Celebrate 25 years of the Austin Counties Annual Car Rally

There will be a display of around 30 Classic Cars at Tenterden’s Steam Railway on Saturday 14 October and 60 vehicles on Sunday 15 October 2017.

The club, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary at the Kent and East Sussex Railway this year, will put on an interesting display of its members vehicles and guests - some of which date back to 1915! Models on show may include Austin 7’s and an impressive Rolls Royce Silver Ghost.

The vehicles will be positioned all around Tenterden Station including outside the Colonel Stephens Railway Museum.

The event is open to visitors to the railway and members of the Austin Countries Car Club.

Trains will be running all weekend and tickets booked online in advance will benefit from a 10% discount.

The Station Refreshment Rooms at Tenterden Station will be open for breakfast from 10.00am with a range of hot and cold meals served throughout the day.

The award winning Colonel Stephens Railway Museum will be open throughout the weekend, with free entry to ticket holders and tells the story of Colonel Stephens the founder of the Kent & East Sussex Railway and the promoter of light railways across the country, through a collection of railwayana.

Admission including an all-day Travel Card: Adult £18, Child (3 - 15 years inc.) £12 and Family (2 adults + up to 3 children or 1 adult and up to 4 children) £38.

Please see the timetable on the website for times of steam train operation. A 10% saving applies when pre-booking tickets on the website Tenterden and Northiam are situated on the A28 between Ashford and Hastings. Free parking at Tenterden Station.

For more details telephone 01580 765155 or email enquiries@kesr.org.uk


  1. For those looking to bring their classic Austin to the next level, or even restore a newly acquired one, I highly recommend looking into a reputable fabrication shop. A quality fabrication shop can cater to the specific needs of classic cars, ensuring they retain their authenticity while being equipped with sturdy, bespoke parts. It’s essential for such historical gems to get the best treatment, and a good fabricator can be a game-changer. Cheers to many more years of the Austin Counties car rally!


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