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The 12th Flying Scotsman

16 - 18 April 2021

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The 12th Flying Scotsman Vintage Rally 2021

Full Steam Ahead

As ERA’s blue riband Flying Scotsman event smoothly glides into a second decade of outstanding vintage motoring, timetabling for the 12th edition in 2021 is already at an advanced stage.

Departing from the tranquil and luxurious Carden Park Hotel, close to Chester, on Friday 16 April, our tracks head east across the Cheshire Plains and into the Derbyshire Dales before turning north to enjoy the Yorkshire Moors and the Scottish Borders. Taking in rest stops at East Midlands and Newcastle, entrants will truly be seeing the best of England and Scotland as they arrive in grand style on 18 April at the world famous Gleneagles Hotel, once described as the ‘Riviera in the Highlands’. One of Sir Jackie Stewart’s favourites!

Our Route Designers have been busy crafting another first-class journey. This combines scenic Regularities on remote country roads with exciting Special Tests where you can enjoy your fine vintage cars to their full. The competition will be suitable for all levels of experience with three days of exclusive vintage motoring and great camaraderie in prospect.

“It’s one of the best, there is something for everyone” John Lomas, Riley navigator

“I love the comradeship between the competitors who gather from all over the world to participate” Willy Van Loon, Bentley driver.

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Don’t run the risk of finding a full entry list for the 2021 Flying Scotsman. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Annette, Eleonora or any of the Rally Office team. You can also email us on the address below. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and offer any guidance you may need.

Phone:   +44 (0)1869 254979

Email:   [email protected]

Entry List

Last Updated 26.11.2020

FS2021 Entry list - 21.7.2020

wdt_ID Driver/Navigator Year Car CC
1 Ben Collings (GB) / Felicity Collings (GB) 1925 Bentley Saloon 4 1/2 L 4398
2 Andy Buchan (GB) / Roy Buchan (GB) 1928 Bentley 4.5 L Le Mans 4500
3 Willem Vermeulen (NL) / Ellen Vermeulen (NL) 1936 Alvis Speed 25 4300
4 Jaime Pueche (ES) / Ana Pueche (ES) 1925 Vauxhall 30/98 4200
5 Steve Ward (GB) / John Ward (GB) 1924 Bentley 3 Litre Speed Model - Red Label 4398
6 Robert Glover (GB) / Piers Loxton-Edwards (GB) 1924 Bentley 3-4 1/2 Tourer 4800
7 Nick Jarvis (GB) / Tony Brooks (GB) 1924 Bentley 3 Litre 3000
8 Robert Peil (DE) / Thomas Pfeifer (DE) 1936 Lagonda M45 4453
9 Carsten Hesz (DE) / Frans Heijstee (NL) 1929 Cadillac 341-B Convertible 5588
10 Jonathan Procter (GB) / Jonathan Turner (GB) 1934 Triumph 8C Dolomite 1990

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Don’t run the risk of finding a full entry list for the 2021 Flying Scotsman. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Annette, Eleonora or any of the Rally Office team. You can also email us on the address below. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and offer any guidance you may need.

Phone:   +44 (0)1869 254979

Email:   [email protected]

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The Route

Departing from the tranquil and luxurious Carden Park Hotel, close to Chester, on Friday 16 April, our tracks head east across the Cheshire Plains and into the Derbyshire Dales before turning north to enjoy the Yorkshire Moors and the Scottish Borders. Taking in rest stops at East Midlands and Newcastle, entrants will truly be seeing the best of England and Scotland as they arrive in grand style on 18 April at the world famous Gleneagles Hotel, once described as the ‘Riviera in the Highlands’. One of Sir Jackie Stewart’s favourites!

Our Route Designers have been busy crafting another first-class journey. This combines scenic regularities on remote country roads with exciting special tests where you can enjoy your fine vintage cars to their full. The competition will be suitable for all levels of experience with three days of exclusive vintage motoring and great camaraderie in prospect.

The route for The 12th Flying Scotsman is largely based on plans for the 2020 event, which was unable to take place due to Covid-19 restrictions. Below are the route survey notes prepared for the February 2020 Event Newsletter. Updated route information for the 2021 event will be available in February 2021.

Day One

From the Ceremonial Start in the hotel grounds, we are soon into the first brace of Special Tests at a nearby stately home. These are followed by a long-ish run east on a mix of country byways and more major roads to a second set of tests close to Stafford. From there, it is a short hop to the morning coffee stop at a fine neo-Jacobean style country house.

Having allowed the morning traffic to dissipate and being on the quieter roads of the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Derbyshire Dales, the first Regularity Sections are tackled over terrain that becomes increasingly more taxing as the gradients increase.

After a fine lunch at a quality roadside hotel on the edge of the Peak District National Park, we tackle a short Regularity Section ‘with a difference’ before returning to the hills for further enjoyable moorland motoring. A final Regularity Section, west of Sheffield, takes us to the afternoon refreshments break in South Yorkshire.

Traversing the English countryside inevitably means having to pass through more urbanised landscapes at some point and so it is on the next section. We have striven to avoid the worst of the traffic as we make for the more rural surroundings of Lincolnshire. It is a few years since we enjoyed the sweeping curves of the popular Blyton Park circuit. Two final Special Tests here precede a short drive to the overnight halt at Forest Pines, where you can discuss the highs and lows of the day…

Day Two

The longest day of the event beckons and after a short first Regularity Section, we cross the mighty Humber Bridge and enjoy a cross country run on flowing roads through the Yorkshire Wolds to the next set of tests on a former WW2 airfield, close to York. Then, bypassing this historic city, we make for the morning refreshments halt near Wetherby.

Some private land mileage follows, that will test both drivers and navigators to the full, and then we take in another Special Test before heading to lunch at a 17th Century Hall, recently opened as a luxury hotel.

After lunch, we skirt the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park by way of a scenic Regularity Section, and then enjoy a variety of sections on private land. The following moorland drive offers fine views and takes us to Barnard Castle where our afternoon tea stop is at the wonderfully ornate Bowes Museum.

True driving roads are the feature for the final Regularity Sections as we snake our way across the Northern Pennines to the overnight halt at Slaley Hall. After a testing day behind the wheel, there will no doubt be plenty of tales to tell at dinner tonight…

Day Three

By now, you should be into the swing of things and looking forward to an early morning blast around the golf course access roads at Slaley before striking north towards the coffee stop on the shores of Kielder Water. On the way, there will be chance to pick up fuel in Hexham and an interesting Regularity Section in the North Tyne Valley.

Crossing the Scottish Border, further Regularity Sections then guide us across Teviot Dale to the Tweed Valley and another fine ‘Country House’ lunch near Peebles.

Suitably fed and watered, a longer than normal final afternoon run, crossing the Firth of Forth, takes in further Special Tests and a final Regularity Section through the Ochil Hills. All that then remains is a short drive to the luxurious Gleneagles Hotel, a welcome sight for ‘Scotsman’ regulars and newcomers alike. The bar will be open and we can all share the memories of three days on the road before gathering in the evening for the Prize-Giving Gala Dinner.

*Itinerary subject to change

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Don’t run the risk of finding a full entry list for the 2021 Flying Scotsman. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call Annette, Eleonora or any of the Rally Office team. You can also email us on the address below. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and offer any guidance you may need.

Phone: +44 (0)1869 254979

Email:   [email protected]

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