|Strathmore Classic Car Tour - 26 June 2016|
Report and photos Alan Cairns
Sunday 26th of June The Rotary Club of Forfar held its first Strathmore
Classic Car Tour in aid of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.
There was no entry fee but entrants were asked to raise a minimum level
the cars arrived at Motech in Forfar for registration and a 10
o’clock start the sun broke through the clouds. At registration
the route book, using tulip diagrams, a goody bag and an observational
quiz were handed out to the entrants. There were a total of 63
entrants. The oldest entrant was a 1930 Rolls Royce Phantom Continental
Tourer. The entry list included many classic cars and sports cars from
the sixties, seventies and eighties as well as some more modern sports
The route headed west from Forfar along the minor roads of
Angus towards Alyth. From Alyth the cars headed north over the hill to
Glen Isla then on to Glen Prosen and Glen Clova. After a lunch at the
Clova Hotel the drivers and their navigators were able to relax in the
sunshine, and admire the great variety of cars entered, before setting
afternoon route headed down the east side of Glen Clova then at
Cortachy the cars turned east towards Memus and then on to Edzell via
the Brown and White Caterthuns. The cars then passed under the A90 and
on through Brechin heading for Arbroath before turning west again
shortly after Froickheim. They then worked their way across
country and finished the day by driving down the driveway to Glamis
Castle. Fortunately most of the cars arrived at Glamis before the rain
started. The total mileage for the day was about 125 miles.
Prize giving was held after a High Tea at Glamis Castle and everyone headed off home by six o’clock.
event raised over £15,000 for Scotland’s Charity Air
Ambulance. The Rotary Club of Forfar is very grateful to the
event’s sponsors and all the entrants and their sponsors for
helping the Club to raise so much money for a very worthy cause. The
total was way, way beyond our wildest dreams.
A date of Sunday the 25th of June 2017 has been set for the second Strathmore Classic and Sports Car Tour.