Mustangs muscle in on rally

Fifty years of the Ford Mustang will be celebrated this weekend at the Borders Vintage Automobile Club’s annual motoring extravaganza.

More than 30 American muscle cars and other classics from across the pond, including a stable of Mustangs, will be on show at Thirlestane Castle on Saturday (June 1).

The event has been growing from strength to strength since starting 42 years ago.

A record number of over 1000 cars has been entered this year, from veteran to vintage and classic to high performance, with military motors, motorcycles and agricultural vehicles to provide an irresistible display.

“This show will not only be attractive to the enthusiast, but with a high calibre of entrants of great diversity we are convinced that it will appeal to the whole family,” said BVAC chairman Fred Magill.

“There will be something for everyone, with high flying antics from the aerobatic team, falconry, archery and the beautiful Landau-pulling Shire horses. There will be a funfair and mini quads to keep the children happy, with plenty of food stalls on site.”

The Sporting Bears are back, with the owners of several supercars, including a Lamborghini Diablo, a Ferrari 430 F1 Spider and a 1928 Lagonda offering rides of around 10 miles in return for a donation to The Borders Children’s Charity.