Manx Classic Rally to celebrate a 'century of racing'

Manx Classic Rally 2013 Cars spanning a century of motor racing will compete in three separate stages held across the Isle of Man

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More than 100 vintage, classic and modern sports cars lined-up for the Manx Motor Racing Club's (MMRC) Manx Classic sprint and hill climb.

The three-day event will see cars racing in three separate stages across the Isle of Man.

MMRC secretary Shely Bryan said she was "delighted with the racing pedigree of the cars taking part".

The event opened with the Governor's sprint, with spectators watching from the TT grandstand.

The cars started in the TT pit lane, then travelled back along Glencrutchery Road, through Governor's Dip to the finish on the TT old road at the Nook.

Manx Classic Rally 2013 The three-day event will see cars compete in three separate stages across the Isle of Man
Manx Classic Rally 2013 Andrew Harrington from North Yorkshire said the Manx roads were some of the best in the British Isles
Manx Classic Rally 2013 The event opened with the Governor's Sprint on Thursday which started in the TT pit lane

Mrs Bryan added: "We've got a great entry this year with more than 30 pre-war vintage cars taking part.

"We also have a great selection of classics from the 1960s and 1970s and there'll be a good number of modern high performance machines to entertain spectators too".

Last year nine course records were broken out of a possible 12 at the event organised by the Manx Motor Racing Club.

Saturday's final stage, the Lhergy Frissell hill climb, again uses part of the TT course, from Barrule Park to the 26th milestone.

This year the MMRC have received entries from all over the British Isles, the Isle of Man and Europe.

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