Moffat Classic Car Rally
Classic charity fundraiser celebrates 900-car turnout
One of only four Isuzu 117 coupés known to exist in the UK and a locallymade 1914 Arrol-Johnston joined more than 300 cars for this Scottish charity fundraiser.
Organised by the Scottish Rootes Enthusiasts and first run in 1998, the rally is open to all makes and models of classic car. Held over the course of a weekend, the first day is given over to a classic car run, which sees 300 cars depart from the town’s high street before winding their way through the beautiful nearby countryside.
A classic car show takes place on the second day, which this year drew an entry of around 900 cars from all parts of the United Kingdom, including a group of Ford Anglia 105Es whose owners had driven up from Yorkshire to take part in the event.
Other classic entrants at Moffat included a stunning Aston Martin DB6 and a sympathetically modified Ford Sierra XR4i, while the club displays included a ten-car turnout from the Stag Owners’ Club.
Excellent examples from all of the various Rootes brands were also on display, including a pristine 1969 Sunbeam Arrow originally produced for the Canadian market.
The event, now in its 20th year, raised cash for Macmillan Cancer Support and other UK cancer support charities.
More than 300 cars departed Moffat town centre on saturday on a run through the stunning borders countryside.
This 1972 rolls royce silver shadow belonging to Fred McGill (pictured with Peter robertson) may look like a standard car but has actually been converted to run on lPG.
Neil McGarva’s 1914 arrol-Johnston 11.9 HP was the show’s oldest entrant. Built in nearby Dumfries, it was converted to a pick-up in 1930 and competed in the Prescott Hill climb in the 1960s.
Tony Hill of carlisle bought a rough turquoise sunbeam rapier in 2011. six years later, it’s now restored and in aztec Gold.
Jim ruthwell revels in the practicality of his 1978 reliant scimitar GTe se6a and uses it as his daily driver.