MID Wales rally crews took part in a commemorative rally in Chester and the surrounding area last weekend.

More than 50 historic rally cars lined up for a 200 mile route which marked the 25th anniversary of Colin McRae and Derek Ringer’s World Rally Championship (WRC) triumph.

Entrants were headed by Colin’s father Jimmy and the route started with a scenic tour of Worlds end above Llangollen before proceeding to Rednal Kart Circuit, Weston Park, Oulton Park Race Circuit and Mold before ending in Chester.

Event director Bryn Pierce said: “It’s hard to believe that we’re just shy of three days since we booked Chester Racecourse last year for a dream that became Network Q Rally Revival.

“There are so many people to thank that individually would run the risk of missing people. From venues and 135 marshals, medics to recovery crews, and everyone else who made it what it was.

“The support from motor clubs was genuinely amazing and a huge thanks to Broughton Bretton Motor Club for manning the start, restart and finish plus the loan of vital signage. Plus of course Hagerty for the commemorative mugs.

“When we came up with the idea we thought it would be lovely if we could put Network Q on the cars to really roll back the years.

“Network Q supplied so much more than a name, with input including podium, door plates, official vehicles and a genuine warmth towards celebrating the 25 year history. Our thanks to Clare White in particular.

“Our guests, Jimmy McRae, Derek Ringer, Nicky Grist, Louise Aitken-Walker, Neil Wilson, Matt Edwards and of course compere Howard Davies we salute you

“The entrants who put their faith in us and created a truly spectacular variety of cars, the smiling faces and laughter, the social side was wonderful to experience.

“Thanks to our core team, the people that did so much behind the scenes, multiple mid week meetings, hundreds of calls and emails and time away from families.”