Vintage Minor Register

Welcome to Pre-War Shuttleworth 2017

Saturday 29th/Sunday 30th July

All the weekend's activities are open to ALL pre-war cars

As always, our designated charity is the RAF Charitable Trust.

Come and enjoy a nostalgic day of pre-war motoring, vintage aviation and sumptuous socializing
at this brand new annual Register event!

Below we hope you will find all the information you need to make your weekend a most enjoyable one.
If you have any questions, or need any further information or help in booking accommodation, simply e-mail us.

The Vintage Minor Register was founded at VSCC Prescott in August 2000 and held its very first Summer Rally in 2001, starting from
the Royal Oak, Barrington, Cambridgeshire on a Saturday morning and ending up at Old Warden to join in one of the Shuttleworth Trustís sunset air displays.
We concluded the day with a magnificent dinner in the Shuttleworth Mansion House, so the chosen location for our new annual rally could not be more appropriate.
Like Pre-War Prescott, the watchword for the weekend will be RELAXED!

The weekend will include an informal pub reception on Saturday evening, a pre-war Garden Party and Vintage Picnic at the Shuttleworth Trust
in conjunction with the de Havilland Moth Club on Sunday and the weekend will conclude with a farewell pub run on Sunday evening.

The Weekend Itinerary

Saturday Evening

On Saturday evening, we will hold an Informal Reception for early arrivers.   We will gather at the historic Greyhound, at Haynes.
The Greyhound is a 17th Century traditional English pub set in beautiful surroundings.
Delicious seasonal pub fare and carefully selected real ales and fine wines will be available
and there is a large beer garden and ample parking.  All welcome from opening time onwards.

The Shuttleworth Story

Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth was a racing motorist, aviator and prolific collector of veteran cars and aircraft.
His collection forms the nucleus of the Shuttleworth Collection.  Richard was killed in an air crash on an RAF training exercise in 1940.
The Shuttleworth Trust was set up by Dorothy Shuttleworth in memory of her son.
View this short YouTube film about Richard's life and legacy here and here is a longer film about this unique collection of historic vehicles and aircraft.


The Shuttleworth Pre-War Garden Party and Vintage Picnic

In conjunction with the de Havilland Moth Club's Gathering of Moths

We will spend the day in relaxing style and pre-war atmosphere at the Shuttleworth Trust, Old Warden where we will
be parking our pre-war cars right on the flight line adjacent to more than eighty pre-war de Havilland Moths.
The Museum, adjacent Swiss Garden and the restoration workshop shop  will all be open all day.
Bring a picnic hamper or visit the onsite restaurant.

Note that the day will be open to the general public, but the Trust will have parking reserved for us right on the flight line.
There will also be an opportunity at lunchtime to visit the flight line and chat with the pilots and crews of the visiting Moths
and inspect their magnificent vintage aeroplanes at close quarters.

Not only, but also ...

The Shuttleworth Trust museum and workshop will be open all day.

The airfield restaurant will be open all day.

The adjacent Swiss Garden will be open all day.

Adjacent to the aerodrome is the Swiss Garden, an outstanding example of the Regency fashion for creating landscapes in a picturesque alpine style.
It is a peaceful, tranquil space, and one which has new vistas revealed at every turn.  Within the garden are 13 listed structures,
an adjacent woodland sculpture trail and three resident peacocks.  Itís a delight to explore.

Sunday Evening

On Sunday evening, after the Moths have flown, we will take a short farewell run into Old Warden village and gather at the delightful and timeless Hare & Hounds
where more great food and fine ales will be available.

We hope you enjoy the weekend.  If successful, we plan to make a full weekend of it next year,
including a scenic tour on Saturday and a formal dinner on Saturday evening.
So please support the event this year.

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