Heritage fleet’s turbocharged Lancers lead the way at EVO Festival
TWO of the biggest stars of the Mitsubishi Motors in the UK heritage fleet lead a show-stopping, on-track parade at the UK’s first Mitsubishi Owners’ Days and EVO Festival.
Organisers of the two-day event, which took place over the August Bank Holiday at Lincolnshire’s Cadwell Park race circuit, chose the 1981 Lancer 2000 Turbo and EVO X FQ-440 to be the front cars in the memorable rolling display of 77 Mitsubishi Lancers as they lapped the venue’s 2.1-mile track. The duo represented the first and last turbocharged Lancers to be produced.
In addition to the twin Lancers, the Mitsubishi Motors’ heritage display included the Lancer Evolution VI Tommi Makkinen special edition, 1974 Colt Lancer, Willys Jeep and 3000GT. Showcasing the brand’s latest developments were the Outlander PHEV and limited edition L200 Barbarian SVP.
The cars received a great reception at the show, even winning ‘Best Classic, ‘Best GTO’ and ‘Best 4×4’ awards, and complemented many of the country’s finest and fastest Mitsubishis that were in attendance.
As well as show cars and displays from Mitsubishi owners’ clubs from the UK, Europe and much further afield, the event encompassed plenty of track action, including open sessions and a sprint.
Darin Frow, of the Mitsubishi Lancer Register, who was the driving force behind the EVO Festival, said: “The general reaction from everyone was fantastic and after a great weekend with huge positive feedback, I’m pleased to say I’ll be organising the next one in 2018.”