23/02/2024 5:58 PM


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Classic Cars get into gear

By Motoring Correspondent James McConnachie

The run up to the Shetland Traditional Motor Show has witnessed some exciting metallic arrive from distant destinations, whetting the hunger of nearby vintage fanatics.

The demonstrate which begins currently has occur a extensive way considering the fact that 1984 and its humble origins at Gilbertson Park.

The variety of exhibitors from outside the house Shetland has vastly enhanced. “Cruise in Company” tours are now aspect of the construct-up and adhere to-up the present with cars, motorcycles and business cars venturing into the scenic Shetland countryside, bringing the sights and appears of classic motoring to the broader public.

On Friday, Sumburgh Head was handled to some of these classic people. In attendance was a pristine cream 1960 Daimler SP250  these two-seaters had been utilised by numerous British Police Forces for the duration of the 60s, thanks to their effective 2.5 litre V8 motor and large top speed.

As it is Platinum Jubilee weekend, there was a suitably patriotic 1965 Wolseley 16/60 decked out in Union Flags.

Also negotiating the steep climb to the lighthouse was a Morgan from Morayshire and a 1973 Citroen Ami, which had produced it all the way from York. Its owners said it’d not a beat on the excursion north, although it had struggled a little with some of Shetland’s hills.

The Basic Motor Present is at the Clickimin Centre nowadays, 10am to 8pm and tomorrow,  from 10am to 6pm. £6 entry for adults and £3 for senior citizens and youngsters. Less than 5s are absolutely free. Income product sales only.