Pentillie announces new Festival of Motorsport for July 2015

21/11/2014 – In conjunction with Purple Motion Ltd, the team at Pentillie Castle are delighted to announce a new Motorsport event for the Southwest – the Pentillie Festival of Motorsport. The event will take place in the spectacular grounds of the Castle on Sunday 26th July 2015.

Pentillie are thrilled to be working with Lee Nathan of Purple Motion Ltd to host a spectacular new Southwest England motor event in Summer 2015, featuring a timed rally stage. Lee is taking the successful elements of 2012’s Festival of Speed, adding his experience of planning events and of the motorsport industry and taking on board feedback that we received after the Festival of Speed to create a truly inspiring and entertaining event.

Lee Nathan is well known as the organiser of one of the Southwest’s largest Car events – Southwest Autosport at Newton Abbot Racecourse – which has been running for the last 3 years. Pentillie will simply act as hosts for this exciting new event, while the planning and running of the event will fall to Lee, and Kevin Moore of who also represents the MSA, ensuring the smooth running of the day’s events.

Central to the event will be a live action Rally Sprint style event hosted by GoMotorsport and organised through local Motor Clubs. The original Rally Sprint event was based around the Esgair Dafydd Welsh forest complex in the late 1970’s and was essentially a rally stage run several times against the clock with the fastest run producing a winner. This format provided high adrenaline entertainment with the flamboyant driving styles of the competing rally drivers becoming ever more spectacular as their familiarity with the route improved throughout the day. It is this exciting spectacle of motorsport that will be brought back to life in the Pentillie Festival of Motorsport on 26th July 2015.

The range of entries will include many iconic rally cars (past and present) and an adrenaline packed day of action on the track will provide the opportunity to see them being driven in anger. For those spectators wishing to get a closer look at the cars the competitors paddock will have open access throughout the day, giving the opportunity to see the teams’ service crews in action and to chat with the service crews themselves.

The track provides an exciting and challenging course over mixed surfaces and offers excellent spectator viewing. Set in the picturesque grounds of Pentillie Castle, the course enjoys beautiful views of the tranquil River Tamar and majestic Pentillie Castle, contrasted with the high octane track action.

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

For more information about the forthcoming Pentillie Festival of Motorsport, please contact Lee Nathan on 01752 923512 or  Facebook: PentillieFestivalofMotorsport Twitter: @PentillieFOM or visit


6 responses to “Pentillie announces new Festival of Motorsport for July 2015”

  1. Brian Gotts says:

    Dear Sammie

    Good to see you at Cotehele today, and thanks for letting me know about this event in 2015.

    As you know, I drove a mini-bus for your disabled visitors during the 2012 Festival of Speed. I am willing to do the same for this event, and may be able to assist in booking a suitable mini-bus too.

    If there is also facilities for the showing on members cars Classic Vehicles, I will inform the CSMA Club following your advise.

    CSMA Club also have an Active Motorsport )inc Rallying) and Marshalling Groups, and would possibly be keen to support the event.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Kind regards,
    Brian Gotts

  2. natalie blamey says:

    Dear Sir/Madam
    Could you please let me know if you will be doing a vip weekend stay for the festival of motorsport. As we camelast time and really enjoyed it. Many thanks Natalie

    • Sammie Coryton says:

      Dear Natalie,

      Thank you for your comment! We look forward to seeing you next year. With regards to the VIP weekend stay, we have discussed this and will more than likely offer this again. If you would like to book B&B over this weekend, or would like more information, please email Elaine at

      Kind regards,
      Kate Pollard

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