Entries are filling up quickly for next tour

Peter Mitchell from Felpham arriving at the start of last year's tour SUS-140813-142404001
Peter Mitchell from Felpham arriving at the start of last year's tour SUS-140813-142404001

A FEW places still remain for an annual fun and fundraising tour held by Bognor Regis Motor Club.

The fourth Regis TAP takes place on September 7 and 73 of the 80 places on the one-day classic car tour around West Sussex and East Hampshire have been filled.

Those remaining can be secured with a £25 deposit by emailing: alitherally@btinternet.com.

One of the entries is Felpham resident Peter Mitchell, pictured by Mick Briggs at last year’s rally. He will be in a rare HRG open sports tourer that was one of his late mother’s competition cars.

One of her other cars, an ex-works Healey TON 792, was the first car worked on by Orchard Restorations which is again backing the TAP.

Ali Green, of the motor club, said: “The tour will start again in the beautiful surroundings of Great Ballard School at Eartham, about four miles east of Chichester.

“This year’s picnic venue is the amazing Twyford Water Works where they have their emergency vehicle day with this historic site open for inspection.

“This will be followed by an afternoon cream tea stop and visit to Bramdean House Gardens which has opened since 1955 in aid of the National Gardens Scheme.

“There is also an additional visit planned to The Medcalf Collection, vintage Bentley workshops, at Liss.”

The tour will finish again at the Tithe Barn at Ditcham Park Farm south of Petersfield to feast on a hog roast.

A raffle will boost funds for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. A host of prizes have already been donated.

The first Regis TAP raised more than £3,000 for St Wilfrid’s Hospice. The second and third brought in more than £9,000 for the air ambulance.

Bognor Regis Motor Club has been organising classic car tours since 1998 and has raised more than £450,000 for cancer charities since that first Regis Classic Tour.

The club is one of the largest of its kind in West Sussex and caters for anyone with an interest in motorsport. It holds sprints, hill climbs and autotests among its events.