This weekend just gone the Three Castles Welsh Classic Trial was being held. The Rally has been held annually since 2003 and is a great way to get out and see the spectacular scenery of North Wales. Coastlines, Hills and Valleys all included. Entries are limited to just a few hundred to ensure the quality of the event doesn’t suffer as it is well know as a friendly but quietly competitive event where the main emphasis is enjoying the classic cars and scenery.

One of Mini Sports customers, Gerry Simpson who you may remember from the Ilkley Jubilee Rally post, entered this years event in his Austin Mini Cooper S. And today we received an email from Gerry, updating us on how the event went for him:

‘Hi Mini Sport,

I’d like to thank the team, especially Michael & Rob for their assistance in making my car a winner. We beat the Lotus Cortina boys and that takes some doing! It performed faultlessly and the MiniSport team have much to be proud of, Thanks.

Gerry Simpson’

Gerry has in fact come first in class beating an array of Cortinas and 6th overall! A brilliant result and we are, as i am sure Gerry is, very proud indeed as it is a great accomplishment to finish such a large, three day rally let alone finish in the top ten and first in class. Here are the standings at the end of the final day!

You can find photographs of the event at