Retro Classic Tour
This year’s tour spans just over 100 miles winding its way through the pleasant Warwick countryside.
Commencing at Stoneleigh Park with the excitement of Race Retro, the route heads generally south passing through charming villages and notable landmarks like the Second World War RAF Edgehill previously used for flight tests for experimental jet aircrafts. After the war it was decommissioned from RAF use and became Shenington Airfield, the base to a gliding club. Part of the former RAF air station is now Shenington Kart Track, the home of Shenington Kart Racing Club. Founded in 1959 it is the oldest Kart racing club in the UK.
From here the route heads west passing through Shipston on Stour, linked to the early wool trade and from the 1600s to 1800s a staging place for stagecoaches. There are former coaching inns, such as "The Coach and Horses" in the High Street, featuring many other listed buildings.
A short run north gets us to our unique lunch venue, where shimmering supercars can sit alongside custom creations without either stealing the spotlight. On the northern fringes of the Cotswolds, a region famed for its staggering pastoral beauty, criss-crossed network of wonderful winding roads and chocolate-box villages, Caffeine and Machine thrives itself on creating a hub centred around enjoying food and drink alongside a display of all things machinery.
Refreshed, our quest heads further north passing Charlecote Park where William Shakespeare was said to have poached rabbits and deer in the park as a young man, and to have been brought before the magistrates as a result. As we head to the top side of Stratford Upon Avon, we come across the village of Snitterfield where John Shakespeare, father of William Shakespeare, was born.
The route now is well on its way back to the show. Promising a reunion with fellow tourers, we arrive back to the HERO-ERA stand for a tea of coffee where it's time to bid farewell, knowing that we will always welcome you back for your next motor venture.
Leave Stoneleigh Park
09:30 | We suggest that you plan to arrive between 9am and 9:30am. This gives you the time to have your car checked for safety, by our officials and have a wander around the show.
10:15 - 10:45 | Documentation & Registration at the HERO-ERA stand.
11:00 | First car scheduled to start.
12:45 - First car expected at lunch.
13:30 - First car expected to leave lunch.
Return to Stoneleigh Park
15:15 - First car expected back at Stoneleigh Park.
Need a car?
The Arrive & Drive scheme allows you to compete should your car be unavailable or, if you are looking to purchase a similar model in the future it gives you the chance to get to know your prospective purchase. We have a wide and varied range of vehicles to suit everyone's taste.
|Colin Wilson (GB)||jacqui (GB)||1965||Volvo Amazon 121||1780|
|Gavin Crawford (GB)||Ann Crawford (GB)||1966||Volvo 122S||1796|
|Jason Reay (GB)||Rachel Stanley (GB)||1963||Austin Healey 3000 Mk II||2995|
|Kate Dunn (GB)||Malcolm Dunn (GB)||1935||Riley Falcon 12/4||1496|
|Roger Cole (GB)||Angela Wornell (GB)||1974||Hillman Avenger 1300DL Estate||1300|
|Simon Woodward (GB)||Roderick Woodward (GB)||1973||Triumph Stag||2997|