Entries open for 2023 Guild Classic

Entries are open for the 2023 Guild Classic, which will take on the splendid roads around the spectacular scenery of North Wales.

Base for the event, running from Friday 15th to Monday 18th September, will be the Lake Vyrnwy Hotel, near Llanwddyn, and participants will have a variety of activities available over the weekend.

Participants will enter their classic cars in the event, and are encouraged to take part as couples, to aid with navigation. Prices for entries are expected to range from £650 to £750 for the weekend, depending on the room type specified at the hotel.

The proposed itinerary begins on Friday 15th with a free run to Lake Vyrnwy hotel with dinner at the hotel and a whisky tasting and seminar.

Saturday 16th offers two options. Option one is a challenging day’s run of around 180 miles and should only be considered by drivers of cars with adequate performance. It comprises a drive to Anglesey Circuit (approx. 76 miles, 2.5 hours), where there will be a welcome by the circuit manager and setting out of circuit’s planned future, lunchtime driving on the circuit by Guild Classic members with a photoshoot and a self-pay paddock lunch. Members will then leave at their leisure to drive to Tyn Y Cornel (78 miles, 2 hours) for rendezvous with Option Two drivers and a meet with the Lancia Club (details below)

Option two involves a tour of some of Eryri’s (Snowdonia’s) most beautiful mountain scenery and picturesque towns, villages and coastal areas. (A number of local attraction options will be presented for your perusal). Members will then rendezvous with the Option One drivers at Tyn Y Cornel for a meet with the Lancia Delta Integrale Club, a champagne reception and steam cruiser rides on the lake.

Both groups will then return to the Lake Vyrnwy hotel for an informal barbecue.

Sunday 17th will see a Mountain Valley drive to taking in two stops including Bala lake. There will be further scenic mountains, a valleys drive to Betws-y-Coed and its Waterloo Hotel car park for a self-pay lunch at one of Betws’s many fine restaurants and cafes. The afternoon will see an Eryri mountain tour to Llanberis for coffee, a scenic route to Beddgelert village and return to Lake Vyrnwy hotel and a Gala farewell dinner before guests depart at their leisure after breakfast on Monday.

To reserve a place on the event, contact organiser John Griffiths for an entry form. Participants will then need to pay a deposit of £200 into the Guild bank account (mark the payment ‘classic’ if possible) with the remainder being paid a month before the event.