Extravaganza celebrates 40 years of

The extravaganza is one of the best displays of vehicles in the country.
The extravaganza is one of the best displays of vehicles in the country.

The Strathmore Vintage vehicle Club is set to celebrate a major milestone this weekend when the Scottish Transport Extravaganza reaches its 40th anniversary.

And the event promises to be on a scale to match the club’s achievement with a record number of 1,398 entrants across the different vehicle classes.

On Saturday and Sunday the park at Glamis Castle will be transformed into one of the biggest and best displays of veteran, vintage and classic vehicles in the country, embracing everything from the first cars ever built to more modern motors as well as large collections of trade, army and commercial vehicles.

The event has also attracted 45 car clubs from across the country who will compete and exhibit, including the Scottish Vintage Vehicle Federation which will hold its prestigious Champion of Champions event as part of the weekend.

Action fans in the crowd will also be in for a treat with performances by the Jason Smyth Stunt Team, headed up by ex- world champion moto-cross rider Jason Smyth, which has included Glamis as part of its Adrenaline Tour.

Lesley Munro, club administrator, said: “It’s a very special year for the club, reaching our 40th anniversary. In this day and age that’s no mean feat, and it’s testament to the dedication of all our volunteers over the years.

“We have a record number of entrants this year, and we have the Jason Smyth Stunt Team back this year after a ten-year break.

“On the Saturday we also have our Companion Dog Show, run by the Scottish Dogue de Bordeaux Club, with judging starting at 11 a.m. as well as a full range of classes.

“Another highlight will be the RAF Living History Group 638 Squadron which will have a display in memory of the D-Day landings and the First World War, including an RAF car and a Spitfire simluator. So we have a lot going on this year, it’s going to be fantastic.”

In addition to the usual range of quality caterers offering mouthwatering food and refreshments throughout the weekend, there will be more than 150 diverse stands featuring auto-jumble, local crafts, clothes vehicle restoration and new cars.

The event will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days and entry will cost £8 and £5 on Saturday and £10 and £6 on Sunday.