IN PICTURES: Crowds flock to Borders Vintage Automobile Club classic at Thirlestane

Over a thousand vintage and classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes made the journey to Thirlestane Castle, Lauder on Sunday, for one of the biggest and best car rallies in the country.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 4th June 2019, 2:29 pm
Italian Job Minis at Thirlestane.
Italian Job Minis at Thirlestane.

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Mini, events included a classic Mini raffle, a record-breaking team challenge to see how many people could fit into a Mini, and a celebration of Minis at the movies. Photographs by Phil Wilkinson.

Eric Leggat from Glasgow won a refurbished Mini in a raffle which raised £13,000 for the Myname5Doddie foundation.
Best car in show winner at Sunday's BVAC classic car rally.
The Mr Bean impersonator was a hit with the crowds.
Sisters Amber and Freya Cook enjoying an ice cream sitting the back of a 1971 Fiat Giardiniera.
Sandra Turnbull pictured with the Italian Job minis.
June and Trevor Swan from Coldstream relax next to their 1960 Mini.
BVAC Classic Car Rally held at Thirlestane Castle.
There were over a thousand exhibits.
Crowds taking a closer look at some of the entries.
Mr Bean impersonator provided some entertainment.
BVAC Classic Car Rally held at Thirlestane Castle.
'Mr Bean', pictured taking part in the Mini Cram event.
Hundreds turned out for the afternoon's entertainment.
Gerald Maitland-Carew welcomes Doddie Weir to the event.
A cheque presentation of £13000 was made to Doddie Weir of the Myname5Doddie foundation.
Children like the look of the Rolls Royce cars.
Children having fun at the Lotus stand.
Racing drivers of the future.
Children enjoying the Lotus experience.
Some furry friends enjoying the show.
Eric Leggat, winner of this Mini, hands over the £13,000 the raffle raised to Doddie Weir.
Eric Leggat presents a cheque to Doddie Weir for the Myname5Doddie foundation.