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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 Alford.

 

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 this year.

 

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 Supply.

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 tank. 

 

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 vintage.  

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 seen below.

The Old Clippie.


Cruden Bay Hotel Tramcar

AA Man


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 Williams chose 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.


 

 

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