With no major rallies on this weekend, how about a Sunday off? The BVAC Classic Festival of Motoring at Thirlestane Castle takes place this Sunday 2nd June, just off the A68 on the southern approach to Lauder. The theme this year is all about Mini - the real one, not the German shortbread tin variety. Also celebrating their 60th anniversaries with special displays are the Jaguar Mk2, the Triumph Herald and the Ford Capri. An additional presence to look out for will be the team from the Jim Clark Memorial Rally so if you want to find out more about plans for November, pay them a visit. It will cost a tenner to get in with Under 16s free.
On t'other side of the country, East Ayrshire Car Club will be hosting their annual Kames Classic Car Show at Muirkirk on Sunday 9th June. The gates will be open from 10.00 am and the star attraction this year will be the original Hillman Avenger as rallied by one Ian Gemmell Esq back in the day when Rootes Group was a major force to be reckoned with in the world of rallying. As ever there will be a varied and eclectic mix of cars and will again provide the ideal opportunity to wallow in wax polished, chrome encrusted nostalgia or simply to find out more about the classic car scene, gatherings and rallies plus information on the wide range of all-year-round activities at Kames - including cycling!