Places filling fast for Regis tour and picnic

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More than 50% of places have already been filled for the third Regis Tap that will be held on first September.

Joining the run through the Sussex and Hampshire countryside will be up to 80 classics covering British marques such as Daimler, Austin, Jaguar, Triumph, Allard, Alvis, MG, Sunbeam and Reliant.

Open to all cars built before 31 December 1979 (modern classics will be considered) there will also be a host of continental machines from the likes of Alfa Romeo, Porsche, Lancia, Mercedes, Fiat and Audi.

From breakfast at Great Ballard School in Eartham, crews will head to Avington Park near Winchester and the first stop of the day – for a picnic and wander around the 17th century house.

Next stop comes a few miles up the road for tea and cakes, plus a chance to explore Jim Stokes Workshops and the Italian classics the firm is famous for restoring.

The day will conclude at the Tithe Barn in the heart of the South Downs National Park for a hog bap, beverages, raffle and live music from the '50s and '60s courtesy of Dawn’s Vintage Do.

Sponsored by Orchard Restorations, the Regis will raise money for the Sussex Air Ambulance – having mustered more than £7000 for good causes to date.

Entry to the event for a crew of two is charged at £95, with £25 of that going straight to the air ambulance. Additional passengers are charged at £40pp, of which £12.50 will be donated to the Sussex-based helicopter.

For an entry form email alitherally@btinternet.com or call 01243 542674.

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