The South West’s first ever Festival of Speed, which will take place within the riverside grounds of Cornwall’s Pentillie Castle on the 25th and 26th August, now boasts regional car dealer Vospers as a main sponsor and popular online magazine, Retro-Speed, as its media partner.
Vospers’ involvement means visitors can expect an exciting mix of petrolhead cars, from manufacturers such as Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Mazda, Peugeot and Renault, as well as cutting-edge, next generation electrical vehicles. The ultra compact and modern Renault Twizy will be on display, as well as the popular Nissan Leaf, Renault Fluence and Fiat 500 TwinAir.
Vospers will also be providing a number of cars and their own Motor Sports Association (MSA) licensed drivers to allow selected visitors the chance to have a high speed ride on the one mile hillclimb.
Abarth UK, the performance arm of the Fiat brand, will be in attendance throughout the event and will be wowing the crowds with impressive aerobatic displays in its renowned stunt plane – flown by pilot Mark Jeffries.
The two-day event, which takes place over the August Bank Holiday, guarantees an action packed weekend with adrenalin-fuelled hillclimbs, classic and performance car displays, 4×4 Land Rover experience drives, F1 simulators, a giant Scalextric track and quality West Country food and drink.
With so much planned, online magazine Retro-Speed was keen to be involved and has signed up as an official partner of the event, promoting the weekend via its popular website and social media channels.
Ted Coryton, owner of Pentillie Castle, said: “We are delighted to have both Vospers and Retro-Speed magazine on board for this fantastic event. Visitors are guaranteed an exciting display of vehicles by Vospers and we are particularly delighted to see the range of electrical vehicles, as well as classic and super cars.
“There have been a number of exciting developments in recent weeks which we hope to be able to release soon. 2012 will mark the inaugural Pentillie Festival of Speed but we certainly look forward to making this an annual event.”
John Hutchinson, Abarth Franchise Manager said: “The South West has waited a long time for a motor sport event of this calibre. The striking grounds of Pentillie Castle provide the perfect backdrop and, as the premier new and used car dealership in Devon and Cornwall, we are incredibly excited to be a part of it.”
Visit www.pentilliefestivalofspeed.co.uk to find out more, or to sign-up for the MSA-regulated hillclimbs.
Notes to Editors:
The Pentillie Festival of Speed will take place within the Castle’s striking riverside grounds in St Mellion, Cornwall. The event runs over the August Bank Holiday weekend (25th and 26th August) and includes MSA regulated hillclimbs on both days, as well as extensive classic and super car displays, F1 and rally simulators, Land Rover 4×4 experience drives and a giant Scalextric track.
Food is to be provided by Chandler’s bistro.
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Pentillie Castle is an award winning bed and breakfast establishment, offering nine luxurious en suite bedrooms in a breathtaking setting, overlooking the River Tamar and Dartmoor. The estate covers 2000 acres in total, lining the bank of the River Tamar for almost two miles.
Pentillie Castle has just been named a finalist in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2012.
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