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Entry list

Car Driver Co-Driver X Make/Model Year Reg
1 Richard Mitchell Susie Schraider   MGB Roadster 1977 TTL 827R
2 Ian Mackenzie Peter Martin Click to view pictures MGB GT V8 1973 OFR 531M
3 Sue Mackenzie Liz Martin Click to view pictures MGB GT V8 1974 THK 500N
4 Ian Martingale Julie Martingale Click to view pictures Ford Escort 1969 JPP 207G
5     Non-Starter      
6 John Hill Jenny Hill Click to view pictures MGB GT 1969 VMO 165H
7 Hannah Regan Soames Divers Click to view pictures Alfa Romeo GT 1600 1976  
8 Matthew Ollman Peter Gal Click to view pictures Sunbeam Alpine 1967 RLU 380E
9 Andy Simpson Roz Simpson Click to view pictures MGB GT V8 1974 UWY 132N
10 Graham Hallett Trent Clark Click to view pictures Ronart W152 V12 1974 GHH 202
11 Mike Stratton Hilary Stratton Click to view pictures Austin 1300GT 1972 TND 579K
12 Steve Morris Rob Thomas Click to view pictures      
13 Joern Schaenzier Andrew Barker Click to view pictures Porsche 911 1984 KBN 911
14 Ralph Page Andy Page Click to view pictures TVR S3 1990 H215 POA
15 Mark Highfield Julie Highfield Click to view pictures Morgan 4/4 1968 KWM 685G
16 Sarah Blezard Martin Carpenter Click to view pictures Triumph TR6 1974 GOA 939N
17 Paul Gerring Jan Gerring Click to view pictures Triumph TR5 1968 SAO 440G
18 Brian Dwelly Janette Dwelly Click to view pictures Morris Minor 1000 1959 226 ENY
19 Robert Madge-Miall Lisa Moulder Click to view pictures Volvo Amazon 1967 OUC 1F
20 Terry Powell Janet Powell Click to view pictures MGB GT    
21 Paul Rogers Charlie Rogers Click to view pictures Mini Cooper S 1967 SRR 84F
22 Fred Wakeling Francis Wakeling   Porsche 911 Carrera 1984 B397 RLO
23 Nick Barnes Danielle Barnes Click to view pictures Austin Healey 100/6 1956 RSJ 526
24 Dave Hansford Jill Hansford Click to view pictures      
25 Mike Rysiecki Steve Jenkins Click to view pictures Fiat 124 Spider 1982 XYT 968
26 David Satchwell Jack Satchwell Click to view pictures Triumph TR3a 1959 WXD 609
27 Neil Lott Darryl Cleevely Click to view pictures Ford Escort Mexico Mk1 1970 XCV 683J
28 Lourdes Brackenridge Glenn Brackenridge Click to view pictures Sunbeam Harrington
Le Mans
1961 536 CNW
29 John Smith Chris Campsall Click to view pictures Suzuki Cappuccino 1994 M510 RWG
30 Colin Woodage Jason Field Click to view pictures Morris Mini Cooper 1968 MRD 222F
31 Peter Hickman Joan Hickman   Austin Healey 3000 1960 MPV 158
32 Kate Large Jenny Large Click to view pictures Toyota Yaris    
33 George Shackleton Robin Shackleton Click to view pictures Austin Mini Seven 1961 7879 NK
34 Peter Wright Denise Wright   MGB Roadster 1971 SFC 820J
35 Ian Orford Pauline Rigden Click to view pictures Matra Murena 1982 MSF 611X
36 Alan Wakeman Owen Wakeman Click to view pictures Mini Cooper S 1969 YBY 526G
37 Ron Biles Sheila Biles   Lancia Fulvia 1600HF 1971 KMV 47K
38 Edward Vandyk Susan Vandyk Click to view pictures MGA Twin Cam 1959 YWP 882
39 Peter Bristrow Doreen Bristow Click to view pictures Daimler Majestic Major 1961 856 CLC
40 Paul Burton Arlene Burton   Austin Healey 100/6 1957 664 YUB
41 David Burton Helen Scott Click to view pictures      
42 Lorimer Burn TBA Click to view pictures Daimler SP250 1960 250 BOL
43 M Cook-Butler Terry Butler Click to view pictures BMW E30 M3 1989 F797 KGP
44 Mike Artivich Julian Pacey Click to view pictures MGB Roadster 1972 KFP 292K
45 Mark Wilson Elaine Bate Click to view pictures TVR S2 1991 A16 MNW
46 Nick Jones Jill Jones Click to view pictures MGB Roadster 1971 AKE 700K
47 Karl Boulton Alan Boulton Click to view pictures Triumph TR6 1969 XYN 29G
48 Graham Brennan Adrian Cullimore Click to view pictures MGB V8    
49 Tony Large Mike Sargent Click to view pictures Lexus IS 300 Sportcross 2002 A16 AJL

Picture Gallery

Our thanks go to Kevin and Colin of KPB Photography for providing the photographs.
To view all images from this tour go to -: www.kpbphotography.co.uk
Further details of forthcoming tours can be found by visiting www.classictourdiary.co.uk

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Organisers Report

It does not seem like nine years since Helen and I made our first attempt at organising a scenic tour for classic cars.

We have organised road rallies in the past, and that experience influenced the way in which we put together our first Harvest Tour.

Over the years since then we have refined and, hopefully, improved the format of the event to make it a unique part of the HRCR Scenic Tour series.

As always, the most difficult part of organising a tour is finding suitable locations for the start, finish and breaks, and whilst we are very fortunate in having a start/finish venue where we can get everyone indoors when the weather is bad, we always struggle in finding break locations. This year, however, West Berkshire council came up trumps in letting us use Newbury town square for our lunch break and the wonderful Shaw House for coffee. So, with both locations being in Newbury, we had a challenge to put together a route that returned to the town twice.

After scrutineering and signing on, where crews were given an anniversary present of a clipboard provided by new sponsors CS Risk Management, crews enjoyed the obligatory bacon bap before setting off on the first leg from the start to Shaw house.

This first section included a visit to Bucklebury ford which we had checked the day before and found to be about six inches deep. However, overnight rain almost doubled that depth. Never-the-less, despite the availability of an alternative route, most crews tackled the deep water successfully.

Soon after, a grass triangle caused some consternation when a number of crews wrong approached a route check sited there. They had failed to notice that the defined mileage, the shape of the tulip and the position of the marshal’s control board all pointed to the correct route.

The remainder of the first section included the steep bendy hill near Peasmore, and the views from Leckhamstead, before making its way via Winterbourne to the coffee break at Shaw House.

After coffee we had introduced a little experiment in the form of an eight mile map reading section together with an alternate route for those who did not fancy map reading. Again, most crews gave it a go with varying degrees of success, and a survey at the finish showed that the section was very popular.

Having completed the map reading section, crews were then able to follow a jogularity route westwards into the hills of Wiltshire before returning along Kennet Valley, via the cattle grids on Hungerford Common, to lunch in Newbury town square.

After lunch the longest section of the event took crews into North Hampshire to visit the fabulous Chute Causeway with its views in all directions, then the confusing hairpin at Combe, before more stunning views from Walbury hill. A final trip around the old Greeham Common runway took crews back to the start/finish hotel for afternoon tea.

Helen and I were quite happy with our tenth Classic Harvest Tour and we were pleased to get lots of positive comments from our many friends taking part.

Hopefully we will see them all again for our eleventh Classic Harvest Tour on the 21st September 2014.



Terry & Helen Schraider

George and Robin Shackleton - 2013 Classic Harvest Tour

Having spent much of the past 18 months re-commissioning our little 850 Austin Seven Mini, I have been keeping an eye open for a short event which can be used as a shakedown and test of all the rally additions that I have installed and modified.

The Mini has a fantastic recent rally history having taken part in events such as the Monte Carlo Historique, Rallye Des Alpes and is the only Mini of any type ever to complete the Liege Rome Liege event. Whilst the Mini has form, its crew is somewhat lacking.

The Classic Harvest Tour is a smashing rally style tour and not wishing to dive in with any punishing routes on an expensive and competitive rally, the Berkshire based event winds through narrow lanes and offers a series of lighthearted optional navigation challenges as found on historic road rallies.

We are guided on our rural tour through the use of route book, using the popular tulip style navigation. This was ideal for testing the rusty crew (my father Robin stepping into the navigators hot seat) and for blowing the cobwebs out of the Mini. The only modification required was the installation of the obligatory period Halda tripmeter, which makes navigation considerably more straightforward, although on this event it is not strictly necessary. The two part event offers a night time scatter rally for the brave and a tour the following day.

The nighttime scatter rally provides a competitive edge for those who are more daring and wish to experience a night time event.  The format is straightforward however it does require some knowledge and experience to succeed; however chasing clues in the night cannot fail to entertain. The tour on the Sunday is an altogether more relaxed event, taking time for social breaks at local places of interest.

The little Mini took the whole event in her stride, including crossing the foot deep water in a fast flowing (Optional) ford near Bucklebury [the family home of Kate Middleton], who said Minis don’t like the wet! The same however could not be said for her crew! Off the pace we were, but still managed to make best-placed Mini collecting a mid field number of “therotical’ penalty points should this have been a competitive event.

The little Mini still requires some fine tuning, but has proven she is reliable and ready once again
for competitive events.

Our thanks go to Terry and Helen and the team for
once again organizing this smashing event.




George and Robin Shackleton


Windsor Car Club 10th Anniversary Harvest Tour - 8th September 2013

Round 14 of the HRCR Scenic Tour Series, sponsored by Clayton Classics, took place in the Reading area - using OS maps 174 and 175 – and was under the careful guidance of Helen and Terry Schraider.

This tour is somewhat different to the others in the series, in so much that it also offers an optional navigational scatter event on the Saturday evening before the main tour on Sunday.

To aid newcomers and old hands, Terry also adds a complimentary session on basic navigation with a PowerPoint presentation and practice tests on the maps. This took place between 16.00 and 18.00 hours and was very well attended.

The start to Sunday morning was quite foggy, but this soon gave way to a clear, sunny day. Section A was entitled ‘North Wessex Downs’, with the route going northwards towards Oxfordshire. At 09.15 hours, the first of the 49 entries left MC 1, which was a short distance from the Comfort Hotel event HQ. Passing through Beenham Village and Bucklebury Village brought the route to a ford. In the drivers’ briefing, Terry had advised us all that, on checking the route the previous Thursday, there was about 6” of water to be tackled. But for those entrants not wishing to get their cars wet, thoughtful Terry had offered a small detour in the road book.

We arrived at the ford and, on the opposite bank, sat photographer Kevin Baldwin and, with only 6” of water, we felt we could make a very nice splash for him. What we had not taken into consideration was the previous night’s rain - which had doubled the depth! As Dippy hit the water, the bow wave built up and we ground to a halt in midstream. Comments from her indoors went something like, “You got us into this – now you’d better get us out!” With use of the starter motor, we got the car to shallower water and it was then time for wet feet!

Then along came Car 13 - Joern Schaenzler and Andrew Barker in their Porsche - who very kindly towed us to terra firma, for which we were extremely grateful. With lots of WD 40, Dippy fired up and apologies were made to Kevin for spoiling his shots, to which the reply was, “This is the most fun I have had all season!” So the moral appears to be, to please the man with the camera - just sink a car! Dippy is booked in for swimming lessons.

More very quiet, stunning roads now took the tour onto Wolds End, Beedon Common and Leckhampstead. The instruction at Tulip 56 said, ‘Park Bench on left’ and what a breathtaking view could be had from here! Passing under the motorway and then to the very pretty village of Winterbourne (well worth a return visit), brought the first section of 26.15 miles to a close. A short liaison section took us to the first rest halt at Shaw House, which was built in 1581 and, following a major restoration project, is now open to the general public.

Leaving the house behind, another liaison section took us to the start of Section C - this time entitled ‘The Kennett Valley’. To add another dimension to the tour, this section was to be navigated not by tulip directions but by jogularity. To explain jogularity - it is a method of defining the route by landmarks e.g. ‘0.33 miles - entrance to woods on left’, ‘0.44 miles - gateposts with lions on top’ and so on.

This type of navigation requires great concentration from both members of the crew, as the instructions came thick and fast and one missed could spell disaster. After passing through the villages of Whittonditch and Chilton Foliat, the route climbed and we were treated to the sight of a fine row of manicured thatched cottages on both sides of the road.

Next came Hungerford Common - with yet more glorious views - followed by the village of Kintbury. Hamstead Marshall and Endbourne were next on the agenda and this brought us to the end of Section C, just outside Newbury. To complete this section of 27.09 miles, we had been tasked with no fewer than 163 instructions to follow!

Another short liaison section took all the wonderful cars to Newbury Market Square - that is normally closed to traffic - so it was a great privilege to be parked here. Helen and Terry must have friends in high places! Joking aside, the cars did make a first-rate show for all the locals and visitors who were around the town at lunchtime. Sadly, the weather gods were not on our side and the rain did rather spoil the show - not good particularly for the open-top cars.

Lunch over, and, just before 14.00 hours, Car 1 left MC3 for a short run out to the start of section D. Section D had a distance of just over 50 miles and was named ‘Chute Causeway and Walbury Hill’ and was to be followed by normal tulip directions. More splendid roads took the route via Ham and Oxenwood to Tulip 224 for the start of 4.3 mile section across the Chute Causeway. The road book gave a very interesting description of the building of this Roman Road, which is not all straight - we learn something new each day! Both members of the crew could now enjoy the stunning views to be had from this road and, with clearer weather, the hills of the Isle of Wight could be seen. Journeying on through Linkenholt, we came to Wrights Farm and, within half a mile, we were treated to yet more outstanding views, with the sun picking up the colours in the fields. Charldown, Ashmansworth and Brimpton were the next places to be traversed. One last gem was Woolhampton, which had a very attractive, canal-side pub, looking delightful in the afternoon sun. Just 3 more miles took the cars and crews back to the Comfort Hotel, from where the action had started this morning.

Questions were asked by the organisers about ways to improve this tour. Our view is “Nothing!” - the superb descriptive road book with very accurate mileages, the paperwork, the very nice clipboard included in the pack, the rally plate and finishers’ awards were just perfect.

If one had the opportunity to give a score to the Harvest Tour 2013 we would say, “10 out 10”! A big thank you to Helen, Terry, their team and the marshals who made this tour happen. We will be back next year!

Our sincere thanks to Peter Fieldhouse for all his help in proof-reading and editing our report.

Hilary and Mike Stratton plus damp Dippy - Car 11

Also our thanks go to Kevin and Colin of KPB Photography for providing the photographs.
To view all images from this tour go to -: www.kpbphotography.co.uk
Further details of forthcoming tours can be found by visiting www.classictourdiary.co.uk

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