The ASWMC first came into being on the 9th of March 1957 to assist local motor clubs with group representation at the then RAC's Competition Department to safeguard their interests and activities. We were not the first Association as similar ones had been formed in the North in 1948 and the Midlands in the early 1950's. Back then we had just 21 member clubs, we currently have 84 member clubs making us one of the largest Regional Associations in the UK. In 1960 we introduced a Road Rally Championship, as far as we can ascertain, this was the first properly constructed and recognised Regional Association Championship in the country. We are now running 15 different Championships and have close to 500 contenders each year. All this activity cumulates in a massive Awards Presentation in February.