VIDEO SLIDESHOW: Vintage car rally brings touch of nostalgia to Peak District

Classic car lovers were given a treat as Britain’s longest and toughest vintage car rally made a brief stop-off in the Peak District last week.

Dozens of cars from the golden age of motoring roared along the A53 Leek Road and the A537 Cat and Fiddle on Friday afternoon as part of The 5th Flying Scotsman - a rally exclusively for pre-war vintage cars.

The Flying Scotsman vintage car endurance rally

The Flying Scotsman vintage car endurance rally

The drivers, huddled in their flying jackets, duffle-coats and driving goggles, coaxed their magnificent machines along a 750-mile route from Hertfordshire to Edinburgh.

Spectators were given a brief glimpse of the vintage vehicles as they arrived at checkpoints at The Knight’s Table and Cat and Fiddle pubs.

Alan Stanway, owner of The Knight’s Table, said: “There was a great atmosphere, and it was nice to see some proper classic cars being used on the roads, and the drivers wearing the period clothing.”

Twenty-five Bentleys, ten Aston Martins and two rare eight-cylinder supercharged Alfa Romeo Type 8Cs were among more than 100 pre-war cars from across Europe, North America and Australia to take part in the three-day event, organised by the national Endurance Rally Association.

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