The Rotary Club of Blairgowrie, working in partnership with Scone Palace and Perth & Kinross Council, is organising what promises to be Scotland’s premier classic car weekend in 2018. It will incorporate three spectacular events, spread over two days. The weekend offers three opportunities to come and see some of the finest classic cars as well as to enjoy a much wider range of festivities, all in aid of charity.
1. City of Perth Classic Car Parade Saturday 21st April
The Parade Cars will register at Scone Palace early on the Saturday morning. They will then drive to the City of Perth via the Old Perth Bridge where a sign reminds us that in 1879 all cars had to be preceded by a red flag!
The Parade Cars will park for public viewing in Tay Street until 1pm. As the cars depart Prince Michael of Kent will take the salute at the City Chambers. There will be a running commentary to introduce the cars by Col Alasdair Hutton from The Edinburgh Tattoo. The cars will then return to Scone Palace via George Street over the Old Perth Bridge where the red flag will be celebrated.
2. Scone Palace Classic Car Day Saturday
From 9am 300 classic cars, from classic car clubs across Scotland, will be on display at Scone Palace
The 150 parade cars will join them on their return from Perth
There will a number of one off special cars, with a special display in front of the palace
Displays from Ecurie Ecosse and Knockhill Racing Circuit
An air display
Family entertainment and stalls
Further activities/entertainment to be confirmed.
3. Blairgowrie Drive It Day Sunday 22nd April
Following the success of last year’s event, which raised over £17.5k for two charities we will again be hosting
a Drive it Day
HRH Prince Michael of Kent will drive one of the cars
80 classic cars will assemble at Blairgowrie golf club at 9am and then leave at 9.30am, on a 120 or 140 miles
The route will go through Blairgowrie town centre, along the new Snow Road into Aberdeenshire for lunch
at Raemoir House in Banchory.
The cars will return via the Cairn O’ Mount road into Perthshire, again visiting Blairgowrie to the final
destination of Scone Palace.
Their trip through Blairgowrie in the morning, the town will be celebrating the event with festivities in the
The day is already fully subscribed – with a reserve list open
For details of the press release click on the link below: