Gearing up for 2015 vintage car rally

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Banchory Rotary Club’s annual Vintage Car and Motorcycle Rally is heading for a record entry this year of more than 300 vehicles.

The rally, which will take place on Sunday, May 31, at Milton of Crathes, will see vintage, classic and collectors’ cars and motorcycles gather for a fun event for all the family.

For the fourth year running, designer and manufacturer of control systems for the global oil and gas industry, EFC Group, is sponsoring the rally.

At the time the Piper & Herald went to press, event secretary, John Brind, said 295 entries had been confirmed and entries were still being accepted.

Mr Brind said: “It’s going to be a spectacular show and the final entry is set to exceed 300 and comfortably beat last year’s record total of 288.

“The total includes 89 applications for vehicles which have not been exhibited at the Crathes Rally before.”

The popular event is the club’s major fundraiser and last year raised £9,000 for local charities.

The main beneficiary this year will be CHAS which provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure.

CHAS runs two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch, and a home care service called CHAS at Home.

Rally chairman, Richard Bridger, said: “We are delighted to support CHAS which provides such a vital service in providing care and comfort for children with terminal illnesses and their families.

“A number of local charities will also benefit from the fundraising, all of which goes to the club’s charity fund.”

The rally takes place from 10am to 4.30pm on May 31.