Pentillie Castle Launches Festival of Speed

Award-winning Pentillie Castle & Estate launches South West's premier motorsport event held in stunning grounds. The prestigious Cornish estate is to host spectacular new South West motor event in Summer 2012, with an adrenalin-fuelled hill climb.

Pentillie Castle Launches Festival of Speed 

Award-winning Pentillie Castle & Estate launches South West’s premier motorsport event held in stunning grounds. 

 Prestigious Cornish estate to host spectacular new South West motor event in Summer 2012, with an adrenalin-fuelled hill climb. 

Cornwall Tourism Gold Award-winning Pentillie Castle & Estate, in St Mellion, Cornwall, is to launch the South West’s first ever Festival of Speed (www.pentilliefestivalofspeed.com) on August 25 and 26th, 2012. 

The adrenalin packed weekend will feature a hill climb, endorsed by the Motor Sports Association, which will run from the banks of the River Tamar, past the majestic Pentillie Castle, on Saturday August 25th.   

On Sunday 26th, members of the public can apply for the opportunity to drive the hill in their own fine, performance or classic car - becoming a ‘racing driver’ for the day. 

Also on offer will be the chance to see some classic and rare cars, take a 4x4 for a drive around the estate with Land Rover Experience West Country and Roger Young Land Rover, have a go at clay pigeon shooting, drive a simulator and sample some fine West Country food and drink.

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Ted Coryton, owner of Pentillie Castle said: “This is a really exciting opportunity to create a unique and exhilarating event in the West Country. The Castle grounds are the perfect challenge for motoring fans and will provide a stunning backdrop for some beautiful cars.”  

“As a self-confessed petrol head, I am thrilled to be involved with the Pentillie Festival of Speed. It promises to be fuelled by action and very exciting,” said joint-organiser, Stuart James.

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