Kinlochleven - 9 October 2016
Story and photos Alan Duncan.
at Dobbies Stirling start
The morning started with a blue sky.
heading to Dobbies Garden Centre for around 9am to get a large Fry
up,at £4 it was not to be missed . A wee look around around
cars and a chat before heading off west to Crianlarich at 10am prompt,
passing through Callander at 10.30am then turning right at Crianlarich
and heading a further 6 miles to Tyndrum where the Green Welly staff
had a bit of the top right car park just for us.
Welly Tyndrum lineup
got there at 11.20am , again having a good look round all the cars and
a good natter about them. At 12.15pm i blasted the horn to get us
moving again as Kinlochleven was a good jaunt up the road,
stopped again at the top opt the road overlooking Loch Tulla for
photos. As with all the previous years, the Capris, all 11 of them,
went to the far side of the carpark to get their club photos and I went
on my neck coming down the hill after the photos ( Well I'm not as
young as I used to be ).
then headed north Opening the Carbs wide and letting the Air and Fuel
rush through them as we cruised through Glen Coe and across the
Ballachulish Bridge and turning right to go clock wise to Kinlochleven.
Once there, I found out some had taken the faster but not as scenic
route, anticlockwise. Once parked, we all headed into the Highland
Getaway Inn for lunch. I had booked the whole first floor and Balcony
for the Clubs, as we had that many turn up for this tour. Even so, a
good few had to have lunch on the ground floor. I would highly
recommend the Inn to anyone wanting a good lunch with a view.
headed out to check the cars, and found General Lee in the carpark
looking round all the classics in his large Dodge Charger. What a car.
He parked beside Alex McDougalls old Vintage Chrysler, and we had a
good natter. He told me he was local and stayed round the corner. No
wonder I did not know the car.
After lunch we all
in dribs an drabs, some of us stopped at the lay-by over looking the
pap of Glen Coe at the side of Loch Leven for photos. The sky could not
have been more blue and the sea was like a Mill Pond. What a view.
then headed back, taking some photos of the cars crossing the
Ballachulish Bridge. Three of the cars stopped at the Kings House
Hotel, Dolly Sprint , Spitfire, and the Celica. After a Coffee and
feeding the Deer, we headed home.
to us that Alex McDougall and snapped a crankshaft in his old Vintage
Chrysler, Moral of the story is we all had a great time and even Alex
said he had such a good time and the car will be back on the road in no
You can see Alan's
pictures of the trip www.flickr.com
the excellent Rust 2 Rome Jag XJS 'Pearl' video at www.facebook.com/rust2rome
Updated 16 October 2016