Best event for years, says chairman

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Selkirk Vintage Rally chairman Gordon Edgar said Sunday’s event, held at Sunderland Hall, was the best they have had in years.

The rally’s tagline ‘There’s something for everyone’ could not have been more apt, with 28 classes of vehicle on show, including veteran, military, steam and commercial, and enough displays and activities to keep the whole family amused.

And this year, the one extra element which can be the difference between a cracking event and a no-go area – the weather – made it one not to be missed, as the sun and wind dried up the north field on the Saturday, and the shiny ball in the sky kept shining down for the event on the Sunday.

Mr Edgar said: “It went brilliantly ... definitely the best rally we have had in years, if not the best show ever.

“We have had no complaints – there was a good turnout. Everybody was just chilling out.

“Usually, at the end of the shows, people are just about falling over themselves to get out of the field and on the road home, but this year, they were just all sitting around having picnics.

“I hope the event has helped bring some economic prosperity to the town, as it has been brilliant.”

Other attractions included a show and shine award (open to all entries), car club displays, a children’s treasure hunt, autojumble, crafts, trade stalls, on-site catering and bar, quad bike rides, and a Borders College green power display.

The overall winner of the show was a Triumph TR6.

Sponsors for the event included: Adam Purves, Morris Leslie Auctions, Crossburn Caravans, Pearsons Coal, Whitmuir Hall and Arpal.

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