Glamis set to host vehicle extravaganza

L-R Bruce Rae drives his 1920 Burnham Pickup, Stan Williamson drives his 1948 AJS and John Findlay drive a 1938 Austin Opal owned by George Findlay

L-R Bruce Rae drives his 1920 Burnham Pickup, Stan Williamson drives his 1948 AJS and John Findlay drive a 1938 Austin Opal owned by George Findlay

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The Scottish Transport Extravaganza will make a welcome return this weekend to Glamis Castle with an action-packed programme for all.

Now in its 39th year the annual event, organised by the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club (SVVC), is the largest of its kind in Scotland and one of the premier dates on the national vintage and classic vehicle calendar.

Against the historic backdrop of Glamis, this year’s extravaganza will again feature a huge variety of vintage and classic vehicles as well as a host of stalls and other entertainment, and there will be a special offer for those attending to view the castle itself.

A castle spokesman said: “The event has become an important part of the Glamis summer calendar and proves popular with car enthusiasts and families alike.

“To mark the day Glamis Castle is running a special offer during the event with every visitor to the Scottish Transport Extravaganza receiving entry to and a tour of the castle for only £5.”

More than 1,200 vehicles, some dating from 1890, are expected to be on show over the weekend with 47 different car clubs represented which will culminate on Sunday with the grand spectacle of all the vehicles being driven around the parade ring. The club also recently received two brand new trophies from sponsors Journeycall and Agricar, which will be presented for this first time this year.

There will also be a number of auto jumble stands at the event for enthusiasts and collectors to root through.

Other attractions and activities will included a craft marquee manned by The Angus Crafters Association, a charity companion dog show on Saturday, a Birds of Prey display and the 3Sixty Bicycle Stunt Team which will perform on both days. Tickets are available in advance or on the day. Entry is £8 (£5 concessions) on Saturday and £10 (£6 concessions) on Sunday. Tickets and event information are available at www.glamis-castle.co.uk or www.svvc.co.uk.