This year’s GUTS Motor Tour will run on Sunday 22nd September and, rather thrillingly, our destination is Arundel Castle, by kind permission of the Duke of Norfolk. We have been invited to park and picnic on the lower lawns with the castle as a wonderful backdrop for photographs. We have also been offered visits to the castle and grounds for just £10 per person (£20rrp). Please indicate on the booking form if you wish to book these as these cannot be purchased on the day at that price.
As usual, we will be driving a scenic 50-60 mile route with a fiendish photo quiz, starting this year from either Milford or Frensham, Surrey. Bacon rolls and coffee/tea will be provided as usual from 8.30am. Cars will depart at intervals from around 9.30am-10am and there will be a mid-morning coffee stop en-route. Participants should aim to arrive at Arundel around 1pm where there will be time for a picnic lunch and visits to the castle and grounds before prize giving at around 3.30pm.
Entry is £80 to cover the driver and one passenger; extra passengers will be £15 per head and visits to Arundel Castle and grounds an additional £10 per person if requested. The price will include, a souvenir rally plate, detailed route and instructions, and bacon rolls with coffee/tea in the morning. We regret that dogs are not allowed at Arundel Castle (although small dogs that remain in vehicles will be indulged!).
As before, numbers are strictly limited to 60 motor cars, and priority will be given to veteran, vintage and classic cars. If you would like to attend, please complete the attached Booking Form and return it to us without delay, together with a cheque made payable to GUTS Motor Tour. We look forward to seeing you!
Click HERE for the entry form.
The GUTS Rally was started by Sarah Grillo in 2003 to raise money for GUTS, which was founded in 1983 by Professor Chris Marks, who recognised that early detection was key to improving bowel cancer survival rates. They initiated one of the first bowel cancer mass screening programmes in the UK, reaching 20,000 patients from 37 GP practices in the Guildford area in its first year.
Since then GUTS funding has been pivotal both in research to advance screening and detection, and in improving the care, treatment and outcomes for patients – not just from the Guildford area but from right across the south of England. They also seek to raise awareness of bowel cancer, which affects around one in eighteen of us at some point in our lives.
The GUTS Motor Tour has raised many thousands of pounds since its inception and is now run by Stefan Reynolds and Jane Stedman, who took it over in 2014, when it was renamed. Through the fabulous support of veteran, vintage and classic car owners and drivers, they have continued to raise significant sums of money for GUTS with smaller donations to other charities, such as Help for Heroes.