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Classic cars to rev-up the Lakes

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Vintage cars from across the country will be racing in the Lake District this weekend to celebrate the hey day of British motoring.

The 100 eye-catching motors from the 1920s and 1930s will be sure to have had their car insurance and breakdown cover in check as they take to the winding hills of the Lakes.

The Lakeland Trials organised by the Vintage Sports-Car Club will see Bentleys, Bugattis, Aston Martins, Rolls Royce, Triumphs and MGs takes to the roads in a challenging day of circuits.

Organisers said one of the best viewpoints for spectators to watch is Honister Slate Mine high up in the Borrowdale valley where the cars will go into into the foothills of the Fleetwith Pike mountain, standing over 1200ft above Buttermere.

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."

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