This year marks 100 years of the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, and a special UK tour has been planned to celebrate.
The Mitsubishi Motors Corporation was founded 100 years ago, and to celebrate this very special anniversary the UK-arm of the Japanese marque is hosting a one-off event next month.
Known as The Mitsubishi Motors Centenary Tour, the event features a carefully-curated tour for Mitsubishi cars, a late lunch for attendees and even a hill climb. The event kicks off at Mitsubishi’s UK headquarters in Cirencester, where cars will line up outside the company’s office complex whilst drivers and co-drivers sign on and enjoy breakfast.
Applications for entry are now invited from owners of UK-specification Mitsubishis
that were registered before 2007. Owners of 50 of the most interesting and well-presented heritage vehicles will be invited to participate in this special event.
The first car will be flagged away at 9.30am and embark on the day’s 90-mile route that takes entrants through Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire on a range of roads carefully selected for their spectacular scenery and driving appeal.
The tour culminates at the oldest operational motorsport venue in the world: Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, where participants will be able to take two runs up this famous 1000-yard course that has hosted motorsport events since 1905.
Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors in the UK Lance Bradley said: ‘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. We therefore have pleasure in extending an invitation to owners of UK-specification Mitsubishis that are at least 10 years old to come and join us on 30th September.’