Scotch ex­cel­lence

Record club at­ten­dance boosts vis­i­tor num­bers

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Out & About - Bob weir

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.

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