Arriving at the teabreak
Two 'dollies' cool down at Aultguish
Dave and Roddie in Morris 1000
Drive It Day - Highland Style - 27 April 2014
Report by Dave Spence
members Dave Spence and Roddie Main (1958 Morris Minor 1000), Donald
and Margaret Campbell (1955 Sunbeam Mk3) and Charlie Donaldson (1966
Ford Cortina Mk1) all took cars along to the Highland Classic Motor
Club’s Drive It Day event on Sunday 27th April.
Bonnets raised to cool down as temperatures rise in Scottish highlandsWe
started from V8 Café in the Longman Industrial Estate in
Inverness on a fairly cloudy morning where there were gathered
approximately 40 cars of various types and ages ranging from a
selection of pre-war cars including a Rolls Royce, and 2 Austin
10’s through 50’s and 60’s classics to a few modern
sports cars - MGF’s, Mazdas and similar.
The route took us
along the old A9 towards Beauly and Muir of Ord where we had a short
stop and re-group and then headed west along the A832 to Moy Bridge
where we joined the A835, the Ullapool road. All the time the weather
became brighter and by the time we reached our destination, the
Aultguish Inn, below the Glascarnoch dam, the sun was shining and it
was positively tropical!
Blue skies as the crews head west to UllapoolAfter a break for coffee and light
refreshments some opted to head on to Ullapool. We decided to have our
own picnic, courtesy of Mrs Campbell, and then had a leisurely return
drive to Inverness, apart, that is from Charlie, who’s Cortina
you could hear hitting max revs in the gears as he took off from the
hotel!! – Boy racer!!
All in all, a very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon…..
Updated 27 April