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Break for the Border Road Trip

Break for the Border Road Trip

We sample Great Escape’s Break for the Border Road Trip to see if driving a varied range of classic cars makes the perfect antidote to dealing with the winter blues. Let’s face it, the UK winter of 2016-17 wasn’t the best and seemed to drag on forever with an endless combination of grey skies and […]

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Great Escape Classic Car Road Trip

Great Escape Classic Car Road Trip

It’s 180 miles back to Astwood, we’ve got a full tank of gas, five classic cars to drive, it’s overcast and we’re wearing sunglasses. Hit it we did as @MrMarkFairhurst and I went on a Great Escape Classic Car Road Trip never to forget. #greatroadtrip It doesn’t matter whether you’ve got the best classic car in […]

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2015 Autumn Classic

2015 Autumn Classic

With queues stretching for miles in all directions around Goodwood these days is it time to look much closer to home and get a taste of nostalgia without all the fuss and expense of much larger events. Maybe and as Castle Combe Circuit is only nine miles up the road whilst wearing my Bristol Motor […]

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2015 Neil Garner Open Day

2015 Neil Garner Open Day

Each year the TVR Car Club’s Wiltshire region, under the leadership of David Border, organises a local event with a truly national draw and this year the 2015 Neil Garner Open Day was no exception as it hosted TVR Automotive Chairman Les Edgar for the day. Just south of Kemble in Gloucestershire, and after much […]

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Great Sports Classics Day 2015

Great Sports Classics Day 2015

Before this year Bristol Motor Club had enjoyed sunshine all the way at its annual event but thankfully that didn’t put off a large number of exhibitors taking to Castle Combe’s recently re-surfaced circuit for the Great Sports Classics Day 2015. (All pictures Jim Gaisford) OK sunshine would have been nice, in fact even some […]

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2015 Chipping Sodbury Classic

2015 Chipping Sodbury Classic

We collect Great Escape Classic Car Hire’s Capri 280 ‘Brooklands’ from their Redditch base and drive south back home to first rekindle our love affair with this classic 80s Ford before discovering new roads and views all within thirty miles of where we live on the 2015 Chipping Sodbury Classic. A quick look at a […]

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Berkeley Classic Car Show 2015

Berkeley Classic Car Show 2015

Hmm, a rather lovely summer`s day despite the rather iffy forecast and all the better for the short jaunt to the Berkeley Classic Car Show 2015 combined with their annual antiques fair. We must have got the timing right this year as there were no queues on the roads to the event, and which had […]

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2014 Chipping Sodbury Classic Run

2014 Chipping Sodbury Classic Run

The sun shone brightly in the southern Cotswolds for the 2014 Chipping Sodbury Classic Run, an event we absolutely love because it totally embraces our ethos of classic cars being driven. 80miles following a carefully planned route that crews only receive at signing on shortly before enjoying tea, coffee and a luscious bacon butty, the […]

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Berkeley Classic Car Show

In maintaining our love of events large and small and in the run up to the big one for us this year, the Le Mans Classic, Chris ‘Scrutineering’ Dymock and his antique loving partner Lynnette finally manage to tick all event boxes together at the brilliant 2014 Berkeley Classic Car Show, Chris picks up the […]

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Great British Sportscar

Bristol Motor Club celebrate the Great British Sportscar

Bristol Motor Club (BMC) will once again be offering parade laps at Castle Combe circuit in Wiltshire (UK) as they celebrate the Great British Sportscar on Sunday 27th July 2014. With no charge to either display your car in the paddock or visit this event, for a modest fee of £14.00, payable by cheque or BACS in […]

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2014 Chipping Sodbury Classic Run Entry Details

2014 Chipping Sodbury Classic Run Entry Details

Join us, Jack Flash Photography and the Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury on their annual Chipping Sodbury Classic Run which will take place for the 19th time in 2014. As in previous years all Rotary profits will be put towards helping national and local groups, individuals and charities. This year’s event will be held on […]

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2013 Castle Combe Autumn Classic

If you struggle to get in to see some of the bigger classic car race events then it might be time to see what a circuit local to you has to offer at a fraction of the entrance fee, like for instance the 2013 Castle Combe Autumn Classic. Launched last year in 2012 the Castle […]

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