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SLIDESHOW - Classic car race to scotland takes a time out at village pub

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: April 06, 2014

  • 04/04/14 Classic car rally coming through East Staffs The Flying Scotsman Rally, featuring pre-war Bentleys, Rolls-Royces and Jaguars, among others, travelling from London passes through Fradley Junction

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CLASSIC car enthusiasts were afforded the luxury of being able to see some of the most famous motors in history up close as a rally passed through the region.

The procession of pre-war vehicles, featuring Bentleys, Rolls-Royces and Jaguars among others, were part of the Flying Scotsman Rally, that was touring the country as it journeyed from London to Scotland.

Petrolheads queued up to get a glimpse of the classic cars as they stopped at the Swan Inn, at Fradley Junction, near Alrewas.

The drivers matched their cars for style, donning early 20th century attire.

Though they were keen to meet expectant visitors at the Swan, the drivers weren’t hanging around fir too long, with a trophy waiting in Scotland for the first car to arrive.

Philip Young, Endurance Rally Association director, said: “We have entrants from all Europe, with even Americans, Canadians and Australians taking part, making it a truly international celebration of motoring.”

“But don’t let the vintage dress they will be wearing fool you. There are plenty of teams who are definitely in it to win it.”

The procession then headed north through Derbyshire and the Peak District before continuing towards the final destination at the Gleneagles Club in Perthshire.

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