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Welcome to South Wales Automobile Club

Founded in 1903, the club has been involved in the promotion of many types of motor sport since then.

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About the club

The club was founded in 1903. During the period up to and post World War I the club was involved in organising hill climb and speed trials in South Wales. Between 1935 - 1939 the club organised the Welsh Rally.

Following the end of World War II the club worked with Vale of Glamorgan farmer Jack Evans to turn the part of the ex-air base at Llandow in to a motor racing circuit. Running numerous events during the 1960's and into the early 1970's. During this period SWAC also worked with other South Wales club organising hillclimbs and other events.

Through the 1970 - 1990 period SWAC focused mainly on rally events including the Dutton Foreshaw Cardiff Rally, a road rally and various single venue and mutli-venue stage rallies.

SWAC is probabley best known for the International Welsh Rally. An event that has run, with one or two breaks, since 1964. This event has had many notable winners including Roger Clark, Ari Vatanen and Hannu Mikkola.

SWAC is a member of the Welsh Association of Motor Clubs and an MSA Registered Motor Club.

Where we meet

We normally get together weekly for a chat, but due to COVID face to face meetings are suspended

  • When: Wednesday, 8.30pm
  • Where: Pontyclun Athletic Club, Castan Road, Pontyclun CF72 9EH
We also have a Facebook group where members can chat.
Link to Club Facebook Page
Link to Google Maps

Becoming a member

If you would like to become a member. Download, print out and complete the Application Form. Send the completed application form to the membership secretary.

Classic Cars

As well as rallies some club members also have an interest in classic cars and enjoy displaying them at various events through the year. The club attends various shows through the year including,

  • South Wales Classic Car Club's annual show
  • Vale of Glamorgan Classic Car show
  • Kenfig Hill Community Fun Day & Classic Car show
  • Caerphilly Motoring Festival
  • Glamorgan Classic Car Club
Club stand at a car show
Club stage start crew


The mainstay of any type of motor sport is the commitment of marshals, South Wales Automobile Club supports events all year round, with it's marshals. For more details contact Marshalling

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