Locals couldn't help but notice the influx of classic cars today on the roads of Kirklees.

On the eve of the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival, being staged near Holmfirth, there was a sense of anticipation as participants and visitors rolled into town.

Nowhere was the sense of excitement more evident than at Upperthong Cricket Club, where 20 classic Bentleys were lined up around the boundary edge while their owners took part in a game of cricket.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Villagers were enthralled by the appearance of so many magnificent machines at their local cricket club, and a healthy crowd turned out to welcome members of the Benjafield's Racing Club - with many cheering and waving as the vehicles left afterwards.

For the Benjafield's members, it was a relaxing way to ease into the festival, with dozens of the group's cars set to compete on the Wolfstones Hill Climb on the following morning.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

The festival will run throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Organisers have pushed ahead with the event despite ever-changing guidance from the authorities.

Fans are eagerly anticipating the hill climb element of the event, which will see competitive action on a 0.8-mile course along closed roads, with the crowd looking on from the adjacent hillside.