- Dream machines add to family-friendly entertainment
- RallyFest experience is a ‘must-see’ event for all car fans
- Rare opportunity to ride in a Ferrari, Lamborghini or classic Jaguar
- Adults £20 in advance, accompanied kids go FREE
Many of the world’s finest supercars will dazzle spectators at the family-friendly RallyFest to be staged at Cholmondeley Castle next week on Saturday 29 October.
The list of more than 20 dream machines on show includes no fewer than five fabulous Ferraris plus a pair of mouth-watering McLarens as well as other eye-catching automotive icons from Audi, BMW, Corvette, Jaguar, Lotus, Maserati and Porsche. More extreme models from Radical and Ultima will also be starring alongside the World Rally Championship, which is returning to England for the first time since 1999.
Adding to the show, all these powerful pin-ups – organised by the Supercar Driver Network – will not just be on display, they will be parading around the castle grounds allowing fans to delight in the roar of their powerful engines.
For those seeking an even more hands-on experience, there will also be an opportunity for a 10-mile passenger ride in a number of equally amazing cars. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for those dreaming of a trip in a Ferrari California, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, Jaguar XK120 Roadster or, perhaps, a bare-bones Ariel Atom. These fund-raising Dream Rides are being run by Sporting Bears with every penny donated going to Ty Gobaith hospice in north Wales.
The supercar experience is just one element of the RallyFest which itself is an integral part of Dayinsure Wales Rally GB, the UK’s round of the high-profile FIA World Rally Championship. For the main sporting event, a special competitive section has been laid out on the private roads around the castle and more than 140 of the world’s best rally drivers will be providing some spectacular action as they race against-the-clock to set the fastest time.
The fun-fuelled RallyFest, though, has been designed to offer more than just the thrills and spills of a rally stage. Aimed at providing spectators of all ages with a full day’s entertainment, as well as enhanced facilities, there’s a huge line-up of attractions for everyone to see and savour.
Highlights include parades of historic and legendary Group B rally cars, appearances by past WRC champions, autograph and selfie sessions with today’s WRC stars, SuperMoto bike racing, big screen coverage, live commentary, a catering village, trade stalls, mini tanks, a zip wire and a funfair.
Multiple mountain bike World Champion Kenny Belaey is bringing his breathtaking stunt show to Cholmondeley, too, while RallyFest supporter GreenThumb – the UK’s oldest, largest and most recommended lawn care service – is providing lots of interactive entertainment include a Scalextric racetrack, face painting, a giant games area, a children’s craft workshop plus a selfie mirror and graffiti wall both with instant photos to take away.
It all adds up to an amazing day out and the perfect family treat for those on half-term holidays.
“As if having the World Rally Championship isn’t electrifying enough, those at Cholmondeley Castle will get to enjoy the full RallyFest experience,” said Ben Taylor, Managing Director of Dayinsure Wales Rally GB. “There’ll be this stunning parade of supercars as well as an equally fabulous line-up of classic rally cars. Then there’s Dream Rides and a host of other sideshows and attractions all set against the stunning backdrop of Cholmondeley Castle. It really is going to be a fantastic day out and a ‘must-see’ event for all car fans.”
Tickets for the Cholmondeley Castle RallyFest in association with GreenThumb are on sale with significant discounts for those buying in advance. If purchased now, adult tickets are priced at just £20 (£30 on the day) and accompanied children aged 15 and under are admitted FREE. All tickets include free parking and an event programme priced at £9. The latest event and ticket information can be found on the official www.walesrallygb.com website and the official Rally Planner is now live online, allowing fans to plan their visit.
Cholmondeley Castle RallyFest in association with GreenThumb
Saturday 29 October
08:00 Gates Open
09:00-09:10 Supermoto Display
09:10-09:35 Historic Rally Cars Display
09:35-09:45 Supermoto Display
09:45-10.15 Group B Rally Cars Display
10:00-15:00 Sporting Bears Passenger Rides
10:15-10:35 Kenny Belaey Display
11:00-12:30 WRGB National Rally Special Stage
12:50-13:05 Supercar Display
13:05-13:10 BAC Mono Display
13:10-13:30 Kenny Belaey Display
13:15-13:20 Supermoto Display
13:20-13:40 Rally Legends Autograph Session
13:20-13:40 Historic Rally Cars Display
13:40-13:50 Supermoto Display
13:50-14.30 Group B Rally Cars Display
14:00-14:30 Lawn Mower Racing Final
15:00-15:20 Kenny Belaey Display
15:40-17:30 Dayinsure Wales Rally GB Special Stage
16:10-16:30 Kenny Belaey Display
16:10-16:30 WRC Autograph Session