The second Hope Classic Rally will feature more of the UK’s most beautiful and desirable classic cars, driven by owners and enthusiasts alike as they celebrate the best of British automotive design, style and engineering. The rally is run in support of charity WeSeeHope, with established partners and exciting new sponsors.
Last night saw guests gathering at the first of two pre-event evenings held to celebrate this exciting Rally, to encourage people to fill the last available spaces and get to know the Charity a little better. The evening was hosted at Alfred Dunhill’s Mayfair ‘Home’, Bourdon House near Berkeley Square and welcomed guests, as well as two of the potential four-wheeled entrants for the Rally (a rare Aston Martin V8 Vantage X-pack & a beautiful Aston Martin DB4). The next celebratory evening will be held at the stunning Bremont Mayfair store later in May.
The Hope Classic Rally, taking place on 10th and 11th June 2016, is a car rally like no other. The beauty of extraordinary cars, the passion of enthusiasts, and the generosity of owners who donate their cars to be driven by others all combine to create real impact for some of the most vulnerable children in the world. The inaugural Hope Classic Rally 2015 raised an impressive £218,000 for the charity.
This year’s rally promises to be just as spectacular as last year’s event, featuring a line-up of similarly covetable classics such as the inimitable Ferrari 250 SWB, a magnificent Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, the supremely British Aston Martin DB4, the definitive Porsche 911 2.7 RS, exotic Lamborghinis and the once-voted “most beautiful car of all time”, the Jaguar E-type. It takes place along a beautiful new route from historic Brooklands in Surrey to the Beaulieu National Motor Museum in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire.
The organisers are extremely pleased to welcome back partners: ADG Holdings, Qlik, Signify, Influence Associates, Infinity CML and Corfield Morris.
The team are delighted to welcome new sponsors for 2016:
1. Gentleman’s luxury brand: Alfred Dunhill – with its incredible history of selling automotive supplies, including clothing, goggles and headlights as early as the turn of the 19th Century
2. British watchmaker, Bremont – bringing its engineering expertise and enthusiasm for adventure
3. Beautiful Destinations – the social media agency behind the world’s largest luxury travel & lifestyle accounts on Instagram and Snapchat
4. Joe Macari – London’s exclusive independent Classic & supercar dealer with an official Ferrari & Maserati aftersales centre in SW London
Fabrizio Cardinali, CEO, Alfred Dunhill, said:
“Alfred Dunhill is delighted to be part of the Hope Classic Rally for 2016. Classic cars are an integral part of our brand’s rich motoring heritage and being able to provide help directly to some of the most inspirational young people and communities in Africa is a privilege.”
Nick English, Co-Founder, Bremont, said:
“We are honoured to partner with Hope Classic Rally. The rally is an exceptional example of people’s determination and passion being able to change lives. Bremont has a great appreciation for classic cars and looks forward to celebrating the best of British automotive design.”
Ant Anstead of BBC2’s Building Cars Live and Channel 4’s “For the Love of Cars” joins the team as the host for this year’s event, having attended the 2015 rally driving a Ferrari Daytona:
“The Hope Classic Rally features top classic cars, and you actually get to drive one for a day! Enthusiasts come together to share an exclusive motoring weekend, whilst also enabling the work of an amazing charity. The Hope Classic Rally is a smart concept, but most of all, it’s great fun!”
WeSeeHope helps orphans and other vulnerable young people to build better futures for themselves and economically empowers their communities to support them for the long-term. In 2016 WeSeeHope is proudly working with 26 project partners, in 222 communities across six countries, reaching almost 60,000 vulnerable children across Southern and Eastern Africa.