Tonbridge Lions Club organised its fourth Classic Car Tour on Sunday 16th July.

The Mayor of Tonbridge & Malling Borough, Council Councillor Roger Dalton, started the forty nine entrants at Tonbridge Castle. The cars then travelled through the varied and picturesque Kent & Sussex countryside for lunch at Barnsgate Manor near Uckfield.  After lunch they returned by a different route to Tonbridge Castle where they were greeted by Lion President Gordon and his wife Peggy.  The drivers and passengers then enjoyed a cream tea in the castle grounds.

Chairman of the Committee, Lion Mike Edwards, said ‘This was the fourth year we have held the event and the feedback from the participants was again very complimentary and we plan to hold the event again next year”.

Tonbridge Lions Club would like to thank Martin & Co, Hadlow Stair Garage and Warners Solicitors for providing sponsorship for the event.    


Tonbridge Lions Classic Car Tour

Sunday 16th July 2017

Tonbridge Lions Club is holding its fourth Classic Car Tour on Sunday 16th July 2017.  But the line up makes it sound like a big cats’ convention! Seven Jaguars, two Panthers, a Lynx, a Tiger and, of course, whole pride of Tonbridge Lions! Other, non-feline car names, such as Lagonda, Austin Healey and Morris Minor will feature too.

The 51 vehicles will assemble in the Upper Castle Field Car Park, Tonbridge, early on Sunday and will leave at one minute intervals from 9.30am. The route gives an opportunity for the owners of the classic cars to tour through the picturesque lanes and villages of Kent and Sussex.

After lunch at Barnsgate Manor near Uckfield the cars will wind their way back to Tonbridge and will re-gather at the Upper Castle Field Car Park from around 3.30pm where the drivers and their passengers will enjoy a well-earned afternoon cream tea.

Visitors are welcome to come along and view the vehicles which will be in a coned-off area of the car park. Tonbridge Lions wish to thank Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council for their co-operation in helping to provide the town with yet another spectacular event.  Thanks also to the major sponsors of the tour – Warners Solicitors, Hadlow Stair Garage and Martin & Co.

 All proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities and good causes.

  Photo – Guy Ferguson’s SS100 Jaguar at last year’s finish.

Why not join us for yet another fantastic car tour through the stunning countryside of Kent and Sussex. Starting and finishing at Tonbridge Castle with lunch being taken at Barnsgate Manor Vineyard, the route will taken in our wonderful local scenery. Take a gentle drive to lunch and then return to Tonbridge where a delicious cream tea awaits you and your co-driver. A day to be savoured and enjoyed.

Entry Form and Regulations

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