The UK’s newest high Octane event, The Supercar and Rally Show, blasted into Bangor-On-Dee racecourse on Sunday the 18th June.
The show known as ‘The Supercar & Rally Show in association with SMC Automotive’, thrilled crowds on a gloriously sunny Father’s day. WRC star Elfyn Evans was guest of honour and drew a long queue for autograph and photo sessions during the morning.
Event partner SMC brought their large range of Black mountain Jeeps to the event and took star place in the paddock, they also took a thundering Ford Mustang out on track to demonstrate just what their range can do!
Ariel Motor Company as course car partner took their Nomad out onto the track in front of families enjoying the sunshine on the banks of the racecourse, whilst dreams come true for competition winners getting passenger rides in the Nomad.
Over 50 vehicles entertained on track during the day with cars driven in their past by rally greats such as Ari Vatanen, Hannu Mikkola and of course Colin McRae. The track was expertly looked after by the knowledgeable team from Broughton-Bretton Motor Club. A big highlight of each session was a Supermoto demonstration handled by Chester-based Supermoto UK, the riders performing unbelievable antics on their machines.
Bryn Pierce, Event Director ‘’We are delighted that so many people joined us at the start of this new journey and wish to thank the public, entrants, exhibitors and marshalls alike. Lots for us to look at for next year but the overwhelming feedback has been very positive so we shall look to build on that’’
Of course the day wasn’t just about on track, trade stands and a large craft fair graced the entrance to the event, whilst the Oak Tree paddock was the scene of car clubs and charitable group Sporting Bears who gave Supercar rides in return for a donation, the proceeds of which went to The Wingate Centre hospice, who will be receiving over £1,300 from the day.
The show looks set to become a yearly event so stay tuned to the local press, the website and social media for more details. Lightning House are no stranger to these types of events and indeed are the company behind the successful return of Dayinsure Wales Rally GB to Chester city centre last year, Bryn ‘’We saw the enthusiasm that existed last October and hopefully those that came understand the type of big show we put on, this will be no different’’.
Keep updated with news and information via the official event website here.