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“Superb birthday surprise!”

Vintage Motoring Company - Tours
Ranked #2 of 12 Tours in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

Phil took my parents out for a ride in his beautiful car for their birthday. Phil was happy for me to arrange this as a complete surprise for them and played his part superbly. I don’t live locally so by means of emails, telephone calls and text messages, everything was arranged to organise a lovely trip for them. Phil drove them up to Beachy Head and along the seafront, ending up at the theatre as arranged. Phil went the extra mile and rather than simply pointing them in the direction of the box office as arranged, he went and collected their tickets in person – the complete service! Thank you Phil, they had a fantastic day thanks to you.

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Reviewed 25 July 2014

Recommended to Phil and the Vintage Motoring Company by the concierge at The Grand Hotel Eastbourne and instantly liked him from my first enquiry about a birthday treat for my Mum. It was clear that this was not just a business but a passion for the motor car. We could not have had better weather for the day itself and as we had a booking for 2 hours all the family were able to share in Mum's experience.The stop at East Dean was perfect as the village green there aids the Vintage experience. Phil will tailor your trip to your requirements and there is no stuffiness in the slightest he just wants you to relax and enjoy. It is also a pleasure for those seeing the car as Mum enjoyed all the beeps on horns and waves from those we passed. On our return journey we enjoyed a scenic part of Eastbourne that we did not know existed. There would be no hesitation in recommending Phil from everyone that joined us that day. Phil has a lovely mahogany bar on board if you wish to enjoy a drink or alternatively the Italian Cafe at East Dean which was delightful.

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Reviewed 12 July 2014

The memories this trip both brought back and made for our 97 year old grandfather were priceless! He enjoyed every minute and Phil was the perfect host. Phil took us to parts of Eastbourne we did not know existed and everyone we drove past gave us a smile and a wave! It really is a great thing to do. My sister and I sat in comfortable back seat whilst Grandad sat like royalty in the front. I cannot recommend this enough and am already looking for an excuse to do another tour!

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

We had a wonderful afternoon with Phil and his 1927 Rolls Royce with a tour along the seafront and round Meads village. My wife and two year old loved the trip and Phil is a wonderful chauffeur who is clearly very proud of the car and which was presented in fabulous condition. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this attraction to anyone visiting Eastbourne, which is also exceptionally good value.

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

We came across Phil and his beautiful 1927 Rolls Royce on a walk along Eastbourne sea front with our Dad ( who is a year younger than the marvellous motor!) We decided to take the 20 minute trip along Eastbourne Sea front on a fantastically sunny day. The car is impressive and beautifully resorted by Phil. He told us about the history of the car and clearly has a passion for his unique business . He is dressed as a dapper chauffeur and we felt as if we were being whisked off to Downton Abbey. The ride along the sea front in Eastbourne was wonderful, the car was surprisingly comfortable and smooth. It really made our Dad's short holiday in Eastbourne a very memorable one.

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