MG Cumbria held the 22nd edition of the Christmas Cracker Run and once again attracted keen drivers from a wide area.

The event, on Sunday, was open to classic and interesting cars of any age and the oldest car was the 1926 Bentley of Thursby’s Graham Miller and the newest was the Morgan Plus 6 of Gordon Southward.

The event got under way for drivers at the Rheged Discovery Centre and headed north via Newbiggin, Lamonby and Skelton and through the Calebrack Ford to Hesket Newmarket and Caldbeck where the first of the run’s checkpoints could be found with quizzes about past and current racing drivers.

The route then headed north towards Westward and then west to Uldale, Overwater and Castle Inn and to the second checkpoint near the sailing club where classic car photos had to be identified.

The meat of the driving route then took the crews via Wythop Mill and Lorton over the Whinlatter Pass to Braithwaite and onto the Newlands Pass.

From Buttermere the tulip route cards took the crews over Honister Pass and down into the Borrowdale Valley, via the west side of Derwentwater to Portinscale and the final checkpoint at the Braithwaite Institute where a two-course meal was enjoyed prior to the presentation of the awards.

First OA car was David Agnew with his 1972 Mini, the racing drivers quiz was won by Mike Bennett in a 1772 MG BGT and Brian Jones in his 1978 MG B Roadster won the classic car quiz.

Ralf Ashcroft’s 1984 Mini was named the best decorated car while best dressed crew went to Karen Davidson in her 1990 Mini.