Preparations have been under way for months for the SJSC/BVAC Classic Show at Thirlestane Castle on 18/19th June. We are looking forward to welcoming record crowds to the site across the week end attracted by this unique combination of a traditional and a brand new event for Scotland. Saturday will welcome the Sir Jackie Stewart Classic presented by Rolex where the emphasis will be on Scotland’s motor racing heritage, the legacy of Sir Jackie himself with unique exhibits and a motorsport’Sprint’ event. As well as all this there will be a selection of vintage and Classic vehicles on show as a taster for Sunday when around 1200 vehicles are expected to compete for many trophies in the BVAC Classic event.
As the Club is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year we are planning an historic display alongside information about the Club’s activities that will feature as part of our Club Stand.
A great deal of research has been done on the original vehicles that took part in a special Run fifty years ago that brought about the formation of BVAC. When doing this sort of thing you occasionally get very lucky and stumble across little gems of information unexpectedly. So it was that on visiting an old garage in an undisclosed location in Kelso one of the vehicles used 50 years ago was discovered under a dust sheet in a remarkable state of preservation. We hope that this vehicle will be exhibited at the Thirlestane Show and maybe also at our recreation of the historic run two weeks earlier on 5th June when we pause in Kelso for lunch and viewing of participating cars. The vehicle has now been identified as a 1929 Austin 7 B Coupe.
Whatever your interest in cars and motoring there will be a great deal to attract everyone together with an outstanding retail and food village. Aiming to be the biggest and best in Scotland, this event is not one to be missed.