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Join us for an historic journey through the Irish Countryside on the Gordon Bennett Irish Classic Car Run

While the famous Gordon Bennett Route was raced by the world’s greatest daredevils at record-breaking speeds in 1903, we suggest you set yourself a much easier pace. Relax, get your motor running and follow in the footsteps of our motoring pioneers taking time to enjoy the breath-taking scenery along the way.

This fun run takes place over the May Bank Holiday with the midland County of Laois in Ireland as the event base. Also covering other Counties including Carlow and Kildare, all three of which were chosen for the original 1903 race. This historic route offers visitors many interesting and scenic locations in the region, while celebrating and discovering “The Race that saved Motor Sport”.


Our package includes entry to the Gordon Bennett Irish Classic Run, which starts on the Friday and runs through to Monday.  Entry also includes the Gala Dinner and all of the other organised activities during the event.



Further to our recent trip to Northern Ireland on the Causeway Coastal Tour. One again it was excellent value for money, taking us to unfamiliar places, with good quality Hotels, stunning scenery and excellent driving roads. We look forward to meeting up with Scenic Team at the NEC Classic Show and making plans for next years Tours.  Thanks to everyone at Scenic for another most enjoyable Tour. Best Regards, Jim & Alyson


What’s Included

•Return Stena Line Crossing from Holyhead to Dublin

•4 Nights at the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise

•Buffet Breakfast each Morning at the Hotel

•Reception & Evening Reception at County Hall Portlaoise (TBC) on Friday

•Entry to Heritage Route on Saturday

•Entry to Ducketts Grove on Saturday

•Driver's Dinner at Gandon Inn on Saturday

•Entry to original Gordon Bennett Route on Sunday

•Gala Dinner at The Midlands Park Hotel on Sunday

•Laois Leisure Run on Monday

•BBQ & at the Treacy’s The Heath on Monday

•Detailed Road Book with Drives, Maps & Local Attractions

•Commemorative Gordon Bennett Tour Rally Plate

•Complimentary Car Parking at the Hotel


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Extend your stay in Ireland and join our Gordon Bennett

Post Tour to the Spectacular Causeway Coast

The Causeway Coastal route is rated as one of the World’s Great Road Journeys, alongside the Garden Route in South Africa and the Pacific Highway in California. It also boasts one of the top 5 views in the world.  

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• 1 Night at the Loughshore Hotel, Carrickfergus

• 2 Night at the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine

• 1 Night at the Malone Lodge, Belfast

Add-on Price £310.00 Per Person

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5 Day, 4 Night Tour

From £659.00 Per Person

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Vehicle Entry Criteria

• All Vintage and Classic vehicles registered up to and including 1991 are welcome.

Please note: the organisers may, at their discretion, include the opportunity for you to visit one or more local attractions during the weekend at a discounted rate. Any Admission charges applicable are not included in our tour price. Details of these will be included in your roadbook. Schedule is subject to change and is based on the 2019 schedule.

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Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 Gordon Bennett Classic Car Run has been cancelled