Mof­fat Clas­sic Car Rally

Clas­sic char­ity fundraiser cel­e­brates 900-car turnout

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Contents - David Mil­loy

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.

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