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

1- 8 RB Via Flaminia Cin­que­cento Be­tween clas­sics or fancy try­ing the clas­sic tour­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in a younger equiv­a­lent? This event from Verona down to­wards Rome and back again in­cludes the hire of a mod­ern Fiat 500 Abarth con­vert­ible. Mild com­pe­ti­tion, stun­ning scenery, ex­cel­lent ho­tels and splen­did food. From €4150 per pair. via-flaminia.com, 0033 624 234 345

7 RB Sum­mer Evening Tour, Dadizele, Bel­gium Scenic evening tour in the area of the

Westhoek (West-flan­ders). 85 miles long, tulip road­book, drinks, rally plate. €20 per car. kem­mel­his­toric.be

9-20 RB Span­ish Pyrénées Tour Ten days and ten nights with ac­com­mo­da­tion and out­ward ferry to San­tander in­cluded. Home­ward by Chan­nel ferry so a long drive at the end of the tour. £2575 per per­son based on two shar­ing. clas­s­ic­car­toursin­ter­na­tional.co.uk, 01253 884361

10-15 CI RAC 1000 Mile Trial A mod­er­ately tough reg­u­lar­ity rally for pre-war cars with a lim­ited class for cars built up to 1948. Av­er­age 150 miles daily. £5500 per crew, ex­pert me­chan­i­cal as­sis­tance in­cluded. heroevents.eu, 01656 740275

16 RB Aquae Sulis Tour An HRCR Scenic Tour, this time around Somerset and Dorset from the Bath Mo­tor Club. £60 per car. bath­mo­tor­club.co.uk

18-25 RB Bond Tour – with an orig­i­nal Bond Girl Seven nights, Euro­tun­nel cross­ings, Furka pass and lunch at Blofeld’s Piz Glo­ria hide­out – among other at­trac­tions. All for £2995 per per­son. clas­sicgt.co.uk

22 CI Ross Traders His­toric Tour A com­pet­i­tive round of the HRCR’S Club­mans Rally cham­pi­onship with a ‘targa’ tour­ing event run­ning along­side. Price to be con­firmed. ross­mo­tor­sports.co.uk

21-23 RB Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic The world’s big­gest clas­sic mo­tor rac­ing fes­ti­val. His­toric cars pro­vide spec­tac­u­lar race ac­tion on the leg­endary Bri­tish Grand Prix cir­cuit, there’s free ac­cess to the pad­docks and grand­stands, dis­plays of more than 10,000 clas­sic cars over the week­end, plus in­ter­ac­tive driv­ing ac­tiv­i­ties and dy­namic demon­stra­tions. Own­ers of clas­sic cars (pre-1997 or cars of spe­cial in­ter­est) can take part in the Retro Run that vis­its places of spe­cial in­ter­est in a 50-mile ra­dius of Sil­ver­stone on the Satur­day. sil­ver­stoneclas­sic.com

31-7 Au­gust RB Loire Val­ley Sum­mer Tour Lux­ury tour with five nights in a four-star chateau ho­tel with four­course evening meals and a dif­fer­ent route each day, guided by a de­tailed road book. Fer­ries in­cluded. £2225 per per­son based on two shar­ing. clas­s­ic­car­toursin­ter­na­tional.co.uk, 01253 884361

Pre-war leviathans kick up the dust on the RAC 1000-mile Trial

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