This year the Three Castles Classic Trial reverted to it's traditional three days of competition, having taken a bit of a break last year with a reduced one-day format. The event was run in brilliant weather throughout, which made it all the more enjoyable for the organisers, competitors and marshals as the Trial made its way through some of the most scenic parts of north Wales.
C&A Motor Club ran three test sites during the first day; two early morning tests at Penrhyn Park and Parc Faenol and a late afternoon test near Llandegai. Individual members were also out on other days at various locations.
Over sixty cars were entered, including two by locals Lee and Yvonne Matthews in a 1963 Ford Consul Capri GT (recently renovated by Lee and his team) and Ken and Sion Matthews in a 1960 Sunbeam Alpine. Unfortunately, the Sunbeam suffered engine problems and didn't make the start. Lee and Yvonne also experienced bad luck with the clutch master cylinder on the Capri failing before the first test. They managed to visit Penrhyn Park before effecting repairs and re-joining the field later in the schedule. This required cutting out part of the route and the penalties accrued meant that they would not be in the running for any of the main awards, but credit to them for qualifying as finishers!
Clerk of the Course Baz Green and Chief Marshal Ifor Davies have sent messages to thank all who turned out to assist. There were nineteen tests throughout the three days and only three queries received in total, which is testament to the standard of preparation and the running of each venue.
There is a selection of photos in the above slideshow and click below to see more photos in the gallery. Full results can be found on the Three Castles website here: Three Castles Classic Trial
You can read the latest news about the event on its website here: 2018 Three Castle Trial Website
To keep track of the regularly updated list of entries, click on this link: 2018 Three Castles Trial List Of Entries
If you wish to marshal on the Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, your help would be greatly appreciated. Please contact the Chief Marshal, Ifor Davies - see below. There is also a Facebook page for marshals at the Three Castles Marshals' page
The C&A Motor Club has been asked to run three tests on Wednesday 6th June. There will be two tests to man during the morning - at Penrhyn Castle and at Faenol - and a third test to run in the afternoon at the A55 underpass.
More details will be posted near the date.
To register to assist on Tests run by C&A Motor Club on Wednesday morning, afternoon, or all day, contact the test commanders below.
Times and contact numbers for the three tests are:
Penrhyn Park Sign-on 07.10 hours
Contact: Dafydd Edwards - 07759 034647
The test site is approached via the main gate at Llandegai (map reference 115/598 709). The start of the test is beyond the castle, with the exit at the Port Penrhyn end. Marshals should please drive slowly through the grounds to the test site.
Parc Faenol Sign-on 07.30 hours
Contact: Rob Jones - 07586 614637
A55 Underpass Sign-on 14.30 hours
Contact: Aled Pennant - 07748 777538
To volunteer to marshal on tests on the Thursday and Friday, please contact the Chief Marshal - see below.