Gleaming vehicles set to wow the crowds

9-06-2015 Picture Jamie Forbes. Milngavie precinct. Local enthusiast gears up fro Milngavie Classic Car Event. Alex Stewart with his Jaguar e-type with Ian Lavrie - Chairman Milngvie BID and Ania Surma Milngavie BID Co-ordinator.
9-06-2015 Picture Jamie Forbes. Milngavie precinct. Local enthusiast gears up fro Milngavie Classic Car Event. Alex Stewart with his Jaguar e-type with Ian Lavrie - Chairman Milngvie BID and Ania Surma Milngavie BID Co-ordinator.

Milngavie is gearing up for its first classic car show this Saturday with some beautiful iconic cars on show in the precinct.

Among the star attractions is a 1961 e-type Jaguar owned by local car enthusiast, Alex Stewart. He was in Milngavie ahead of the event to give townsfolk a sneak preview of his pride and joy.

Alex, who has had a passion for cars since boyhood, said: “Events such as this are really popular as cars remind people of events in their lives and most people are drawn by the rarity and design these cars offer compared to today’s typical family cars. There’s currently a real boom in classic cars which are going up in value.”

The British designed car, which was described by Italian racing car manufacturer Enzo Ferrari as the most beautiful car ever made, is one of the world’s most famous automobiles and is instantly recognised with its striking sleek lines. It was the first mainstream vehicle to reach 150mph and earned a permanent place in the New York Museum of Modern Art.

The vehicle is one of 30 cars which will be on display at the show which is free and runs from 10am until 4pm. The best of modern Italian design will also be on display as Alex, who lives in Milngavie, is also bringing a new Ferrari 458 Speciale to the show which is a limited edition sports car.

The event is organised by business group Milngavie BID (Business Improvement District) who are encouraging as many people to come along as possible.

Ania Surma, Milngavie BID Co-ordinator added, “The show offers a rare opportunity to view so many famous cars in one event including a Sunbeam Alpine Series V, a 1934 BSA and even a restored fire engine. We are looking forward to seeing a packed town centre.”