Full information and booking details are also available in our newsletter.

RREC Wessex Spring and Summer events

Sunday 8th May - Haynes Motor Museum Visit

Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset. BA22 7LH

The newly improved and extended museum founded by car manual producer John Haynes tells the story of motoring from early days to near modern times. Vehicles include British marques, American and European, Veteran & Vintage, Racing and Formula 1 plus a collection of Motorcycles.

The museum has a large cafe for coffee/teas and light lunches. Meeting at the museum for 11am.

The arranged group rate is £12.50 per person. Payment and booking needs to be made to our treasurer Simon Crofts before the 3rd May.


Please make payment by bank transfer to:
Bank: HSBC
Account name: RREC Wessex Section
Sort code: 40-30-36
Account number: 01564099

Please include your name in the payment description.

Saturday 4 June - Queen’s Jubilee Classic Car Meet, Brockenhurst. Free to enter. Refreshments and food available. I am hoping to assemble a Rolls-Royce from each decade of her reign. Email

11/12 June 2022 - Thruxton Historic 

RREC Wessex has been invited to have a club display at Thruxton, which is the fastest racing circuit in the UK, and is handily located for all points of our Section.

Our Secretary Steve Wilks would like to know who would be interested in taking part in this event on one or both days. As well as the exciting historic car racing, there is a large assemblage of classic cars present and there are lots of additional benefits being offered by the circuit including half price tickets for members.

It would be great to have a really good display of our Bentley and Rolls-Royce motor cars and a great advertisement for our marques and for RREC Wessex Section.

To register your interest and get further info please contact Steve at

Sun 19 June - Father’s Day at Highcliffe Castle, Dorset   A welcome return to a popular event postponed in 2021 due to Covid
Bookings now open: Highcliffe 2022 flyer and booking form

Wednesday 22 June - Exclusive invitation - Nr Corfe Castle, Dorset

Try to make this stunning privately owned venue if you possibly can set within a dramatic fold of the Purbeck Hills. From the summit you can actually look down on Corfe Castle. And the drive down to the spectacular Georgian property is quite something. We have free range over the grounds which reach down to a stunning coastline as well as ornamental gardens developed since 2009 by noted landscape architect and eight times Chelsea Gold Medal Winner Tom Stuart-Smith. Among his other work is a new garden at Windsor Castle, the two hectare garden at Wisley around the Bicentennial Glasshouse and also creating the overall plan for the new RHS Garden at Bridgewater near Greater Manchester.

Contact: or tel: 01202 252652 to ensure your place and further details

July and August events - more details soon:

Sat 2 July - Dorset Picnic at Holme for Gardens, nr Wareham. You will not want to miss this delightful new Wessex Section venue trialled last year and much talked about since. We park on lawns right in the middle of acres of beautiful gardens. Picnic or use on-site catering facilities. Plant centre and lots more. Limited to 30 cars.
Host/contact: Brian Palmer on or tel: 01202 252652

Sat 23 July - Wiltshire Picnic - a welcome return to Ashley & Nick’s tranquil haven near Marlborough. Fantastic garden party atmosphere. Cars parked in the orchard. Lake and woodland walk. Views down to the Kennett & Avon canal.

Host/contact: Ashley de Safrin or ‭07584 354699‬

Sat 6 August - New Forest Picnic - We return to the verdant green and secluded pastures of our member’s farm where there’s loads of space for even the most elaborate picnic. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s turnout. Host/contact: Brian Palmer on email or tel: 01202 252652

Sunday 7 August. Lymington Classic Car Show. Details:

Sun 21 August - Somerset Picnic  - we’ll be back at delightful Castle Cary courtesy of Gary Wragg or tel: 07 81 81 91 161

Sunday 25 September - Simply British Classics at Beaulieu Motor Museum The Wessex Section will again be reserving parking for Members’ Cars. Book a ticket directly with Beaulieu at the participant cost of £15. Email in order to reserve a parking space and receive a parking sticker.

Invitationals and RREC National Events

RREC South of England Rally, Stanstead Park 29 May 2022

A return to this popular venue with a display of cars in front of the house. Optional guided tours, bring a picnic or eat at the Pavilion Tearoom (open from 9am). The venue also boasts a garden centre and a farm shop.

Full details on the booking form: 2022 South of England Rally Entry Form


Invitations and Public Events

Information about 2022 public events to which RREC Wessex members are invited:

Rotary Southampton Magna

New Forest Car Run 

May 22nd 2022

This event being organised for charity is hoping to resume after a break due to Covid of nearly three years. Two runs will be offered either of 80 miles or around 30 miles but will start and end at the same place with a lunch break elsewhere.

Our Secretary Steve Wilks says that this event has been very good and well attended in the past. So one to put in your diary. Final details not yet available but will be updated as soon as we have them.

Contact John Webley on if you require further info.

RREC South of England Rally

Stanstead Park 29 May 2022

A return to this popular venue with a display of cars in front of the house. Optional guided tours, bring a picnic or eat at the Pavilion Tearoom (open from 9am). The venue also boasts a garden centre and a farm shop.

Full details on the booking form: 2022 South of England Rally Entry Form

Charles Rolls Heritage Sculpture Unveiling

Our very good friend Stephen Robson of the Charles Rolls Heritage Trust has asked us if RREC Wessex Section members could provide Rolls-Royce motor vehicles for this unique and historic event.The venue is adjacent to the Hiker Cafe at Hengisbury Head, Broadway, Southbourne, Bournemouth. BH6 4EW.

Soon after completing the first two way flight across the English Channel Rolls lost his life near to this spot at Britain’s first International Aviation Meeting in July 1910.

Stephen Robson would like a distinguished selection of Rolls-Royce models, especially earlier ones, to provide a suitable display of the Rolls-Royce cars that bear his name.

The event will replace this year's annual commemoration but will follow the style of previous years with the key unveiling at 12.50. The nearby St Nicholas Church Hall, previously used in 2016, has been booked from 13.15 which has an open area for your cherished PMCs. The area is suitable for picnics although there will be a limited buffet available. A relevant talk will start in the Hall at 14.30.

Whilst the event is 'open', the display area is small and behind a security gate so if you are interested in taking part in this unrepeatable and prestigious event please contact Stephen Robson at or telephone 01202 300763

Hillbrush Classic Car Meets

with RREC Wessex Member Johnnie Gallop

Mere, Wiltshire
Come and join us all at HillBrush BA12 6FE on Sunday 8th May 10:00 – 12:00. Just like last time we shall have our own dedicated tea/coffee/bacon butty station (thanks to Kerstin and the HillBrush gang) and I reckon that the sun will shine! Pop the date in your diary and ping me a quick email to confirm you’re coming. Please do pass this on as far and wide as you can but ask that friends also let me know they will try to come.
Cheers, Johnnie & Robert at Broadpeak Car Storage 07930 531231 
The 2022 HillBrush meets are: 
Sunday 8th May
Sunday 3rd July
Sunday 4th September
Sunday 6th November
PS – last time the main restaurant at HillBrush was closed for a refurb – but it will be fully open on Sunday 8th May. You could join them for a full breakfast or lunch after the meeting. Kerstin at Hillbrush directs you to their website and then click on ‘book with us’.

Interested in organising an event?

Ideas for interesting local events are always welcome. If you've got an idea for an event in any part of the Wessex area please take a look at our event organiser's guide for a checklist of actions for a successful event - then get organising!


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