Bringsty Grand Prix 2018 Roundup

 

It was a pleasure to see so many of you at Bringsty Grand Prix over the weekend. The event was an enormous success and we’d like to extend our gratitude to the organisers and supporters who helped bring this historic event back to Bromyard for the first time since 1947, including The Bromyard Speed Festival crew, Cotswold Youth MX and local land owners. You can see some videos and pictures of the day on our Facebook page.

As many of you already know from our previous blog updates, The Bringsty Grand Prix took place over two consecutive years in 1946 and 1947, with the latter being politically significant due to the large public rally that took place on the Common to protest the loss of the basic fuel ration for private motorists. The pressures of post war Britain were too much for the event to continue past this date, which is why it was so exciting to see it launch again in 2018 after last year’s pilot event to mark its 70th anniversary.

Participants on the day included David Weaver, Marcus Doughty, Andy Carter, Alastair Garness, Vincent Hale, William Holden Jon Britton and many more, as well as Richard Williams who won the event and who is pictured below winning the Bringsty Grand Prix cup. The event was a classic ‘grand old scramble’, with ledges, bog watersplashes and steep climbs and as well as enjoying glorious weather, several participants commented on how the 1 mile period circuit was one of the best they’d experienced in years.

We’d like to once again thank everyone who made this event possible, and very much look forward to seeing its return next year.

 

A big thank you to ESL Photography

June Classic Car and Motorcycle Events 2018

Expect an exciting line-up of classic car and motorcycle events this month, from the historic Bringsty Grand Prix to the fun-filled Fathers Day Motorfest – whatever takes your fancy, we’ve found an event that’s just right for you.

1st-3rd June 2018 Vintage Nostalgia, Stockton Park

Enjoy this summer family classic car festival with an eclectic autojumble, over 100 vintage stands, classic cars, children’s activities, live music and more! Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Wylye Valley, you’re welcome to bring your tent, yurt, caravan, classic car, vintage motorbike, and join in the fun. Tickets from £10 a day.

3rd June 2018 Brighton Beach Classic Car Show

Opening at 10am on the Brighton Beach promenade, this fun and sunny family day out is perfect for the classic car enthusiast who also enjoys a stick of rock or a rum and raisin ice cream. Featuring an array of cars spanning the era, as well as activities, children’s entertainment and runs throughout the day, this is an event you won’t want to miss.

9th June 2018 Loch Ness Classic Car Tour 

The Loch Ness Classic and Vintage Car Tour is a non-competitive event restricted to entries from classic and vintage cars plus cars of a sporting nature as well as vintage and classic motor cycles. This year, the car tour is raising money for two charities –Children 1st and the Charity Account of the Rotary Club of Inverness Loch Ness. To take part in this scenic event, simply visit the website. 

9th June 2018 Jaguar XK70 celebration Shelsey Walsh

Dress up in your best motoring heyday outfit and head to the oldest hill climb still running in the world, Shelsley Walsh, to celebrate all-things-Jaguar. View a spectacular range of Jaguars, enjoy Q&A sessions with a panel of Jaguar experts, eat and drink from a variety of vendors and watch some incredible runs throughout the day.

9th June 2018 Bringsty Grand Prix

Returning for the first time in almost half a century, this incredible motorcross event will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view some beautiful motorcycles from across the decades. The venue will be Tiblands Farm, Linley Green Road, Bromyard WR6 5RE.

10th June 2018 Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run

Back for its 55th year, the Manchester to Blackpool Classic Car Run is an enjoyable event for any classic vehicle owner. Starting from Worsley Old Hall near Manchester this Touring Assembly gives entrants a choice of 3 routes tailored to cars of different types. Veteran and Edwardian entrants can elect to start from the lunch halt. This year the route takes in many ‘new’ roads as it makes its way from Worsley to a rest halt at Haslingden then on to a lunch halt in Fulwood Preston. From Fulwood the route takes in Wrea Green to finish at the Italian Gardens in Stanley Park Blackpool where a simple Concours will be held with awards for the different classes.

17th June Fathers Day Motorfest

Treat your Dad (or son) to all-things-classic-motoring at Barleylands, Billericay CM11 2UD. Enjoy a display of incredible vehicles, a chance to watch live demonstrations, as well as some great entertainment on the main stage from DJ Crazy Nadge rock n roll and The Foxy rock Dancers, Motorbike football, Amazing Stunt Team and a huge kid’s area with fun fair rides, huge bouncy castle village and kids entertainers.

23rd-24th June 2018 The Classic and Sports Car Show in Association With Flywheel

For transport lovers everywhere, this year’s show features classic car, aircraft and military machines, as well as club displays, trade stalls, autojumbles, entertainment and refreshments. MGB fans will be delighted to see one of the very earliest MGBs in action – one of the first 20 ever made, in fact, and amongst those taking to the demonstration course will be a 1926 Bentley 3 Litre Sports works car that competed in the 1926 Le Mans 24 Hours. You can read more about the lineup on the day by clicking here.

24th June 2018 Really Retro Show

Now in its 4th year, the Really Retro Show will feature world-class cars and bikes, a dazzling array of vintage aircraft, an impressive collection of military machines and incredible live demonstrations both on the ground and in the air at the historic site. There’s also a Vintage Village featuring period fairground rides, live music performances, shopping and food stalls.

For any parts, accessories or clothing you might need to attend one of these events, visit the Holden Vintage & Classic website.

 

 

 

 

Bromyard Speed Festival at Shelsley Walsh 2018

On Sunday 13th May Holden Morgan were proud to join thousands of classic car enthusiasts, owners and trade and club representatives at The Bromyard Speed Festival On Tour at Shelsley Walsh.

Bromyard Speed Festival was founded in 2012 with the purpose of celebrating Bromyard’s rich motoring history which includes links with companies such as Morgan, Austin and Bean. Each year since, thousands have travelled from across the country to this picturesque town to view up close a number of fascinating motorcars spanning the decades. Those of you who attended in 2017 will remember The Beast of Turpin (among other landspeed record holders) thundering through Bromyard’s winding cobbled streets, the engine of which could be heard for miles. But what made 2018 a little different was that unlike previous years, the festival went on tour and took place at the historic Shelsley Walsh hill climb.

Shelsley Walsh is host to the oldest hillclimb in the world, dating back to 1905, and has accommodated continuous classic motoring events ever since. It was only fitting, therefore, that the speed festival should choose to go on tour at this location, where spectators could enjoy panoramic views of the 140+ classic cars in attendance, as well as refreshments, up-close viewing in the paddocks and the opportunity to meet motoring enthusiasts and professionals from across the country and beyond.

The festivities began at 10am and we were fortunate to enjoy blue skies and warm weather throughout.

A particular highlight for the Holden Morgan team was the chance to drive and display the 1970 Plus 8 currently available for sale, a video of which you can view here.

This stunning Morgan was despatched from the Factory on 1st August 1970 via Basil Roy Ltd in London and was originally finished in yellow with black upholstery. The car has benefitted from a ground up rebuild by Main Agent Brands Hatch Morgans, has been fully prepared to FIA Appendix K specification for Period ‘G’ sports cars, and offers entry into some of the most prestigious historic Motorsports events, such as The Tour Auto, Tour Brittania and HSCC 70’s Roadsports series, where a +8 is a front running car. Whilst having been built first and foremost as a competition car, it has in no way compromised its tractability on the road. The gearbox, having been attended to by renowned Moss box experts JB Sports Engineering is precise, offering the quick change expected of a competition car, the handling and ride has been very carefully set up as the car holds the road superbly, better perhaps than expected on slightly bumpy roads, the ride quality far from the race track. The supportive seats suggest that this is a car not just for racing but also perfectly suited to a little high speed touring as well. For more information on the car’s specifications and history, click here.

Another Morgan proudly driven by Charlotte Holden was the Plus 4 Supersport.

Also for sale at Holden Morgan, this beautifully finished car is one of only sixty of its kind. It features a carefully considered specification including an array of performance upgrades, track inspired accessories and fashionable sixties themed aesthetics. This truly versatile car promises all the reliability of the modern Morgan but with a large injection of legendary sixties racing spirit. If you’d like to view this car in person or arrange a test drive, you can contact Katie Turner on katie@holden.co.uk or click here for more information.

It was a pleasure to see some familiar faces at the event, including Granville Orange who recently purchased a three-wheeler from Holden Morgan (pictures below), which has received a stunning sheepskin interior makeover! We also had the pleasure of catching up with Stephen and Anne Massey who came in their beautiful Roadster.

Other cars and bikes of interest on the day included an Alfa Romeo GT Junior, Ford Model A 1928, Sunbeam Alpine 1967, Laverda Tipo Spaceframe 1975 981cc and a Dodge Tourer 1924.

Katie Turner, General Manager for Holden Morgan, said, “Bromyard Speed Festival On Tour was a huge success and the entire Holden Morgan team and customers enjoyed themselves immensely. The day presented a unique opportunity to see some spirited driving against a beautiful backdrop and it’s clear from the attendance levels and reception that it was a treat for all who came. We look forward to supporting Bromyard Speed Festival again in 2019 when it is expected to return to Bromyard.”

If you have any questions about the Morgans for sale at Holden Morgan, please email katie@holden.co.uk. We look forward to seeing you again on 7th April next year!

 

Classic Motoring Events for May

May is the first month of 2018 to play host to an enormous range of classic motoring and transport events across the country and beyond. From The Mini London To Brighton Run, to The Monaco Grand Prix Historic, this month is sure to offer something for any classic motoring enthusiast or owner. Scroll down to read about some of our favourite events, including the Bromyard Speed Festival which Holden Morgan will be attending.

4-6 May 2018 Donington Historic Festival

With a spectacular selection of world-class grids, Donington Historic Festival 2018 will welcome several hundred classic racing cars spanning nine decades at the world-famous Donington Park track between 4th and 6th May. For a full timetable, please click here. Tickets from as little as £10 each.

4 May 2018 T.S.S.C. Triumph Weekend Isle of Wight

Celebrating the historic Triumph on the beautiful Isle of Wight on May 4th. This family-friendly event promises beautiful views, refreshments, entertainment and a chance for likeminded Triumph owners and enthusiasts to come together in a breath-taking setting.

5-7 May 2018 Caledonian MGCC Three Day Scenic Tour

This year’s May three day scenic tour will take place around the Borders in the beautiful region of Dumfries and Galloway. This event is now full so please add your name to the Waiting List in case there is a cancellation. For more information on the route and participating cars, click here. Spectators are of course welcome, and the beautiful scenery makes for a beautiful picnic backdrop!

5 May 2018 Brooklands Auto Italia Day

The Brooklands Auto Italia Day is one of the biggest events of the year at Brooklands, celebrating the all things Italian. This year the event will be celebrating its 33rd year, and will welcome an abundance of beautiful Italian cars and motorcycles, as well as Italian food, themes and music. Highlights on the day will include a live demonstration of a rare 1955 Maserati A6G Zagato, a Lancia Stratos Group 4 Rally car and an Intermeccanica Indra, built by Construzione Automobili Intermeccanica. Tickets £16 for an adult.

5-6 May 2018 Shelsley Walsh Speed Into Spring

Taking place at the historic Shelsley Walsh, this fantastic family-focused classic motoring event promises fast cars, new faces and never been seen before cars. Trade representatives will also be present to answer questions. Click here for the full line-up. Tickets from £8 when booked in advance.

6 May 2018 Bowood Spring Classic Car & Bike show Wiltshire 

A first for Bowood House, May 6th will be the first of two new classic vehicle shows. The event takes place over the Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 6 May and offers a spectacular day of motoring heritage ideal for enthusiasts, day trippers and families. As well as beautiful grounds and refreshments, there will be a full vehicle concours overseen by leading commentator and vehicle expert Les Clayton. Advance purchase tickets from as little as £4.50.

6-7 May 2018 Stratford Festival of Motoring

On 6-7 May, the historic town centre streets of Stratford-upon-Avon will be shut to normal traffic, permitting motoring enthusiasts to showcase over 300 cars per day! There will also be engaging summer activities for the family, making this a fun day out for everyone. Entries for cars are now closed but spectators are welcome on the day.

7 May 2018 Swansea Classic Car Show 

The Swansea Classic Car Show has now been running for more than 30 years and is due to take place at Singleton Park, Swansea West Glamorgan, SA2 8PY, Monday 7th May. The day promises all-round family fun featuring more than 500 cars, an autojumble and trade stands. Children’s entertainment, fair and full range of catering will also be offered. .

11-13 May 2018 Monaco Grand Prix historic

Running since 1997, the Monaco Grand Prix Historic is a not-to-be-missed, spectacular event for all motoring enthusiasts across the globe. Set in the heart of Monaco, the programme this year features F1 Grand Prix cars from 1966 to 1972 inclusive, a parade for pre-war Grand Prix cars, a prize giving Gala Dinner and much much more. For the full programme details, click here.

13 May 2018 Bromyard Speed Festival On Tour

This year, the annual Bromyard Speed Festival will be going on tour and taking place at the historic Shelsley Walsh. You can expect up to 140 spectacular classic cars and motorcycles, many of which will be displayed in paddocks for the public to enjoy up close. Refreshments and entertainment, as well as trade stands and club representatives will also be in attendance. For more information click here.

20 May 2018 South Wales Classic Car Show   

Taking place at the Cardiff City Football Stadium, this year’s classic car show promises a huge range of classic vehicles spanning the decades, as well as visits from motoring experts across the country, trade stands and club representatives. For more information click here.

20 May 2018 Mini London to Brighton Run

The annual London to Brighton Mini Run is organised by the London & Surrey Mini Owners Club and remains one of the biggest events along Madeira Drive with parked Minis stretching all the way from the Sealife Centre to Blackrock. The event is open to all types of Mini, as well as a Show and Shine competition, which has 8 different classes, differentiated by criteria such as age of vehicle and degree of modification.  In addition, the Mini Run is an enormous market selling everything and anything you could want for your Mini. Basically, if you’re a Mini owner or a Mini enthusiast, this is a not-to-be-missed event.

26-27 May 2018 Land Rover Spring Show Scotland

The Scottish Land Rover Show returns to The Royal Highland Showground, Ingilston, Edinburgh on the new date of May 26th & 27th 2018. Major manufacturers, retailers and hundreds of autojumblers will be bringing the very best Land Rovers, parts and accessories to your doorstep. Hundreds of Land Rovers and Club Displays, Jam Packed main arena action, fun and games and evening entertainment will ensure there’s something for all the family. Advance tickets from £12.

Should you need any parts, clothing or accessories to attend any of these events, head over to our website now.

 

Classic Motoring Events April 2018

With the race season fully underway, we are excited to see what April has in store for the classic motoring enthusiast. This month Bromyard Speed Festival goes on tour, and Bringsty Grand Prix returns after a 70 year absence. You can also find some exciting workshops and bike shows across the country in the coming weeks.

 The Bringsty Grand Prix POSTPONED

The Bringsty Grand Prix will run in the Herefordshire countryside for the first time since 1947. Supported by local land owners and in keeping with the ethos of The Bromyard Speed Festival, this historic motorcross event will take place at the Tiblands Farm, Linley Green Road, Bromyard WR6 5RE, where motoring enthusiasts from all over the country are expected to gather in celebration of its much-anticipated return. PLEASE NOTE THE ORIGINAL DATE  OF 7 APRIL HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO WATERLOGGED GROUND.

7 April 2018 The Carole Nash Great Scottish Bike Show 

Based at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, this fantastic classic bike show will feature classic bike fire-up paddocks, celebrity motorcycle guests, children’s motorcycle experiences, a custom bike show and numerous trade and autojumble stands. You can get your tickets (starting at £13.85) by clicking here. 

7 April 2018 – The Cardiff Motorcycle Show Glamorgan 

Back for its 26th year, the Classic Motorcycle Show will take place at  Llanishen High School, Heol Hir, Cardiff Glamorgan, CF14 5YL and this year will feature 150 bikes spanning the eras. Over a thousand guests are expected to attend, with trade stands and experts on hand for a chat about the latest motorcycle news.

15 April 2018 – Classics At The Mill, Somerset 

Classics at the Mill is a family friendly classic vehicle meeting at the Haselbury Mill, a captivating venue in the heart of the Somerset countryside. The day will feature family centric entertainment, including crafts and activities, 150 classic vehicles on display and a hog roast ready to eat for when you get a bit peckish. Local pubs and restaurants will be open as usual.

15 April 2018 – The Southern Classics Spring Show, Sussex

The Southern Classics Spring Show is planned to take place at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, Tangmere, Chichester Sussex, PO20 2ES. Featuring an autojumble and trade stands, this classic motoring event is the perfect opportunity for classic car owners to come together.

21 April 2018 Classic Virgin Experience Day Classic Car Ownership Workshop

Gain a better understanding of classic car maintenance with this superb workshop for classic car owners. The day will kick off with a session offering expert guidance on the practicalities of classic car ownership including rally participation, club membership and social activities, facilities you will need to care for your car, finance, insurance, and what to look out for when choosing your classic car. After this you’ll attend a practical session in a fully decked out restoration workshop and learn the fundamentals of classic car maintenance, from filter changes and brake fluid checks to ignition and fuel care.

21-22 April 2018 Formula Vintage Championship 

The Formula Vintage Championship will take place on the National Circuit of Silverstone on 21 and 22 April. The exhilarating two day event remains one of the VSCC’s most popular events with spectators and competitors alike, and this year will feature free access to the paddocks, an opportunity to dress up in vintage motoring clothing and classic motoring stalls and trade stands. Tickets from £15. If you’d like to treat yourself to a new vintage outfit for this event, you can look in our Holden Vintage & Classic shop. 

28 April 2018 – British & Midland Championships Weekend, Gloucestershire 

The British & Midland Championships Weekend is planned to take place at Gotherington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th April 2018 and is expected to feature some of the fastest hillclimb cars in the country. Trade stands and experts will be on hand to answer your questions, and there is refreshments available for the whole family to enjoy.

Should you need any parts, accessories or clothing for any one of these classic motoring events, you can visit our website.

 

The Bringsty Grand Prix 2018

The Bringsty Grand Prix will run in the Herefordshire countryside for the first time since 1947 on 7th April 2018.
Supported by local land owners and in keeping with the ethos of The Bromyard Speed Festival, this historic motorcross event will take place at the Tiblands Farm, Linley Green Road, Bromyard WR6 5RE, where motoring enthusiasts from all over the country are expected to gather in celebration of its much-anticipated return.
Assisted by one of the spectators at the 1947 event, the original course has been identified, and it is still possible to follow most of its alignment over one mile traversing bog, stream, ledge and steep climb.
The one-day spectacular starts at 10.30am and is an ideal opportunity for onlookers to get up close and personal with some of the finest classic motorcycles in the country with unrivalled views of the event running across Garness, Brodie and Carter land.
The Bringsty Grand Prix first took place following the end of the Second World War and to reflect the historic link, and money raised this year will be given to charities which will include Help for Heroes. It goes without saying that motoring events such as these are not only a way to promote the area and boost tourist interest, but to also bring people together in recognition of an important time in British history.

Bromyard Speed Festival On Tour 2018

Bromyard Speed Festival is back, and this year, it’s going on tour! Unlike previous years when the streets of Bromyard were packed with classic and vintage vehicles from across the decades,  2018’s speed festival will be held at Shelsley Walsh, where participants will have the opportunity to experience driving on one of the world’s oldest race tracks!

Here’s what you can expect:

The event this year will be held on 8th April between 9am and 5.30pm, at Shelsley Walsh motoring venue situated between Great Whitley and Bromyard. Up to 140 cars and motorcycles will be in attendance, including rally cars, single-seaters and never-seen-before entrants, each being offered 4 runs up the track spread throughout the day. What’s more, in some circumstances passengers will also be allowed in the car with you, making this a special event for couples and families. Paddocks will be set up for spectators to view the cars and motorcycles when they are stationary, and an abundance of trade stands, motoring experts and club representatives will be on hand to answer your questions and offer their insights.

Entrants so far include:

Honda CBR F2 600cc Racing Bike

Global GT1 Single Seater Sports Racing Car

1951 Matchless G3RC Trials Bike

Porsche 928 S4 5litre V8

1958 Triumh TR3A 

Please note that it is £50 to enter your car for this event and you can do so by clicking here. Entrance for spectators is free but parking at the venue will cost £10.

AND THAT’S NOT ALL!

The day before the event, on 7th April, you are also invited to the Bringsty Grand Prix 2018!

Opening at 10.30am at Tiblands Farm, Linley Green Road, Bromyard WR6 5RE, this incredible motorcross event hasn’t taken place since 1947! For full details, you can read our dedicated blog post. If you’re interested in entering your motorcycle into this event, you can click here.

 

March 2018 Classic Car and Moroting Events

March plays host to a number of interesting classic motoring events across the UK and beyond. Below we have noted some of our favourites, from an intimate dinner talk with the iconic Harry Sherrand to Techno Classica, one of the largest indoor classic car events in the world!

3 March Carol Nash Great Scottish Bike Show 

Showcasing an impressive spread of classic bikes from across the ages, this fun and action-packed event is suitable for any bike enthusiast or owner. A bike jumble sale will give you the opportunity to grab a bargain, and a number of trade experts will be in attendance to help you with any queries relating to your classic bike.

14 March Harry Sherrard: My Life Behind the Wheel, Goodwood

Discussing his incredible motoring pursuits from across the decades, Harry Sherrad gives his time and insights to an intimate crowd at Goodwood this March. As well as the opportunity to gain in-depth information about Harry’s amazing adventures, you also enjoy a 3 course meal and welcome drink as part of the package. Get your ticket quickly! This is expected to sell out fast.

21-25 March Techno Classica 2018 Germany

Possibly one of the most popular indoor classic vehicle events in the world, Techno Classica doesn’t hold back when it comes to delivering an entertaining classic car experience. Featuring over 1200 exhibitors from 30 nations and almost 200,000 visitors across the 5 days, this is a truly extraordinary event that won’t disappoint.

24-25 March Kent Big Weekend

The Kent Big Weekend is a fun family friendly event offering a number of fantastic experiences, including access to the intriguing Dover Transport Museum. While this isn’t strictly a classic motoring event, there is an opportunity to explore transport through the ages via a variety of activities, as well as access to a nearby campsite for all of you ‘outdoorsy types’.

24-25 March The Manchester Bike Show

Back for its 7th year, this fantastic bike show features over 750 bikes from across the eras, including a number of restored classics and incredible race bikes. Enthusiasts will attend in abundance, and trade stalls will be set up for any bikers to get the parts, advice or contacts he or she requires.

23-25 March, The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show 2018 NEC Birmingham

As the UK’s fastest growing classic car event, The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show attracts over 25,000 motoring enthusiasts each year, as well as an array of trade stands, entertainment, project cars and restoration demonstrations. This year, the Triumph Dolomite Club will be taking on a special rescue challenge, a rare Saab 92 prototype will make its UK debut, and some surprise motoring celebrities will be on hand to interact with guests and take part in fun and exhilarating challenges.

If you’d like to purchase a new outfit for one of these events or need to restore or work on part of your car before attending, you can view a range of clothing, parts, electricals and maintenance essentials on our website.

Just A Drop

Holden Vintage & Classic are proud to support Just A Drop; a remarkable international development charity dedicated to bringing clean water to areas across Africa in need.

Not often connected with water drinking, Jeremy Holden looks forward to visiting a few wells along the 6700km rally route through Africa in October 2018 as part of RallyRound’s Rally Africa. Over the last 6 months, himself and a number of Holden Morgan team have been restoring ‘Sol’, a heavily rusted and run-down 1955 Morgan +4 (so named because of its resting place for the past 40 years – The Solway Firth) which was purchased somewhat spontaneously on eBay by Jeremy and collected from Scotland shortly after.

Upon assessing the sad looking car in the Holden workshop (which by this point had disintegrated further following the long journey), it was decided that even though it was in a rather sorry state, it was complete enough to hold promise for a full restoration over the coming year. And Rally Africa became the target! While the restoration is still very much underway and the car currently disassembled for a powder coating, there remains sufficient time to complete the project and ship the car to Tanzania in September where it’ll commence its 6700km journey to Cape Town via Malawi, Zambia and Botswana. Jeremy Holden said, “We are thrilled to not only take part in Rally Africa following ‘Sol’s’ hopeful completion, but also that we can support Just A Drop with such an important cause and are very much looking forward to the adventure”.

 

Top 5 Romantic Classic Car Drives

With Valentines Day around the corner, we thought we’d share with you our favourite romantic driving routes from across the country. If you’re looking for something to do with your better half next week, but don’t want to leave your treasured motor at home, read on to discover some of the most beautiful landscapes in the UK.

  1. Honister Pass, Lake District This circular drive through Honister Pass is ideal if you’re after peace and quiet, a picturesque landscape and a dose of fresh country air. Start in Keswick and follow the B5289 south, taking in the rich green scenery around you. This route actually rises up to 1160 feet, so you’ll be able to enjoy breath-taking views from multiple perspectives. You’ll then end up in Crummock Water – an ideal spot for seeing natural wildlife and taking beautifully photographs. Make a stop at The Fish Inn along the circular for a cod and chip lunch. If you’re planning a little top-down driving, make sure you’re wearing a cosy pair of driving gloves.
  2. Bromyard to Shelsley Walsh 

Bromyard is situated within the hub of motoring history, so where better to begin your journey? Drive through the vast country landscape to Shelsley Walsh, the oldest continuous motoring venue in the country and take in some of the spectacular sights. On your way back, you can swing by the Morgan Factory for a tour, or pop into Holden Vintage & Classic and treat yourself to a motoring item from our on-site shop. While this is a short drive, there is plenty to do and see in the surrounding towns.

3. The Military Road, Isle of Wight

The Military Road, formally known as the A3055, is situated between Chale and Freshwater Bay within the Isle of Wight. Resting beside a stunning cliff edge, this coastal drive is all on National Trust land, giving it that raw, untouched feel. A number of high points mean you’ll be able to see so far across the sea, you might even be able to spot France! While at Freshwater Bay, you can take part in some fun outdoor activities or simply find a cosy pub and enjoy a glass of chilled wine.

4. The Buttertubs Pass Situated in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, Buttertubs Pass takes you from Thwaite to Hawes. A favourite of Jeremy Clarkson’s, you’ll enjoy clifftop views and windy roads, as well as interesting views of the large limestone pot holes formed across the face of the rocks. Don’t forget your camera, you’ll want to remember this drive!

5. Barnstaple in Devon to Newquay Take a picturesque, leisurely drive across the Atlantic Highway in the north of Cornwall. Situated between Barnstaple in Devon and Newquay, this long, twisting road spans a full 160 miles, giving you plenty of alone time with your loved one. Enjoy the breath-taking views of Constantine Bay (and perhaps even enjoy a little beach picnic), or take the private toll road to the lighthouse at Trevose Head.

Of course, no journey is complete without the right tools and accessories. Take with you essential kits in case you puncture a tire, as well as a picnic blanket and an extra coat.