The Inn’s car park was a real treat for car lovers recently when the drivers of vintage and classic cars of all makes and models stopped off for lunch during the Coast to Coast Classic Car Run. The entourage of 75 stunning classic and rare cars were part of the Lancashire Automobile Club’s 27th Coast to Coast Run, which is open to all ages and types of classic and cherished cars. Amongst the collection of cars, aged from 1937 to 2010, were a 1937 Chevrolet Coupe, some fantastic Jaguar XK 120s, 140s and 150s from the 1950’s, also immaculate Jaguar E Types from the 1960’s and 70’s as well as several Austin Healey 3000’s. Other cars included a fearsome 4.6 litre Ford Mustang and a sensational 1953 Mercedes 300s.

The 176-mile route started from the Midland Hotel in Morecambe and finished at Dunsley Hall north of Whitby. The route took in the Trough of Bowland, Slaidburn, Gargrave and Pateley Bridge on its way to The Inn at South Stainley, where the divers enjoyed a buffet lunch. They then went to Castle Howard via Aldwark Bridge and the Yorkshire Moors, calling at Scripps Garage in Goathland and along to the finish on the seafront at Sandsend, completing the Coast to Coast within six hours.

For the first time in its 27-year history the Lancashire Automobile Club’s Coast to Coast Classic Car Run called at The Inn at South Stainley.

Chris Lee, Vice President and Competitions Secretary of the Lancashire Automobile Club, said: “Finding a suitable venue for the lunch halt on the event is always problematic due to the need for all the appropriate facilities for 75 cars and over 150 people.

“The Inn at South Stainley more than met our needs and a suitable route was devised specifically to take in The Inn whilst giving the entrants some fantastic roads and countryside to enjoy. On the day, The Inn more than lived up to the organisers expectations and many entrants commented favourable on both the venue and the food provided.

“Next year’s route is already in preparation and we will be going back to The Inn for our 28th event.”