All revved up with some place to go
THERE was delight for anyone with an interest in vintage and modern chic cars at Corachie Clematis, near Taynuilt, at the weekend. Kenny Devine, a member of Oban and District Classic Vehicle Club, said he was pleased with the great turnout on the day.
THERE was a delight for anyone who had an interest in vintage and modern chic cars at Corachie Clematis, near Taynuilt, at the weekend.
But the runaway success of the day was a beige Cortina Mark 1 with the pet name ‘Tina’.
Kenny Devine, a member of Oban and District Classic Vehicle Club, said he was very pleased with everyone who turned out on the day.
Mr Devine said: ‘There are 45 members of the local club and many of them have turned out.
‘Members don’t need to have a car, but we do have lots of activities that involve going to other events and drives.’
The winning car, chosen by members of the public, was the beige Cortina Mark 1, TLG 587D, owned by Mel Burnip.
He has owned the 1966 Ford Cortina for 11 years and it is the first time he had won a prize for it at the club.
When asked if the car was the love of his life, Mel said: ‘No, she is,’ pointing to his wife.
Mel has been a member of the club since its earliest days, joining one year after the club was founded.
Aside from outstanding cars, Lorn Model and Model Engineering Club helped visitors enjoy the day.
There were miniatures of the puffer Vital Spark alongside a steam mini railway offering rides to adults and children, and a pristine and working steam engine.
A game of splat the rat, administered by Ken Groom, was at the centre of the proceedings. Try as they might, no- one within the half hour or so of watching the game could, in fact, catch the rat ... far less splat it.
Even Scott Cruickshank and his grannie Barbara, who were giving it a ‘ very good go’, didn’t manage to touch that wooden rat, nicknamed Usain Bolt.
Money raised by the club is donated to local charities. Last year Marie Curie and the Lorn Area Dementia Group shared almost £1,200 raised by the group.
The group will be involved in Motorfest Oban in September as well as Bunessan, Dalmally and Lorn shows.
A superb red Escort.
The event was marked into sections, including a luxury car range.
The event field was packed.
Mel Burnip and wife Margaret receive the Iain Campbell Memorial Trophy from Isobel Campbell.
John Findlay of Lorn Model and Model Engineering Club with the boats on display.
Scott Cruickshank takes on splat the rat.
A Volkswagen Beetle was a family car for four in the 1970s.
Lorn Model and Model Engineering Club were giving rides on this fantastic steam engine.
Finn Chapman, from Taynuilt, views the cars from the swing.
A traditional Mini proved popular.