International stunt driver Terry Grant will be bringing his spectacular show to the brand new Superprix of Wales at the Parc y Scarlets rugby stadium in Llanelli.
The high-octane Superprix of Wales motorsport extravaganza comes to Llanelli on the weekend of June 7-9 next year.
Terry is one of a number of big name attractions being announced over the coming weeks.
Stars of the world of Formula 1 racing will be announced as the line-up is assembled for an action-packed weekend of wonders at Parc y Scarlets.
Stunt driver Terry is the holder of numerous Guinness World Records.
This year, he smashed his own world speed record for driving a car on two wheels over a measured mile – in a time of just 2 minutes 24.5 seconds!
The Terry Grant life story is full of daredevil stunts.
With both parents representing the UK in various motorsports, it was little wonder that Terry Grant found himself behind the bars of his first motorbike at a mere five years old.
In 1995 Terry dipped his toes in the pool of stunt performing by promising the producer of BBC’s “Children in Need” that he could perform a TV friendly spectacle with F1 ace Johnny Herbert.
The hook was the part where Terry promised to leap from the moving car, and get back in. Something no-one had ever attempted before . . . and certainly not on live TV!
With an incredible 23 world records later under his belt, Terry is widely regarded as one of the greatest performers in the business.
He constantly changes both his act and cars to keep audiences flocking back for more.
Terry has performed at some of the most prestigious events on the global motorsport calendar – from the Race Of Champions in Paris, World Rallycross in places as far flung as Argentina, to the London Motorshow and the TV studio of Guiness World Records in Madrid.
Terry has worked for the cream of manufacturers, including General Motors, Saab, Vauxhall, Nissan and TVR.
Earlier this year, Grant told the BBC’s Top Gear –
“My very first driving experience was when I was eight years old. I was on the road, and my dad was sitting next to me. It was in a big, old Rover – not sure of the model – and I couldn’t sit on the seat because I wasn’t big enough.
“So, I used to do the steering, and when I changed gear I lifted myself up using the steering wheel, put my foot on the clutch and changed gear, so I was standing all the time. We got stopped by the police, and the policeman couldn’t believe it at first. He told my dad off a lot more than me!
“I was in my early 20s when I started racing cars. I used to mess about while I was doing it – do a few donuts, a bit of drifting. And those were the days before drifting was even called drifting. I kind of got a bit of a name for myself. So one thing led to another, and I was asked to do a display. And it just went on from there. In the end I just gave up racing, because I was too busy, and now I’ve been doing this for many, many, many years.”
The organisers of the brand new Superprix of Wales have given the ‘Green for Go’ to start online ticket sales for next summer’s big event at the Parc y Scarlets rugby stadium.
Event promoter Tim Matthews said at his Llanelli HQ this week that Terry Grant would be just one of a number of star attractions at the high-octane Superprix of Wales motorsport extravaganza.
He added: “Ticket sales are live online via our website and Ticketmaster. There’s just 28 weeks to go before what will be a world first – a unique blend of Rugby Union and international motorsport at Parc y Scarlets. This will be a truly unique event and we are hoping for sell-out crowds throughout the weekend.”
Tickets for the Superprix of Wales for the 7th, 8th, 9th June 2019 are also on sale through the Parc y Scarlets ticket office on 01554 292939.
You can find out more about the Superprix of Wales on the following website – http://www.superprix.wales