Events For Swallow Doretti Owners:

Events For Swallow Doretti Owners:
Here is a list of my initial ideas for 2015. Your suggestions or invitations
would be most welcome and will prompt an update to the list:
Wye Valley Run Date 2nd May
This is organised by Chepstow Rotary Club as a charity fund raiser. Entry fee of
around £25 gives you a good day out exploring the beautiful scenery in or
around the Wye Valley with like minded classic car owners. Alison and I will be
going on this.
Monmouth Steam and Vintage Show 3rd May
This is the day after the Wye Valley Run so gives you the opportunity to make a
Wye Valley weekend of it. Alison and I will be going on this. Get entry form
here if you care to join us
Donnington Historic Festival 2nd 3rd & 4th May.
Three Dorettis went last year and enjoyed the weekend. for details of weekend
The Marches Transport Festival 9th & 10th May – The event is set within the
grounds of Ludlow’s historic castle. Ludlow itself is an interesting and historic
town and well worth a visit. We had a great time last year. Four Dorettis have
already booked their places for this year. NB Sunday is now fully booked
Abergavenny Steam Rally 24th & 25th May
I have booked in for one day with the Doretti and one in a Jaguar. If you plan to
go with your Doretti please let me know which day you will attend and I will
ensure that my Doretti is there also.
Fougeres Rallye Brittany 29th to 1st June
Two Swallow Dorettis one British and one French went in 2011 and had a great
time. It is VERY well organised by French car enthusiasts with about 60% GB
participants this year - possibly due to the strong pound. It is excellent value
for money. It has a really impressive entry list – check out the “News” section
of their website. It promises to provide excellent hospitality, great company
and some interesting sights.
Out of the ordinary pre 1960 classics are the staple diet and we fit into that
category very well.
Alison and I have booked our place with our Doretti again this year and would
welcome fellow Doretti Owners.
The start point is Monet’s garden at Giverny. From here it travels north to
Honfleur and explores the areas around and between.
Or Pegasus Cotswold Tour 31st May Starts in Bristol and (not surprisingly) tours
the Cotswolds. Mike and I took our respective Dorettis last year and had a
great time. Get your entry form here:
Classic Coombe Retro and Action Day Classic Coombe Circuit Saturday 20th
June - Classic & Retro Action Day Castle Coombe
If enough people express an interest in time I will book a Doretti stand
otherwise I will join the Jaguars.
Berkeley Castle Classic Meet Sunday 21st June Why not make a Cotswold
weekend of it with these 2 adjacent events?
Chiping Sodbury Cotswold Tour Sunday 28th June– Organised by the Chipping
Sodbury Rotary Club – Gather in the wide market square with a diverse
collection of classics. You will be waved off by the Mayor and enjoy the best
that the Cotswolds has to offer. It is punctuated with a coffee and cake stop
and finishes with an optional buffet banquet.
Silverstone Classic 25th to 27nd July Something of a spectacle. Historic
Racing, Concerts and a full weekend of activity. We have booked to go in a
non-Doretti this year due to lack of uptake by other Doretti Owners in the
Silverstone Classic
TR International Weekend 7th to 9th August – This event returns to The Three
Counties Showground Malvern. £29 per person for a weekend ticket or £24
Sat only, £15 Sunday Only
Three Cocks Vintage Rally Near Hay on Wye Powys 9th August – I went to this
in 2013 and it was superb (2014 was unfortunately a washout). I will be going
there again this year. For me it was the best event of 2013 - What a location,
on the crest of a hill with 360 degree views of superb mid-Wales countryside.
Wherever you are coming from it is fantastic drive to get there! Classic cars,
Steam Engines, Autojumble and much more. It coincides with the last day of TR
International. SAE for FREE Tickets gets my vote!
Goodwood Revival 11th to 13th September – 3 Dorettis made it last year A
club invitation would be much appreciated if anyone happens to know Lord
March. – We would be able to offer an interesting and period display for the
infield area.
Angouleme Circuit des Remparts 18th to 20th September – Refer to hyperlink.
We went there in the Doretti in 2011. There is a very good but expensive tour
publicised on the website – too expensive for me but a Charente based friend
of mine is in touch with the local organiser of an alternative and very friendly
tour within the financial means of mere mortals. I hope to be there but this
depends on the plans of our ex-pat friends.
Castle Coombe Classic Action Day 3rd October An excellent Historic Race Event
which operates on a very low key basis. We went in 2014 and had a great day.
Morges British Car Day 3rd October
On Lake Geneva Switzerland. I could be persuaded to go there if others were
NEC Classic Motor Show 13th to 15th November – We will once again have a
presence at this the National Classic Car Show. To be held at the National
Exhibition centre with excellent transport links via M42, Birmingham
International airport and a mainline rail links.
These are just a few ideas circulated in an attempt to prompt some shared
activities. If you let me know what is happening in your area I am happy to add
these to the list and circulate.
Nigel Wilcox – 07989 878068 [email protected]