Vintage car tour takes in local scenic hot spots

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VINTAGE car enthusiasts take note - the Spirit of Dacorum Historical Vehicle Tour returns on Sunday, May 1 following a break in 2010.

Approximately 200 cars, the majority predating 1973, will start at 9.30am from four points within the Dacorum area - the Bridgewater Monument at Ashridge, Market Square in Tring, The Royal Oak Pub in Chipperfield and Beechwood Park School in Markyate.

The historic vehicles will follow a prescribed route taking in the other three points before assembling in The Marlowes in Hemel Hempstead at about 1pm.

The cars will then be on public display until 4pm so you can come and have a proper look at them and maybe have a chat with the drivers.

So why not pop along to one of the start points to see the cars set off, then catch them in action as they pass along the route?

The route takes in some of the loveliest Chiltern countryside, with more than a few good hostelries along the way should you fancy stopping off for a pub lunch.

The Spirit of Dacorum was founded by life-long historic car enthusiast David Furnell who is also a trustee of the Dacorum Community Trust, a Hemel Hempstead-based independent charity set up to help people in need. He came up with the idea as a fund-raising event for the charity.

The DCT makes small targeted grants to organisations for special projects.

Support is available to families and single people struggling in poverty, and coping with illness, domestic violence and homelessness.

All profits from the Spirit of Dacorum will go directly to the DCT.

Whether you’re an enthusiast or just find yourself married to one - the day promises great entertainment for the whole family - don’t miss it!

Find out more at www.spiritofdacorum.com.