Classic rally concludes
Image: Rick Johnson, 2008
A classic car rally which sees drivers captain vintage vehicles to Lisbon in Portugal from London in the UK, began in the last weekend of April and finally finished this weekend, with 120 competitors from across the world taking part.
Classic cars and their drivers came from far and wide to participate in the 2013 London-Lisbon Rally, with entrants hailing from the US, as well as places like Canada, Mexico and Hong Kong.
Spread across nine days, the rally involves classic cars of all kinds, including everything from ageing BMW 8 Series racers to muscle cars and vehicles built in the 1920s and 30s.
The route covers a total of 2,386 miles, which means that the competitors have to average a little over 200 miles a day if they want to reach the finish line on schedule.
This type of long distance rally is made all the more challenging because of the fact that classic cars are being used. This means most require constant monitoring and maintenance and there are usually a few dropouts each year.
Rare models like the 1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud were amongst the cars taking part and the racers were greeted at the finish line by the British Ambassador as well as Lisbon's mayor.