The Winslow Classic Run is an established motoring event for classic cars held annually and organised by the Rotary club of Winslow.
It is a non competitive event using tulip diagrams to navigate a route carefully chosen for you to enjoy driving your classic vehicle. Each year has a completely new route plotted by a skilled team of experienced classic car drivers.
The 2018 event started in Little Horwood where entrants signed on to collect their routebook and enjoy bacon baps and coffee whilst viewing the wonderful selection of cars waiting for their starting slot.
Marshals organised cars to start at the times booked by their owners and then safely away onto the road. Navigators used the easy to follow routebook with simple ‘tulip’ directions which guided them along some great driving roads and through picturesque villages. Magnificent views across open countryside rewarded all entrants as the made their way through Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire.
The routebook contained descriptions of places of interest passed – Upton House, Cropredy bridge. Compton Wynyates and Silverstone racing circuit amongst them.
Information on (tried and tested!) places of refreshment along the way were also listed so lunch stops could be booked in advance.
The distance covered was 85 miles so even the slowest entrant – a 1925 Humber 12/75 could enjoy a leisurely lunch break and still complete the course in good time.
The Corinthian Arch at Stowe House and Gardens provided the spectacular finishing point for this year’s event. After parking their vehicles at the base of the arch entrants were able to visit the gardens and tour the magnificent Stowe House, or in the case of the 1960 Bentley Continental S2 simply pop the champagne and have a classic picnic whilst enjoying the vista of the other great cars and the views beyond.