The 19th Regis Classic Tour
“The BOB Tour” visiting Berkshire, Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire. 11th – 13th March 2016
Historic Rallying legend Paddy Hopkirk MBE will be making a personal appearance to meet the participants on Saturday!
Planned by the ladies of Bognor Regis Motor Club Ltd and generously sponsored for the ninth year by William Frosts of Frosts Ltd www.frosts4cars.co.uk.
The very comfortable host hotel is the 4 star Hilton St Anne’s Manor at Wokingham, www.hilton.com/Wokingham crews will arrive on Friday night to sign-on and collect their packs before a group Buffet Dinner. We will be entertained after dinner by The Decibelles www.decibellesuk.co.uk
Saturday the tour heads through Berkshire and into Buckinghamshire visiting the Chiltern Hills.
- Nether Winchendon House netherwinchendonhouse.com to enjoy the delightful grounds and gardens with the River Thame meandering through with coffee & tray bakes in the Carriage Barn.
- The Trenchard Museum and The James McCudden Flight Heritage Centre at RAF Halton raf.mod.uk/rafhalton/aboutus/trenchardmuseum.cfm
Both provide very interesting visits and a light lunch will be served in the Mess. Rallying Legend Paddy Hopkirk has kindly agreed to visit and meet the crews. The ladies were thrilled, delighted and honoured to hear Paddy was in the country and able to come along.
- The Wittington Estate courtesy of The SAS Institute at Marlow will be our afternoon cream tea venue where the 110 acres of grounds are being restored to their former glory by a very dedicated in house team. Cream Tea will be served by the delightful ladies of Hambleden WI, so there will be lovely scones! These venues are opening exclusively for our participants.
- Crews then return to the hotel for a pre-dinner Drinks Reception where tombola tickets will be sold, followed by a Black Tie Gala Dinner where the entertainment for the evening will be our Auctioneer of some repute Rob Hunt.
The fabulous auction prizes include:
Lot 1: Force India Prize of a Baseball cap signed by Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg www.saharaforceindiaf1.com
Lot 2: Denbie’s Wine Tour www.denbies.co.uk
Lot 3: EDP Canvas Block Print of your classic car on a Regis Classic Tour www.edpphoto.com
Lot 4: Autosports Gallery limited edition print by Alfredo de la Maria of the Monaco Grand Prix 1952 www.autosports-gallery.com
Lot 5: Eurostar Tickets – Donated by Andy Doherty
Lot 6: Francis Hotel at Bath B & B stay plus Bath Thermae Spa – Donated by Denis Robson
Lot 7: One week’s stay at the Wildgoose’s Lodge at Praa Sands, Cornwall – donated by Mick and June Wildgoose
Lot 8: Flight Simulator Experience one hour “flying” Eurofighter Tyhoon www.virtualflight.co.uk
Lot 9: Pair of tickets to Silverstone British GP on Sunday 10th July 2016 – donated by John Fitzwater
Lot 10: Up to 1.7m x 3m Wall art of your classic car – Taylor Bloxham using EDP image from Regis Classic Tour www.taylorbloxham.co.uk
Lot 11: Crows Hall, Ne Debenham, Suffolk – Opera & Jazz Tickets for 11th & 12th June – www.crows-hall.com
Lot 12: Overnight stay at St Anne’s Manor, Wokingham with breakfast and use of leisure facilities. www.hilton.com
Lot 13: Paul Swift Ultimate Stunt Driving Experience for 1 www.stuntdriving.co.uk
Lot 14: Visit for 4 to K2 Sales in Aylesbury to see them building Muck Spreaders! www.k2sales.co.uk
Lot 15: Country Lane Tours 8th Credit Crunch Special – Car Tour 22nd – 24th April 2016. Donated by Ian Glass www.countrylanetours.co.uk
Lot 16: Williams Factory & Sir Frank Williams personal Grand Prix Collection visit for 4 people with lunch. www.williamsf1.com
On Sunday the tour is heading onto the open roads of Oxfordshire. Shaw House, Newbury www.westberks.gov.uk/shawhouse. This is our Morning Coffee and cake venue, a remarkably well preserved example of an Elizabethan Manor House built in 1581 for Thomas Dolman, a wealthy Newbury cloth merchant. We have also been given permission to drive through the grounds of Welford Park (home of the Great British Bake-Off).
The Williams Conference Centre at Grove www.williamsf1.com/conference-centre is our fantastic finish venue where there will be an opportunity to view Sir Frank Williams private collection of Grand Prix cars before a two course hot buffet lunch.
The entry fee is £700 for a crew of two sharing a double/twin en-suite room at Hilton – St Anne’s Manor for Friday & Saturday night plus English Breakfast both mornings. Buffet Dinner on Friday evening and three course Gala Dinner on Saturday. Entry fees to all venues en-route plus refreshments and lunches on Saturday and Sunday. Comprehensive Tulip roadbook. Each crew will have a Souvenier photograph and commemorative gift plus the services of our experienced marshalling team.
To learn more about the tour please call Ali Green 01243 542674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the last 18 years the team have raised £485,721.56 for Cancer charities. For 2016 every penny raised will be donated between Against Breast Cancer and Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer. It is hoped that the magic half a million figure will be exceeded next year with the help and support of everyone involved.
Photographs of the 18th Regis Classic Tour are available from Nigel Eddleston at www.edpphoto.com, official photographers for The Regis Classic Tour.
Next Year’s Grand Finale!
The 20th Regis Classic Tour – 30th March – 1st April 2017
The 20th and the very final Regis Classic Tour will be held in Rotterdam, as a repeat of our 10th Tour, although the venues and route will probably have to change after 10 years! We have booked the fabulous 4* Valk Hotel ARA in Zwindrecht and an overspill at the Ridderkirk Hotel with transport for any overspill. All evening meals will be at the ARA for everyone. This will be over the weekend of Friday 30th, Saturday March 31st and April 1st (no it is not an April Fool) 2017. There will be limited entries available and interest from crews is already very high. Initially the entry will only be open to people who have entered one of the previous 19 Regis Classic Tours. To make things as fair as possible the flyers will be emailed out to previous crews after the Easter Weekend, if you have moved house please email Ali at theregisclassictour@btinternet with your new email so she can ensure you are on the address list. Rooms at the ARA will be allocated to all the Organising Team and sponsors first and then on a first come first served basis, (there are very limited single rooms at Hotel ARA). Once all the ARA rooms are allocated we will then take up the allocation at Ridderkirk. We anticipate a very high demand for entries from our loyal tourists.