Classic Cars (UK) - - The top tours and rallies of 2017 -

3 CI Hughes His­toric Rally & Tests An­other HRCR Club­man’s road rally event, this time in Kent and or­gan­ised by the Black­pal­frey Mo­tor Club. En­try £120 per crew. black­pal­frey.co.uk

4 RB Lon­don to Brighton Clas­sic, Kit and Sports Car Run A fun, re­laxed day out in eclec­tic com­pany from Wey­bridge to the sea­side in Brighton. clas­sic­mo­torevents.co.uk

4-13 RB Via Iber­ica Pre-war Start­ing near the ports of Bil­bao and San­tander in north­ern Spain – ferry from UK not in­cluded. Cov­ers 1750km over nine days on the best roads in Gali­cia, As­turias, Cantabria and the Basque coun­try. En­try is for cars made be­fore 1940 only. From € 5650 per crew. via-flaminia.com, 0031 6 242 343 45

6-11 AE Mo­dena Cento Ore Clas­sic A stun­ning top- end event for sports cars and two-seat rac­ing cars with FIA HTP pa­pers. Five days, three cir­cuit races and a dozen hill­climbs, all fo­cused on Mo­dena’s most fa­mous cars and their pe­riod ri­vals. There’s also a reg­u­lar­ity op­tion for those not wish­ing (or not li­censed) to race, but all get to­gether each evening in lux­u­ri­ous sur­round­ings. €6500/€6000 per crew. mod­e­na­cen­toore­clas­sic.it, 00 39 0522 451899

8-22 RB Trans-alpine Ad­ven­ture A dream hol­i­day for any fan of recre­ational clas­sic mo­tor­ing. Fine food and ho­tels on the best driv­ing routes in Europe. €4995 per per­son. clas­sic­trav­el­ling.com, 01264 710375

10-11 RB Bar­bon and Lit­tle Devils Tour Satur­day at Bar­bon Hill­climb, Cum­bria. Sun­day Tour round favourite rally roads. £49 per pair (no ac­com­mo­da­tion). cctmk.co.uk, 01539 728832

11-17 CI Paris-prague Rally New event in­spired by long- dis­tance city-to- city ral­lies from the dawn of mo­tor­ing. Likely to be tough but man­age­able, with plenty of ex­pe­ri­enced crews in ex­cit­ing cars. Prices to be con­firmed. ral­ly­round.co.uk, 01252 794100

11-18 RB Northum­ber­land and Scottish Bor­ders Tour A mix­ture of scenic driv­ing and or­gan­ised vis­its to cas­tles and other at­trac­tions. Ho­tel book­ings made sep­a­rately. £435 per per­son. mer­lin­events.com, 01935 474630

17-18 RB Le Mans 24hrs Not a clas­sic car event or even a tour, but nonethe­less an an­nual pil­grim­age for thou­sands of clas­sic car own­ers. Travel Des­ti­na­tions of­fers many ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions from rowdy pub­lic camp­sites to more tran­quil sites, glamp­ing and ba­sic pop-up ho­tels. Priced be­tween £199 and £819 per per­son, de­pend­ing on ferry route and ac­com­mo­da­tion. trav­eldes­ti­na­tions.co.uk, 0844 873 0203

17-18 RB Brook­lands Dou­ble Twelve Motorsport Fes­ti­val The of­fi­cial open­ing of the re­stored Fin­ish­ing Straight. Speed tri­als, sprints, driv­ing tests and runs up Test Hill, in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Vin­tage Sports Car Club. brook­landsmu­seum.com, vscc.co.uk, 01932 857381

18 CI East Anglian Clas­sic A chance for HRCR Club­man’s Rally Cham­pi­onship con­tenders to en­joy a 150-mile drive through Nor­folk and Suf­folk. As with many com­pet­i­tive road ral­lies, there’s a tour­ing event run­ning along­side it. chelms­fordmc.co.uk

26-July 2 RB Cardi­gan to Cork Start in Welsh Bor­ders, through the Bre­cons to Cardi­gan, then take the ferry from Fish­guard to Ross­lare. Lots of tour­ing then re­turn via Cork. Eight nights, din­ner, bed and break­fast. £2599 per pair. cctmk.co.uk, 01539 728832

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