The Classic 300
The Masonic Classic Vehicle Club is marking the Tercentenary of English Freemasonry with a series of individual classic car runs. The non-competitive classic car runs are for the enjoyment of the participants, and to be seen and enjoyed by members of the public.
Named the “Classic 300”, the series will start on Sunday 21st May 2017 with a large gathering of vehicles at Windsor Castle. Further runs will be held all over England and Wales throughout the summer. Travelling gavels (made from con-rods) will be carried on the runs visiting many famous circuits and motoring venues, including the Isle of Man’s TT circuit,
The series will end in September at the Brooklands motor circuit in Weybridge, Surrey. Routes will be organised regionally and it is hoped that up to 1000 vehicles will take part.
The runs are open to Masons and to those with an interest in Freemasonry, classic and future classic cars. In some cases motorcycles and commercial vehicles will also be included. One of the features of these runs is that there will be a travelling gavel (a con rod) which will be carried on the run.
Saturday 12th August will be of interest for those of us in Kent. The run will start at the Brands Hatch Race Circuit where participants will have access to the Aston Martin Racing Club meeting. The Head of West Kent Freemasons, Provincial Grand Master Mark Estaugh, will present the gavel at the start of the run.
There is then a leisurely, scenic drive through the Kent countryside, with plenty of places to stop for tea/coffee. It will arrive at Lydden Hill Race Circuit for lunch, where participants will have access to the Classic Car Racing Club Meeting. The gavel will be received at Lydden by the Head of East Kent Freemasons, Provincial Grand Master Geoffrey Dearing.
Entrance cost for this run is £35 and this includes entry for car and two people to the meetings at both circuits.
Full details and registration forms can be found on the website: www.classic300.org.uk
For further information on this run, please contact Graham Roper using the contact form below.