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Classic weekend for Glamis vehicle extravaganza

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The grounds of Glamis Castle were thronged with visitors at the weekend as the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club celebrated the Scottish Transport Extravaganza’s 40th anniversary.

Mainly fair weather on Saturday and glorious sunshine on Sunday brought together thousands of enthusiasts who had travelled from across Tayside and further afield to enjoy Scotland’s premiere classic car show.

More than 15,000 people are thought to have flocked through the castle’s gates and the milestone year also saw record entries, with 1,400 vehicles across the classes including veteran, vintage, classic, military and commercial.

There was also a good number of two-wheeled transport on display with vintage and classic bicycles, mopeds and motorcycles and a wide variety of stalls including the ever-popular auto jumble and trade stands.

Every era of motoring was represented, from its earliest days up to the latest models by manufacturers including Range Rover, Jaguar and Honda and more than 40 car clubs attended from across the country to make it one of the most varied extravaganzas in recent years.

New to this year’s event was the 638 Squadron RAF Living History Group that mounted an impressive display of both British and American vehicles, equipment and weapons to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

One of the highlights was former moto-cross champion turned stunt rider Jason Smyth with his Adrenaline Tour, his first visit to Glamis for 10 years, while the Scottish Vintage Vehicle Federation held its prestigious Champion of Champions event during the weekend.

 

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