Crowd-pleasing Classic Motor Show

Mark Fleming from Aberdeenshire with his Bentley 3.5 litre, visiting Frankie's Fish and Chips in Brae with other classic car enthusiasts to fuel up with fish suppers. Photo: Dave Donaldson

Mark Fleming from Aberdeenshire with his Bentley 3.5 litre, visiting Frankie’s Fish and Chips in Brae with other classic car enthusiasts to fuel up with fish suppers. Photo: Dave Donaldson

Hundreds of crowd-pleasing exhibits are on display this weekend at the Shetland Classic Motor Show.

More than 350 classic car enthusiasts are visiting the event at the Clickimin with hundreds of visitors expected across the weekend..

This year marks the sixteenth edition of the show, which had humble beginnings in a marquee in Lerwick’s Gilbertson Park in 1982.

More than 500 exhibits are on display, including cars, motorcycles, commercial vehicles, cycles and tractors, a fastest lap competition for radio racers, and musical performances from local group Mirka.

Some of the oldest exhibits include a trio of vintage cars – an Austin 15, a Sizaire-Berwick and a Model T Ford, from 1911, 1914 and 1915 respectively – on display to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War One.

Army tents containing a display of military vehicles will also be on show in remembrance of the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

The wide variety of exhibits include a selection of rare vehicles being brought up by the Bristol Car Club – including a prototype 406S which never entered production.

A Fiesta XR2 owned by racing driver Kristian Leith is being exhibited, as well as a replica of the General Lee Dodge Charger, owned by fisherman Shaun Simpson.

Shetland Times‘ reporters and photographers will be at the event, with a full report in the Friday, 13th June edition.

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