Flying Scotsman Vintage Rally

In April 2018, we welcomed more than 100 vintage cars as part of the Flying Scotsman Vintage Rally.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, The Flying Scotsman Vintage Rally is one of the longest and perhaps toughest vintage rallies in England, starting in the south of England and finishing in Edinburgh.

Starting at Brooklands Museum in Surrey, more than 100 pre-war vintage cars took part in the four-day event. Day one saw the rally taking in some 70 miles of the home counties region, from the Surrey Hills to the Chiltern Hills, with a tricky passage control section around Burnham Beeches, an exciting closed road Test in the grounds of Penn House and a challenging Regularity in the Chilterns. 

Over freshly ploughed farmland and bluebell lined woodlands, the lanes of Southern England delivered the Flying Scotsman to Luton Hoo Hotel, Golf & Spa, in a most befitting style.

As well as providing the accommodation for the first night, Luton Hoo hosted the official welcome dinner for all 250 participants and crew, including speeches from the organisers and the day one results. 

Andrea Seed, press manager for the Flying Scotsman Rally said: “With a southern start line, we needed a location that was the right side of the M25 to give us a good chance of beating the traffic both on Thursday evening and Friday morning. We also needed a facility that could accommodate the 250 competitors and crew members as well as park 120 vehicles securely – Luton Hoo Hotel fit the bill perfectly. The team at Luton Hoo were very accommodating of our needs, and we would definitely return if the route of the rally takes us to that part of the country again.”

Click here to find out more information about the event.