We hope you have good memories of our 2017 Drive It Day and will be able to join us for next year’s event.
Next year you will be able to join us not just for Drive It Day on Sunday April 22nd but to take in Saturday 21st April as well in The City of Perth and at Scone Palace - see below for more details of these two events.
This weekend is designed to raise much needed funds for Cancer research and Alzheimer care. 10 per cent of funds raised will be allocated to Rotary’s own world wide charity. Car entrants are asked to collect in advance as much as they can for these charities and the collectors will be out in force in Perth and at Scone Palace asking for your support.
We will be raising money for:
- Cancer Research UK (45 per cent)
- Alzheimer Scotland (45 per cent)
- Rotary Foundation (10 per cent)
120 or 140 miles of quiet highland country roads with a lunch stop near Banchory and supper at Scone Palace.
2017 saw the first Blairgowrie Drive It Day attract 70 classic cars for a memorable driving experience raising £17,500 for charities.
2018 entrants will again be asked to assemble at Blairgowrie Golf Club at 9am where coffee and bacon rolls will be available (£5.00). After a briefing at 9.30am cars will be waved off through Blairgowrie and up Glenshee to Braemar.
Then on towards Banchory on the beautiful B976 with an optional loop over Geallaig Hill rejoining the main route at our lunch stop at the imposing Raemoir House (£8.50 a head).
City of Perth Parade - Saturday 21st April 2018
150 of the UK’s best classic cars will be selected to meet at Scone Palace early on Saturday morning. At 10.30 am they will start from the Palace to the old bridge in Perth (where a sign reminds us that in 1879 all cars had to be preceded by a man on foot with a red flag!)
The cars will parade round the city, receive a formal welcome in the Concert Hall Plaza, and park for public viewing at the far end of Tay Street. At 1.15pm they will start their return to Scone Palace. Perth & Kinross Council are kindly holding a civic reception at the Palace for participants in the parade.
This should be a great event for car enthusiasts from near and far – a date for your diary. For full details and registration click here
Scone Palace Classic Car Day - Saturday 21st April 2018
Some 300 pre ‘78 classic cars are invited to attend Scone Palace from 10am onwards, to be in place to greet the parade cars back from the City of Perth. Alongside the classic cars will be the most famous car in the world, iconic racing cars, classic motor cycles, military bands, an air display and a great deal more.
Put the date in your diary and make sure you can enjoy all this and the magnificent Scone Palace as well.
Click to Scone Palace website for full details (when available)