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JBA Scottish Region Run.
The first run for the Scottish Region was very
late this year, Sunday June 3rd. This was the result of every event
we could attend having been cancelled, some at the very last minute,
due to the Foot and Mouth crisis.
|We were short
of some members as they were off on holiday. However six
members met up at Stracathro Services on the A90, just north
of Brechin. Two members headed onwards to
Brechin to view the gardens. The rest of us headed towards Banchory
via Fettercairn and over Cairn Mount.
Four of us
stopped to admire the view.
||After having a stroll along the
main street we returned to the car park where we indulged in
talking about the various cars and had tea and sandwiches.
Doug left us here as he was preparing to
set off on holiday. The rest of our party heading off for
|On arrival at the Grampian
Transport Museum which is situated on the A944 west of
Aberdeen. We parked in the large car park we made our
way into the museum, some of the exhibits had changed for
||Just inside the entrance was
the Birkhall portable steam engine. This model was built in
1942 by Marshall's of Gainsborough for the Ministry of
When this model was built, portables were
a past technology, originating from the 1840's.
|Many more exhibits were on show,
which are popular with children, as they are able to climb
aboard. Ranging from buses single and double deckers.
Mack Snow plough six wheel drive. Trams and Hellcat
||Some of the cars on show from
old models to American cars.
|Some lovely exhibits of veteran
cars and even a Stage Coach.
||The barn find of the Rolls
Royce was replaced by this woody V8 Ford of 1937
This car still unrestored, was aquired for the National
Motor Museum at Beaulie.
|Motor Cycles from Triumph's to
Norton's to Douglas's flat twin and many more.
There are many old relics as can be
The Old Clippie.
Cruden Bay Hotel Tramcar
AA Motor Cycle Combination.
Many events are held at the museum throughout the
year. There are plans afoot for a major redesign or the whole
complex. These will include more exhibition halls and more
facilities including a cafeteria.
At Mossat we parked the cars where we could as it was pretty busy and
we headed for the cafeteria. It is listed in a guide about tearooms
in Britain. After refreshments we visited the
beautiful water gardens, where the water gardener can find all the
items he requires.
Soon it was time to set off for home. Ceri
the direct route. The rest of us took another scenic route,
following the A97 and onto the A93 via Braemar and Blairgowrie,
through Perth and homeward to Fife.