The Vintage Sports-Car Club
Lakeland Trial: Honister
Each year, usually on the first weekend in November, the Vintage Sports-Car Club holds its Lakeland Trial rally in the Lake District in North West England.
In 2013 I happened to be staying in the area and heard about the event on a local news web site.
That Saturday the Lake District threw its full force at the rally. High winds, near-freezing temperatures, and alternating rain and sleet made it a challenging experience for the drivers - and for photographers.
Around a hundred cars participate in on- and off-road tests. For this "Drumhouse" stage, after a gentle drive past Buttermere the competitors head up the Honister Pass and then climb the even-steeper quarry track up to the top of Fleetwith Pike.
Italians always have style, and there are a few of these 1920s Bugatti Type 23s in the rally. They can cost upwards of half a million British Pounds at auction.