Cambrian Rally

Saturday 17th October 2015

2015 is a very special year as it’s our 60th year, the Diamond Jubilee Cambrian Rally.

The Cambrian Rally, is the last round of the REISBTRDA Series and is set in the challenging welsh forests of Llyn Elsi,Llyn Crafnant 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.

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 60th year (its been running since 1955!) the Cambrian is one of the qualifying rounds of the REIS 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. In 2014, again the Cambrian Rally won “Best Rally of 2014” awarded by the BTRDA.

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, North Wales Honda, Peter Lucas Tool Hire and the Forestry Commission Wales who have made this event possible

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