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Stuart and Graham Sheridan MGB/GT

Brendan and Eileen MacKinven BMW 2002

Keith Mainland / Angelica Fuentes Austin Healey SpriteHighland stream

Graeme Gallaoway's Anglia
Red Hackle Tour -  6 May 2018
Story and photos - Ron Adam

Line up under the sun
Fifteen cars left the Green Welly Café at Tyndrum around 9.30 a.m. on a bright but cold morning.

The route headed north up Glen Coe where the scenery was spectacular, with some low clouds and snow caps adding to the beauty.  A detour into Glencoe village, then Fort William.   We continued north heading for Mallaig with amazing scenery. 

The roads were wet but remarkably free of traffic.  However the tourist sights e.g. Glenfinnan, were so full of visitors with the main car park closed and the overspill car park queued well up the road.  

We took a detour into Arisaig Village as we had never visited there before. We were having coffee when we got a phone call from the ‘Inverness contingent’ to say Mallaig was ‘full’ and not a car parking space available. The bank holiday weekend and a craft fair had done the damage!

We travelled south again to Spean Bridge, turning left for Laggan and Dalwhinnie only to find that a motor cyclist had come off his bike and the road was blocked in both directions. After a half hour delay we were on the road again and the sun came out and remained for the rest of the day.

The route took us back to Pitlochry without further incident. Pitlochry Theatre is an excellent finish venue with a efficiently served high tea.

Discussion over car preparation

The whole route road surfaced were better than expected so no damaged wheels or tyres on this outing.   Fast flowing roads, light traffic and beautiful scenery, together with good weather made for a excellent day out. 

Entry No Driver Navigator Car Year
1 Stuart Sheridan Graeme Sheridan MGB/GT 1968
2 Brian McGarrie Sheila Anderson Smart Roadster 2004
3 Richard Bartniczek Yvonne Bartniczek Alfa Romeo Spider 1989
4 Vaughn Taylor Jim Campbell Mazdz MX5 1998
5 Tom Dromgoole Marianne Dromgoole MGF 2001
6 Ron Adam Jan Adam BMW Z3 2000
7 Graham Morris
Vauxhall Corsa 2014
8 Jim Watson Norma Watson MGB/GT 1971
9 Roddie Main Sylvia Main Mercedes SL320 1995
10 Maureen Spence David Spence BMW 325CI Sport 2002
11 Patricia Robertson David Robertson BMW Z3 DNS
12 Brendan MacKinven Eileen MacKinven BMW 2002 1975
13 Graeme Cargill Beth Cargill Honda NSX 1991
14 Ralph Forbes Roger Fry Porsche Carrera 997 2006
15 Ian Close Kirsteen Close MGB Frontline LE50 1967
16 Keith Mainland Angelica Fuentes Austin Healey Sprite 1969


Published 24 May 2018