VIDEO: Vintage vehicles put to test on rural roads

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Vintage cars took to the hills as a vehicle rally visited Sheffield and the Peak District.

In the Endurance Rally Association’s Flying Scotsman Rally 98 pre-war vehicles hit the road for a three-day journey from Birmingham to Gleneagles in Scotland, with stage one visiting High Bradfield.

98 vintage cars passed through High Bradfield on their way from near Birmingham to Gleneagles north of Edinburgh.

98 vintage cars passed through High Bradfield on their way from near Birmingham to Gleneagles north of Edinburgh.

“Day one was a glorious route driving northwards into the Derbyshire Dales and over the Pennines, with the weather remaining dry, to finish at Clayton le Moors,” said an association spokesman

However, the association admitted the labyrinth of narrow lanes in and around High Bradfield resulted in several car navigators missing their checkpoints, losing points in the competition.

Speaking before the rally, entrant Eric Kavanagh said: “I consider it the best vintage rally in the world.”

The earliest manufactured car to drive through Sheffield on this rally was built in 1912, while the most recent was manufactured 27 years later, in 1939.

Entrant Bill Cleyndert said: “Thank you to ERA for organising yet another fantastically successful Flying Scotsman.

“I had a thoroughly good time. Great company, amazing roads and scenery, and very well organised.”