The Flying Scotsman, Britain’s biggest rally for pre-war vintage cars, will be setting off from IWM Duxford at 8am on Friday 20 April 2012.

Now in its fourth year, the rally, organised by Britain’s Endurance Rally Association, is the longest and largest event for early period cars. In a challenging three days, vintage vehicles will be traversing the spine of England, driving through the Pennines into the Peak District, onwards up to the Yorkshire Dales and into the wilds of the Scottish Borders before finishing in style at St Andrews Golf Course, just north of Edinburgh.

With over 100 classic cars taking part in the rally, the start of the race, from IWM Duxford’s historic airfield, will prove quite a spectacle. Drivers will be dapperly dressed in traditional leather jackets and goggles, while race officials will also be attired in period dress as they get participants under starter’s orders.

Drivers will be competing against the clock as they undertake a demanding time schedule. Over 800 racemarshals from Britishmotor clubs will be keeping a watchful eye on participants as they career across the country over the three days of the rally.

The 110-strong entry list is dominated by the great names of motoring heritage, including Aston Martin, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Bentley, Ford, Lagonda and Rolls Royce. Participating vehicles date from 1910 to 1940 and drivers have travelled from across the globe to take part in this remarkable race.

The Flying Scotsman
IWM Duxford is opening at 8am for visitors who wish to view this amazing spectacle. Standard admission to the museum applies and, as usual, children aged 15 or under go free.

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  1. mark brough

    Hi i have full length rolls royce coat that they would wear when testing the motor carriages in derby circa 1900s any idea of value or how to sell?