[T]he twenty ninth running of the Lake District Classic proved to be a great success for the organising Wigton Motor Club who were rewarded with a full entry plus reserves plus excellent weather.
The event took place around Penrith and attracted entries from all over Cumbria, northern England, Scotland and even a crew from New Zealand. A total of eighteen special tests were run on private roads and car parks in the Eden District.
The oldest car taking part was the Triumph TR3 of Jim Hendry/Bob Stubbs from St. Andrews and he won the class for pre 1960 cars with a spirited performance. The battle for overall honours was between the Sunbeam Rapier of Andy Beaumont and Andrew Fish and the Escorts of David Short/Roy Heath and John Bertram/Lynn Bertram with the three cars finishing in that order.
Fourth and winner of class P1 was the Austin Healey Sprite of Stephen Byrne/David Byrne and class H1 for the smaller 60s cars was won by the Mini of Peter Metcalfe/Guy Wickham and H2 by Paul Slingsby/Michael Fox in an MG B.
C1 for the later historics went to the well driven Fiesta of David Garstang/Heidi Garstang and C2 to the Triumph TR7 V8 of Ray June/Ben Jude. Class D was won by Ian Curwen/Daniel Curwen in their well driven VW Golf GTi.
The Targa event for modern cars proved increasing popular with younger crews and was won by the Ford Puma of Andrew Graham/Katie Sutton after a close battle with Chris Hunter/Fiona Tyson in a Mazda MX5. Third was another MX5 of Paul Bowness/Esther Bowness
In class T1 for the under 1400cc cars, The Rover 25 of Steve and Jack Palmer were the winners from the Corsa of Helen Harkness/Barry Lindsay and the 205 GTi of Neal and Eileen Horsfall.
The results were posted just three minutes after the last car booked in and the awards presented after a very enjoyable days motorsport.