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Little Classics News: 6 August 2015

Flying Scotsman Classic Rally Fills in Record Time

Jaguar Flying Scotsman Rally

The Endurance Rally Association’s Flying Scotsman Rally is full steam ahead for April 2016 after the entry list filled in record time. The 100 classic entries were snapped up by pre-war car owners and their crews in just two weeks, a new record for the event by over a month, proving that the historic rally scene is as strong as ever.

Rally Director Fred Gallagher said: “The Flying Scotsman is an exceptional event, challenging both car and crew with a series of special tests and regularity sections in the most breathtaking scenery the UK has to offer. The record time in which all the entries have been taken shows the passion for this event. We’re thrilled to see that exuberance continue to grow in the same way as the event itself.”

Flying Scotsman classic car rally

The 2016 three-day route will start from stunning Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire, with crews exploring the Lincolnshire Wolds before crossing the Humber Bridge into Yorkshire and onto Northumberland.

Its then on to Hadrian’s Wall and a journey along the wild and remote seashore of the North east to the Scottish Borders. Crews will travel along the Firth of Forth into the Pentland Hills, one of the least populated regions in the UK with some of the finest roads – the essence of the Flying Scotsman.

Classic BMW

Perth and Kinross will provide the picture perfect backdrop to the final day of competition with competitors taking in Loch Lomond National Park on their way to the finish line at Gleneagles.

With the 100 entries filled with cars ranging from a 1922 Bentley 3-4 ½ litre to a 1948 MG TC, and crews from the UK, Europe, America and Canada, a reserve list has been created for those still desperate to take part in the UK’s premier pre-war rally event.

Vintage Bentley

Before next year’s Flying Scotsman, taking place from 14th to 17th April 2016, the ERA still has two more events in 2015. September’s Alpine Trial, set in the French Alps, is another test for pre-war cars, before October’s Sahara Challenge provides an ideal shakedown for next year’s Peking to Paris Motor Challenge.

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