A VINTAGE car race across North Wales returned to its Llandudno base for its tenth anniversary year.
The four-day Three Castles Rally, which sees competitors from across Europe race classic cars through more than 600 miles of scenic routes in the region, started and finished at the seaside resort.
More than 100 cars entered the event with a variety of driving tests including hill climbing on the Great Orme, circuit racing at Ty Croes on Anglesey and regularity trials at Caernarfon Castle.
The race was won by Graham Walker and Sean Twohey, from Saughall near Chester, with their 1973 Lotus Elan Sprint.
Mr Walker said: "I didn't know what to say and I was probably more nervous about making a speech because we only won by one point.
“It was fantastic. I've been at it for ten years and we've been knocking on the door for three years with fourth, third and second places.”
He added: “The marshalls did a marvellous job in that weather and we're very, very pleased with the result,”
Organiser Wendy Crammond said the ralliers had kept a good spirit in spite of the poor weather along some sections of the race.
She said: “The funny thing is that in all our 10 years of racing, we have only ever really had showers. We've been spoilt by the weather - last year's weather was fantastic - but the weather this year was a real stinger.
“But because everybody mucks in and gets in the spirit, everybody felt we'd had a bit of and adventure."
She added that the race would continue to return in Llandudno in the coming years.
“People really enjoy being in Llandudno.
“We set off from there and finish there each day, which is unusual in a rally - but we have a lot of ladies involved in this event, and they're always glad to know there's a base and dry set of clothes waiting for them