It was with great sadness that today I learnt that Alan Bryer, who owned H.G.Bryer and Sons in Wales has died of a sudden heart attack.
Alan was very proud to be the oldest still trading Mazda dealer in the UK, with his father even selling a few R100\'s which "officially" never came to the UK, Mazda actually recognised this a couple of years back with a special commemorative dinner where only the oldest dealers from each European country were invited.
Alan became a good mate of mine over the years and was looking forward to coming along to my first race with the RX-8 as he never lost his interest in competitive Mazda\'s over the years,
This was an interest which started with Alan Rallying a 4WD 323 back in the eighties, indeed for a number of years he had a Pilbeam single seater he owned and entered in the British Hillclimb championship and as recently as last year had a car entered in the MX-5 championship.
Alan was an extremely affable, likable man with a passion for Rotarys who helped a huge amount of people not only here but also all around the world with particularly old skool parts and knowledge, plus I am proud to say he was also one of our very first Mazdarotaryclub members
Alan will be sadly missed by not only myself and Lisa but also by many many others.
Alan Bryer R.I.P