Flying Scotsman Rally passes Appletree Cottage
Today, Sunday 7th April 2019, the 11th Flying Scotsman Vintage Car Rally passed Appletree Cottage. A procession of 104 beautifully manicured motors, spaced approximately two minutes apart, kept us entertained for over an hour.
The Rally started in Windermere on Friday and made its way to Slaley, then off to Donald Trump's Turnberry Hotel finishing at Gleneagles Hotel. Contestants stay in luxury accommodation in all three of these locations, revitalising their driving and map-reading skills for the following day
Despite their age the cars passed us at a fair speed making it difficult to photograph them without motion blur. The drivers then made much use of their brakes at the junction just beyond us to make their left-hand turn.
The quiet single-track road past Appletree Cottage was no doubt selected as part of the route because of its stunning views and scarcity of traffic. For drivers it would not be too difficult to imagine that they were traveling in an earlier age.
More information about the Flying Scotsman Vintage Car Rally and a list of the entrants can be found here www.endurorally.com/events/the-11th-flying-scotsman-2019/
along with details of the much more ambitious Peking to Paris Vintage Car Rally!