LUDLOW Castle Motor Club held its annual prize presentation dinner and dance at The Fountain Inn, Tenbury Wells where awards were presented by well known rally driver and raconteur Phil Collins from Pontrilas.

Among the major award winners was Colin Griffiths who picked up the Ralph Jones Trophy as the most successful driver following his successful season in the Welsh Stage Rally and British Trials and Rally Drivers Rally Championships.

Phil Clarke was awarded the Russell Bulgin Memorial Cup as the most successful co-driver, recognising his success in winning the British Historic Rally Championship for the third time in succession.

Ken Lloyd and Malcolm Oxborrow were joint recipients of the award which recognises members who have made a special contribution to the running of the club.

They were joint organisers of the club’s Classic Car Run which was a resounding success.

Lloyd also picked up the trophy for marshalling on outside events.

Ian Clare and Antony Elkes were voted best crew after winning the Mini Sport Mini Cup, a category within the HRCR Mintex ‘Old Stager’ Historic Asphalt Rally Championship.

Perry Gardener took the newcomers award with his giant-killing performances in his eight valve Nova, while co-driver Jack Bowen retained the Best Junior Trophy with fourth overall and first under-25 co-driver and second in class in the Cotswolds Motorsport Group Stage Rally Championship.

Event organiser and co-driver Lucy Wilding collected the Best Female Competitor Trophy.

She ably guided Steve Davies to a number of top 20 results and mixed crew awards in their Renault Clio.

Mike Wilding was unfortunate enough to take home the least desired trophy, the Down the Pan Trophy in the shape of a toilet pull chain. for having the worst run of bad luck throughout the season.

Individual awards were presented to winners of the club events held throughout 2017 and a raffle raised £240 for the Macmillan Renton Unit at Hereford County Hospital.

Club president Eric Weaver and chairman James Hamer thanked the officers and event organisers for their hard work.

The next meeting of the club will be held on February 14 at Ludlow Brewery from 8pm.