The 18th Regis Classic Tour – 20th – 22nd March 2015- Itinerary is now finalised and the places are filling fast!
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 over 65% reserved. The Lady organising team have been very busy researching suitable locations and are very excited about the choice of venues on offer in the area over the weekend of 20 – 22 March 2015.
The tour will again be raising funds for Against Breast Cancer & Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer. The current total stands at over £450,950.32 from the previous 17 tours. The team hope to increase this figure considerably from the proceeds of their next offering.
The 18th, will be visiting Hampshire, Wiltshire and Dorset. Chilworth Manor www.chilworth-manor.co.uk is the comfortable host hotel of choice with suitable parking and facilities, set in beautiful parkland, north of Southampton.Timetable for the weekend so far:
Friday evening, arrival and signing-on with informal three course buffet dinner. Overnight accommodation and english breakfast.
Saturday: Early start after breakfast with morning coffee halt in the wonderfully atmospheric town of Shaftesbury with special allocated parking on Park Walk with superb views and a chance to visit Gold Hill. (This is famous for the Hovis adverts). The Gold Hill Museum www.goldhillmuseum.org.uk plus the opportunity to have a wander around this delightful town with coffee and cake in the recently refurbished Grosvenor Arms www.thegrosvenorarms.co.uk
The route then leads crews to a ploughman’s lunch and a private country house visit at Bradley House, www.bradleyhouse.org home of the Dukes of Somerset. After lunch we turn our bonnets towards home via afternoon cream tea in the charming Victorian Tea Pavilion at Lamer Tree Gardens (apparently one of the first of the Victorian Pleasure Gardens). www.larmertree.co.uk. The 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 English breakfast.
Sunday: A slightly later start with morning coffee and a visit to WDK Motorsports www.wdkmotorsports.co.uk (where some of the cars were built for the film Rush that featured the story of the battle between James Hunt and Nicki Lauda).
The next stop is the recently opened Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery www.distillery.bombaysapphire.com installed with some panache in the old Laverstoke Paper Mill with a tour of the facilities and a cocktail – suitable for even the drivers with non alcoholic choices!
We then propose a hot lunch at the finish at Oakley Hall Hotel www.oakleyhall-park.com
There is always the opportunity to extend your stay in the local area with an optional evening coach trip for a fun, relaxed supper before returning to the hotel. We are looking at Coach and a Harbour Cruise with supper on The Princess Caroline www.princesscaroline.net out of Ocean Village please advise as soon as possible if you wish to come and join in the fun! Coach, Boat and Supper £35pp.
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 always thoroughly enjoys the experience.
The Team are thrilled with 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 the 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. www.edpphoto.com
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. Neale Thomas is again producing a charcoal and gouche original print. In addition there will be 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.