By Paul Evans
Around 80 retro rally cars will take part in a parade in Llandudno, ahead of the final stage of this year’s Dayinsure Wales Rally GB (4-7 October).
The British round of the FIA World Rally Championship ends with a pioneering closed road stage around the Great Orme and through the streets of Llandudno – and before the stars of the WRC appear in their modern rally cars, historic cars will drive through the stage. The parade will take place on Sunday 7 October, but a very special Rally Legends display will be open to the public throughout the rally weekend.
“It’s going to be a milestone weekend in British motor sport history and the presence of all these wonderful cars from yesteryear will be an integral part of an exciting rally festival in Llandudno,” says Ben Taylor, Managing Director of Wales Rally GB.
“We will pay homage to the sport’s glorious past and the famous names of Paddy Hopkirk, Roger Clark, Richard Burns and Colin McRae, but also introduce a new breed of rally fan to the amazing WRC of today.”
Entry to Rally Legends and Great Orme Llandudno street stage are free. Tickets for the other 20 speed tests, including Thursday evening’s floodlit curtain-raiser at Tir Prince Raceway (4 October), are now on sale with significant discounts for those buying now. Adult prices start at just £15 with the premium four-day event pass remaining at £99 for the ninth successive year. Accompanied children aged 15 and under are admitted free to general admission areas. Full information can be found on the official www.walesrallygb.com website.