunbeam Tiger||4200|
|Christopher Day (GB)||Claire Day (GB)|
|Christopher Wilks (GB)||David Creech (GB)||1963||Volvo Amazon||1800|
|Cliff England (GB)||Peter Rushforth (GB)||1968||Triumph 2000||2498|
|Dan Willan (GB)||Niall Frost (UY)||1962||Volvo PV544||1800|
|Dave Hemstock (GB)||Colin Readwin (GB)||1982||Austin Allegro||1500|
|David Maryon (GB)||Peter Joy (GB)||1966||MG B Roadster||1798|
|Ed Linton (GB)||John Youd (GB)||1967||Hillman Imp||998|
|Edward Vandyk (GB)||Henry Vandyk (GB)||1973||Renault Alpine A110||1396|
|François Abrial (FR)||Antonio Caldeira (PT)||1976||BMW 320 E21 4 Cyl Carburtor||1990|
|James Holt (GB)||Martin Phaff (GB)||1989||BMW 325i||2495|
|John King||Oli Waldock (GB)||1985||Toyota MR2||1697|
|John Lomas (GB)||1936||Riley Sprite||1500|
|Jon Dunning (GB)||Henry Carr (GB)||1980||Ford Escort RS2000||1993|
|Kurt Vanderspinnen (BE)||1964||Ford Lotus Cortina||1600|
|Mark Knight (GB)||Andrew Smith (GB)||1966||Sunbeam Rapier Series V||1725cc|
|Michael Pedley (GB)||Paul Griffin (GB)||1972||Ford Escort RS2000||1993|
|Mick Valentine (GB)||John Thornley (GB)||1978||Ford Escort Mk II||1998|
|Mike Farrall (GB)||Zach Burns (GB)||1974||Ford Mexico||1600|
|Noel Kelly (IM)||Andrew Holmes (IM)||1966||Volvo 122 S||1800|
|Paul Crosby (GB)||Pete Johnson (GB)||1969||Porsche 911||2195|
|Paul Dyas (GB)||Martyn Taylor (GB)||1965||Volvo Amazon||1800|
|Paul Heaney (GB)||Sandra Heaney (GB)||1969||Lancia Fulvia||1300|
|Paul Mills (GB)||Nick Cooper (GB)||1965||Austin Mini Cooper S||1293|
|Philip Wood (GB)||Kelvin Phipps (GB)||1988||Porsche 924S||2500|
|Rikki Proffitt (GB)||1972||Porsche 911||2700|
|Rob Robinson (GB)||Suzanne Barker (GB)||Mazda Mk1|
|Stephen Owens (GB)||Nick Bloxham (GB)||1965||Porsche 911SWB||1998|
|Stewart Christie (GB)||Andy Ballantyne (GB)||1981||MG B GT||1798|
|Thomas Koerner (DE)||Max Matt (DE)||1977||BMW 320/4||1991|