Thursday, 21 April 2016

Rally - Scottish Malts

The pics from the Flying Scotsman vintage rally last weekend aroused quite a bit of interest, so on that basis, some of you might be interested in what's going on next week, this time on the Classic Car front.

The Scottish Malts Regularity Event and Tour starts from Cameron House at Loch Lomond this Sunday (25th) at 08.30 am with the first of the 85 cars and crews setting off at the start of a 5 day tour of the Scottish Highlands - with a few distillery visits along the way!

The 85 car entry includes some truly evocative marques such as Austin-Healey, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, Ford Cortina, Jaguar and Triumph as well as Porsche and Mercedes-Benz, and even Bentley and Lagonda, plus many others with competitors from all over the UK and further afield.

So if you're doing nowt next week and fancy a day out, the itinerary and entry list are here:

The Pics from 'F&R Rastrelli / HERO Inline' provide a real flavour of the 2014 event.

Outline Itinerary:
Day One - Cameron House to Mull - 25th April 2016
( GPS points, locations and postcodes are offered as a guide only )
Name, (GPS / Location / Postcode) Type / First car due
Cameron House Hotel (56.013646, -4.611532  / G83 8QZ) Main Time Control, 08:30
Buchanan Arms Hotel (56.06295, -4.45196 / G63 0BQ) Time Control, 10:30
Duke's Pass (A821 North from Aberfoyle) Link section, 11:20
Loch Katrine (56.232888, -4.428004 / FK17 8HZ) Passage Check, 11:40
Brig O'Turk (A821 East from Loch Katrine) Passage Check, Link Section, 11:45
Loch Awe / Pass of Brander (A85 West of Dalmally towards Taynuilt) Link Section, 14:55
Oban Port (56.411948, -5.476120 / PA34 4DB) Main Time Control, 16:00

Day Two - Mull to Oban via Fort William - 26th April  2016
Isle of Mull Hotel (56.475284, -5.716308 / PA65 6BB) Main Time Control, 08:00
MacGochans, Tobermory (56.620347, -6.069011 / PA75 6NR) Time Control, 10:15
MacGochans lunch in (56.620347, -6.069011 / PA75 6NR) Time Control, 11:55
Fishnish Ferry (56.514659, -5.809943 / PA65 6BA)Passage check, 13:35
Lochaline to Inversanda (A884 / B8043, Link Section) 13:50 (Depends on Ferry)
The Inn at Ardgour (56.722542, -5.243631 / PH73 7AA) Time Control, 15:15
Ben Nevis Distillery (56.835318, -5.074063 / PH33 6TJ) Time Control, 16:50
Oban (56.419122 -5.475127 /  PA34 5AB) Time Control, 18:45
Day Three - Oban to Grantown - 27th April 2016
Oban (56.419122 -5.475127 / PA34 5AB) Main Time Control, 08:00
Loch Fyne Oyster Bar (56.272106, -4.926620 / PA26 8BL) Time Control, 09:50
Rest & Be Thankful test (56.225838,-4.856590 / G83 7AS) Driving Test, 10:45
Glenturret (Grouse) Distillery (56.389458, -3.853513 / PH7 4HA) Passage Check, 12:55
Dewars World of Whisky (56.624053, -3.850377 / PH15 2EB) Time Control, 14:50
Blair Athol Distillery (56.698003, -3.721537 / PH16 5LU) Passage Check, 15:50
Dalwhinnie Distillery (56.939820, -4.239169 / PH19 1AA) Passage Check, 17:00
Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown (57.331827, -3.606477 / PH26 3HF) Main Time Control, 18:40
Section: Day Four - Grantown to Grantown - 28th April 2016
Grant Arms Hotel (Grantown, 57.331827, -3.606477 / PH26 3HF) Main Time Control, 08:00
Brodie Castle (57.598468, -3.709179 / IV36 2TE) Time control, 10:10
Dallas Dhu Distillery (57.589297, -3.614495 / IV36 2RR) Passage Check, 11:15
Ballindalloch Castle  (AB37 9AX) Time Control, 15:50
Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown (57.331827, -3.606477 / PH26 3HF) Main Time Control, 17:15
Day Five - Grantown to Cameron House - 29th April 2016
Grant Arms Hotel, Grantown (57.331827, -3.606477 / PH26 3HF) Main Time Control, 08:00
Bridge of Leachd Road (A939 Tomintoul to Ballater) Link Section, 09:00
Royal Lochnagar Distillery (57.029916, -3.208832 / AB35 5TB) Passage Check, 10:10
Balmoral Castle (57.040334, -3.229844 / AB35 5TN) Time Control, 10:20
A93 Spittal of Glenshee (A93 South from Balmoral) Link Section, 10:50
Cromlix House (56.231780, -3.966248 / FK15 9JT) Time Control, 15:15
Cameron House Hotel (56.013646, -4.611532 / G83 8QZ) Main Time Control, 16:30


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