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Classic Cars at Kirkcudbright

25 Aug

Classic cars at Kirkcudbright. I was on my way to church for the early short version service when a neighbour told me the classic cars are meeting in Harbour Square this morning and I could smell the petrol fumes on the breeze as I slipped past the church so I went for a look —

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Sure enough there they were —

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all shapes —

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and sizes —

Moto-guzzi three wheeler

This fella was built from a war-time Buick —

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They kept the V8 – threw away the bodywork and built alloy panels on a wood chassis to compete in off-road trials. Full of Yankee muscle but I did notice that she was the only one that called for AA assistance —

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At the other end of the scale there was this spotless posing tool brought all the way from sunny California —

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She has never seen a Scottish winter in the raw and spends her colder months in a vac pac. Nice shiny motor in there though —

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Even if it does hurt the eyes —

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There were more old motors than I could shake my stick at —

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Some were  models that I owned first time round —

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and there was one – or possibly two —

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that I would like to own now —

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Yes I know – it’s not a car but at nineteen years of age I broke my neck coming off one these old A10s when a non-signalling – u-turning Fiat 500 knocked me for six. Maybe now – fifty years on – I may have learned to ride safe.

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Or perhaps it might be safer to join the kids on the bouncy castle or whatever that thing is —

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Nah – I’ll just sit here in the shade with my flask and sannies watching people at play —

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and let the old cars bring back the memories —

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of a well-spent youth 🙂

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Sadly there has always been a price to pay for air pollution —

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but with our lady provost being a big supporter of the classic car movement —-

provost at classic car parade

and free town centre parking available to all and sundry with neither a traffic light nor mini-roundabout to slow them down it looks as if the motor car – both old and new will rule the roost in Kirkcudbright for some time to come —

Rules the Roost

With over a hundred classic cars pouring into the town centre this morning it was time to put the helmets on —

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and go for a ride  🙂

Classic Cars at Kirkcudbright

 
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