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  • Date: 03/06/2018
  • Time: 11:00
  • Venue: Thirlestane Castle, Lauder
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Bigger and better than ever

Now in our 46th year, bigger and better than ever.

‘The best classic car show in Scotland’

The Sunday Times list of top 10 car festivals in the UK

With a record number of more than 1400 vintage and classic vehicles making the journey to Thirlestane Castle on Sunday the 3rd June, this much-loved event is undoubtedly one of the biggest and best car rallies in the whole country.

In fact, the BVAC Classic at Thirlestane has previously been described by the Sunday Times as ‘The best classic car festival in Scotland’.

And after last year’s record-breaking event, there will be even more of the finest vintage and classic vehicles on display.


A Festival of Motoring

Now in our 46th year, many of the finest vintage and classic vehicles in the country will be on display, but whatever you are interested in, there’s something for everyone to admire with much loved veteran to 1990’s cars, motorcycles and commercial, steam, military, agricultural and American classes of vehicle on display as well as a Family Car Through the Ages theme. All set against the backdrop of magnificent Thirlestane Castle, one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland.

2018 is a special anniversary year for the Land Rover, Lotus and 2CV, we will be celebrating with unique displays and opportunities to get up close with stunning examples of these very different vehicles. The BVAC Classic will also be shining a spotlight on gorgeous Italian classics with a special Concorso Italiano display.

But you don’t have to be an out and out car enthusiast to enjoy the show, this is a fabulous fun packed day out for the whole family with a wide range of superb attractions, entertainment, live music, shopping and food village to keep everyone happy.

All set against the backdrop of magnificent Thirlestane Castle, one of the oldest and finest castles in Scotland.


Sporting Bears Dream Rides

Your chance to enjoy a ride in the car of your dreams, simply for a donation to charity.

Once again, we are delighted that we will be joined by the magnificent Sporting Bears Dream Rides Club. These very generous owners of sports cars and super cars will take you on a special trip through the Borders countryside. All in aid of an amazing children’s charity.

A wonderful treat for family and friends or an amazing Father’s Day gift!


Just the ticket

The BVAC Classic at Thirlestane Castle - Sunday 3rd June 2018

from 11am   

£10 per Adult

Children under 16 FREE entry

Tickets booked in advance only £8.50 per Adult and we also have a Family ticket - £16 for 2 adults and children under 16 free - Buy Advance Tickets


2018 Event Maps

Below is the 46th BVAC Classic Programme Map, this will also be included in the Event programme that you will receive on the day.

For Entrants  (the drivers and cars) below is the Entants Map to download please note cars the gates will be closed between 11am and 4.30pm.

  • 2018 Programme Map V12E

  • 2018 Entrant's Map v12E

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