Alfa 6C scoops 2012 Flying Scotsman rally

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Alastair Caldwell and Catriona Rings in an Alfa Romeo 6C were awarded First Overall in the 2012 Flying Scotsman rally from London to Edinburgh.

Over 100 cars took part in the three-day, near 1000-mile Endurance Rally Association event, which began at the wartime airfield at Duxford and took in everything from a handling test, to narrow and twisting tarmac, regularities and an off-road test.

Gareth Burnett and Jeremy Haylock’s Talbot 105 Alpine took an early lead, followed by the Frazer Nash of Robert Ellis and Cath Woodman, with Nigel and Gina Batchelor third in the Bentley.

By day two the Talbot had a 23-second lead over the Frazer Nash. Meanwhile the Batchelors’ Bentley fell to 21st leaving third place for Caldwell’s Alfa.

An accident, which left Woodman suffering from a suspected broken shoulder, put the Frazer Nash out of contention on the final day.

Caldwell then grabbed top spot in his Alfa, while the Talbot, which had led the rally from the start, slipped to second and Paul Carter and John Bayliss in another Bentley came third.

Awards were also presented to Brad Mottier and his son who collected the Against All Odds Trophy and David and Sarah Rayner who won the Best Dressed Crew Trophy.

Find out more from the Endurance Rally Associations website here.

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