Classic and rare cars in Drymen

A  RARE 1935 Lagonda M45 Rapide,  Aston Martin DB5 and a 1928 Bentley will be just some of the superb examples of automotive history to be seen when the Scottish Malts reliability trail and tour hits Drymen on Monday (25 April) morning.

The first cars are expected to arrive in the village around 10.30am, with all the tour participants scheduled to stop at the Buchanan Arms at 11am in a must-see group for any motoring enthusiast.

The cars will only be parked up for a short time, though, as they have a lot of ground to cover on day one of the five day event which gets its name from the whisky distilleries visited along the 700-mile route.

HERO Events’ Kev Haworth tells G63:  “The event has been over-subscribed for some months now and has attracted entries from all over the world with some competitors travelling from Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Argentina to take part.”

And there are no concerns about speed and safety on the roads as Kev explains: “The Scottish Malts is a regularity event which tasks crews with maintaining an average speed between 15 and 30mph on the competitive sections.

“This might not sound too testing, but crews don’t know where the timing points are and have to be extremely precise in their driving and navigation.

“The challenging terrain provided by Scotland is perfect for this kind of event, the topography and width of the lanes meaning that time penalties are easily picked up if a mistake occurs.

“As well as the regularity sections, there are driving and manoeuvrability tests where the drivers really have the chance to shine, held on private land, these are timed to the second and show some really spirited use of these classic vehicles.”

• For more information on the event see the event website.

See cars like these and many more when the Scottish Malts reliability trial and tour hits Drymen on Monday 25 April. (Above photo and banner image: F&R Rastrelli / HERO)

See cars like these and many more when the Scottish Malts reliability trial and tour hits Drymen on Monday 25 April. (Above photo and banner image: F&R Rastrelli / HERO)

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