Some of the world’s most valuable vintage cars will be heading to Skipton as they make their way from London to Edinburgh.

Around 100 pre-war cars, including a 1920 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost and a 1934 Aston Martin Le Mans, will be passing through the town as part of the 2013 Flying Scotsman Rally.

And in what is believed to be a first for Skipton, on day two of the rally, Saturday, April 20, the cars will stop off for lunch at The Craven Heifer Inn, Grassington Road.

Landlord John Davis said he understood at least 105 cars had signed up to take part in the rally and that it would present a marvellous spectacle.

“It is a really prestigious event, in fact all of these cars are serious collectors’ items.

“We are really keen that people get a chance to see all these wonderful cars.”

The fifth annual rally will set off from Hanbury Manor Hotel in Hertfordshire and will take a winding route along country roads taking in the Pennines, Derbyshire Peak District, the Yorkshire Moors and onto the Scottish borders, finishing at the Gleneagles Hotel.