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Motor Museum sets scene for thrilling 30th Grizedale Stages Rally

Museum Duty Manager Chris Williams (right) and Paul McCann

[A]round 70 cars took part in a thrilling Grizedale Stages Rally over the weekend, with top national crews among those tackling the twists and turns of the challenging Grizedale Forest stages.

The competition got underway at the Lakeland Motor Museum on Saturday 2 December with dozens of spectators lined up from around 8.30am for the ‘ceremonial start’ of the 30th anniversary rally. It was the first time in its prestigious history that the Grizedale Stages Rally got underway at the Museum.

The overall winners were Ollie Mellors and Ian Windress in a Proton Iriz R5; a brand new rally car that has been developed by the Proton Motorsport Team for use on the World Rally Championship stage.

Competitors gather at the Museum

The Lakeland Motor Museum’s Duty Manager – and Former Welsh and British Rally Champion – Chris Williams, also participated in the competition alongside Irish driver Paul McCann.

Chris says, “I was amazed how many people came along to see the event get underway so early on a Saturday morning. It was great to be part of the 30th anniversary rally and the other competitors and organisers have all complimented the Museum on what a great start venue it was.”

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