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BVAC Classic - Festival of Motoring

BVAC Classic - Festival of Motoring

The cars streaming into the castle grounds at the start of the day.






Soon the grounds were filled with 1400 vehicles of many different ages, shapes, makes and colours. (Picture from BVAC)





The sun did make an appearance for some of the day. (Picture from BVAC)






The Sporting Bears were on hand to offer some memorable rides in return for a donation to the Borders Children's Charity. (Picture from Scottish Car Enthusiasts)





There was fun for all ages and everyone got involved making their vehicle stand out for the judges. (Picture from Phil Wilkinson)





Flyin' Ryan was a hit in the Parade Ring. (Picture from NeRo'z)












'Napoleon', a 1922 Delage Sport, one of the rarest cars in the world, was the centre piece on the castle plaza. (Picture from Scottish Car Enthusiasts)






Every part of the cars on show had been lovingly cleaned. (Picture from Steve Dowd)






They weren't all vintage vehicles, this brand new Land Rover was there to celebrate the car manufacturer's 70th birthday.











It was perhaps a bit of a long day for some! (Picture from Chris Batchelor)





Flyin' Ryan was back for a stunning finale in the Parade Wing (Picture from Phil Wilkinson)




We'll be doing this all again next year on the 2nd June and we hope to see you all there.

The next event at Thirlestane is our performance of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream on the castle's front lawn. Tickets are on sale now at and there are full details on our website.