AUCTION CATALOGUE 2014
TOTAL RAISED FOR 2014 - £35,848.24
AND HOTEL CHOSEN FOR 2015.
The Team from Bognor Regis Motor Club are thrilled to say that The 18th Regis Classic Tour sponsored for the eighth year by Frosts www.frosts4cars.co.uk is now nearly 60% reserved. This is despite the fact that as yet only the choice of hotel has been confirmed and venues for the weekend have yet been finalised. Having said that, the Lady organising team have been very busy researching possible suitable locations and are very excited about the choice of venues on offer in their chosen area over the weekend of 20 – 22 March 2015.
The 17th Regis Classic Tour which visited the East Midlands this Spring again produced outstanding results for the tours two chosen charities: Against Breast Cancer & Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer. The final figure looks to be in excess of £35,848.24 and that will increase considerably once the Gift Aid has been added to the sponsorship side of the tour. This will make the overall total raised for Cancer Charities since the tour started in 1998 to over £446,000.00.
Next year’s chosen location will be Hampshire, Wiltshire and probably Dorset. Chilworth Manor www.chilworth-manor.co.uk is the comfortable hotel of choice with suitable parking and facilities north of Southampton. Now the work commences finding interesting and unusual places to visit over the weekend. These normally include a private country house or gardens, a brewery, cider house or vineyard, a venue of motoring interest and then a couple of other locations with historic connections like museums or working industrial heritage. The tour follows a popular and well tried format:
Friday evening, arrival and signing-on with informal buffet dinner probably with some live music. Overnight accommodation and breakfast.
Saturday: Early start after breakfast with morning coffee halt, light lunch and afternoon cream tea, all located at an interesting location. Back to the hotel for a Gala Dinner with Pre-Dinner drinks Reception, Tombola and Auction to raise funds for the chosen charities. Auctioneer & tour participant, Rob Hunt ensures as much is raised as possible for the charities. Overnight accommodation and breakfast.
Sunday: A slightly later start with morning coffee and a hot farewell buffet lunch again in a suitable venue.
There is always the opportunity to extend your stay in the local area with an optional evening coach trip to somewhere fun for a relaxed supper before returning to the hotel. We are looking at Coach and a Harbour Cruise with supper if that suits everyone? In the past this has included Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire, The Bodmin and Wenford Railway in Cornwall and Kinema in the Woods in Woodhall Spa.
The Lady Organising Team from Bognor Regis Motor Club has now got extensive experience producing one of the best Classic Car Weekend Tours in the calendar and charges much less than the commercially organised events. The Team pride themselves on their professional and friendly approach and good housekeeping skills to ensure that as much money is donated as possible each year. The Team are very grateful for the continued sponsorship from Frosts. William Frost MD of the company always takes part in the tour and thoroughly enjoys the experience.
The Team are grateful for the support of so many regular participants who enter every year and bring family and friends along to enjoy the fun. Crews take part from all over the UK and bring a wide range of classic cars many celebrating the highlight of British Motoring: Allard, Alvis, Austin Healey, Bentley, Daimler, Ford, Jaguar, MG, Morris, Sunbeam, Triumph and other famous European makes such as Mercedes and Porsche. Eligible cars should be registered before 1980, but if you own a more modern and interesting Classic then get in touch with the organising team.
Entry fee for next year’s tour will be £350 per person inclusive of accommodation sharing a twin/double room, meals and entry fees mentioned, plus Tulip Road Book, tour plate, commemorative gift, one souvenier photograph of the crew and the services of a very experienced team of marshals. Official Photographers EDP Photo News will again be in attendance.
Already there are several interesting Auction Lots promised including: One weeks’ use of a Modern Holiday Lodge in Praa Sands in Cornwall – donated by Mick and June Wildgoose. An entry on Country Lane Tours “Credit Crunch Special – 24 – 26 April 2015, Cook and Dine Experience with Chef Ruth Denzey, Framed Limited Edition Print by Alfredo de la Maria signed by Sir Stirling Moss donated by Autosports Gallery and a framed motoring print from Somerset Artist Julia Bickham. Plus an hotel break at Chilworth Manor – next year’s host hotel.
If you wish to enter the tour next year please log onto the website and download a flyer, print off and return with your deposit. Interested? Call Ali Green 01243 542674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Log onto www.theregisclassictour.co.uk for more information.