A CLASSIC car odyssey has retraced Britain's first motorcar trip. 

The Ellis Journey revved into life on the weekend of July 6-7 to follow the route of the Honourable Evelyn Ellis in his four-horse-power Panhard car in 1895.

In spite of less-than-ideal weather conditions, drivers puttered along in their vintage vehicles from the start line in Micheldever Station to the finish in Datchet, close to Windsor Castle. 

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Vintage cars on display (Image: Sean Dillow)

On the original journey, Ellis averaged an eye-watering 10 miles-per-hour in flagrant disregard for the four mile-per-hour speed limit in force at the time.

He had hoped to be arrested along the way, so he could make a test case and repeal the law, but was not lucky enough to come across any police.

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The drivers came dressed in period costume and started at the precise time Ellis began his voyage – 9.26am.

This year's edition of the Ellis Journey included an exhibition at the starting point and a jazz concert at the end on Datchet village green.

The checkpoints for the motorists were as follows: Micheldever Station, Basingstoke, Old Basing, Hartley Whitney White Lion Antiques, Blackwater, Frimley, Bagshot, Virginia Water, Englefield Green, Old Windsor and Datchet.

For more information, visit the British Motor Show website.