Registration for the 2024 Ellis Journey, sponsored by Bonhams is now open. The event will take place over the weekend of the 6th and 7th July 2024. To secure your place we have opened up registration for our Early Bird offer now. We have developed the event for 2024 including enhanced entertainment for participants, a more simplified registration and an all inclusive package to include accommodation.
The event will take place over two days, starting with the participants Vehicle Display on Saturday 6th July and an evening event including entertainment and food at The Norton Park Hotel near Winchester.
On Sunday 7th July we will 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.
Our early bird fully inclusive package is available for booking on or before 30th November 2023. This includes a double room with breakfast at the fantastic Norton Park Hotel on Saturday 6th July, Including pre-event entertainment on the evening of the 6th, an evening meal, special guest host, event entry, trailer parking at Datchett and shuttle transfers – £349
Event only entry on Sunday the 7th July – £149
Places on this exclusive event are limited, to secure your place please complete the form below and a member of the team will contact you to confirm dates and packages available.