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Written by MiniClan   
Mar 11, 2007 at 12:00 AM
ImageNot strictly a Mini event, unless you've got an old one, but definitely of interest for a bit of an opportunity to take a step back in time and follow the route of the famous Argyll Motors’ test drivers of early last century along the shores of Loch Lomond and up the Rest and be Thankful.

We are aiming to meet at the McDonalds in Balloch at 9:30 on Sunday as there is not a lot of parking on the Rest and the classic cars should start to arrived about 11am.

The Scottish Motor Museum Trust and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority are holding a commemorative classic car run on Sunday March 11 2007 to celebrate the centenary of the Argyll Motor Works in Alexandria.

The famous A-listed building was once the world’s largest motor car works and is still the most palatial car factory ever built. It now houses the Motoring Heritage Centre celebrating Argyll and Scottish cars with retail shops and Antartex Village.

Every single motor car produced by the world-famous Argyll Company in Alexandria was road-tested locally, in what is now Scotland’s first National Park. This final run will take you on many of these test routes in the Park, including the original Rest and Be Thankful road, which will be specially opened for the occasion and which became internationally famous in the 1950s when the RSAC ran its hill climbs on this tortuous mountain road.

The Clan is planning to go along and watch some of these magnificent motors climb the Rest.

Last Updated ( Mar 11, 2007 at 11:02 PM )
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