Organisers rev up for 20th vintage car rally

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Motoring enthusiasts will be among the hundreds of folk flocking to Fraserburgh on Sunday, June 5, for the 20th annual Vintage Car Rally and Craft Fair at the town’s leisure centre starting at 12.30 pm.

Judges will be kept very busy this year as the annual show has attracted almost 500 entries, with enthusiasts travelling from as far afield as the Shetland Isles in the North and the Central belt and Penrith in the South.

There will also be a number of local enthusiasts going along to exhibit a variety of newly restored cars, motor bikes and commercial vehicles.

Among the wide range of attractions at this year’s event will be a Renault Formula 1 racing car which is sure to attract the crowds.

The exhibit was arranged in conjunction with Memsie Garage and the organisers have thanked them for their support.

This year’s main attraction is the 3Sixty Mountain Bike Display Team, who have performed throughout the UK and Europe.

The team promise to wow the crowds with massive jumps, hops, balancing skills, and tricks, and will also be available to speak to bike enthusiasts young and old in the crowds about their stunts and performance.

Within the leisure centre, as always, there will be a wide range selection of different craft items which always prove to be a huge draw with the crowds, showcasing many of the new and innovative crafts which are created all over Britain, including sweetie posies, pictures created from flowers, a selection of jewellery stalls, needle crafts, organic soaps and tartan gifts.

This year the Glendaveny Teddy Bears company, the Buchan toy-making project providing work and support for disabled people will be showcasing their fantastic bears.

The service, which is also celebrating 20 years in business, first opened its doors in 1991 with only three months funding in place from the local authority.

As well as the vehicles and craft exhibits there will be a wealth of entertainment for all the family to enjoy including the award-winning 1st Fraserburgh Boys Brigade Bugle Band, a unique chainsaw Wood carving demonstration, the North Wind Victorian Street Organ and Fergie Tractor Challenge as well as mini quad bikes, giant slides and Coblers the Clown.

The annual event, which has been an enthusiastic supporter of local charitable organisations and groups, will continue with this tradition, this year raising funds for Fraserburgh Community Nurses, the local unsung heroes who do tremendous work within the town.

Full details of the country run which will take place featuring many of the vintage vehicles at the show, will appear in next week’s Herald, together with more details of the many attractions at this year’s event.