Classic car show was a wheel success

20-10-2014 Picture Roberto Cavieres. Town. MILNGAVIE precinct classic car show

20-10-2014 Picture Roberto Cavieres. Town. MILNGAVIE precinct classic car show

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Milngavie’s first classic car show went down a storm on Saturday, with around 7,000 people visiting the precinct to view over 30 gleaming machines.

The family fun day was organised by the town’s business group, Milngavie BID.

Among the star attractions was a 1933 Austin 7 tourer called Harvey, which won best car in the show for owner Campbell Cooper. He was awarded a diploma and a special wax polish worth £90.

Other highlights included a lovely old vintage fire engine that attracted admiring glances, with some of the youngsters being allowed to put on old period firefighters uniforms and hats.

The fun rides also went down a treat with the children, while the petrol heads in the crowd admired old classics like a 1961 e-type Jaguar and the best of modern Italian design in the form of two special edition limited production Ferrari 458s and a brand new Maserati.

Milngavie BID chairman Neil Cunningham said: “Milngavie BID was delighted with the turnout for our first classic car event. ReflexBlue did a fantastic job in organising it for us and we are grateful for all of the hard work put in.”

Main event organiser Ania Surma added: “It was such a big success. We were a bit worried when it started to rain in the morning, but luckily it stopped about midday and the sun came out in the afternoon.

“Because it was so successful, it is hoped to now make this an annual event.”