Whilst organised motoring tours and rallies are a common occurrence in any English summer, for three days in June the beautiful Cotswolds will be the setting for a road event with one simple yet distinctive twist – the inaugural V8Rally Tour 2017, hosted by Victory8 Events, is aimed specifically at female entrants.
This initiative is the brainchild of successful leisure entrepreneur and historic sports car collector Marchella de Angelis, who has established Victory8 Events to encourage more women to get behind the wheel of their historic and modern sports cars. As no stranger to organised driving events or Concours d’Elegance, De Angelis feels that far too many of them can inadvertently alienate some female participants.
“Our aim has been to create a comfortable and non-competitive experience specifically tailored for women looking to express themselves in their cherished cars, but this is as much a social event as it is a motoring one”, she says. “Via a series of immersive activities aside from driving, our guests will also have countless opportunities to socially and professionally engage with each other.”
An interesting and eclectic mix of classic and contemporary machinery is expected. Confirmed entrants include Ferraris 330 GTC and 458 Speciale, a PS Autoart 911 from Porsche specialist Paul Stephens, a 356 Speedster and a Lamborghini Hurracan Spyder.
In addition to the providing perfect setting for like-minded female enthusiasts to come together, V8Rally Tour 2017 also aims to raise funds and awareness for Grit & Rock. This exciting new charity helps teenage girls from deprived backgrounds through a mountaineering training programme, encouraging them to develop determination and self-confidence.
Both Masha Gordon, Guinness World Record Holder and Grit & Rock founder, and Manish Pandey, writer of the BAFTA winning documentary film “Senna”, are patrons of the event.
Sponsors of the V8Rally Tour 2017 include leading insurance company Chubb, Lockton Private Clients, Royal Bank of Canada, Aston Martin’s powerboat collaborator Quintessence Yachts and Pirelli UK.
V8Rally Tour 2017 will run from 9th -11th June. For further information please visit http://www.victory8events.com