2016 Crathes Vintage Car and Motorcycle Rally

Sun 29th May 2016 at 10.00 am - 4.30 pm

A day of motoring nostalgia on the banks of the River Dee at Crathes.

Many thanks to all who attended, assisted, sponsored and genrerally helped with our most successful rally to date. The results of the vehicle classes were as follows:

Class 1.       3.     R/U.  4
Class 2.      14.    R/U.   20
Class 3.      35.    R/U.   27
Class 4.      79.    R/U    98
Class 5.     163.  R/U.    133
Class 6.     192.  R/U.    183
Class 7      220.  R/U.    241  
Class 8.     255.   R/U.   256
Class 9.     283.  R/U.     274

Best in Rally : 79 George Alpine.


Main sponsor is again The EFC Group to who we are enormously grateful for their support.

The first outing of the year for many owners of special cars. Attended by around 300 gleaming vehicles from vintage to classic, ordinary to exotic, this event is a day out for motoring enthusiasts, petrol-heads and families. 

The day begins at 10.00 with road-run from Crathes to Torphins and then back via Inchmarlo. To ensure that the showground is not left empty, the run is limited to 30 cars. The rest of the day is a leisurely event with music, good food and a display of all the vehicles. There are plenty of things to keep the whole family happy with bouncy castle, children's rides, trade stands, the nearby Deeside Railway, Milton of Crathes craft village, The Milton Restaurant and the grounds of Crathes Castle all within easy walking distance.

Also on show is a very special (non motorised) exhibit - the newly-restored Banchory Fire Pump dating from 1858. Manufacured by Shand & Mason, this old pump has been in storage since the 1880s. This is its first public appearance. 

At around 3.30pm the results of the expert panel of judges are announced and there are trophies for the lucky winners. After the prize-giving, the winning entries are invited to drive up to the front of Crathes Castle where there is a photo-opportunity.

This year we are rasing funds for the Banchory Sports Village and other charities.  

Classes for which Trophies (winner & runner-up) will be awarded (provisional and some classes may be adjusted for even spread of numbers)

1. Pre 1930 
2. 1931 - 1939 
3. 1940 - 1961 
4. 1962 - 1969 
5. 1970 - 1980 
6. 1981 - 1995
7. 1996 to present 
8. Automobiles of America 
9. Motorcycles 

Vehicles under 5yrs old will not be judged. Late entries (not in programme) will also not be judged

Please note that entry to the Road Run will be open to cars only and will be restricted to the first 30 applicants who wish to participate. These will be allocated on arrival at the rally prior to departure at 10.00H on the day.

Further information from (click on name to send an e-mail):
Chairman: Harry McNab  
Rally Secretary: John Brind
Trade Stands: Andrew McIlraith
Advertising & PR: Eddie Gillanders

Please complete the entry form if you have a vehicle which you wish to enter:

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