Classic cars tour Ribble Valley in St George’s celebration - PHOTO SPECIAL

RECORD-breaking classic car enthusiasts set off around the Ribble Valley in glorious sunshine to celebrate St George’s Day.

A Jaguar E-type 1966 FHC, five Morgans and a fleet of Austin-Healey 3000, were among 120 cars which took part in the ninth annual rally, organised by the Lancashire Automobile Club, on a 60-mile route around the rural borough.

Mad hatter Peter Deary from Read set off in the St George's car rally at Mitton Hall Hotel. G170411/2b

Mad hatter Peter Deary from Read set off in the St George's car rally at Mitton Hall Hotel. G170411/2b

The star of the show was a Frazer-Nash BMW sports cabriolet 1938.

After starting at Mitton Hall Hotel, the route took drivers through 15 villages including Ribchester, Longridge, Chipping, Slaidburn, Wigglesworth, Gisburn and Worston.

Organiser Mr David Bell said: “It was the best event we have been able to run with record breaking entries.

“The beautiful grounds of Mitton Hall to start and end the rally were fantastic too.

“This year we were honoured to be visited by The Royal Society of St George, who handed out a red rose to each driver at the rally.”