VINTAGE vehicle enthusiasts will be among the hundreds of folk flocking to Fraserburgh next Sunday (June 6) for the 19th annual Fraserburgh Vintage Car Rally and Craft Fair at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre, starting at 12.30pm.
The annual event is a real highpoint in the Broch's summer calendar of events and pulls in enthusiasts and families from all over the North-east and beyond.
Among the array of attractions at this year's event will be two historic rally cars - an Escort RS1800, which was the 1980 Scottish and Mintex Rally Winner, driven by Hannu Mikkola and Ari Vatanen and a JCB Hillman Hunter, which has the distinction of competing in the 1970 London-Mexico and 1993 London-Sydney Endurance Rallies.
For anyone with a passion for doing up old cars there's an opportunity to win a 1958-59 Morris Minor which would make an ideal project, at a special auction which is being held.
As always there will be a wide ranging selection of different craft items inside the hall, which always prove to be a huge draw with the crowds and go a long way to showcasing many of the new and innovative crafts which are created all over Britain.
As well as the vehicles and the crafts, as always the event features plenty of entertainment for all the family . Among them long-standing favourites including the 1st Fraserburgh Boys' Brigade Bugle Band, the North Wind Victorian Street Organ, The Crazy Bears and a unique Chainsaw Wood Carving Demonstration.
Also appearing this year will be the Rosehearty Majorette Troupe and a Model Boat display.
The event has always been an enthusiastic supporter of local charitable organisations and groups and this year is no different.
This year's event will help to raise funds for a project called 'The Huntingtons Disease Care Unit Project', which has been set up by local woman, Moira Murray, whose mum Sheila suffers from the condition.
The aim of the project is to raise funds for a specialised unit in Fraserburgh for Huntington's sufferers, where they can receive the specialised help they need.
Full details of more of the many attractions at this year's event will appear in next week's Herald, together with full details of the country run which will take place featuring many of the vintage vehicles at the show, on a route through the local countryside next Sunday morning before the main event starts.
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Thursday 20 June 2013
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