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Full report: Flying Scotsman Rally visits the region

The region played host to a bygone era at the weekend.

More than one hundred vintage cars passed through Cumbria and stopped off at Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries and Galloway on their way to Gleneagles.

All the vehicles were built before 1940 and were part of the 6th Flying Scotsman Vintage Rally, travelling hundreds of miles from London to Scotland.

Kim Inglis reports:


Almost 150 competitors at Honister

Almost 150 sports cars from the 1920's and 1930's turned out for the annual vintage car rally in the Lake District.

Despite the grim weather, scores of spectators braved the elements to watch the 'Vintage Sports Cars Club' event at Honister Slate Mine.

Competitors faced a tough test as they raced their machines up the side of the 2,100ft Fleetwith Pike, in tricky driving conditions.

Classics like Bentleys, Aston Martins and Triumphs were just some of the cars taking part.

"They're cars built before 1937 and they come to Honister on what's the most challenging route they can do - right to the top of the pike.

"Today we've had 150 which is really a great spectacle for everyone. There's been lots of action all day."

– Barry Surtees, Marketing Manager, Honister Slate Mine

Selkirk vintage rally cancelled

One of the largest vintage rallies in Scotland has been cancelled because of the weather, even though there is still six weeks to go before the event.Becasue of heavy rainfall organisers of the Selkirk Vintage Rally don't think the Sunderland Hall venue to recover in time for the event .

It was due to take place on September 16.The event - which made a loss of almost £5,000 last year - has grown in strength over the past 20 years attracting more than 1,800 entries.In a statement the organisers say:

"The decision has been taken to cancel this year's event because of the adverse weather conditions that have severely affected the recovery of the rally field, in particular the camp site.

"We will be contacting all entrants in the near future.

"We can now focus on the 2013 event where it is hoped that roads are made into the camp site and the rally field."

– Spokesperson, Selkirk vintage rally