Celebrating “not quite classics”

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  • How Many Left event at GTM on May 24
  • Celebrating the cars that were not quite classics
  • Prizes awarded to rarest survivors

Grampian Transport Museum is counting down the days until its inaugural event celebrating some of the “not quite classic” cars.

With just three weeks left to go, entries are still being accepted for the ‘How Many Left?’ event in Alford.

The event is bound to rekindle lots of memories.

Martyn Smith, Marketing & Events Organiser

The event is open to any mass-produced car from the 1960s onwards, which has less than 500 licensed examples left, according to DVLA records.

Take, for example, the Vauxhall Cavalier MK2. First introduced in August 1981, the car was considered a huge success, challenging the Ford Cortina as the front runner amongst company car fleet buyers.

By 1982 Cavalier sales topped 100,000 effectively establishing a two horse race between Vauxhall and Ford. Ultimately over 800,000 examples of the second generation Cavalier were sold, making it the third most common car on Britain’s roads. Staggeringly there are now as few as 1,300 of the 800,000 on the records of the DVLA!

Appearing at How Many Left will be a great example of the Cavalier, restored by current owner Robert McLean, of Banchory in 2010. His special edition Antibes – only ever available in red, blue or white – is now reduced to just 7 examples in the UK.

Prizes will be awarded to the rarest survivors.

Martyn Smith, Marketing & Events Organiser said: “Cars which were produced in their thousands and were once a common sight on the roads are simply disappearing!

“How Many Left is bound to rekindle lots of memories.”

The event will take place on Sunday, May 24, from 12 noon to 4pm at the Grampian Transport Museum, Alford.

To enter a car visit www.gtm.org.uk.