Motoring mayhem at Thirlestane

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The Scottish Borders Historic Motoring Extravaganza is revving up for its 41st event, with festivities planned at Thirlestane Castle on Sunday, writes Alex Haylock.

The show features a large selection of cars to suit every enthusiast, from the eponymous Aston Martin DB6, right up to this year’s new Vanquish model. The event has more than 900 cars on show this year, and hopes to exceed last year’s attendance of 4,500.

Highlights of this year’s festival includes the restored Vauxhall Prince Henry, Britain’s first sports car, and there will also be an opportunity to win a ride in a number of classic and modern cars, including the Lamborghini Diablo and Ferrari Spider.

Organised by the Borders Historic Motoring Club, the success of the festival has seen the club named one of the top 10 car shows in Britain by Sunday Times Motoring.

Commenting ahead of the event, Fred Magill, Club chairman, said: “I think some would regard it as one of the better shows in Scotland. Last year it was a big push because it was our 40th, but I hope that this year’s will be equally good.”