Thousands hit Broch for Vintage Car Rally

Thousands of people turned out to the Fraserburgh Vintage Car Rally this year.
Thousands of people turned out to the Fraserburgh Vintage Car Rally this year.

With the sun shining, thousands again descended upon Fraserburgh for one of its biggest calendar events - the annual Vintage Car Rally.

The 23rd rally event saw the North-east turn out en masse to support the highly successful event which was, this year, supported by John Williamson 1988.

Taking place at the Fraserburgh Leisure Centre, the event, which saw the links jam packed with both vintage and classic cars, as well as attractions including a section of a Nimrod aircraft, the Vintage Car Rally shows no signs of slowing down.

Events had kicked-off in the morning, ahead of the official opening, when classic motors departed for the now traditional country run. Throughout the day, however, demonstrations including the dismantling of a Fergie tractor, the 1st Fraserburgh Boys’ Brigade bugle band, and the Scottish Lumberjacks demonstration team wowed the crowds.

Speaking to us after the event, organiser James Gray said: “By all accounts, the Rally went extremely well, that’s feedback from visitors as well as entrants.

“Like everything else, when you organise an event, there’s teething problems, but they were dealt with,” he added.

The annual event also regularly raises money for local charities and causes, something that Mr Gray said would continue.

He added, on why the event has become so successful: “I really don’t know.

“I think it’s just the enthusiasm and the support we get from everyone involved.”

Over 3000 people are believed to have attended this year’s Fraserburgh Vintage Car Rally.