26th September 2016
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Classic Motor Show turns up a treat

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The 17th Classic Motor Show is ongoing now, with plenty of exhibits to see.

However, this year’s show allows visitors to experience more of the exhibits than they have ever done before.

A handful of cars, most notably Shaun Simpson’s General Lee – a 1969 Dodge Char­ger V8 – are offering tours aimed at raising much-needed funds for two very worthy causes, Disability Shetland and Mind Your Head.

Mr Simpson said the show represented a great opportunity to raise money for charity.

“I just wanted to do something different, because there were people saying they were wanting to hear the engine, wanting to hear the horn.

“So many people, who I don’t know, came up and said ‘I’d like to go for a run in this some day.’ I just thought it would be a perfect opportunity to raise a bit of money for two good local charities and put a bit of a grin on folks’ faces.”

A park and ride service is running from the Knab, allowing some visitors to travel in classic buses.

Visiting exhibitors have come from as far afield as Germany and Denmark to enjoy the show. As well as some 200 cars, 150 motorcycles are at the Clickimin, as well as bicycles, models and various other memorabilia.

• For full story and pictures, see next week’s Shetland Times.

AboutRyan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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