Classic Vehicle Rally
The Ipswich to Felixstowe Car Rally is an annual event in the English county of Suffolk. Up to 500 vehicles can participate in the event, starting in Christchurch Park, Ipswich. The vehicles make a 10-mile (16 km) journey to the promenade of Felixstowe, where they line up and remain there for a large part of the day. A vehicle must be over 40 years old to participate. This event attracts many people to view the spectacle. The event is held on the first Sunday of May. It is organised by Ipswich Transport Museum and are helped by volunteers from the museum. The Mayor of Felixstowe is invited to lead the procession of vehicles as a passenger in one of the historic vehicles. The event is well attended and the success is due to the hard work of Ipswich Transport Museum’s volunteer force and the enthusiastic participation of the vehicle owners, many of whom travel long distances to attend.
The vehicles assemble in Christchurch Park at Ipswich from 0830-1030, then start to leave for Felixstowe at 1100, where they are displayed along the promenade during the afternoon (from about 1200 onwards).
This event is traditionally held on the first Sunday in May and in 2018 will take place on Sunday 6th May 2018.