Gaydon Spring Classic is Absolutely FAB-ulous

23 April, 2014

The perfect psychological profile hasn't been made for a would-be visitor to next month's Gaydon Spring Classic.

But if it was, a Thunderbird fan with a passion for Rolls-Royces wouldn't be far off the mark.

The cavalcade of nostalgia at Heritage Motor Centre (HMC) in Edgehill, south Warwickshire on Sunday, May 18 includes an FAB1 reunion in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

The bespoke Rolls-Royce will be joined by the FAB1 car driven by Lady Penelope's iconic chauffeur Parker in the 2004 Thunderbirds film, which is in permanent residence at the museum. 

Oliver Cottam, FAB1 manager, said: “We are delighted that FAB1 Million will be at the event and it is great that the Gaydon Spring Classic is supporting Breast Cancer Care”. 

Whether you're a Thunderbirds fan or not, historic vehicle lovers will be lured by the annual show, which brings together hundreds of vintage, veteran and classic cars over 20 years old, as well as showcasing tomorrow's classics.

Morris Minor Owners Club, which enjoys an exclusive partnership with Footman James, is even supervising a Centrepiece Rally through its Young Members Register.

Visitors can even enter the grounds free of charge, while those arriving in a qualifying vehicle can visit the HMC museum on the day for just £5 each.
And the automotive fun doesn't end there.

Motorists can also join in the Spring Cream Tea Run for a picturesque drive, taking in the historic Edgehill and some jaw-dropping, rolling Warwickshire countryside. 

The drive should work up an appetite, which is just as well. The journey climaxes in a mouth-watering cream tea at HMC's Junction 12 Café.

The run costs £22 per car (driver and passenger), while extra passengers are charged at £11 per head. 

This includes the coveted rally plaque for the car, museum entry (it closes at 5pm) and a cream tea (3pm-4.30pm) for two people. 

Vehicles can arrive after 9am with the run beginning at 10.30am. 

For further event details you can contact John Bishop, club, groups & rallies senior co-ordinator on 01926 645032 or clubs at

Caption: Even Parker would be enthused by the Rolls-Royce presence at next month's Gaydon Spring Classic.