After being forced to spend a few years resting in the sidings, the Flying Scotsman – the UK’s premier rally designed exclusively for Vintage motorcars – once again built up a full head of steam and returned to the ‘tracks’ in 2022. This blue riband event saw over 90 of the finest pre-war vehicles take to the scenic byways of Northern England and Scotland, bringing great joy to both the participants and the spectators who lined the route.
Since its first outing in 2009, the Flying Scotsman has built its own very special place on the vintage motoring calendar. There is a definite magic about it, it is escapism at its very best, providing an opportunity to abscond from the tumult of the modern world and drift back to a time when the roads were not so saturated, and life was simpler.
Sounds good, doesn’t it? Well, planning is already underway for the next edition, timetabled for 14 – 16 April 2023. The spring adventure will depart the shores of the Firth of Clyde on a three-day exploration of Scotland and the North of England, finishing at the palatial Gleneagles, with each day packed full of fine roads, tremendous company, friendly competition (suitable for all levels of experience) and of course, exquisite cars.