We are very pleased to give you details of this ‘First Ever’ West Kent Masonic European Car Tour. The Provincial 2026 Festival Team, in conjunction with the West Kent Motoring Lodge and BigBall Rally, are looking forward to this new event for West Kent which we know will be fully subscribed.
UK Public Start line Venue TBC. Drive to Dover - Ferry to Calais - drive to - Amsterdam - Frankfurt (via Nürburgring including 2 laps) - Munich - Milan - Monaco (Staying in The Fairmont Hotel, the best car enthusiast’s hotel with every room overlooking the Grand Prix Formula 1 hairpin bend) - Lake Geneva. Covering approximately 1700 miles from start to finish line. Where the tour ends. At the time of writing, we are also working on attending a Masonic centre in Munich.
Leaving the UK on Sunday 11th Sept 2022 and finishing on Saturday 17th Sept 2022 at Lake Geneva.
Cost includes: Outgoing ferry, hotels each night of the rally including breakfast and safe secure parking. The chance to drive some of the best roads Europe has to offer including The Stelvio Pass, the costal road into Monaco which has approximately 100 tunnels and the beautiful Austrian/Italian and Swiss Alps.
Not included: Evening meals, petrol, and return ferry. This allows participants to continue their holiday, return via Eurotunnel or at least choose their own ferry crossing times. BigBall Rally is perfectly happy and equipped to assist with whichever choice is made.
We will have three support vehicles including a photography car with us, and a fully qualified motor technician.
Vehicles and rules:
This rally is limited to 30 cars so sign up early to avoid disappointment. It is the responsibility of the driver to ensure all insurances and licences are valid, European breakdown cover is advised. All vehicles are welcome, but it is your responsibility to ensure it is road legal.
Payment: (Payment plans are available upon request)
The cost for this rally is £1395pp (based on 2 people per vehicle) additional passengers can be added at the payments page at costs listed below:
£2590 for 1 car - 1 person
£2790 for 1 car - 2 people
£4185 for 1 car - 3 people
£5580 for 1 car - 4 people
£3190 2 cars - 2 people (sharing hotel rooms)
A £395pp deposit is required on booking to reserve your space, full payment is not due until 31st July 2022, if payment is not made by this date you risk losing your space.
Luggage transportation is available (dropped to your hotel each day and collected in the morning), at an additional cost.
Sign up at: https://www.bigballrally.com/masonic-european-rally-2022
For your information Kes Kneller, Worshipful Master of Pilgrim's Lodge 5008 is part owner with his son and has confirmed that a substantial donation will be made to the 2026 Festival at the end of the tour.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact myself 07836-722854 or Kayleigh 07515-428143 (The BigBall Rally Team).
As always, follow our website for updates https://westkent2026.festivalappeal.org
Yours sincerely and fraternally
2026 Festival Chairman