Classic automobiles on show in St Andrews’ West Sands

Thanks to the Rotary Clubs of St Andrews and Blairgowrie, 70 classic cars will arrive in the city’s West Sands on Sunday, August 22nd.

The cars are en route from Blairgowrie to Atholl Palace in Perthshire and will be on display at the West Sands in St Andrews from approximately 11.30am to 1.30pm.

This weekend event is one of several rallies held across the UK on National Drive it Day.

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The cars are on their way from Blairgowrie to Atholl Palace

On this day, lovers of historic vehicles and the public have the opportunity to celebrate the “One Thousand Mile Trial”, which was first organized in 1900 to prove the feasibility of the then new invention, the automobile.

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It started in London and went to Bristol, Birmingham, Derby, Manchester, Kendal, Carlisle, Edinburgh, Newcastle, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester, Northampton and back to London.

At the first event there were 83 registrations, 65 of which actually went into the race. 51 vehicles still drove from Edinburgh, although only 35 vehicles made it to London.

Seventy vintage cars will be driving the city’s West Sands

The Blairgowrie Rotary Club has raised more than £ 72,000 in recent years and the proceeds will this year be donated to Alzheimer’s Scotland, Colon Cancer and local charities.

Members of the public can contribute through Rotary Club members at West Sands. There will be four brand new Bentleys among the wide range of cars. Even if it’s just for dreaming, the locals will be waiting for some driving fun.

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