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Great British Car Journey and Casa Hotel teams up with Great British Motor Shows for a limited offer

todayJanuary 11, 2023


The Chatsworth Classic & Performance Motor Show is proving to be a hugely popular show already with a brilliant selection bookings from both individual owners and clubs to the display.

Chatsworth House in Buxton Derbyshire – The Golden Gates will house the Chatsworth Classic & Performance Motor Show in 2023

The Great British Car Journey, a unique site just down the road from Chatsworth, will have a display at the show but we’ve teamed up with them and the stunning Casa Hotel for a brilliant offer.

When booking your tickets to visit the Chatsworth Classic & Performance Motor Show, you can now buy a discounted entry to The Great British Car Journey saving over 40% – so that’s just £10 a person.

The Casa Hotel is offering a discounted rate from just £140 – to book, call the Casa Hotel team and quote GREA290723 to get your discount.

The cut-off date for booking a room is the 1st July so anyone wishing to book a room after this date will be quoted at our best available rate.

Over 130 carefully chosen vehicles tell the story of The British Motor Industry on an interactive journey spanning the last 100 years.

Guided by an audio-visual tablet, visitors will meet the two founding fathers of the industry: Herbert Austin and William Morris, whose vast manufacturing plants in the Midlands produced millions of cars which were exported all over the world. British cars heralded a global transport revolution mobilising billions of people.

Now that era has passed – cars have become as reliable and disposable as a domestic appliance and the industry has become globalised and centred in the East. China is the world’s largest car manufacturer whilst Japan leads the export race which was once a British preserve. Austin, Morris and many other British brands have long since disappeared, but now they have experienced a renaissance in the Derbyshire Dales.

From the legendary Austin 7 to the magnificent Mini, this is the story of engineering, enterprise and endeavour which for a brief period saw British cars rule the road

On the day our Drive Dads Car Experience will also be available at discounted on the day prices, Drive Dads Car offers the following:

A personal trip down memory lane

Having assembled the Great British Car Journey collection, we realised that one important element was missing: the drive!

Now you can relive your past motoring experiences or sample for the first time what cars were like many years ago.

More than 30 hand picked classics are waiting to take you back to an era when cars had character in spades and long journeys were an adventure.

Go back to the 1930s and drive the tiny little Austin Seven with its willing but noisy 750cc engine and complete lack of creature comforts. Take a spin in a classic Mini with its kart-like handling and cheeky charm which bewitched countless generations of drivers. How bad a car was the Austin Allegro and was the Reliant Robin really a car at all?  They are all ready and waiting for your judgement as is our fabulous Jaguar XJS and Rolls Royce Silver Spirit.

All our cars are fundamentally British, although some may have been made in Europe, they all represent an era when British cars ruled our roads.

You will drive on our newly resurfaced private road route accompanied by one of our expert friendly instructors. All cars are fitted with digital film cameras and the footage recording your drive can be purchased along with at least 10 still images taken by our professional photographer

Written by: Steve

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