Kathleen and Cyril Craig accompany their Mini Cooper. ..2021 Buckie Classic Car Show at Linzee Gordon Park, Buckie … Image: Daniel Forsyth ..
AROUND 450 vehicles came to celebrate the return of the Buckie Classic Car Show at Linzee Gordon Park last weekend.
After a year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, committee chairman John Clark said he was “really excited” about the turnout and welcomed it as a “cracking day”.
The event was opened by Moray Council Chairman Roddy Burns and officially started at 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Mr Clark said, “We were really excited and surprised by the turnout, it was good to see.
Organizer John Clark … 2021 Buckie Classic Car Show at Linzee Gordon Park, Buckie … Image: Daniel Forsyth ..
“It was a great day, everything went as planned and everyone had a lot of fun.
“Boys in their 80s said it was their first time in 18 months and said it helped them shake off the Covid blues, which was good to hear.
“There were some great vehicles on display, including 18 motorcycles. Someone asked me to quote a price for what was in the park, but it ran into the millions.
“There were half a million pounds of Rolls Royce and 300,000 pounds of Bugattis.
“The most popular cars there were a 1936 Auburn Boattail Speedster and a 1932 Rolls Royce Ghost that was featured in the original Lawrence of Arabia film.
“The furthest traveled was a very, very rare car from central England called the WSM. Only ten of these were built for racing in the 1960s.
“The winner of the main event was a Mini Cooper S.”
While the show was all about classic – and modern classic – cars and motorcycles, there was something for everyone.
Peter Yeats with his Ford Model 40 Flathead V8 … 2021 Buckie Classic Car Show at Linzee Gordon Park, Buckie … Image: Daniel Forsyth ..Findochty’s James Stewart next to his Rover 2200SC. ..2021 Buckie Classic Car Show at Linzee Gordon Park, Buckie … Image: Daniel Forsyth ..
While admission was free, guests were encouraged to visit the stalls scattered around the park.
They also got free fish and chips, tea and coffee.
There was a bouncy castle and slides for the children.
John added, “We wanted a normal show but also a good family day.
“Since Linzee Gordon Park is a public park, we don’t like to ask people about entrance fees or parking fees. It’s 100 percent free.
“But what we’re doing is encouraging people to go to the various charity stands and small vendors who have had a hard time spending.
“The Buckie Rotary Group has done its best, making about £ 1,000, with Buckie Thistle, Buckie Roots, and various small businesses.
“Everyone had a good day, we didn’t have any negative comments so we’re really excited with how everything went.
“We are already planning how we can do even better in 2022.”
The event was organized in collaboration with Moray Council, Police Scotland and Police Scotland Youth Volunteers, whom John quickly thanked.
The show’s usual rosettes have been changed to the NHS colors to thank key staff for their efforts during the pandemic.
John added, “We’d like to thank everyone who supported the show.
“We would also like to thank Police Scotland, Moray Council and Police Scotland Youth Volunteers for their help.”