A MOTORSPORT rally through a town in Flintshire was once again well received last night (May 18).

Following on from the success of Rally Revival in October 2023, Mold welcomed the Rally Revival Motor Club back for a new event, the E&H Memorial Rally.

Last year's event saw hundreds of people gather in the High Street, and this year was the same for the E&H Memorial, in memory of Elvet and Hazel Pierce, formerly of Lixwm.

Elvet was a former history columnist in the Leader and long-time member of the team at Synthite Mold, and his wife Hazel a former house mother at various children's homes.

The event was raising funds for Wales Air Ambulance and Claire House Children's Hospice.

A round of the hotly contested Association of North Western Car Clubs and North Wales Rally Challenge championships, the rally boasted an entry list packed with quantity and quality.

From classic favourites such as the MK1 and MK2 Escort, Peugeot 205s and Vauxhalls, through to four Subaru Imprezas.

The Leader: The winning car, driven by Iwan Bont Jr.The winning car, driven by Iwan Bont Jr. (Image: David Hales Photography)

Last year's Rally Revival winning car made it back to back successes in Mold as Iwan Bont Jr, partnered with last year's winning navigator Moi Williams took first place in their Toyota Corolla.


The event took place on Chester Street and got underway at around 6.30pm. Organisers welcomed competing crews into the town centre and onlookers had the chance to see the cars on show and hear from the competitors.

From 9pm crews departed on the night leg of the event, with new mayor of Mold, Cllr Brian Lloyd, flagging the cars away.

Following the event, Clerk of the course, Bryn Pierce said: "Congratulations to all of our award winners and indeed anyone who took part. 

“A big round of applause to all of our marshals and officials and a massive cheer to the people of Mold for yet again making us so welcome."