If you're a motor sport fan then you'll be pleased to hear that next year the British Rally Championship are hosting three of their seven events in our region
The Pirelli Rally, based in Carlisle will take place in April.
The following month, drivers will get to grips with tarmac as they take on the Jim Clark Rally in the Borders. And finally in June they'll head to Dumfries for the classic stages of the the Scottish Rally.
Local economies are also expected to benefit by millions of pounds.
Lori Carnochan has been along to the championship launch at Greystoke near Penrith.