Monday 5 December 2022

Rally - LeJoG 2022

The HERO organised Land's End to John O'Groats Rally which started from the southern tip of England on Saturday morning reached Scotland this morning. After an overnight halt at Gretna last night, the 52 crews headed further north deeper into bandit territory stopping at Kames for a couple of tests on the Sprint track on the way to Balmaha and then on to Fort Willie - and treated to a much needed cuppa and tray bake (no pies!) in the Kames Clubhouse. Especially Bill and Emily in the topless 1925 Bentley.

There were only eight pre 1960 cars entered in this year's event but now that it has been opened up to cars up to 1990 vintage the event has introduced some new (and younger) faces to classic car competition.

It wasn't so much an exciting spectacle for the hardy souls who braved the insidiously damp wintry weather at Kames but certainly entertaining and enjoyable. Not just the evocative sights of the cars but the noise.

The surprisingly large crowd matched the elderly stars (the cars not so much the crews) in age, mostly auld gits well wrapped up against the cauld breeze sweeping in from the moors, but fortunately it was dry.

It was also good to catch up with the likes of Tony Jardine (just back from the Silver Fern), Jimmy McInnes (minus digestives), Steve Davies (all the way from Mull), Ian Gemmell, Russell Fair, Chris Paton and many, many others which is perhaps the biggest attraction to folks of a certain age at this type of event.


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