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A Bit About Vintage Adventure Tours

Where it all started

A bit about me.

Hi, I’m Steven – your host and driver. I’m fortunate to be the owner of Vintage Adventure Tours too. I could tell you that Vintage Adventure Tours was a merging of love affairs – in a way it was.

Julie, my wife, planted the seed when I needed a bloomin’ good excuse to keep spending my days pootling around the stunning Peaks in my fabulous 1929 Ford. So, Vintage Adventure Tours was born.

I’ve owned vintage cars for over 40 years, although I’m not your typical enthusiast. Many restore, polish or race them. Many more create a thing of beauty that never sees the light of day. I get the biggest thrill out of driving them – I work them hard for the most fun you can have at 30 mph!

Splashing through fords, dashing along disused byways and soaring up some of the steepest peaks puts my 90-year old Ford through its paces. It notches up the adventure too…

It’s pure nostalgia as we wind our way along highways that went out of regular use many, many years ago. The car’s at home here, it was designed for these phenomenal tracks almost a century ago. I’m at home in the Peak District too.
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I’m unashamedly passionate about my homeland. Revealing its natural charm from rarely seen perspectives brings me a lot of pleasure.”

- Steven, Vintage Adventure Tours

The Peak.

My job is to show you the best we have, and it’s not too difficult when we have so much…choosing what to share is the most challenging part! I’m unashamedly passionate about my homeland. Revealing its natural charm from rarely seen perspectives brings me a lot of pleasure.

Yet the best part of every tour is seeing the genuine joy on my guest’s faces. A toot and wave bring a smile to the faces of those we meet along the way too. Although the grins usually begin when they see me in my clobber – plus fours and flat cap at the ready! (You’re welcome to join in!)
I’ve called it home for many years, and still, it captivates me and takes me by surprise. Discovering age-old roads, long-forgotten lanes and the scenes that stop you in your tracks is my favourite pastime. Being a local chap, I know the best vantage points and happily trundle along little-used lanes that lead to the Peak District’s hidden gems.
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