CAN YOU HELP MITSUBISHI CELEBRATE ITS 100 YEARS?
Manufacturer seeks 50 ‘interesting’ classics for a special centenary run
Mitsubishi’s UK arm is organising an exclusive tour to help the Japanese manufacturer celebrate the 100th anniversary of its first car. The centenary run, in honour of the Mitsubishi Model A, will take place on 30 September.
Applications are now open for owners of UK-specification Mitsubishis registered before 2007, with the ‘most interesting’ 50 vehicles being invited to participate in the event.
The tour is to start at the company’s UK headquarters in Cirencester, before embarking on a 90-mile route that takes entrants through Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
It will culminate at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, the oldest operational motorsport venue in the world. and participants will be offered the rare opportunity to take two runs in their cars up the 1000-yard course that has hosted events since 1905.
Lance Bradley, managing director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK, says: ‘Following the success of the UK company’s 40th anniversary in 2014, we are delighted to present another event along the same lines to mark the centenary of Mitsubishi’s first production vehicle.’
As well as the 50 Mitsubishis selected to represent the spirit of the event, a collection of vehicles from the Mitsubishi UK heritage fleet driven by VIP guests, journalists and company directors will also take part in the tour. Closing date for entries is 25 August. For more details and to register your interest, visit the web address below. mitsubishi-cars.co.uk/centenary-tour
The carmaker hopes the tour will be as popular as the 40th anniversary of Mitsubishi in the UK.