Hundreds of rare cars gathered in Machynlleth, which served as the starting point for a charity convoy across Mid Wales.

On Saturday, September 24, the annual Mach Run returned for 2023, as a wide variety of makes and models descended on Maengwyn car park in Machynlleth, which was the meeting point and starting line for a drive through surrounding villages and roads.

The event was founded in 2018 as a way to raise money for Wales Air Ambulance and has donated over £30,000 to the organisation in total.

Founder of the Mach Run, Jason McCauley, stated that while the total amount raised from the 2023 event was still being counted, he expected it to be a record-breaking year for the event.

He said: “Huge thanks to everyone that came down to support the Machrun event this year.

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“Despite the rain, it seemed equally as busy as last year and I’m massively grateful to all who still came, especially the brave men in the kit cars, Caterham’s and AC Cobras.

“Huge thanks to the rugby club for offering their facilities and Hennighan's for the overflow car park and a massive shout to the event sponsors who have really pushed the donation pot up this year. I’d encourage everyone who attended to check out their pages and give them a follow as they helped pay for the insurance, car park, brochures and other little bits.”

“I also want to give massive thanks to the team of marshals that turn up every year to help keep the day running smoothly.

“I plan to have the totals tallied up by the weekend, but it’s already looking like a record-breaking year.”

The cars gathered at Machynlleth from 9am, giving ticket holders a chance to view the wide variety of vehicles on display and participate in a few extra fundraising activities before the main drive.

These included the chance for a visitor to ride along as a passenger in an Aston Martin and three Cadbury’s Cream Egg vehicles were on site, selling Cream Eggs to add to the fundraising pot with all proceeds going to Welsh Air Ambulance.

The cars set off from Machynlleth at 1.30pm, with the 200  vehicle convoy travelling 50 miles through the area, passing through Penegoes, Cemmaes, Mallwyd, Cross Foxes, Ty’n y Cornel, Abergynolwyn, Bryncrug, Tywyn Seafront, Aberdyfi and Pennal.