Classic designs improve the view

The sound of classic engines will be reverberating through the countryside when the Lake District plays host to an event celebrating the hey day of British sports cars.

Over 100 eye-catching vintage motors from the 1920s and 1930s will be racing along the foothills of the Fleetwith Pike mountain when the Vintage Sports-Car Club holds its Lakeland Trials event on Saturday.

The club, for people with cars built before 1931, will be showing off Bentleys, Bugattis, Aston Martins, Rolls Royce, Triumphs and MGs in a challenging day of circuits from 9am to 3pm.

Mark Weir, owner of Honister Slate Mine, said: "It is a brilliant event seeing these amazing cars - which have been beautifully preserved and carefully cherished - being raced up the mountain."

"We are lucky to have one of the best places to get a good view of the action and it always brings in a good crowd.

"We would encourage as many people to watch it from here because we have ample parking and we make a day of it by serving up soup, hot drinks and bacon butties for the crowds."

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