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Popular motoring tour is a sellout

Classic car fans will take to the road again to help Bognor Regis Motor Club raise money for a life-saving charity.

 

The owners of 85 of the historic vehicles have taken all the places in the latest Regis Tour and Picnic event this weekend around some beautiful country routes.

 

They are revving to go in marques such as Volvo, Frazer Nash and Alvis in the ninth of the popular annual fundraisers, which is helping the Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance.

 

Club press officer Ali Green said: “The entry was limited to 85 cars. This target was full by early April.

 

“A donation of £25 from every entry will be given to the air ambulance and there will be a raffle at the finish to boost funds for the charity.”

 

The club is delighted to be able to start once more at Great Ballard School from 10.01am on Sunday after breakfast.

 

The picnic halt will be enjoyed at Rotherfield Park near Alton.

 

Its owners, Sir James and Lady Scott, are opening its park especially for the drivers and are staging a special tour around the building’s ground floor.

 

Next for the drivers and their passengers will be a visit to the Royal Armouries Museum at Fort Nelson on Portsdown Hill before a visit to the specially opened Jim Stokes Workshop.

 

“This amazing place is a mecca for classic car enthusiasts with the opportunity to look around the workshops, machine shops and see the unbelievable selection of vintage, historic and classic cars, including competition cars used for racing and rallying,” said Ali.

 

The next exclusive visit will be The Tithe Barn at Old Ditcham Park Farm for the finish with a hog roast and cash live steel band and a raffle.

 

“We expect the total route is around 100 miles and the first cars will be at the finish around 5pm,” Ali said.

 

She said the club was grateful to the venues for allowing the visits and the tour’s sponsors for their backing.

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