Christopher Timothy and Peter Davison revisit the golden age of motoring, taking a classic 1930s car along some of Britain’s vintage roads, drawing inspiration from travel guides of the era.
Part 1: Inverness to Isle of Skye
Their first journey takes them from Inverness to the Isle of Skye, following single track military roads through the Scottish Highlands. Along the way, they take a spin in a 1903 Dog Cart and a three-wheel rally car, and cross to Skye in the oldest car ferry of its kind in the world.
Part 2: London to Lands End
They travel the length of the A30, which was originally an 18th-century coaching road and runs nearly 300 miles from London to Cornwall. Along the way, they recreate Britain’s first recorded car journey, take a ride in one of the UK’s oldest haulage trucks, and enjoy a roadside picnic.
Part 3: Cardiff to Snowdonia
They travel into the Rhondda Valley, across the Brecon Beacons, and finally into Snowdonia in their classic 1930s Morgan 4/4. Along the course of their Welsh odyssey, they discover the origins of the AA, which prove far more subversive than expected, recreate a vintage speed trap, and hitch a lift to the top of the world’s biggest slate mine, before catching up with one of Christopher’s oldest friends.