The Classic Car Festival in St Mawes, Cornwall May 2012: a unique event for car enthusiasts that brings back the glamour of England in the 1920’s.
In May 2012 St Mawes, one of Cornwall’s most attractive seaside towns, will come alive once again to the roar of the engines of some of the worlds’ finest classic motor cars.
The festival takes place over 5 days in St Mawes on The Roseland Peninsula, on Cornwall’s southern coast, where classic car enthusiasts can choose to stay at the Olga Polizzi’s stylish Hotel Tresanton and indulge in a festival programme suitable for both the petrol heads amongst you as well as their partners (the ladies whom might choose to visit one of Cornwall’s finest Spring Gardens).
Cars of any age are welcome to this exciting new festival now in its second year.
The cars will go off on daily excursions. One day over to St Ives and the land of Leach Pottery and the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture and garden museum and then a great drive along the coast to one of Cornwall’s finest gastro pub “The Gurnard’s Head” for lunch. Another day a trip to Tregrehan, a beautiful garden and the scene of Cornwall’s annual Hill Climb, there will be a chance to drive the course and there may even be a stop watch on hand! Lunch afterwards will be at “Sam’s” a great fish restaurant in an old converted lifeboat station on the beach.
The final day there will be a chance to visit another art gallery and garden and then in the afternoon a Concours d’Elegance on the quay in St Mawes. Cars from around the county will join the festival cars to be judged and prizes awarded.
A James Bond themed gala night at The Hotel Tresanton, complete with fun casino and a few surprises will round off the festival in great style: a perfect end to a unique driving holiday in Cornwall.