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Forres Theme Day set to return for first time since 2019

By Ewan Malcolm

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AN annual show which has been a near constant fixture of the Forres events calendar for the past 50 years is set to return.

Forres Theme Day will return for the first time in four years this spring.
Forres Theme Day will return for the first time in four years this spring.

The Forres Theme Day will return for the first time since 2019 on April 30 and will show off cars, motorcycles and steam engines from the past 100 years.

The event's return has been made possible after an appeal was made for more committee members.

The year's event will introduce a brand new category known as 'Show and Shine' which will accept vehicles which do not fit any of the other more traditional categories.

Alex MacMillan, organiser of the new class, said: “Show and Shine is a new event for Forres Theme Day and could be introduced on an annual basis if successful this year.

“This is a chance for those individuals who want to display their cherished cars to the public without them necessarily falling into the vintage/classic class.

“It also offers the opportunity, if so wished, for a limited number to have their cars judged, and a trophy will be awarded to the owner of the ‘Best Presented Car'."

Chairman Robbie Paterson added: "It’s green for go after forming a new committee and an appeal for helpers earlier this year.

“Forres Theme Day has been a popular attraction for decades, and like many events, we had to cancel two shows because of Covid.

“We also suffered from a dwindling committee, but we now have a new dedicated band of people who are behind the show and raring to go.”

The event will take place at Grant Park in Forres with entry free for spectators.

Entries for the Show and Shine category can be made by emailing alpen.macmillan03@gmail.com.

The entry fee for all classes is £10 per car, judged or not, and entry forms for other classes can be downloaded here.

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