The Classic Car Experience
2 hours - $350 for 2 persons*
This is the perfect tour for classic and vintage car fans with a visit to the largest collection of British cars in the world.
Starting from Napier City in a stunning classic car**, take a relaxing 20 minute drive out into the Hawkes Bay countryside to the coastal settlement of Te Awanga, where we visit Ian Hope at his British Car Museum.
Enjoy a 45 minute browse around Ian's huge collection of cars and motoring memorabilia that is guaranteed to evoke a serious nostalgia trip for anyone old enough to remember the heyday of the British Motor Industry.
Please note this is not a shiny 21st-Century museum. Ian's collection is tightly crammed into an old fruit packhouse that resembles a huge version of a car nut's garage from back in the day. Ian runs the place single-handed and isnt as young as he was, so you will find dust, oil, rust and dark corners along with all the evocative sights and smells of leather, wood and motor oil as you wander around.
There are more than 450 cars to be seen, and if asked Ian will happily share stories about them all. As well as the cars and commercials, the walls are lined with number plates and lots of other period memorabilia.
After suitable refreshments at a local cafe, we drive back to Napier to return you to your agreed Napier City drop-off point.
Tour prices include car museum admission fees.
No food or drink is provided.
* Up to two additional persons can be added for $10 each
** If you prefer, you can enjoy this tour in a modern air conditioned vehicle instead
of a vintage/classic car. Please indicate your preference on the Booking form