Record participation for Crathes Vintage Car and Motorcycle Rally

The popular event saw record numbers this year.

The primary beneficiary will be the North East’s leading cancer charity, CLAN, along with other local charities.

Rotarian Neil Booth, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, said: “It was great to be back with the rally after a two year absence due to Covid restrictions and we were delighted to welcome such a large number of people who supported the event so wonderfully.

“We are grateful to all the exhibitors with their beautifully presented vintage and classic cars and motorbikes which proved to be a great attraction and to all our sponsors, stand owners and supporters who enabled us to raise such a magnificent sum of money for a most deserving charity.”

Winning exhibitor John Shinnie (right) with Banchory Rotary Club president-elect Alan Lilley

Mr Booth also paid tribute to the CLAN team who helped create a family atmosphere with music, song and dance from Alba Acapella, Big Mountain, Stardust Musical Theater Group, Deeside Dance Center , Coutts School of Highland Dancing, Banchory Strathspey and the Reel Society. and the Banchory Pipe Band.

Car entry was divided into seven classes, including one class for American automobiles and two classes for motorcycles. The overall winner and best in show was a 2004 Honda 52000 GT of John Shinnie, Stonehaven, which was first in class for cars from 1996.

Before 1939 – Allan Morrice, New Aberdour (1932 Austin Arrow Sports). Runner Up – Colin Blackhall, Durris (1934 Morgan Super Sports).

1940-59 – Chris Cox, Alford (1952 Bentley Mark V1). Finalist – Bill Ross, St Cyrus (Jaguar Mark V 1949).

1960-69 – George Alpine, Blairs (1967 Mercedes 250 SL). Finalist – Gordon Milne (1968 Riley Elf Mark 111).

1970-79 – Ian Wilson, Buckie (1974 Vauxhall Victor Fe); Runner Up – Michael Taylor, Buckie (1978 Triumph Stag).

1980-95 – Sandy Mathers, Aberdeen (1991 Volkswagen Golf GT1 Mark 2). Finalist – Connor Bell, Lumphanan (1994 Ford Fiesta).

From 1996 – John Shinnie, Stonehaven (Honda S2000 GT 2004). Finalist – Allan Sutherland, Aberdeen (2006 Jaguar XK).

Classic American Automobiles – Allan Robb, Aberdeen (1967 Pontiac Catalina 2-Door Fastback). Finalist – Ronald Hentges, Aberdeen (1999 Chevrolet Camaro Z28).

Before 1970 – Richard Miller, Potterton (1922 Raleigh Popular.

From 1970 – David Slapp, Buckie (1970 Norton 650 Triton)

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