The Silver Eagle
Our planned tour in Portugal - the Iberian Eagle - had to be cancelled due to the travel restrictions in place and so an alternative event was arranged for our clients to enjoy an altogether different weekend between June 25th and the 27th.
Superbly planned by our partners Tour De Force, this 'Midsummer Night's Dream' event would be quirky, engaging, but above all - enormous fun. Beginning on the Friday night, everyone met in Hertfordshire at what looked to be a festival site complete with a marquee. Fortunately though accommodation was in supremely comfortable Airstream trailers rather than your typical festival tent. Dinner and drinks around the fire rounded off the first evening in style.
On Saturday our convoy of E-Types headed for Shelsley Walsh - opened exclusively for us to enjoy and everyone took part in taking their Eagle E-Type up the famous hill climb - some doing it multiple times as it's such a great experience. Then it was onward to Kentchurch Court for lunch and a guided tour by the owner. An astonishingly beautiful house, the site has been in the owner's family for a thousand years with the original structures being replaced over the years. Part of the 14th century gate and tower remain, with the rest of the house rebuilt at the end of the 17th century.
Back at camp it was time to change for dinner, and then we were all collected and taken into the woods close by, where we heard the sounds of a piano and could see fairy lights through the trees. Arriving at a small clearing there was a Land Rover bar, plentiful canapés and a pianist in full evening wear setting the scene. A short stroll on and we were at Crumpleberry for a superb dinner and an experience that we can heartily recommend.
Then it was back to the camp for drinks around the fire.
After a leisurely breakfast the next morning we drove through the beautiful Cotswolds to Cornbury Park and lunch with the owners David and Fiona Howde. We were joined by their neighbour Jeremy Clarkson and his partner Lisa and a splendid time was had by all.
We thank Duncan and Verity Milligan of Tour de Force for putting on a such a great event for our owners. It was a unique experience and a huge success greatly enjoyed by all.