Lake District Classic & Lake District Targa Rallies

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Archie & Richard SimmondsThis Sunday will see over 40 historic and classic cars tackle the 25th running of the Lake District Classic Rally sponsored by Lake District Hotels Ltd. Iconic marques like MG, Triumph, Mini Cooper, Lancia, Imp and Saab are represented along with Ford Escorts, Anglia and Cortinas, Vauxhall Vivas and Volvo Amazons. Entries have some from all over the country some crews travelling over 300 miles to take part. The rally is based a the Penrith Truckstop near Junction 40 of the M6 and features a 70 mile route taking in some twenty special tests and two regularities on private land. Running alongside the Classic is a Targa Rally for modern cars. Targa events are a new type of event introduced this year. As the event is taking place in National Motorsport Week, the organising Wigton Motor Club have given three free entries to crews who are taking part in their first ever event. As ever events like this need the enthusiastic support of volunteer marshals and WMC are thanking them with the chance to become a millionaire by giving them a National Lottery ticket in their goody bag as well as a free rally dinner at the end of the event. The rally counts for the Gates Tyres Historic Rally Awards.Tags: