Cambrian Rally North Wales
Cambrian Rally North Wales 17th February 2018, Dave Williams Headed a small band of marshals, including Dave Williams, Tom and Craig Hillman had all agreed to help on this rally event, it was a very early start to sign on forÂ marshalling duty for 6.00 am, Dave had stayed at a campsite on Saturday night, rather cold I think.
Dave and the team arrived at their location Penmachno Village. They found their duties was to marshal competing for rally cars coming out of one special stage to a few hundred yards then into the next special stage, they also were asked to make sure spectators were not to park on the public road, rather a lot to do with such a small team. Dave admitted they had a very very busy time, with very little time for breaks. (hence no photographs), but at least the team were out supporting a rally.
Visit by Motor Club (pics included)
A long time in the making, but a visit for Motor Club members, including John Stockall, Paul Clackett, Mark Wakelam, Dave Williams, Phil Price and Henry Adams was finally arranged with Morris Oils of Shrewsbury on Friday 23rd February 2018. We had arranged this visit last year but due to various issues, it could not take place until 23rd.
The visit commenced with an introduction to the history of Morris oils, given by Stuart Holloway 'Customer Services Manager' this proved very interesting, Stuart continued with an overview of all the products Morris produced and some of the countries they exported to including, Australia and New Zealand.
Wayne Devonport 'Technical Advisor' then joined us to cover the technical side of oils/lubricant, Wayne certainly cleared some of the myths and grey areas about the types and grades of oils. We were then taken a tour around the facility to see how the lubrication process is achieved with oil being blended and processed in very large tanks, continuing on to the filling of the various size containers, then the procedure for transportation. The final department on our tour was the laboratory, were the initial grades of oils are developed using very technical methods and to the highest of standards, before going into volume production, there were all sorts of technical and testing devices to be seen and as Wayne said they keep samples of each batch of lubrication produced, so any issues can be checked and traced. It was an excellent visit, something we would be keen to do again at some time in the future. We found that Wayne Devonport was very much into his rallying, so you guess where the conversation ended up.
We were all issued with a goodie bag bearing various Morris Oils bits and pieces.
Great visit we all enjoyed it.Â Â
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