| Biggar Rally - Sunday 17 August
Report Jim Paterson Photos Alan Duncan
day stayed mostly dry for the Biggar Rally, with the occasional burst
of sunshine. A great crowd as usual turned out to see the wide
selection of cars, commercials, military, buses, fire engines, or
should I say 'appliances' and farming machinery from acorss the border
counties and beyond.
Triumph enthusiasts were well represented with a selection of pristine
TR's of all models and a selection of Stags to go with them.
vehicles seem popular this year with the Landrover 101 forward control
variants out in force. These are weird machines and I find them
unweildy things to drive. A Dad's Army WW1 Albion had me looking for
the holes in the side to poke out the rifles!
A range of
more modern cars as seen on the clubs tours were also lined up, such as
Ford's Cortina Mk3, MG in both Midget and MGB forms, and Vauxhall
Viva's with a great example of the Firenza with its drop snoot, Not too many of these around now.
BMC beauties were of course the 'moggies' in all shapes and forms, plus
the land crabs and Princess 'Wedgies' that have long since dissappeared from our roads. Some would say thank goodness, but good to see one or two restored.
personal favourite had to be the 'Back to the Future' DeLorean.
The last time I saw one was in Sydney when on my Australian trip
earlier this year.
Quite a following for this iconic car,
which this owner had paid tribute to the heritage with a dash mounted
digital display showing 88, the speed that transports the car into the
By later in the afternoon the forecast rain started to
reach the showground, so time to head home. Another great showday
organised by the Biggar Albion Foundation.
Thanks to Alan Duncan for this selection of photos, and you can see lots more HERE
Moggie takes in the sunshine
All aboard for Dunbar
Updated 18 August 2014