Great scenery, great cars, 1 great day

Great Escape Cars Break For The Border road trip

On our rare days off at Great Escape we like to head towards Shropshire and the Welsh Borders and some of Britain's best driving roads. Roads that are so good that car magazines and TV programmes use them to put supercars through their paces.

So it made perfect sense to create a rally that covers these roads.  Our Break For The Border road trip is where it all started - our original road trip and still our most popular. We've hand-picked our favourite roads across Shropshire and the Welsh Borders, a region that is refreshingly free of traffic and perfect for testing out a range of classics from our large fleet - click here to see the cars.

The 160 mile route heads out to the Welsh Borders via Bromyard and Ludlow before heading into the wilds towards Pen Y Bont for lunch.  Then it's a beautiful winding drive to New Town and back via Bishop's Castle, Clun and Clee Hill. You'll get to enjoy it all behind the wheel of five great classic cars. 

Jaguar Driving Day route overview 2017

The price for this longer road trip is £279 for drivers and to include a passenger its £399.  A light breakfast, cafe lunch, fuel, insurance and full event support during the day. Places are strictly limited on each Break for the Border event to 14 people. 

Places on the Break For The Border rallies are very limited so we recommend booking in advance.  


Date Day Status
6th March Tuesday Places Available
27th March Tuesday Places Available
14th April Saturday Places Available
3rd May Thursday Places Available
31st May Thursday Places Available
30th June Saturday Places Available
9th September Saturday Places Available
10th July Tuesday Places Available
11th August Saturday Places Available
23rd August Thursday Places Available
13th September Thursday Places Available
27th September Thursday Places Available
18th October Thursday Places Available

Classic Car Rallies




Including insurance, fuel, light breakfast, lunch and the chance to drive at least 5 cars

Based on 2 drivers per car.


Driver + Passenger

Including insurance, fuel, light breakfast, lunch and the chance to drive at least 5 cars

Based on 1 driver per car.


Virtually anyone aged 25 to 75 can drive on a Great Escape rally.  For insurance restrictions and Terms & Conditions click on the Prices page and follow the links.

You can book online through our Online Shop or call 01527 893733.


Break For The Border Rally

Great Escape Cars Series 2 Jaguar E Type coupe mgb_roadster_blue_02
E Type 4.2 coupe MGB Roadster
Great Escape Classic Car Hire Break For The Border rally HMC_04
Alfa Romeo Spider HMC Healey
Etype1 Great Escape Cars Jensen Interceptor for hire 
E-type Convertible  Jensen Interceptor

Our Break for the Border road trip is limited to 14 people and up to 7 cars. The cars above have been reserved for this rally but as with all classic cars there is no guarantee they will be available on the day. If this should happen Great Escape Cars reserves the right to substitute any of the cars above with another classic car from our fleet. We do our absolute utmost to provide the best available cars on each of our rallies.