AutoClassics.com partners up with Wales Rally GB

Your favourite collector car website will support Rally Legends, a special display of iconic rally cars during October’s Wales Rally GB

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AutoClassics.com will support Britain’s round of the World Rally Championship with a special Rally Legends display in Llandudno at Wales Rally GB on October 4-7. The famous Conwy County resort will host a full weekend’s entertainment in the countdown to Sunday’s dramatic rally finale – which, for the very first time, will witness WRC stars going against the clock around the famed Great Orme stage and then through the closed streets of Llandudno.

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Included in the Rally Legends display will be some of the best-loved rally cars from bygone eras. These will be exhibited on the promenade on Saturday and then on the town’s central Mostyn Street on Sunday.

Adding to the attraction, these revered machines will also be part of a glittering parade fronted by four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen and his old co-driver Nicky Grist, who will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their epic victory with Toyota on the 1993 Network Q RAC Rally. Swede Kenneth Eriksson finished second that year in a Mitsubishi, with M-Sport founder Malcolm Wilson third for Ford.

Retro icons already confirmed for the display include a Lancia Stratos, Ford Escorts, Triumph TR7 V8s, Lancia Integrales plus a number of idols from the fabled Group B era such as MG Metro 6R4s, a Nissan 240 RS and a Renault 5 Maxi Turbo.

The presence of so many great cars from yesteryear makes this the perfect showcase for AutoClassics to support. The online platform is the new global marketplace and information base for collector cars of all ages. The website provides free-to-list advertising as well as high-quality news, features and market analysis.

‘AutoClassics is delighted to be teaming up Dayinsure Wales Rally GB – an event that is steeped in such wonderful history,’ enthused Ben Caspary, partnership director at AutoClassics.

‘This mouth-watering Rally Legends showcase presents AutoClassics with a perfect opportunity to get excited about rallying past and present. What’s more, like advertising cars for sale on AutoClassics, its totally free!

‘As regular browsers are already aware, AutoClassics is dedicated to providing the most extensive range of classic and historic cars for sale, coupled with in-depth coverage across news, events, competition and ownership to further inspire users. Moreover, being part of the Motorsport Network enables us to collectively share our passion across the brand with the fans.’

Wales Rally GB managing director Ben Taylor has welcomed the new association. ‘Whether it was all those unforgettable wins by Roger Clark, Colin McRae or Richard Burns – or maybe the hallowed Group B era – the UK’s round of the FIA World Rally Championship boasts a truly remarkable heritage,’ he said.

‘With so much to celebrate, we are always keen to promote the past alongside the current generation of amazing WRC cars which are, by any standards, some the of most exciting the championship has ever seen. This exciting new relationship with AutoClassics will help us to energise both new and existing rally fans.’

While admittance to the Rally Legends showcase and Great Orme Llandudno street stage are free to all-comers, upgrades for both grandstand seats and Rally Xtra hospitality are available for those wanting to maximise their experience for the Sunday finale.

Full ticket details can be found on the official Wales Rally GB website.

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