Hundreds of classic car owners were waved-off from the National Start of the ‘Classic 300’ at Windsor on Sunday May 21st, 2017. HRH The Duke of Kent, Freemasonry’s Grand Master, was there to witness the spectacle and help wave-off the vehicles. East Kent Freemason Mark Pierpoint in his 1971 Rolls Royce Shadow was the first to be waved off by the Grand Master.
The Classic 300 is a series of classic vehicle Fun Runs throughout England and Wales from May to October this year. The Runs are among the many events helping to celebrate 300 years of Freemasonry. The National Finish will be held at Brooklands Circuit in Surrey on Sunday October 1st.
During the summer there will be Regional Runs in nine parts of the UK, all visiting motoring venues, such as race circuits, hill-climb venues and motor museums. In the South-East a Run is planned from Brands Hatch to Lydden on 12th August. East Kent Freemasons with classic vehicles are invited to take part. Details are available on: www.classic300.org.uk
Following the recent Sky TV series of programmes entitled ’Inside the Freemasons’, the Classic 300 will continue to show Freemasonry as an open, caring organisation dedicated to charitable giving. The public are invited to see these vehicles at any of the routes throughout the UK.
Regions to be covered: the North of England, the Midlands, the South-East, the South, the South-West, Wales, Norfolk & Suffolk and the Isle of Man.
Report: Mike Baker.
Photos: Ralph Howard