da 17 a 19 Aprile 2015The Flying Scotsman
Luogo: Brooklands - United Kingdom
Sito internet: www.endurorally.com
The Flying Scotsman on an all-new route in 2015
Entries have been arriving daily and within a week of posting 50 fully-completed forms have arrived back on Jane’s desk.
Everything from Clinton Smith’s MG K3, to two Vauxhall 30/98s from Jonathan Proctor and Oliver Henderson, Charlie and Nellie Bishop are back but this time in a Frazer Nash and also in a Nash is Martin Hunt. Bill Cleyndert has paired up with Robert Ellis to return with his Ford Model A Special, also in a Model A is Gregor Fisken, Jan and Joost Dingemans are in a fiery Invicta, the first BMW 328 was entered by Peter Lovett, Willie Gilbertson-Hart’s Bentley is back for more winner of the last event, Olaf Pothoven was the first of the Flying Dutchmen to send us an entry-form with his Lagonda, and William Medcalf, is back with his Bentley. The 2014 Flying Scotsman was heavily over-subscribed and judging by this super response, we anticipate allocating all of the places again. We're now booking hotels – please note, all single-rooms have now been reserved by early entrants.
The route outline sees us start from Oulton Hall, east of Leeds, near Harrogate in the village of Oulton. From here we head to the East Coast, taking in Scarborough, and the lovely hill-top circuit overlooking the town used on countless RAC Rallies, Oliver’s Mount, before heading into the Yorkshire Moors. We take in a fish-and-chip lunch in Whitby, and on to Selburn and Derwentside. We overnight at the end of our first day at Gosforth Park.
Day Two sees us a day of castles…Alnwick Castle first, and then on to Lindisfarne and Holy Island. Next up is Duns, home of the Jim Clark museum, and we drive roads from the Jim Clark Rally, and on to Kelso. Lammermuir Hills, the Pentland Hills, follow on to overnight at Edinburgh.
Our final day is through the Kingdom of Fifte, taking in Blairgowie, Stathtay, and on to our gala prizegiving dinner in Gleneagles.
There are several new features for the 7th-edition Flying Scotsman. We include the night before the start in the entry fee (Thursday night); there are a few tweaks to the Veteran category for Pioneers, they will have the route altered here and there to make it more fitting for a seriously older car; and we are planning a “test yourself” regularity time-trial to try out crew skills and check your trip-meter on the Thursday, a sort of Prologue that doesn’t matter if you mess it up as it won’t figure in the results, an enhanced training exercise that should appeal to newcomers.