Vintage collection for Ben

Ben’s vintage and classic vehicle tour of Ascot and Windsor Great Park has raised over £6,000 for the charity.

This year’s event saw entrants set off from Ascot golf club, through Windsor Great Park, finishing back in Ascot for a BBQ, live Jazz music, a raffle and celebrations. As part of the event, vehicles are judged and prizes awarded for those in the best or most original condition.

There were six different categories and winners in each:

Class 1: veteran / Edwardian / Vintage – cars built up to 1930

Winner – John Pratt with his 1926 Austin Chummy


Class 2: post-vintage – cars built between 1931-1939

Winner – Jim Richardson with his Austin 16 Burnham (overall winner of Class 1 and 2)


Class 3: Early post-war – cars built between 1946-1960

Winner – Richard Savin and his 1950 Ford V8


Class 4: Late post war – cars built between 1960-1970

Winner – Ian Barclay with his 1963 Aston Martin DB4  (overall winner of Class 3 and 4)


Class 6 & 7: Vintage motorcycles pre 1940 & classic motorcycles post 1940

Winner – Ian Palmer with his 1916 Douglas Model V


The vehicle ‘Most likely to take home’

Winner – Rob Green with his Triumph Dolomite Fixed head coupe


Kelly Neal, head of events at Ben, said, ‘We’ve been running this special event for almost 50 years now and it’s very popular with vintage motoring enthusiasts from across the country. The vehicles are always truly impressive and have been extremely well cared for over the years.

‘We’re absolutely delighted with the fundraising amount this year and we can’t thank our supporters enough as these funds will help us provide life-changing support for colleagues in the automotive industry. We would also like to say a big thank you to all the volunteers that help pull the event together and Valet Pro for providing the winning prizes.’

Over 100 vintage cars took part in this year’s event.