Events at Thirlestane Castle

BVAC Classic - Festival of Motoring

BVAC Classic - Festival of Motoring

June 2022 - dates tbc

The BVAC Classic – Festival of motoring will take place at Thirlestane Castle in Lauder in June 2022 - dates tbc. 

With more than 1200 vintage and classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes making the journey to Thirlestane, this is one of the biggest and best car rallies in the country.

There’s something for everyone at the BVAC Classic.  Veteran, Vintage and Classic Cars, Motorcycles, American Cars, Commercial, Agricultural and Military Vehicles will be on show. A fantastic day out for the whole family with a range of attractions, entertainment, live music, shopping and 'Taste of the Borders Food, Craft, Gift and Retail Pavilion'.  The castle will also be open throughout the day along with the Tea Room.

The event also supports Sporting Bears who will be raising money for their chosen charity. Sporting Bears Dream Rides take visitors on trip through the Borders countryside in the car of their dreams, simply for a donation to the chosen charity.

In partnership with Brewin Dolphin, The BVAC Classic at Thirlestane has been described by the Sunday Times as “The best classic car festival in Scotland”. 

More information can be found on the BVAC website including details of how to enter a vehicle or have a stall at the event.