Motors @ Mamhilad

July 19, 2018


A group of local car enthusiasts is putting their petrol headed passion to good use by organising a car show and family fun day in aid of Nevill Hall Children’s Centre Umbrella Appeal Charity.

 The event, Motors @ Mamhilad sponsored by Johnsey Estates, is on Sunday, July 29, at Mamhilad Park Estate, Pontypool, with public access available between 10am and 2pm.

 Organisers expect some 200 cars from all genres to be represented including vintage and classics, rally and race and more modern modified, sports and super cars.

 In addition to the myriad of cars on show there will be bouncy castles, face painting and games for the family to enjoy. Nevill Hall Sound radio station are providing music and an outside broadcast of the event.

 The Nevill Hall Children’s Centre Umbrella Appeal raise funds to provide enhanced services for the families and children who use the centre. Workshops, children’s parties and warm water swimming sessions are but a few of the activities provided to enable children with additional needs to enjoy the same activities as their peers.

 Matt Gould, Chairman of the Umbrella Appeal, said: “My daughter, Charlotte, has been attending the centre since she was nine months old, so it’s a place close to our hearts.  Charlotte, who is now 11 years old and who attends Victoria Primary, is a total ‘petrol head’”

 Sports car enthusiast and owner Matt, who lives in Pontypool, said: “Charlotte, who is soon to start at Abersychan Comprehensive School, loves cars and is a regular at local car meets. She was delighted when our friends Matt Reynolds, James Oversteer, of Oversteer Photography and Chris Wiltshire  and Paige  Murray of Wallboss UK, decided to put on this event.”

 Chartered surveyor Matt, a lifelong Ferrari fan, said: “We have over 25 different marques registered already, covering more than 80 years of motoring history. Aston Martin, Porsche, Jaguar and TVR are all present along with modern favourites like the mighty Nissan GTR.”

Charlotte along with other children from Nevill Hall Children’s Centre will officially open the Motors @Mamhilad event.

 Johnsey Estates, owners of the Mamhilad Park Estate, Pontypool, have provided the Umbrella Appeal Charity with the use of their large car parking spaces at their premises on the site of the Former British Nylon Spinners factory. With parking for up to 300 show cars available and gated access, the venue is perfect for the event and the Charity are extremely grateful for their support.

 James Crawford, chief executive of Johnsey Estates, said: “We have acres of parkland and car parking here at Mamhilad Park Estate which we were delighted to offer for use by the Umbrella Appeal Charity to use for their car show.

 “Johnsey Estates is pleased to have been able to sponsor and support this event by providing the land and cafe facilities as our contribution to the cause. This has come about due to the working relationship with Matt as we have a policy of helping those who support or help us.”

 Free spaces are still available for car enthusiasts who wish to show their car and event registration details can be found by searching for ‘Mamhilad car show’ on Facebook or ‘motors @ mamhilad’ on Eventbrite.

Public entry will cost just £2 payable on the gate with family discounts available.

For more information on this news release please contact David Barnes at DB Public Relations on 01633 548014; 07866 148407;