By: Condor Ferries and Jersey Tourism on 11/06/2013
Vintage Cars to Jersey
Enjoy the delightful experience of a relaxing car journey through the diverse and breath-taking landscapes of our beautiful island with stunning vistas, shady valleys and rich heritage waiting around every bend. There are fascinating places to visit and clubs packed with local people who share your passion for motors. You’ll soon discover it’s a pleasure to drive here!
Touring the Island:
1-Day Itinerary: The Classic Tour
Jersey is the perfect size to discover in a short time! Here is a great way to see the best of the Island in one day:
Begin your classic tour of Jersey on the South East coast at Green Island car park, off the A4. Exit the car park, turn right and head East on the A4, following signs to Gorey. En-route, you will pass the shallow bays of Le Hocq and La Rocque. On arriving at Gorey, park at Longbeach and explore the picturesque village and magnificent castle. Leave Gorey and take the B29 to St Catherine for a walk on the promenade that stretches 700m out into the sea. Return to the B29 and turn off onto the B91 heading to the pretty fishing harbour at Rozel and then on to the dramatic North coast along the C93 (for world-famous Durrell Wildlife Park), C95, A8 and A9. Arrive at St John’s village, take the C101 and follow the lanes to Devil’s Hole. Stop at the Priory pub for some lunch and take a walk along the cliff path for some memorable views to our sister Channel Islands. From Devil’s Hole, follow the signs for Grève de Lecq and stop at Colleen’s for a Jersey ice-cream and a walk on the beach, before heading off on the B55 to visit the ruined castle at Grosnez on the North Western tip of the Island. Descend into St Ouen’s Bay on the B55 and cruise along the Island’s longest road! Stop for coffee at El Tico and watch the surfers ride the waves, before continuing south to Corbiere to view the iconic lighthouse. Set off again along the B83 and the A13, driving down into stunning St Brelade’s Bay. Here, you should stop to view the ancient Fisherman’s Chapel at the edge of the bay. Rejoin the A13 and make quaint St Aubin’s Village your final stop before returning to St Helier via the A1 and A2 along the Island’s sandy south coast.
Take a few hours to visit the fascinating Pallot Steam & Motor Museum in the centre of the Island and, if you are visiting at the end of the month, join the Jersey Classic Vehicles Club who meet on the last Sunday of every month at The Farm House, St John, between 11 am and 1 pm. The Classic Tour (above) can be split between 2 days, giving you more time to explore the picturesque stop-off points en-route.
Places to visit of classic car interest:
Pallot Steam, Motor & General Museum
Rue de Bechet, Trinity, Jersey, JE3 5BE
Tel: +44 (0)1534 865307 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open daily (except Sundays): 10:00 - 17:00
Admission: £6.00 adults, £5.00 senior citizens, £2.00 children (5-16yrs)
There is something to excite the interest of everyone in this fascinating collection of engines, vehicles and so much more.
This fascinating Museum is managed by a Trust which was established by its founder, the late Don Pallot, with the object of promoting the permanent preservation of the Island's mechanical heritage. So, whatever the weather, we invite you to take a step back in time and enjoy at your leisure the vast and varied collection of steam locos and engines, vintage, commercial, military and classic vehicles, bicycles and toys, tractors, barn engines and other machinery, nostalgic photographs including the Jersey railways, Jersey Road Races and transport history all housed within the absorbing Museum.
Open 4th April to 29th October.
Classic Car Clubs in Jersey
The Island is home to lots of car clubs catering for the differing tastes of the motoring enthusiast – these are listed below:
Jersey Classic Vehicles Club
Tel : + 44 (0) 1534 861379. Contact: President, Denis Jean
A club formed for classic vehicle enthusiasts. Members meet on the last Sunday of every month at The Farm House, St John, between 11 am and 1 pm.
Classic & Vintage Motor Racing Club of Jersey Limited
Tel: + 44 (0) 1534 864232 / Email: email@example.com
Formed around seven years ago, the Classic and Vintage Motor Racing Club brought together a group of enthusiasts who wanted a new outlook on old cars and bikes.
Jersey MG Owners Club
Tel: +44 (0)1534 618189. Contact: Secretary, Sandra Buckley
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.jerseymg.com
A social club for MG enthusiasts and owners, for meets, touring and technical advice.
Jersey Motorcycle and Light Car Club
Tel: +44 (0)1534 852952. Contact: Secretary, Carol Le Viellez
Email: email@example.com / www.jerseymotorsport.com
Now in its 84th year, the Jersey Motorcycle & Light Car Club promotes motor sports and racing in Jersey.
Jersey Old Motor Club Limited
Tel : + 44 (0) 1534 863424. Contact: President, Judith Genée
Email: Judith@jomc.freeserve.co.uk / www.jerseyoldmotorclub.com
The club welcomes all marques manufactured pre 1951 for touring, sporting and social events.
Jersey Military Vehicles Club
Tel: + 44 (0) 1534 481748. Contact: President, Richard Le Brocq
If you’re a military vehicle fan, this is the club for you. Members aim to attract a wide cross section of enthusiasts and to get Second World War military vehicles out and about on the roads and at events.
AA recommended Hotels with secure parking:
Longueville Manor Hotel
Longueville Road, St Saviour, Jersey, JE2 7WF
Tel: +44 01534 725501 / www.longuevillemanor.com
Longueville Manor is a 14th century Norman manor house which has been lovingly restored and converted into one of Europe’s most celebrated hotels. Character, courtesy, charm, calm and cuisine combine to make up the essence of this beautiful hotel.
Mont du Boulevard, St Aubin, St Brelade, JE3 8AD
Tel: 01534 491906 / www.dolanhotels.com/The-Somerville-Hotel/
The first thing you notice about the Somerville Hotel is its wonderful setting. Nestling on a hillside overlooking St. Aubin's yachting harbour and the expanse of the bay beyond, the views are breathtaking.
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel
Rue de L'Etau, St Helier, Jersey, JE2 3WF
Tel: +44 01534 671100 / www.radissonblu.co.uk/hotel-jersey
The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel offers the best of both worlds being a 10 minute walk from the centre of St Helier whilst being located on the quiet Elizabeth Marina with unrivalled views of the Island’s Elizabeth Castle and St Aubin’s Bay.
La Route de la Baie, St Brelade, Jersey, JE3 8EF
Tel: +44 01534 743101 / www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/hotels/lhorizon
Renowned as one of the leading hotels in Jersey, L'Horizon Hotel & Spa is unique in its magnificent location nestling at the centre of the fabulous St Brelade's Bay, with direct access to the beach.
Important information for visiting motorists to Jersey
Jersey roads and country lanes are narrow and winding so please drive with care and observe the 40mph all island maximum speed limit.
In addition to the above general speed limits, you should also be on watch for lower limits on certain stretches of road, such as 20/30mph in built up areas and 15mph in Green Lanes. These limits are clearly shown by the appropriate signs.
Road Signs & Markings:
The majority of Road Signs conform to the UK and International pattern; however, there are a number of road markings with which you may not be familiar.
• Yellow Parallel Line: A single yellow line parallel with the kerb prohibits parking 24 hours day and night.
• Yellow Transverse Line: A yellow line, painted across a road, denotes the exit of a minor road and means GIVE WAY.
• Filter In Turn: At some road junctions throughout the island you will see a sign requiring you to FILTER IN TURN. This means, when negotiating the junction, you should TAKE YOUR TURN with other vehicles in joining or crossing any stream of traffic.
Beaches & Slipways:
It is an offence to drive on any beach. DO NOT park on any slipways unless there is a sign to indicate that parking is permitted.
Licence & Insurance:
Visiting motorists are required to be in possession of a current and valid driving licence (not provisional) and insurance certificate. If stopped, on a roadside check, you may be required to produce these documents.
Rule of the Road:
Keep to the left. Overtake on the right, unless the driver of the vehicle in front has signalled his intention to turn right. Give way to horses or non-mechanically propelled vehicles.
Always wear your seatbelt in the front or back of any vehicle you're travelling in.
If you’re caught not wearing your seatbelt, you can expect to be prosecuted – you’re breaking the law.
Paycards, which can be purchased in many shops Island-wide, are used to pay for parking in St Helier and in certain areas out of town.
They have to be used:
Monday to Saturday (inclusive)
08.00 to 17.00 hours*
(* Parking on Gorey Pier and in some residential areas are charged until 22:00, please consult road signs)
Always check the information signs wherever you park.
All information correct at time of print. Jersey Tourism accepts no responsibility for any subsequent changes to the above detailed information. 19.09.12