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To Celebrate 40 Years - A Bigger Vintage Vehicle Rally for 2009 At John O'Groats
Caithness & Sutherland Vintage Vehicle Rally 2009
14 June 09
Caithness & Sutherland Vintage Vehicle and Machinery Rally - 40th Anniversary
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The Vintage Vehicle Rally to celebrate 40 years of the Caithness & Sutherland Vintage Vehicle Club was held at John O'Groats today and despite the wet weather was attended by a large crowd. At one point the organisers had run out of entry tickets at the gate having sold over 1500.
Sunday 14th June 2009
Closing Date For entries 5 June 2009
Rally web site
Bigger Displays - Bigger &
Normally the club has a short road run from Lybster calling at Wick. This year however, a much longer road run taking up the whole of Saturday is being organised. Owners can start at Tain in Sutherland or at various points along either of the two routes from the Falls of Shin to Thurso - one via the north coast through the lovely Strath vally - the other via the gorgeous Moray coast via Dunrobin Castle and Helmsdale.
On the Sunday, a cavalcade of vehicles will leave Thurso, where many have stayed overnight, and will call at the Castle of Mey for a brief look at the Castle before moving on to John O'Groats where the Rally starts at 12.30p.m. Visitors who are not in the Road Run from Thurso or Castle of Mey can arrive at any time after 11.00.
Join The 40th Anniversary Road Run
Bigger Rally In 2009 Event Means Changes
Moving the visitors’ car park off to the left means that we can move the entrance gate away from the main road about 100 metres into the field and therefore reduce congestion on the road, particularly as we are expecting more vehicles to arrive than usual. Our vintage vehicle visitors will use the same road but they will enter the display area to the right.
Again, to reduce congestion on the main road the exit from the visitors’ car park is on to the Canisbay road, whilst the vintage cars will leave by the pedestrian entrance, which faces John O’Groats. These vehicles will therefore follow the roundabout at the John O’Groats visitor centre to gain the Wick road southbound and avoid having to cross this road on exiting the showground. We’re investigating the possibility of an autojumble and bring-and-buy for visitors to stock up on those hard to get bits.