2017 Classic Car Tour

In April 2017 Blairgowrie Rotary hosted one of Scotland’s most prestigious Classic Car gatherings.   The town’s Rotary Club has taken over the annual Classic Car Tour from Strathendrick Rotary Club, who had organised it for 10 years.

The 115-mile fundraising event held on Drive It Day, Sunday 23rd April  2017, attracted 70 classic cars  of every age and type from throughout Scotland and further afield.  The sun shone, there was no rain and only one participant needed the RAC.

When the sums were complete the 2017 Drive It Day had raised a magnificent £17,500, £8,750 for Cancer Research UK and £8,750 for Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS)

Colin Stewart, Blairgowrie Rotary, who heads the organising committee, said, “a tremendous effort by all concerned with special thanks to Main Sponsor - Graham Environmental Services of Blairgowrie plus all the supporting Award Sponsors

The event brings some of the finest Classic Cars in the UK to Blairgowrie and the colourful route through Perthshire allows the driving teams to appreciate the great open roads and beautiful landscape of this area.”

Joe Norman, who has organised the Classic Car Tour for the past 10 years, said , “We are delighted that Blairgowrie Rotarians have taken over this long-standing event and are confident that they will maintain, and indeed build on, its successful record.”

The cars
The start