VIDEO: Vintage car rally pays a flying visit to the Peak District

Over 100 vintage cars descended on the Peak District on Friday for the first leg of a cross-country endurance rally.

The Flying Scotsman, a three-day drive between Birmingham and Scotland, featured a selection of pre-war vehicles, from Bentleys, Lagondas and MGs to Jaguars and Rolls Royces.

The Flying Scotsman vintage car trial

The Flying Scotsman vintage car trial

Spectators were greeted by the deafening sound of revving engines and the smell of exhaust fumes as the classic convoy arrived outside the Charles Cotton Hotel in Hartington on Friday lunchtime, with drivers continuing on through Tideswell en-route to their finishing point for the opening day near Blackburn.

Cathy Swann, who works at the George Hotel in Tideswell, said: “It was a really good day. The cars were amazing and they went down really well with both the locals and visitors.”

The event, organised by The Endurance Rally Association, is due to finish at Gleneagles, near Edinburgh, on Sunday.