Cotswold Classic Run
20th September 2020
The Cotswold Classic Car Run in September each year is in Memory of Roger Cook, a classic car owner and enthusiast and a long-term member of the Classic and Historic Motor Club.
The 2020 edition of the Cotswold Classic Run
Please see the 2020 Gallery Page for photos of this fantastic event.
As Sunday 20th September turned into a glorious sunny day cars started to arrive at Grittleton House ready for first car away at 10.30am. Even more preparation than normal had been put in this year – with the route checked once again the day before and compliance with Covid-19 & Motorsport UK Guidelines taken care of. All was ready.
The route took the cars through the most beautiful countryside the Cotswolds had to offer and we had taken considerable time and effort in planning this year’s superb 95-plus mile route.
The route took approximately four hours to complete, but unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 constraints, we could not arrange a halfway break, so we made it clear on the route card all the available cafés, pubs, services and toilets on the route so they could make their own choice.
Once the cars had returned the entrants started the celebrations with a glass of Bucks Fizz. A completion medal and certificate were presented and entrants were then invited with their ration books to collect their pre-booked picnic lunch and sit anywhere within the stunning grounds and garden and discuss their individual journeys – with social distancing in place of course.
Finally, the winners were invited to display their vehicles – trophies were awarded and the champagne was sprayed in true Cotswold Classic Run tradition.
The 2020 Winners
1st: Clive & Mary Rides – 1935 AC Drophead Coupé;
2nd: Richard Creber – 1973 Datsun 240Z;
3rd: Frank Bond – 1928 MG 14/40;
Best Dressed Gentleman: Robert Kynaston;
Best Dressed Lady: Kelly Smith;
Best Dressed Group: Tony & Sue Williams.
The CCR team would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors for this truly special event. It is because of our sponsors that we are able to put on this prestigious event:
Carco Group (S J Cook & City Motors Volvo, Renault, Dacia & Citroën – for the 3rd year running.
Premier Vehicle Storage, Bristol Carpets, Westbury Inks, My Garage, Toogood International and The Olde Inne, Westerleigh.
CCR’s Sue, Lisa, Steve, Claire, Beth & Tobi and the rest of the CCR team;
The photographer, Chelsey;
Musician, Jerri Hart;
Westbury Inks and my Graphic Designer, Kai Harrison;
The Classic & Historic Motor Club;
Grittleton House and all their fantastic staff;
Cotswold Classic Run’s superb team of helpers, marshals and officials.
For further details of this year’s event, please see the new Cotswold Classic Run dedicated website: