Penrhyn Castle near Bangor and Anglesey Showground are the latest venues to be added to the route of the inaugural Mini Britannia, a one day version of the prestigious race tour for classic cars.
The event takes place on Friday October 14th. While competitors won't have time to view the 19th Century neo-Norman Penrhyn Castle's one ton slate bed made especially for Queen Victoria or its elaborate carvings, plasterwork and mock Norman furniture, they will tackle the National Trust property's drive as a special test.
Meanwhile, the short, smooth but challenging stage at the showground will be a good re-introduction to rally action for competitors following a thirty minute race at the superb Anglesey Circuit.
Announcing the latest challenges for competitors, event organiser Alec Poole commented, “When Llandudno Council agreed to let us use the Great Orme Marine Drive and Anglesey circuit said we could have access to their long track on Friday 14 October, we knew Mini Britannia would work. Both of these venues were nucleus to the success of Tour Britannia 2010.
“We now have confirmation that we can use the drive at Penrhyn Castle and Anglesey Showground on that day as well, which will be excellent, contrasting and challenging stages. We also plan to announce further venues in the coming days.”
Mini Britannia was originally conceived as an introduction to the event format for those who have not yet competed on the longer Tour Britannia and has attracted a number of newcomers.
But the growing entry list also includes a number of established Tour competitors, among them event stalwart Brad Mottier who will be travelling all the way from the United States to compete in his immaculate works replica Datsun 240Z.
Welcoming the strength of interest in the event, Alec Poole said, “Mini Britannia is an excellent opportunity to try your hand at a Race Tour, without having to go to major expense or travel abroad.”
Entry forms can be downloaded here.