How Many Left cel­e­brated hun­dreds of near ex­tinct clas­sics at a rainy Grampian Trans­port Mu­seum.

Last re­main­ing Chrysler Hori­zon joins a rainy cel­e­bra­tion of near ex­tinct clas­sics

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News - GraMPiaN TraNs­POrT MU­seUM, al­FOrD, aBerDeeN­sHire, 22 May

Tor­ren­tial rain and rag­ing winds failed to keep peo­ple away from the se­cond an­nual How Many Left? rally.

More than 120 vir­tu­ally ex­tinct clas­sics turned up for the event, where highlights in­cluded a gymkhana-style driv­ing con­test on the Grampian Trans­port Mu­seum’s test track be­tween CCW’s web pro­ducer Calum Brown and con­trib­u­tor Martin Domoney.

The meet fo­cuses on mass pro­duced ve­hi­cles that are dis­ap­pear­ing fast, ac­cord­ing to the fig­ures from the How Many Left? web­site – among them the Austin Al­le­gro, Tri­umph Ac­claim, Audi 80 and Ford Granada. Some ex­otics got in on the ac­tion too – a DeLorean DMC12, an Opel Com­modore and a BMW 635 CSI.

Mar­i­lyn Scott earned the Spirit of the Event award with her 1977 Vaux­hall Cava­lier MkI, which has been in her fam­ily for 29 years. The event’s rarest car – and over­all winner – was Adrian Leonard’s Chrysler Hori­zon, be­lieved to be the only re­main­ing ex­am­ple.

Mar­tyn Smith, the mu­seum’s mar­ket­ing and events man­ager, says: ‘De­spite the ex­tremely chal­leng­ing weather we man­aged to con­tinue with the event. A lit­tle re­or­gan­is­ing was re­quired, but all ac­tiv­ity was car­ried out safely. It was a fan­tas­tic turnout.’

A crew from BBC Alba’s Air an Rathad at­tended to film a two-part spe­cial for a new se­ries which starts on 2 June at 10pm. CB www.gtm.org.uk

No won­der Ge­orge Innes is so de­lighted with his 1981 BMW 320 Baur cabri­o­let, as these were scarce even when new. At least with all the mud pro­vided by Mother Nature, Mark Craigie’s Dai­hatsu F50 could try some off-road­ing. Michael Spack­man’s 1976 Austin Al­le­gro 1300SDL led a con­voy of rar­i­ties around the mu­seum’s test track. Alis­ter Scott’s 1990 Mit­subishi Shogun, Mike Wake­lin’s 1959 Hum­ber Hawk and 1993 Volk­swa­gen Polo all qual­i­fied for en­try due to there be­ing fewer than 500 reg­is­tered on the web­site. How Many Left? Wake­lin Pho­tog­ra­phy Norma Wat­son and her hus­band with their 1968 Ri­ley Elf MkIII, of which just 367 are thought to have sur­vived. Al­though you may feel the XJ-S is still plen­ti­ful, Neil Simp­son ac­tu­ally owns one of only 555 HE V12s still on the UK road. sAAb 9000 LOvErs LOOk AWAY NOW!

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