AGBO (Alfred G.B.Owen) owner of Rubery Owen Darlaston and mentor, sponsor to the F1 BRM team in the late 1950`s & early 60`s.
The AGBO started life as a road rally, organised by a few of the founding members of the club. It quickly grew in reputation and stature, gaining a place in the “Motoring News” Silver Star road rally championship – the very best road championship in the 60`s, 70`s.
The AGBO Rally changed to a stage rally in the early 80`s and was originally run at Wilbarston Airfield but quickly moved to Weston Park. 2016 will be the 20th running at Weston. It is now again one of the clubs premier events.
Run in late March at Weston Park, on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border, this popular single venue stage rally is a round of the AWMMC Heart of England Stage Rally Championships.
The event is always very popular with competitors, the entry filling within weeks of publication of the regulations. Many competitors often use the event as a shakedown for their cars for the upcoming season. The event attracts many top Welsh teams as well as AWMMC clubmen from all around the Midlands region.
If you would like to become part of the organising team for this very popular OMC event, please contact Anton or Clare Bird.
The AGBO Rally has received some rave reviews for several years from it,s competitors. This is down to the fact that a dedicated and experienced team has been assembled over the period to organise and run this prestigious event.
Any further offers of assistance in any areas, will never be refused, please get in touch, you will be most welcome.
2016 AGBO Date now confirmed ... Sunday 20 March, Saturday Noise / Scruitineering / signing on session pre bookable for limited number. We will offer entry by completed forms by E Mail and on line direct payment or cheque entry will only be confirmed on confirmation of your payment.
We are pleased to announce that we have been requested by HRCR to include the event in the "Old Stager Rally Championship" round 1 for 2016, this will also include "The Mini Cup" series. The event will also remain in HOE championship as round 2. Regs will be available from the OMC representatives at the HRCR open day to be held at Gaydon on Jan 16. Prospective HRCR entries please note this event is usually oversubscribed within a week of regulations being released.
There are a number of Official roles that require personnel for 2016, full list will be published in the News section of this web site. It will soon be time to start the ball rolling for next years event, I require people to start saying "I Will" very soon. AGBO Regs will be available from this web site on 16 Jan. 2016. The MSA will shortly release the 2016 Single Stage Rally safety requirements - we think these will be similar to the Multi use rules introduced in 2015. This will require a substantial number of extra bodies to achieve the safety standard we wish to achieve, please help.
Anton Bird, Event Sec.