AN EVENT showcasing millions of pounds worth of super cars is set to premier at the Celtic Manor this summer.

Motoring at the Manor will be at Celtic Manor’s 2010 clubhouse on Father’s Day, on Sunday June 16.

This family friendly-event is the first-of-its-kind to be held at the five-star venue and will be part of a weekend celebrating sport and speed at Celtic Manor, running alongside Polo at the Manor

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There will be approximately £3 million worth of cars on show, ranging from racing rally cars, tour cars, supercars, classic cars, and more.

A launch event was held on Friday with event officials Le Mans racer Anthony Reid, world rally champion Nicky Grist, and Wales and Lions rugby legend Scott Quinnell.

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The event will be hosted by prolific motor historian and published author Graham Robson, and will feature a mix of static displays, demonstration drives, interviews with motor racing and rally personalities, competitions, live music, and more.

Celtic Manor Resort chief executive Ian Edwards said: “Motoring at the Manor will be a fantastic addition to our summer events and we look forward to seeing the polo ponies make way for some fantastic cars and leading personalities from the world of motoring.

“The arena we create every summer for Polo at the Manor will be the perfect setting for this and the weekend promises to be a wonderful celebration of sport and speed.”  

Formula 1 fans can enjoy displays of F1 cars past and present, including one driven in the 1970s by the only Welshman to win a F1 race, Tom Pryce.

There will be motorsports cars made in Wales, a motoring wizardy section and car clubs available on the day, as well as the static display of some spectacular vehicles.

Tim Nash, CEO of Classic & Competition Car Events Ltd which is staging the event in partnership with Celtic Manor, said: “We are very excited to be bringing some breath-taking vehicles to Wales and putting on an event that has something for everyone.

"It will be a superb day out whether you are a serious petrol head or a family looking for a great day out for Father’s Day.”

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Guests can even treat themselves to riding in some of the amazing cars, alongside Matt Edwards and Dai Llewellyn.


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As Motoring at the Manor runs alongside 24 Hours of Le Mans, the action will be broadcast on a large plasma screen, so fans don’t miss out. Plus, motoring legends will be interviewed on stage as part of the festivities.

Visitors are encouraged to dress in summer motoring glamour vintage or modern, with food, drink and a retail village available also available on the big day.

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All monies raised for this attraction will be in aid of the official charity partner Mission Motorsport.

Ben Williams, Mission Motorsport Corporate Fund Raiser, said: “We are delighted to be the official charity partner for this impressive new event, not only is it going to be an incredible showcase of the great and good from the motoring industry but should also be a wonderful family day out.

"As a charity we are wholly dependent on third party support to continue our work; doing more, for more. We’ll be there at the event raising awareness and funds for the work we do to help ex-service men and women recover and retrain to rebuild their lives within the automotive and wider engineering sector.”

More is to be announced in the lead-up to this prestigious event, but tickets are available now, including season tickets which will allow access to the Polo and the Motoring event.

Larger groups of people can also book private gazebos, or private pods which include complimentary car parking, a complimentary drink on arrival and more.

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