Car enthusiasts can enter runs for Stratford Festival of Motoring - The Stratford Observer

Car enthusiasts can enter runs for Stratford Festival of Motoring

Stratford Editorial 9th Apr, 2017   0

HUNDREDS of cars will be taking to countryside roads during this year’s Stratford Festival of Motoring.

Two runs from Stratford out into Warwickshire and Gloucestershire will feature on both days of the festival – Sunday April 30 and Monday May 1.

The first ‘The Parliamentary Tour’ is a petrol-powered treasure hunt where drivers will have to search for clues based on pub signs.

And ‘The Four Shilling Tour’ is inspired by the 1960s guide book ‘Shakespeare Country by Car’ which cost four shillings.

Tony Merrygold, from classic car hire company The Open Road, came up with the new routes for the runs.

He said: “One of my challenges each year with the festival is to produce two routes that everyone will enjoy and find interesting.

“I was fortunate that one of our 2016 participants suggested the theme for the Parliamentary Tour and then I came across an old guide book on eBay which gave me portions of the second tour.

“The Four Shilling Tour includes some very narrow lanes I have never come across before, and two fords for drivers who want a splash with their dash.”

In the town centre there will also be a lap of honour before the hundreds of cars park up to display for spectators to admire.

There will also be a treasure hunt around the town organised by Henley Street’s Magic Alley – using a special key visitors will have to unlock clues to win prizes.

There are still spaces for motorists to enter the two runs. Visit for further details.


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