THE MOST DESIRABLE CHARITY CLASSIC CAR RALLY EVER STAGED IN BRITAIN – ALL FOR HOPEHIV

This July, a new charity rally is being staged in Britain that will bring together some of the world’s most collectable classic cars with one goal in mind – to raise money for the charity HOPEHIV.

The Hope Classic Rally 2015 will see participants drive ‘100 miles of Hope’ from Brooklands in Surrey to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. The classic cars taking part will include an ultra-rare Ferrari 250 SWB, a competition-prepared Jaguar XK120 and an Aston Martin DB5 to mention just three.

Taking place on Friday 10th July and Saturday 11th July, the rally will be made up of some of the rarest and most desirable classic cars in Britain. The event aims to raise money for HOPEHIV to help children and young adults in sub-Saharan Africa who are courageously battling through the challenges of lives affected by HIV and AIDS.
In a weekend that will see motoring passion turn into valuable support for those incredible young people, participants will meet on the Friday where they will enjoy dinner in the unforgettable backdrop of Mercedes Benz World and stay overnight in Brooklands Hotel, before driving a 100 mile route through the picturesque English countryside to the spectacular World Heritage site of Blenheim Palace for lunch on the Saturday. At the lunch and throughout the rally, participants will mingle with legends from the road car and motorsport worlds, while the whole event will be filmed by Channel 5’s The Classic Car Show, which is hosted by the beautiful petrol-head, Jodie Kidd, and distinguished car expert, Quentin Willson.

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Response so far to the Hope Classic Rally 2015 has been astounding. In addition, to the cars already mentioned, other rare classics confirmed for the event include: a Ferrari 288 GTO, a Lamborghini Miura 400S, a Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing and a Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS. The rally is open to other classic cars, though, from MG to Mini Cooper!

Cars on the event will be insured and supported by an expert technical crew. The Hope Classic Rally 2015 aims to raise more than £150,000 for HOPEHIV, and entry to the event follows the gift of a suggested donation to the charity. To find out more – if you have a classic car you would like to bring on the rally or if you would like to bring a friend and drive one of our specially donated VIP cars – please contact Event Director, Samantha Fenwick (sam@hopeclassicrally.org).

Quentin Willson, executive producer and presenter of The Classic Car Show, said: “Joining the UK’s passion for classic cars with our national desire to help those less fortunate than us is a noble endeavour and one, that over the years, could potentially raise millions. This is the perfect way to give pleasure to onlookers and participants while raising vital support and awareness for HOPEHIV. I’m proud to help our enthusiasm for old cars being used to benefit such an important cause.”

Phil Wall, on behalf of the charity HOPEHIV, said: “We at HOPEHIV are so grateful to all who have confirmed their attendance so far at The Hope Classic Rally. The money raised will be used to support a generation of young people who have been the victims of incredible tragedy – but refuse to give up hope.”

For more information on the rally and how to take part, visit www.hopeclassicrally.org

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