Transport museum revs up for show

Start your engines this weekend for the Grampian Transport Museum’s motoring show, taking place on Sunday.

A selection of 130 specially invited vehicles will be on show from a 1926 Frazer Nash to the latest models on sale in showrooms today.

Visitors to the event will have the chance to see some truly historic cars in their element as a selection are put through their paces in a series of fast-paced auto test’s and pursuit’s.

With iconic European super cars like Lamborghini, TVR and Ferrari on show, SpeedFest 2013 takes pole position as an event not to be missed.

The flag drops for the motoring extravaganza at 11am where early arrivals will have the chance to ride in a selection of the day’s participating cars followed by some precision driving from world famous stunt driver Russ Swift.

Returning by popular demand following his death defying demonstration of skill at the 2010 SpeedFest, Russ is an Autotest Champion and among the best exhibition stunt drivers in the world.

He uses Mini Coopers for his act and his appearance has been made possible by the John Clark group who are sponsoring the Transport Museum’s event.

Museum curator, Mike Ward, said: “This year’s SpeedFest is shaping up to be a great event.”

“The car owners take hugepride in their vehicles and it is great that we can gather so many together in one place to celebrate the story of post 1955 sports and performance cars.”

Among the star exhibits will be a Chevrolet Camaro, the winning car from the International Race of Champions in 1976. Driven by Benny Parsons, the vehicle averaged a lightning speed of 168mph for over an hour around the oval circuit at Daytona.

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £7 for Concessions & £5 for children while Family entry is just £25.