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A chilled weekend of cruising taking in the beautiful scenery of the Lake District, this annual event is now in its 10th year and keeps getting better. This was our first visit experience of Hotrods & Hills and it was well worth the 700-mile round trip to get there and back.

The event started on Friday with a short cruise out to Lowther Castle. Saturday was the main event day with a 20-mile trip to Grasmere, via the Kirkstone Pass and down the famous Struggle into Ambleside. This road is not for the faint hearted and gets those brakes and boxes rather warm! Sunday’s cruise took us up a 5-mile hill climb to the Hartside Biker Café, where on a clear day you can see across to Scotland. As we wanted to give our 1957 Ford Popular a final push, from Hartside we drove towards Buttermere via the Winlatter Pass – after this drive you will need a coffee stop, just as well that there is a great café in Buttermere serving very good scones…

If hardcore hotrod cruising is your thing, then this is the event for you!

We would like to extend our thanks to Craig Dixon for organising this event and hope to be able to join you again next year.

Check out our video taken at the top of the Kirkstone Pass as the cars came up.