insideKENT Magazine Issue 63 - June 2017 - Page 27

EVENTS ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• AUSTIN 7 RALLY // 18 JUNE JANE EYRE // 19-24 JUNE A great Father’s Day treat for car-loving dads, the Austin 7 Rally returns to Bewl Water. Produced between 1922 and 1939, the Baby Austin was the UK’s equivalent of the Model T Ford, becoming a huge seller and replacing most other economy brands on the country’s roads. Also open to other pre-1972 cars, commercial vehicles and motorcycles, the Bewl Water rally is a great chance to see some of the finest examples of this motoring classic from across the south, as well as hunt for spare parts at the autojumble. Visitors can make a day of it by treating dad to lunch in the Boathouse Bistro or at the Waterfront Café, and a trip out on the water on the Bewl Belle. For the more energetically inclined, Bewl Water Laser Challenge is new for this year, providing a tactical test of skill and agility in an action filled contest for teams of between eight and 20 people. The cycle hire shop will also be open so bikers and walkers can tackle the round Bewl track, although with three water- taxi jetties at strategic points, there is no need to commit to the whole circuit. Bewl Water, Bewlbridge Lane, Lamberhurst TN3 8JH www.bewlwater.co.uk / 01892 890000 DIVAS ON WHEELS // 18 JUNE The classic story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspi