The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)

Tayside Classic Motor Show

- JACK MCKEOWN MOTORING EDITOR

Some of the finest classic cars in Courier Country will be brought together this weekend.

The Tayside Classic Motor Show takes place at Errol Airfield on Sunday June 12.

Now in its 11th year, the event has become increasing­ly popular and is now a firm fixture on the Scottish motoring events’ calendar.

All together there will be around 650 vehicles on display – the earliest dating from 1930 and the most recent built in 2000.

No less than 37 car clubs from all over Scotland have entered models to be showcased on the day.

Among them are a pair of classic Ford Zodiacs.

Dave McGill bought his modified Fiat Broom Yellow 1958 Ford Zodiac Mark II Hi-Line in 2006.

The car had been modified in the 1980s with a Rover 3.5 litre engine, Mustang back axle and Capri front suspension.

However, in the hunt for more power, Dave dropped in a supercharg­ed 5.7 litre V8 bringing output up to a heady 320bhp.

He stripped the car back to its bare metal before respraying it bright yellow to ensure it stands out from the crowd.

Dave Nicoll bought his 1960 Mark II Zodiac 10 years ago. Unlike Mr McGill’s heavily customised Zodiac this model is completely original, right down to the carpets and two-tone leather upholstery.

It’s done 54,500 miles since new and Mr Nicoll covers around 500 miles between MOTs, mainly to get to and from classic car shows in Scotland and elsewhere in the UK.

As well as the cars, the show will also feature craft goods and food stalls.

Entertainm­ent includes the Mains of Fintry Pipe Band, Gayle Duncan Dancers and the Tayside Runners Dog Display Team. There is also a children’s fair and face painting for kids.

The show is held to raise money for children’s charities. It has donated £41,000 since it began, including £8,000 last year alone.

Entry costs £5 for adults and £3 for children and concession­s.

 ??  ?? The Tayside Classic Motor Show is on at Errol Airfield this Sunday. Among the 650 cars on display is Dave McGill’s yellow Ford Zodiac, above.
The Tayside Classic Motor Show is on at Errol Airfield this Sunday. Among the 650 cars on display is Dave McGill’s yellow Ford Zodiac, above.
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