ABOUT 85 vehicles took part in the 12th Saltburn Vintage Sprint Hill Climb yesterday.

The event, which was organised by the Middlesbrough and District Motor Club, featured motorcycles and three-wheelers racing from the Cat Nab car park up to Toll Bridge Cottage.

The race, which included qualifying rounds in the morning and the final in the afternoon, has become an established part of Saltburn's summer entertainment.

Organiser Ernie Crust said: "There were speed trials on the beach going back to 1906, so the event has had a long history.

"Thirteen years ago, we got things started, but most people do not want to drive their vehicles on the beach, so we managed to get permission to hold it on the road.

"The first year it was very successful and gone from strength to strength since then.

"We have had people from south of London, West Yorkshire and Lancashire interested in coming.

"It is certainly in the calendar of most vintage motor fans."

A similar event will be held on October 3 on Withworth Hill, on the perimeter road outside Catterick camp, Catterick, North Yorkshire.