Things are set for a speedy start at a new restaurant and bar development on Welsh holiday park Islawrffordd Caravan Park, with racing driver Nigel Mansell opening this stunning new venue, in readiness for the main summer season. The motor racing legend agreed to return to the Cambrian Coast caravan park where he has holidayed since childhood, to officially open the £700,000 restaurant and bar called Nineteen57.
Mansell, who has holidayed at the park since he was four years old, and still has a holiday home there, is a close family friend of the owners, Gwynfor Evans and his sons, Dylan and Geraint. Gwynfor actually lays claim to starting Mansell on the road to motor racing stardom, by starting him in go-karting.
‘Very few people can say that they have been coming to the same place for 55 years and I am so proud of what the Evans family has achieved,’ Mansell told guests at the park’s 55th birthday party in 2012.