Cars are the stars at Speedfest



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The cars were the stars when Grampian Transport Museum held their popular annual Speedfest event last weekend.

Speedfest is an established flagship event at the museum, showcasing 120 specially selected and invited cars to make up the best entry list seen in the North-east.



The vehicles which participate are made as accessible as possible to the public while the event is based around the museum’s road circuit, incorporating the famous ‘Alford Pursuits.’

As well as seeing the vehicles put through their paces, families had the chance to join in with fast car rides for the first 500 visitors through the gates, before the event got fully under way.

Highlights for 2014 included the ‘Jim Robbins Special’, a 1951 Offenhauser-engined Indy car – this was on pole position for the 1955 Indianapolis 500.

Museum curator, Mike Ward, said: “Speedfest is always one of the highlights of our programme - we assemble the widest range and selection of interesting sports and performance cars ever seen in the North-east.”

n Photographer Nicol Rosie was on hand during the day.

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