October 23rd 1993

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With no sponsor in prospect, the 1993 event ran under the name of The Midland Rally. The first time in its history there was no name sponsor. The options for the organisers were few and the decision was taken to run the same three categories as the previous year but with an even more compact format. The headquarters, the start and the finish were relocated to the local leisure centre in Welshpool. This move produced a route with 120 road miles and 50 miles of stages. The aim was to concentrate on a rally for clubmen but with the highest organisational standards.

Whilst the international status event was run to attract top teams testing for the upcoming RAC rally it never going to produce great competitor numbers. So it proved with only five runners, but it did raise the profile of the event.

The national event attracted 40 entries which on their own would not have made the event viable. Running Harlech and District Motor Club’s Meirion Rally in association with the Midland offset costs for both clubs and the 50 entries assured the event. In the end the format was liked by competitors and the struggle had been worth it to keep the event alive.

Malcolm Wilson an easy winner of the international in the Ford Escort Cosworth from Group N World Champion Gregoire De Mevius in a Nissan Sunny.

The national was closer Tim Ellis-Jones also in an Escort Cosworth just beating Mick Jones by 2 seconds.

The Meirion was also won by an Escort Cosworth driven by Gari Henry making a clean sweep for the new car.