The Ellis Journey 2024 Bookings Now Open

The Ellis Journey event takes place over two days, starting with the participants vehicle display on Saturday 6th July and an evening event including entertainment and food at The Norton Park Hotel near Winchester.

On Sunday 7th July we will re-enact the historic 5th July 1895 journey by automotive pioneer the Hon Evelyn Ellis (Evy) and recorded by his passenger Frederick Simms.  The route followed the unpaved Old London Coaching Road from Micheldever Station to Evy’s riverside home in Datchet. They drove his newly acquired 1895 French left hand drive Panhard et Levassor Petroleum Motor Carriage in direct contravention of the law at a speed in excess of 4 miles per hour and without an attendant walking in front with a red flag.

This re-enactment is a non-competitive event of approximately 48 miles (24 miles for pedal cycles) and is open to all makes and types of 2, 3 or 4 wheeled mechanical vehicles built up to 31st December 1904. Vehicles can be powered by Petroleum, Spirit, Steam, Electric and including pedal cycles and other horseless mechanical road transport with or without motor power.

Entry Fees 2024

Following the acquisition of the event in 2023, we’ve collated feedback from participants and have been working closely with our event partners to make sure The Ellis Journey 2024 is one to remember.  Not only are we able to offer this years fully inclusive package at a fully inclusive, lower price, we’ve also added in even more to make the Ellis Journey experience a weekend to remember.  

This year the fully inclusive package includes:

Saturday 6th July
A double room at the fantastic Norton Park Hotel.
Trailer parking and return transport to Norton Park Hotel.
A Brewery or Vineyard tour, including return coach travel from Norton Park Hotel.
Evening welcome drinks reception.3 Course evening meal.
Pre-diner guest speaker Chris Haynes, Chairman of Haynes Motor Museum and son of John Haynes, founder of the Haynes publishing empire.
Evening entertainment, hosted by Tim Shaw from hit TV show Car SOS, including an exclusive “Audience With” & Q&A session.

Sunday 7th July
Breakfast at Norton park Hotel.
Entry on the Ellis Journey 2024 .Full Event support provided by the AA.
Official stops for refreshments and maintenance.
Post arrival refreshments at Datchet.
Ellis Journey 2023 plaque and participants trophy.

Fully inclusive package based on 2 guests sharing a room –  £449 (a reduction of 10% on 2023)

 We will also be offering an event entry only option for those who do not wish to join us at Norton Park, again at a new, lower price.

Event entry only* on Sunday the 7th July – £199
Entry on the Ellis Journey 2024
Post arrival refreshments at Datchet.
Ellis Journey 2023 plaque and participants trophy

*Does not include trailer parking.

Places on this exclusive event are limited to just 40 teams in 2024.  To secure your place please complete the form below and a member of the team will contact you to confirm dates and packages available.

Entry Form
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