Motor Sports Association

Eifion Jones

 

 

Eifion Jones

 

What is your day job?

I work for the Ministry of Defence.

 

Which motor club do you belong to?

Welsh Border Car Club.

 

How long have you been volunteering and in which role(s)?

Around 45 years. I undertake a number of roles in a year: Club Secretary; Entry Secretary for club road rallies; Clerk of the Course for a Club Production Car Autotest; Member of the team who run the MSA Pirelli Welsh National Forest Championship; Club Steward on an average of 6 Night road Rallies a year; Club Steward on 2 single venue rallies a year; DSO on a few Night Rallies per year; Assistant Clerk of the Couse – Rally North Wales; National Competition Liaison Officer on Dayinsure Wales Rally GB.

 

What or who inspired you to get into motor sport?

My Father was a very keen Club Member and I just followed on from him.

 

Brief Volunteering history to present?

I started marshalling on 12 car rallies with my father from as long back as I can remember, moving on to organising both road and forestry stage events, plus competing for a number of years on everything from small club events to the Lombard/Network Q RAC rally. I was the BTRDA runner-up co-driver twice in the 1980s. I have always tried to put something back into the sport for the years of fun, other volunteers have allowed me to indulge as a competitor. Hopefully I can help in some small way to bringing on
the next Colin or Richard.

 

What’s the best thing about being a motor sport volunteer?

When I was a small boy meeting the likes of Roger Clark, then as I got older people like Ari, Colin and others – volunteering allows you to get up close to your idols, meet and even speak to them.

 

What piece of advice would you give to a new volunteer?

Join your local Car Club, go with them on events to help, try it, you will love it.