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Classic cars to relive their glory days at RallyFest

31 August 2017

An line-up of evocative rally cars from past eras will are set to be in action at this autumn’s Cholmondeley Castle RallyFest in October.

The dramatic World Championship cars and stars arrive in the afternoon for an electrifying blast around the Castle’s parkland roads. Before this however, a special showcase of historic rally cars will be on public display and reliving their glory days with stunning demonstration runs on the track.

The event will feature a wide selection of idolised cars from the past all appearing under the ‘Rally Legends’ banner. This will put the spotlight on standout icons from many much-loved previous generations such as Minis and Escorts, Group A and Group B plus the latest WRC epoch that began 20 years ago in 1997.

More than 40 cars have already been confirmed for the event , ranging from legendary Lancia Stratoses, MG Metro 6R4s and Audi Quattros to more modern racers such as Ford Escort WRCs, Mitsubishi Evos and Subaru Imprezas as rallied by Richard Burns and Colin McRae in period.

“Everyone loves historic rally cars, and it was no surprise that they proved to be hugely popular with the thousands coming to Cholmondeley last year,” reported Ben Taylor, managing director of Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. “Far from sitting on our laurels, we are now serving up an even more comprehensive and mouth-watering collection as part of what will be a much enhanced RallyFest in October.”

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