On Saturday 27th July 2019 29 cars departed from Christie’s of Fochabers which provided an ideal start and finish venue for the Tour of Speyside. The 150-mile route headed into the heart of Speyside the weather was perfect if anything a little too hot for the Sunbeam Stiletto of Craig Muirden as the Speyside hills climbed so did the temperature gauge but they managed to cool off and return to the finish. The Mini of Laura King & Charles Mathieson weren’t so lucky when coil failed only 3 miles from the start.
We again attracted a very diverse range of cars and some new competitors. These including the classic Mini, an MG C, Ford Escort’s both MK1 & 2, Porsche, Jaguar E-Type, BMWs, Renault 21, PT Cruiser, Alfa, Sunbeam Stiletto and Hillman IMP, VW Passat, Toyota MR2, Suzuki Ignis, Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Lancer and Chevrolet Camaro. A fantastic array of classic through to the latest machines
The route headed from Fochabers to Rothes, Archiestown, Dallas, Rafford, Dulsie, Lochindorb this lead us into Grantown for a stop to refuel the cars and crews. The event then headed over Brig o Broon, Tomintoul, Glenlivet, Marypark, Knockando, Aberlour, Dufftown, Drummuir, Mulben and back along the Spey into Fochabers
Stewart Christie made a top job of the route and thanks goes too Alan Scott, Andrew Little & Shona Morrison for assistance.
Thanks to John Wink Design for map printing.
Thank you to Huntly Auto Services (Michael Law) who provided goodie bags and two MOT vouchers won by Alan Reid & Ian Boyles.
Kevin Crawford & Andrew Stevenson in the Escort Mk1 took the Competitor Choice award!
Photos by David McRae can be viewed here