Classic Travelling Luggage Ltd started life originally as HillsAlive Luggage, founded by Rob Hill. Rob, a keen classic car enthusiast, couldn’t find suitable luggage to fit his Morgan so decided to make his own. The key to the success of the luggage lay in Rob’s engineering background and attention to detail, each piece being expertly measured and designed to fit.
Sarah Dowding, who now co-owns the luggage company with Simon Sothcott, runs Classic Travelling, a renowned driving holiday company, organising great escapes for discerning drivers. Having purchased the luggage over a decade ago for her Morgan and enjoyed its ease of use, quality and robustness, then also purchased more sets for her other cars. Classic Travelling tour participants also then found the luggage incredibly useful and having recommended it to numerous people over the years it really was a case of “we liked the product so much we bought the company”. It was a natural progression to buy the luggage company, rebrand and re-launch as Classic Travelling Luggage.