Classic American cars head for Thirlestane Castle

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The Borders Vintage Automobile Club is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang with an American theme at its motoring extravaganza at Thirlestane Castle.

Over 30 American muscle cars and other classics from across the pond including a stable of Mustangs will be on show at Thirlestane Castle on June 1. This marque shifted up several gears to become an icon after its appearance in the film Bullitt starring Steve McQueen.

The annual Scottish Borders event has been growing from strength to strength since humble beginnings as a small club 42 years ago.

A record number of over 1000 cars have been entered this year from veteran to vintage and classic to high performance with military motors, motorcycles and agricultural vehicles from the past to provide an irresistible display. Not surprisingly, the show was elevated to fifth position in the UK classic car league in a Sunday Times readers’ poll.

“This show will not only be attractive to the enthusiast but with a high calibre of entrants of great diversity we are convinced that it will appeal to the whole family,” said BVAC chairman Fred Magill.

Several supercars including a Lamborghini Diablo, a Ferrari 430 F1 Spider and even a 1928 Lagonda will be offering rides of around 10 miles in return for a donation to The Borders Children’s Charity.