The enigmatic Flying Scotsman Rally held from 20-22 April and organised by the Enduro Rally Association had a nailbiting finish. The stunning first-time drive and event lead by newbie Gareth Burnett was finally pipped on the last leg by Alastair Caldwell in his Alfa Romeo 6C.
Gareth, who had led the rally from the start slipped to second place in his ’34 Talbot Alpine when Alastair jumped from 4th to first place after a regularity on remote farm land was hampered by a flock of sheep causing havoc. Clerk of the Course Kim Bannister cancelled the timing of the intermediate section.
Finishing third were Paul Carter and John Bayliss, in the Bentley that won the first two editions of the Flying Scotsman and fourth was the car that won last year, the plucky 1500cc Riley of Andrew and Jonathan Davies.