Saturday 19th October 2013
The Cambrian Rally, is the last round of the REIS – Get Connected BTRDA Series and is set in the challenging welsh forests of Alwen, Betws y Coed, and Penmachno. The forests of North Wales are synonymous with rallying especially the Lombard RAC (now the WRC) back in the late eighties, with legendary drivers such as Stig Blomqvist, Markku Alen, Per Eklund and Juha Kankkunen. In addition to the forest stages for 2013 we will be once again using the notorious Great Orme stage.
The Cambrian has been enjoyed by a number of top WRC drivers. In 2009 Mikko Hirvonen was the course car in his works WRC Ford Focus. In the same year Mads Ostberg took the overall win in a WRC Subaru. Mikko Hirvonen also won the Cambrian back in 2000, when he was just 20 years old, in his Subaru Impreza WRC . Andreas Mikkelsen won the Cambrian in 2006 when he was just 17years old!!
Now in its 58th year (its been running since 1955!) the Cambrian is one of the qualifying rounds of the REIS – Get Connected BTRDA Series. The Cambrian is recognised as one of the best rallies in the UK. This was confirmed in 2008 and 2009 when it was crowned ‘Best Event’ by both the BTRDA and ANWCC.
Today the Cambrian Rally is organised by the highly experienced members of the North Wales Car Club (NWCC) and has done since it was formed in 1955. The event offers a real challenge for competitors of all levels, driving through some of the best forest stages, in some of the finest scenery in the UK.
The Cambrian Rally has an official photographer for the event Simon Clarke, SC Photography. Photos will be available direct from his website
On behalf of the North Wales Car Club, we would like to acknowledge our appreciation to Conwy County Borough Council and the Forestry Commission Wales who have made this event possible
Latest Cambrian News
5 New Stages announced17/05/2013
2013 date announced31/10/2012
NWCC Member wins Cambrian Rally22/10/2012
Cambrian on Motors TV22/10/2012