This is the bizarre sight of vintage sports cars from the 1920s and 1930s thundering their way up a 2,126ft fell in the Lake District.
The 150 vehicles which included a Bugatti scaled Fleetwith Pike in Cumbria amid plumes of smokes and the screeching of tyres at the Vintage Car Rally this weekend.
Harking back to a golden-age of motoring the vintage enthusiasts donned goggles and scarves as they braved the elements in their open topped vehicles.
Each year the cars converge at the foot of Honister Pass, one of England's steepest roads, as members of the Vintage Sports Car Club prepare for the ascent.
They then crunch their way up the gravel track which contains tortuous hair pin bends and rocky terrain.
On Saturday (NOV 10) the drivers cut an unusual sight as their pristine cars steadily climbed the fell on a chilly November afternoon.
Barry Surtees of Honister Slate Mine, which hosted the event, said: "Some cars arrive on trailers, absolutely resplendent but then they are completely thrashed on the trough terrain.
"It completely hammers them.
"There are clouds of smoke and screeches, but this is what the cars were built for.
"In the twenties and thirties these are the kind of roads they would have been dealing with before tarmac.
"It was a fantastic atmosphere, and some of the oldest cars we have ever had, participated - the oldest was a 1908 Mercedes."
A record number of spectators attended on Saturday (NOV 9) with 1200 thought to have watched the rally.
To qualify for the event cars must have been built before 1931 when classics like Bentley, Aston Martin, Rolls Royce, Austin, Triumph and MG ruled the roads.
Cars taking part in this year's event included a Riley Merlin built in 1935, an Austin 7 built in 1930, a 1927 Bentley, a Bugatti Brescia built in 1923 and Frazer Nash GN Special built in 1922.