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
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!