Vroom with a view as classic cars descend

THE Rotary Club of Strathendrick hold its annual Classic Car Tour around Stirlingshire, Perthshire and Fife, on Sunday, April 21.

The day has been nominated as ‘Drive It Day’ and there will be more than 80 participants in the Tour which will be started, and the drivers flagged off, by Stirling Provost Mike Robbins.

At the finish he will present the winner of the Concours d’Elegance with an autographed copy of the Stirling Moss Scrap Book – with the famous driver having been named after the city.

Stirling Moss OBE said: “I am thrilled that my scrapbook has been chosen as a prize – my mother would have been delighted.”

Starting from The Beech Tree Inn near Killearn, and leaving at one minute intervals from 9.30am onwards, 85 cars will travel along the A81, then go cross country (the exact route is a surprise for the entrants until just before departure), to the Knockhill Racing Circuit.

There will be a great opportunity for enthusiasts to admire these grand models as they will be making a parade lap of the Knockhill Circuit between 12.30 and 1.30pm.

After a lunch break, they return to the finish at Culcreuch Castle Hotel, Fintry between 4pm and 5pm.

Among the cars taking part will be a 1928 Rolls Royce Phantom 2, a modern Bentley Continental GT, E Type Jaguars, Morgans, MG’s, Audi quattros, Caterham 7’s, and even a Ferrari. The tour attracts entrants from all over Scotland and the North of England.

The Classic Car Tour 2013 is a major fundraiser, this year’s beneficiaries being 500 Miles, a Scottish Charity which plays a vital role in developing prosthetic devices in some of the world’s poorest countries, and MacMillan Cancer Support, helping to improve the lives of cancer sufferers.