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Brodie Castle vintage car rally returns in style

By Ewan Malcolm

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THE Brodie Castle vintage car rally returned for the first time in three years recently.

Vintage car enthusiasts and members of the public attended the popular event's return in their numbers on Sunday, July 24.

Scaled back versions of the rally have been held over the past two years but organisers were delighted to see the public return to what was the Historic Wheels Club's 46th rally.

Darren Mcwhirter, Historic Wheels Club chairman, said: "It was a record entry. More than we've ever had before. The public admission was also as strong as we have ever seen as well.

"We estimated that there were around 2000 people there so that was really good to see.

"The rain stayed away for most of the day as well which was great.

"Overall we were just delighted to see it back and I think the public were as well.

"I think these events were taken for granted prior to the pandemic. People are just happy to be back out doing things again and they're appreciating these events more.

"These things need that support so it was great to see."

The rally saw 256 vintage cars and motorbikes from as early as 1913 right through to the 1990s showcased throughout the day.

Mr Mcwhirter says that the rally's full return will ensure that it returns annually again in the coming years.

"It's the first one back proper and it was really well attended and everyone enjoyed it so that will stand the club in good stead going forward," Mr Mcwhirter added.

"I'm sure we'll be back again next year and we're looking forward to it."

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