The three day event started with Documentation and Scrutineering on Tuesday 7th of September in Chester, before the lead cars set off for Aintree. The Competition Category cars had a Sprint on the original race track where Stirling Moss beat Juan Fangio to win the British Grand Prix in 1955. This was followed by races at Oulton Park. The Regularity Category cars followed exactly the same route for their tests, but had a road regularity test as well.
Wednesday the 8th was day two. Following an early start the competitors headed across North Wales to the Snowdonia National Park. After coffee and bacon sandwiches in a trekking lodge they tackled the first stage of the day at a military range near Trawsfynydd. This was followed by a stage up the sweeping tree lined drive of the picturesque Vaynol Hall near the Menai Straits.
Then on to the new racing track in Anglesey called Trac Mon. The international circuit is 2.1 miles. It offers a wonderful challenging combination of different bends and long straights on an excellent surface.
We then went to the stunning Marine Drive, around the Great Orme headland at Llandudno. This 4 mile stage as with all the others was tackled twice. It is as impressive to drive and as breathtaking as any Alpine stage. We then visited the scenic Mostyn Hall for the final stage of the day on the run back to Chester after a strenuous day which offered a variety of motoring challenges.
Our third and final day started with a stage at the magnificent Eaton Hall, a sort of mini Galapagos in its own right. Then on to the adjacent Cholmondeley Castle, one of Tour Britannia’s spiritual homes. Further on south we had an excellent and long stage at an army training ground called Swynnerton, where troops learn to drive on the right hand side of the road.
Birmingham was skirted to the north via the toll road, with a lunch stop at the Cock Inn before the final stage at Arbury Hall, Nuneaton. The last race at Mallory Park proved to be most exciting the whole way down the field and was a short drive to the finish, prize giving and party near Leicester.