Record club attendance boosts visitor numbers
A record turnout from 50 clubs brought plenty of variety to this two-day classic fest, with more than 1000 cars on show.
The number of visitors to the grounds of the Category A-listed 17th-century Glamis Castle was slightly up on 2016’s event, with the Scotland branch of the Jaguar Drivers’ Club, the Tayside MG Owners’ Club, the Stag Owners’ Club, the Independent Porsche Enthusiasts’ Club, Club Lotus, and the Mini Club each providing some of the weekend’s bigger stands.
Standout cars in the castle’s grounds included Dundee Museum of Transport’s 1967 ex-military Morris Minor Traveller – its first project, which took several months to restore.
The event, now in its 43rd year, is organised by the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club, which has already confirmed next year’s dates as 7-8 July. Club administrator Lesley Munro says: ‘ The Extravaganza takes a lot of organising, and it would not be possible without the hard work of our club members. The club is also grateful to the 19th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne for letting us use the castle grounds.’
Peter webber and stuart atkinson from the Dundee Museum of Transport. Pietro Fugaccia showed off this 1969 Fiat 500. The car was previously owned by the same italian family from new. The Glamis castle event, now in its 43rd year, attracted more than 1000 cars.