The Cotswold Classic Run PRESS RELEASE


The Cotswold Classic Car Run

The annual 85-mile Cotswold Classic Car Run will be taking place on 1 September 2019 in memory of Roger Cook, a classic car owner and enthusiast and a long-term member of the Classic and Historic Motor Club.

This year’s event, which has a Peaky Blinders theme, begins and ends at the Grade II listed Grittleton House in Wiltshire. For those wishing to take part, there will be the opportunity to explore this stunning Grade II listed manor house. Signing on for the Run begins at 9am with a warm welcome and breakfast being served in the orangery overlooking the beautiful gardens at this very special venue.

Spectators will be welcome to the venue from lunch time 2pm, allowing everyone to take time to view some superb classic vehicles that will be returning from their journey. The public will also have the opportunity to explore the stunning House.

Stuart Cook, Event Chairman and son of the late Roger, said “It’s over half a century since the Cotswolds was declared an area of outstanding natural beauty. What better way to explore this pretty pocket of rural England – from rolling hills and sweeping meadows to bucolic villages and stately homes, than in your own classic car. So, with that in mind, we have taken considerable time and effort in this year’s superb route. This year’s route is extremely pretty, with the glorious, honey-coloured towns and villages of the Cotswold’s looking as if they have strayed into the 21st century from another era.”

This year’s event will be helping to raise funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) (see below).

The Cotswold Classic Run has choosen to support the Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). Which exists to make the most of short and precious lives and put children and families at the centre of all it does. Bu having the power to improve the lives of children with life-limiting conditions and supporting their families.

A very worthy cause I am sure you all agree.

It is highly recommended to book early if you would like to take part in the Run as there are limited spaces available. All drivers and passengers are to dress in the chosen Peaky Blinders theme and will be invited to enjoy the 1920s photo booth and capture the essence of the day! Prizes will also be awarded for the Best Dressed Gentleman and Best Dressed Lady.

See our dedicated web page for The Cotswold Classic Car Run for more information and entry forms.

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW)

  • Children’s Hospice South West was first registered with the charity commission in 1991 and celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2016
  • It is dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives, providing the best possible hospice care for life-limited children and their families
  • There are three hospices in the South West: Little Bridge House in Barnstaple (opened 1995), Charlton Farm in Bristol (opened 2007) and Little Harbour in St Austell (opened 2011)
  • CHSW is the only children’s hospice in the South West. It costs around £10million to run the 3 hospice sites each year and the charity relies almost entirely on voluntary contributions
  • CHSW delivers a range of services including short breaks, specialist play, music therapy, activities for siblings, palliative and emergency care, end of life care, bereavement support and specialist medical care – all available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • The services are free for families. To find out more about our work, visit

For further information please contact Kate Green, Media Officer, Children’s Hospice South West, or call 01275 866600.


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