Despite the very strong tradition of classic cars in Yorkshire, including our own manufacturers (Jowett, Ginetta etc) we have yet to see a really high quality prestigious event in the county. There have been a number of new events such as the Mintex Rally for former rally cars and the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival, but as yet there is nothing like a Salon Prive or a Concours D’Elegance in the North of England.
To meet this need the Fast Lane Club have have created Yorkshire Elegance, which will be a right good, fancy car event… here in Yorkshire!
It combines driving experiences with great cars, excellent food and good company, using some of the best facilities in Yorkshire.
Day 1: Harewood Hillclimb: England’s longest hill climb where up to 70 classic cars will be able to take to the hill with everyone getting 4-5 runs. There will be an overnight stay at Woodhall Hotel & Spa just 5 minutes away.
Day 2: Bowcliffe Hall Celebration Day – the main feature will be a magnificent display of classic Jaguars to celebrate 100 Years off SS/Jaguar. There will be around 1000 enthusiasts at Bowcliffe for the day and will also feature Porsche, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Bentley & Austin Healey.
The most special cars will take part in a run through the grounds around Bowcliffe during the afternoon so all guests get to see and hear the cars. The parade will start from a Marquee with red carpet and short presentation of each vehicle by Tony Jardine.
Food and champagne will available, and to ensure the VIP’s can enjoy the wine/champagne, they will be bussed back to the hotel. Cars can be left at Bowcliffe overnight which is very secure.
Day 3: Yorkshire Dales Driving Tour (for VIP Guests only) – guests will be brought back to Bowcliffe after breakfast to pick up their cars before heading off into the Dales. The route will include the Yorkshire 3 Peaks, Ribblehead viaduct, Buttertubs Pass with lunch at Swinton Park. The tour ends at Grantley Hall where participants enjoy an evening Dinner and overnight stay at Grantley Hall (VIP Deluxe guests only).
Dates for the event: 19th-21st July
Day Guest tickets available for the Harewood Hillclimb day and the Bowcliffe Hall Celebration Day.
All information and booking available at www.thefastlaneclub.com/yorkshire-elegance
(and please don’t forget the discount code: SPECIAL10 to get 10% off)
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