The Lakeland Trial Vintage Sport Car Rally Returns for 2023

Get ready to journey back in time as we rev up for the much-anticipated 54th edition of the Lakeland Trial Vintage Sport Car Rally. This spectacular event is set to take place on Saturday, 11th November. As in previous years, Honister Slate Mine will proudly serve as the official and only spectating area for this vintage car extravaganza.

Key Details:

Date: Saturday, 11th November 2023
Time: The rally begins at 8 am prompt and will be on until mid-afternoon.
Location: Honister Slate Mine, Honister Pass, Borrowdale CA12 5XN

Running throughout the day, you’ll have the chance to witness hundreds of exquisite vintage sports cars winding their way up Honister Pass and tackling the hairpin bends up Fleetwith Pike. These are not just any cars; they’re timeless classics, including gems like the 1920’s Bugatti Type 23, a 1927 Austin 7, and a 1930’s Chrysler 66 Sports. These vehicles are not just machines; they are pieces of art with a rich history.

To make the most of your day, we recommend arriving before 8 am to witness the vintage cars as they navigate the demanding route. The action will be going on up to around 3pm.

For photography and videography enthusiasts, the Lakeland Trial presents a unique opportunity to capture extraordinary visuals. The timeless charm of these vintage cars set against the dramatic backdrop of the Lake District’s autumnal colours offers a picturesque setting that every photographer dreams of. This event is a goldmine of visual inspiration.

Honister’s Bait Cabin Café will be serving breakfast butties, homemade cakes and hot drinks. It’s the perfect place to recharge, relax and warm up.

Save the date and join us for a vintage car experience like no other at Honister Slate Mine!