Anglophiles with a need for speed can now explore the English countryside behind the wheel of aclassic sports car. Rambling Roadsters (Old Rectory, Colne Engaine, Essex; 44-1787/223-291;, a motor-tour company with a fleet of vintage two-seater convertibles—a 1952 Morgan +4, a 1960 Triumph TR3A that once raced at the Macau Grand Prix, a 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulia Spyder Veloce—steers clear of congested thoroughfares. Instead, its individually tailored itineraries wind through Cotswolds market towns, along the wild Cornish coast, past haunted castle ruins in Shropshire, and over the rugged Derbyshire Peaks. At night, drivers park their chariots at rustic pubs and upscale manor houses.

David Sandhu