A FLINTSHIRE town is set to be the focal point for the end of the first day of a motorsport event.

Following the success of previous editions of Rali Revival Cymru, the Rally Revival the team wanted to try something different for 2023 and have launched a two-day event based at the Beaufort Park, at New Brighton, just outside Mold, on Saturday, October 7.

Cars and crews to look out for will include locals Baz Green and Matthew Vokes in their Porton Satria, Irish crew Will Corry and Pete Moore in their Mg Midget, Ffestiniog resident Iwan Roberts and Moi Williams (Toyota Corolla), father and son pairing Roger and Leigh Powley, from Chester, in their Hillman Imp, plus Anglesey husband and wife crew Lee and Yvonne Matthews In their classic Capri.

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Mold will be the main focal point and in a first for the town, and with support from the town and county councils, the high street from the Cross (Chester Street) to the junction with King Street (just like on market day), will be closed to traffic between 5pm-10pm.

In place from 6.30pm will be a large start/finish arch, displays of various iconic rally and performance-related machinery, such as Mark Ward's c20 pickup, Andy Bird's Nissan Skyline r34gtr, Paul Cooper's Ford Mustang, and some very rare cars such as Lucas Hughes' Mercury Marquis and an sp1.

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People can pop along and check out these beautiful, well looked after cars on display, alongside those competing in the rally, all accompanied by knowledgeable commentary from 1996 British Rally Champion and S4C presenter, Howard Davies.

Local motor club Broughton-Bretton will also be on hand to explain how to get involved and show people around some of their cars on display.

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At 7pm competing cars and crews will start to arrive, then at 7.45pm the cars will start to go under the arch whilst negotiating the comedic commentary of Howard and give an insight into how their day is going.

Bryn Pierce, clerk of the course said: "We can't thank the residents of the areas we're visiting, plus of course the councils of Mold, Flintshire and Denbighshire, enough for their support.

"It's been incredibly heartening to receive calls and messages from many people saying how much they're looking forward to it and hopefully it'll be the start of a long relationship with the area."

Other venues to catch the event:

Saturday, October 7 - Start Beaufort park from 8.30am; passing opposite Ponderosa Café, Horseshoe Pass at 10am; Carrog Railway Station, crews will be passing en route towards Corwen at 11am; lunch halt at Llew Gwyn Cerrigydrudion/White Lion Cerrigydrudion from noon.

• To find out more, visit Rally Revival's Facebook pages or online at www.rallyrevival.co.uk