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AUSTRALIAN CLUB
20th ANNIVERSARY
GOODWOOD REVIVAL TOUR
AUGUST 30th to SEPTEMBER 12th 2017
THE ULTIMATE GOODWOOD REVIVAL TOUR
Over the past two decades the Goodwood Revival has
established itself as the world’s premier classic motoring event,
and 2017 will mark the 20th Anniversary of this timeless event.
The Goodwood Revival is a magical step back in time, a unique
chance to revel in the glamour and allure of motor racing in the
romantic time capsule of the golden era of motor racing at one
of the world’s most authentic circuits. The only event
of its kind to be staged entirely in the nostalgic time
capsule of the 1940s, 50s and 60s that relives the
glory days of Goodwood Motor Circuit.
This fully escorted self drive tour will take you from
the Four Star luxurious Oakley Court Hotel on the
banks of the Thames at Windsor through the English
countryside visiting iconic events, attractions and
motor collections culminating with 3 days in Reserved
Grandstand Seating at the 20th Anniversary
Goodwood Revival then back to The Oakley Court for
our Farewell Dinner.
You will stay in wonderful Four Star accommodation
including restored country mansions and country estates.
Your travel companions are like minded people with an
interest in classic motoring and relaxed touring. Depart
and arrive from your hotel each day in your own luxury
car and in your own time as every day’s itinerary is
plotted on our GPS units that will lead you through the
days attractions and finally to your hotel each evening.
If you love touring and the Goodwood Revival is on
your bucket list, this is an outstanding opportunity to
join us for what promises to be an outstanding
celebratory event.!
20TH ANNIVERSARY
GOODWOOD REVIVAL TOUR
14 DAY ITINERARY
A$8,995.00 Per Person
August 30th to September 12th
WHAT’S INCLUDED
13 Nights 4/5 Star Accommodation
14 Days “Luxury” car hire (Classic cars available at additional cost)
5 Dinners inc. Welcome & Farewell Dinners
14 Breakfasts
Windsor Castle Tour
Salon Prive with champagne and lobster lunch with all day open bar
Williams F1 Museum Private Tour with lunch
Blenheim Palace tour
Guided Cotswold Driving Tour
Gaydon and Jaguar Heritage Collections
Morgan Car Company Factory Tour including lunch
Stratford Upon Avon guided town walk (Optional)
Haynes Motor Museum
Stonehenge Historic Site
Beaulieu Motor Museum, Palace House and Abbey
3 Days Entry to Goodwood Revival with Reserved Grandstand Seating
Brooklands Museum
Comprehensive road book with daily route notes
GPS Navigator with full route planning (returned at tour end)
Classic Driving Tours travel pack
THE CARS
Car Class:
Mercedes C Class or Audi A4 (Others available on request)
Car Rental Includes the following
LDW Loss and Damage Waiver
LIS Liability Insurance
2nd Driver fees
Sales Tax & VAT
Airport Fees
Local Surcharges
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Return airfares to UK and airport transfers
Cost of meals and drinks and entry to places of interest not on itinerary
Personal expenses
Fuel and Tolls!
PROPOSED ITINERARY
Day 1 – Wednesday - Windsor
Arrive in the UK, collect your car from Heathrow and drive 20
minutes to our hotel, Oakley Court, a stunning country house hotel
on the banks of the Thames at Windsor. The 19
th
Century mansion
sits on over 35 acres of immaculately landscaped gardens rolling
gently down to the Thames. Formerly a private residence, Oakley
Court gained a certain level of notoriety in the 60’s and 70’s when
the building was used as a film set for several horror films including
Dracula, the cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show and the St
Trinians comedies. Your guides John and Colleen Davis will be
on site all day to assist with anything you may need.
Our Welcome Dinner is in The Conservatory of the hotel.
Hotel: Oakley Court - Windsor
Inclusions: Car Hire - Accommodation - Breakfast - Welcome
Dinner Beverages Included
Day 2 – Thursday - Windsor
Leave the hotel in your own time today for a self guided tour of
Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world.
It has been the family home of British Kings and Queens for almost
1,000 years and is an official residence of Her Majesty The Queen,
whose standard flies from the Round Tower when she is in
residence.
Windsor is still very much a working royal palace. The Castle is
used regularly for ceremonial and State occasions and it is here
that The Queen often hosts State Visits from overseas monarchs
and presidents. St George’s Hall makes a spectacular setting for a
State Banquet, when a single table, stretching the length of the
hall and seating 160 people, is decorated with porcelain, and
silver-gilt from the Royal Collection. St George’s Chapel within
the Castle Precincts is the spiritual home of the Order of the
Garter, the oldest order of chivalry in the world.
Founded at Windsor by Edward III in 1348, its Knights still attend
a Service of Thanksgiving in the chapel of their patron, St George,
processing in their robes and insignia through the Castle Precincts.
Today, the Order consists of The Queen, The Prince of Wales and
24 Knight Companions. There are also Royal Knights and Foreign
or ‘stranger Knights. St George’s Chapel remains an active centre
for worship, with daily services open to all. Return to the hotel at
your leisure and dinner tonight is members choice.
Hotel: Oakley Court Hotel - Windsor
Inclusions: Car Hire - Accommodation - Breakfast - Windsor
Castle Tour
Day 3 – Friday - Woodstock
Leaving Windsor, we take the A roads through Henley-on-Thames
to Blenheim Palace for Salon Privé, now justifiably regarded as
the UK's leading automotive event for premium brands. With
European debuts on the lawns of the Palace, the Concours
d'Elégance is not only the UK's best and most exciting Concours,
but it is now a world-class event with international recognition and
has a well-earned place alongside events such as Pebble Beach
and Villa d’Este.
We will be treated to a spectacular event, with lobster luncheon,
Pommery Champagne and full complimentary bar all day. Our
hotel for the next three nights is the MacDonald Bear Hotel in the
village of Woodstock and one of the finest 4-star hotels in
Oxfordshire. Set in what was once a 13th century coaching inn,
the hotel is just a few minutes drive and within easy walking
distance across the Palace Gardens.
Dinner tonight is members choice.
Hotel: MacDonald Bear Hotel - Woodstock
Inclusions: Car Hire - Accommodation - Breakfast - Salon
Prive
Day 4 - Saturday - Woodstock
This morning we drive to Oxfordshire for a private tour of the
Williams F1 Heritage Collection which was created in 2014 to
manage the team's collection of historic Formula One cars.
Housing more than 40 of the team's seminal race cars, the
Williams Grand Prix Collection charts the team's 30+ years of
motor racing history. Williams has a vast treasure trove of historic
racing cars that have been hidden away from the public, gathering
dust in storage and the Heritage division is returning these cars to
their former glory and bringing them into private ownership.
After lunch at the Collection we return to tour Blenheim Palace,
the home to the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the
birthplace of Winston Churchill. The Palace was a gift from
Queen Anne and a grateful nation to John Churchill, 1st Duke of
Marlborough following his famous victory at the Battle of Blenheim
in 1704. The Palace is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of
‘Capability Brown’ landscaped parkland, the great lake, beautiful
formal gardens.
Dinner tonight is members choice.
Hotel: MacDonald Bear Hotel - Woodstock
Inclusions: Car Hire - Accommodation - Breakfast - Williams
F1 Tour and lunch - Blenheim Palace
Day 5 - Sunday - Woodstock
Today we take a scenic drive through the Cotswolds, a region
scattered with small pretty towns and villages with a wealth of
interesting places to visit, including magnificent castles, ancient
churches, glorious gardens and stately homes with historic
houses. The Cotswolds is one of the most 'quintessentially
English' and unspoiled regions of England where you can’t help
but fall in love with the uniqueness of the area.
Popular with both the English themselves and international visitors
from all over the world, the area is well known for gentle hillsides
(‘wolds’), outstanding countryside with river valleys, water
meadows and beech woods, sleepy ancient limestone villages,
historic market towns and for being so ‘typically English’ where
time has stood still for over 300 years.
We spend the day exploring the countryside, browse a few shops,
soak up the history of the area and have ample time for a meal in
a traditional pub. Time this afternoon to visit the Gaydon heritage
and Jaguar Collections
Dinner tonight in the hotel is included.
Hotel: MacDonald Bear Hotel - Woodstock
Inclusions: Car Hire - Accommodation - Breakfast -
Blenheim Palace tour - Dinner
Day 6 - Monday - Bath
We leave Woodstock this morning and drive across the
Cotswolds to Malvern in Worcestershire to tour the Morgan Motor
Company. Established in 1909 by H.F.S. Morgan with the design
of the Morgan three-wheeler, production of a four-wheeled model
began in 1936, and Morgan cars have since become famous the
world over for their unique blend of charisma, quality materials,
craftsmanship and performance.
The ethos at Morgan remains unchanged: all cars are coach built
and the development of the model-range has taken the marque
into the 21st Century, and today Morgan builds in excess of 1300
cars per year. The Aero 8, a major achievement for a small
Company, was launched in 2000, and continual evolution of the
Aero Range has seen the Aero 8 joined by the dramatic Aero
SuperSports and its fixed-head sibling, the Aero Coupe.
In 2011 a modern interpretation of H.F.S. Morgan’s classic
design, the Morgan 3 Wheeler was relaunched and we will see
skilled craftsmen at work as they hand make the bespoke sports
cars. A light lunch in the Morgan Factory is included and dinner
tonight is members choice. Our hotel for the next two nights is
Bailbrook House, a country house hotel located just a few
minutes from the centre of historic Bath. Originally built as a
private residence in the early 1790s, Bailbrook House is a Grade
II listed property set within 20 acres of private grounds with
commanding views towards central Bath and retains all the
glories of that era thanks to a £10 million restoration in 2013. It’s
just a short drive from the centre of Bath with its fine selection of
shops, restaurants. and places of interest.
Hotel: Bailbrook House Hotel - Bath
Inclusions: Car Hire - Accommodation - Breakfast - Morgan
Motor Company Tour with Lunch
Day 7 - Tuesday - Bath
A rest day today and the opportunity to explore Bath’s striking
architecture. Roman baths, majestic Abbey and sweeping
Georgian terraces combine to produce one of the most elegant
sights in Europe. Despite the fact that Bath is a sprawling city,
the centre is compact and easy to navigate on foot and the city
has a lively cultural and dining scene that equals that of almost any
other British city. The day is free to explore and dinner tonight is
included in the hotel.
Hotel: Bailbrook House Hotel - Bath
Inclusions: Car Hire - Accommodation - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 8 - Wednesday - New Forest
Our hotel for this evening in the New Forest and we start the day
with a visit to the Haynes Motor Museum, the UK's largest
exhibition with over 400 amazing cars and bikes ranging from
nostalgic classics of the 50’s and 60’s to glorious Bentleys and
Rolls Royces and exciting super cars like the Jaguar XJ220.
Was Stonehenge a temple for sun worship, a healing centre, a
burial site or perhaps just a huge calendar? Whatever it was
Stonehenge never fails to impress. After Haynes you have the
option to move on to Stonehenge or drive directly to our hotel,
Rhinefield House, an historic hotel in the heart of the New Forest,
built in 1887 and featuring a double AA Rosette restaurant.
Dinner in a private room is included tonight.
Hotel: Rhinefield House Hotel - New Forest
Inclusions: Car Hire - Accommodation - Breakfast - Haynes
Motor Museum - Stonehenge - Dinner
Day 9 – Thursday - Fareham
This morning it’s just a short drive through the New Forest to the
Beaulieu National Motoring Museum, and a stunning collection of
automobiles and Palace House, home to the Montagu family.
Formerly the 13th century Great Gatehouse of Beaulieu Abbey,
Palace House is set in glorious grounds and gardens with
immaculate spreading lawns and walkways overlooking the
Beaulieu River. This charming house, kept in the style of its later
Victorian additions, has been in Lord Montagu's family ownership
since 1538, when Sir Thomas Wrothesley, later 1st Earl of
Southampton, bought the Estate after the Dissolution of the
Monasteries.
The museum houses over 250 vehicles from every motoring era
including some of the earliest examples of motoring to legendary
World Land Speed Record Breakers including Bluebird and ‘TV
Star cars. Also nearby is the excellent Buckler’s Hard Maritime
Museum with an insight into the history of this 18th century
shipbuilding village focusing on its vessels including those built for
Nelson's Navy.
You’re free to leave at your leisure and make your way to our hotel
for the next four nights. Located just 20 minutes drive from
Goodwood, all guests receive complimentary spa membership for
the duration of their stay, so you can swim and steam or indulge a
little and book the luxury outdoor hot tub and double treatment
suite. Dinner tonight is member choice.
Hotel: Solent Hotel & Spa - Fareham
Inclusions: Car Hire - Accommodation - Breakfast -
Beaulieu Motor Museum
Day 10 - Friday - Fareham
Friday is official practice day for the Revival and the annual
Bonhams’ sale of historic cars. We have Roving Grandstand
tickets today which provides for access to nearly all the
grandstands and for the ladies, it’s the perfect day to take in
Vintage at Goodwood, a unique blend of 1940s, 50s and 60s
fashion, music, film, art, dance and design. To fully immerse
yourself in the atmosphere at the biggest and best motor racing
party of the year, make sure you dress up in your tweeds and
trilbies, frills and frocks.
If you didn’t pack for the occasion, the Revival Market is ready to
kit you out with the authentic look, whether it’s the gentrified
country style, the rock’n’roll styles of the Teddy Boys or the
and Hurricanes that flew from Goodwood to fight the Battle of
Britain will be in the air again and the day culminates in the prize
giving ceremony where Lord March awards his much-coveted
prizes and medals. You’re free to leave at your leisure and make
your way back to the hotel.
Hotel: Solent Hotel & Spa - Fareham
Inclusions: Car Hire - Accommodation - Breakfast -
Goodwood Revival Entry and Reserved Woodcote
Grandstand seats.
Day 13 - Monday September 12 - Surrey
A leisurely start this morning as we drive back through the South
Downs to return to Oakley Court, for our Farewell Dinner
(beverages included) to be held this evening in the Conservatory.
En-route we visit the Brooklands Museum, the world’s first
purpose-built motor racing circuit, constructed at Weybridge,
Surrey in 1907. Brooklands was the birthplace of British
motorsport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many
engineering and technological achievements throughout the 20th
century.
The Museum displays a wide range of Brooklands-related
motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars,
motorcycles and bicycles to an unparalleled collection of Hawker
and Vickers/ BAC-built aircraft, including the Second World War
Wellington Bomber, Viking, Varsity, Viscount, Vanguard, VC10,
BAC One-Eleven and the only Concorde with public access in
South East England. Immediately adjacent to Brooklands in
Mercedes Benz World where you have the opportunity to drive the
latest Mercedes from the A Class through to the most powerful
AMG models.
Hotel: Oakley Court - Windsor
Inclusions: Car Hire - Accommodation - Breakfast - Farewell
Dinner
Day 14 - Tuesday - Windsor
After breakfast this morning the tour comes to an end with the
return of the cars to Heathrow (or your designated depot).!
TOUR NOTES
TOUR DATE
The dates for the Revival have now been confirmed as Friday September 8th through to Sunday
September 11th. As such the tour will start at the Oakley Court Hotel Windsor on there evening of August
30th and end on Tuesday September 12th.
NAVIGATION
On arrival at the Oakley Court Hotel, you will be provided with a GPS unit programmed with each days
itinerary. Navigation is as simple as selecting the appropriate day and pressing “GO”. The GPS will then
guide you through the days events and locations by a previously entered scenic route. Detail on operating
the GPS is included in your Road Book that you will receive in May.
HOTELS
Our hotels have all been confirmed and unless otherwise advised, will be as noted in the itinerary above. If
you need additional nights before or after the tour at any of the tour hotels please contact us as soon as
possible so that we can confirm your additional nights.
CAR HIRE
The tour itinerary provides for collection of the your car at Heathrow on Wednesday August 30th and return
on Tuesday September 12th. However pickup and drop off can be arranged at other locations and dates if
you plan on touring the UK before or after the tour. If you would prefer alternative dates an location
please advise us as soon as your plans have been finalised.
CLASSIC DRIVING TOURS
JOHN DAVIS
PHONE 07 55 774 655
MOBILE 0412 918 297
EMAIL driver@drivingtours.com.au
SYDNEY
MARTIN BRADEN
PHONE 0418 285 154
EMAIL rimcorp@tpg.com.au
MELBOURNE
TONY STEPHENS
EMAIL tonystephens100@gmail.com