You are cordially invited to take part in the exclusive Ellis Journey weekend event starting with the participants Vehicle Display on Saturday 1st July 2023 from noon to 4.00pm and an Evening BBQ at The Norton Park Hotel near Winchester.
On Sunday 2nd July at 8.26 am we will then re-enact the historic 5th July 1895 journey by automotive pioneer the Hon Evelyn Ellis (Evy) and recorded by his passenger Frederick Simms. Their route following the unpaved Old London Coaching Road from Micheldever Station to Evy’s riverside home in Datchet. They drove his newly acquired 1895 French left hand drive Panhard et Levassor Petroleum Motor Carriage in contravention of the law at a speed in excess of 4 miles per hour and without an attendant walking in front with a red flag.
This re-enactment is a non-competitive event of approximately 48 miles (24 miles for pedal cycles) and is open to all makes and types of 2, 3 or 4 wheeled mechanical vehicles built up to 31st December 1904. Vehicles can be powered by Petroleum, Spirit, Steam, Electric and including pedal cycles and other horseless mechanical road transport with or without motor power.
Places on this exclusive event are limited, to apply for participation please complete the form below and a member of the team will contact you to finalise your entry and arrange for entry fees to be paid.
Entry Fees 2023
Motor Vehicles – Early Bird offer £178
Saturday BBQ at Norton park Hotel – £42 per person
Trailer parking in Datchet and return transport to Norton park (Saturday) – £78