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Our 5th Anniversary of the Glen Coe Run 2011 8 years 1 week ago #824

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This is the SDCCCs 5th Run to Glen Coe,Poor Turnout, but good time was had by all.

After a Stormy week, all we could get was 23 cars.
We started at Dobbies ,Stirling,and met up at the Green Welly with other Clubs,Inverclyde Phoenix,Capri Club Scotland , Oban Classics & the Kirkie Boys.
John Buchanan from friends of the "Rest" turned up in his new Rover MG.
Gus Sandeman met us at the Kings House Hotel in his Lancia Fulvia.
The Star Of Run must have been Max Lourie,with his Alvis TC21/100.

This is the Stirling & Dist Classic Car Clubs 5th Run to Glen Coe.

Who knows Where we will be going next year,Watch the Website to find out www.sdccc.co.uk

Remember our Show at Bridge of Allan on Sunday 20th May
Alan Duncan
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Not long back from Glen Coe. Once again a nice variety of cars with Max Lowries Alvis the star car of the day despite trying to do an impression of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang over Rannoch Moor. His gullwinged bonnet decided to spring open when he was doing about 50, luckily no damage. My other favourite was the nice rally spec Lancia Fulvia that joined us from Perth. The numbers were down on previous years probably due to the bad weather over the last few days, however apart from a bit of light rain on the north journey and a slight wind at the Kings House we had a good drive and even broke out the sunglasses on the home journey.
The club turnout was about the same as last year which I personally think is a bit disappointing But I think I can speak for the members that did take part. A good day was had by all, stunning scenery, nice cars and good company.
Thanks again to Alan for organising an enjoyable run.


Kidjensen

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We started at Dobbies,Stirling




Met the other Clubs at the Green Welly,Tyndrum



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Our 5th Anniversary of the Glen Coe Run 2011 8 years 1 week ago #825

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Got to the Kingshouse For Lunch at 1pm

Bit of a carry on here


6 Members Cars made it all the way, ;)
We went out to look at the cars




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Re:Our 5th Anniversary of the Glen Coe Run 2011 8 years 1 week ago #826

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Well im Off see you Tuesday

I'm off too

ok Al I'm off as well

Ok Everyone away, its the back of 3, I better make tracks.
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Re:Our 5th Anniversary of the Glen Coe Run 2011 8 years 1 week ago #827

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Hoy, Just Hold on Big Yin,Where's the White Stag you said would be here, I have been standing out in the cold all day , for Him :angry:

Err, sorry Mrs Doe,Davie Robertson was a bit cold, and just headed back south from the Green Welly :P
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Other Clubs that came along with us,Phoenix & Oban classics

Capri Club Scotland

The Kirky Boys were kept in the dark :dry:

Over 100 other photos can be found on this link www.flickr.com/photos/scottish_classic__...s/72157627731037035/
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This very clear photo was taken by our own Graham Brown of Gus Sandemans Lancia Fulvia & Max Louries Alvis TC 21/100


NOTE i have updated page 5 with bits from the P.Classics, Glamis and the Canal Festival as well as photos sent to me by George Johnston of the " Rest "

If anyone has any old photos or stuff about the Club could you get them to me at a meeting or Email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it storys with photos would be even better
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Riverside Museum 16th October 2011 8 years 3 days ago #844

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For the rest of the photos,see link below
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Re:Past Events and History of the Club. 8 years 1 day ago #845

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Here's some photos of day out to Riverside Museum




I thought this was Healy until I read the info panel, it is a Haldane replica




The wall of cars remind me of a toyshop display





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Christmas Bowling Night December 2011 7 years 8 months ago #958

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Bobys Bowling nights are getting a better turnout every year.


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Monte Carlo,From Clydebank ,January 2012 7 years 8 months ago #969

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Monday 30 January 2012
Clydebank rallies round to wish: Monte Carlo or Bust
Brian Beacom
Senior Glasgow Herald Features Writer.

CHROME hub caps shinier than the crown jewels, windows and carburetors clearer than a cold spring day, and 100 eager drivers with one thing on their minds: "Monte Carlo or bust".


Yes, the air may have been a little purple-tinged thanks to the exhaust fumes, and it was considerably less warm than Monte Carlo, but that didn't stop around 8000 classic car fans converging at Clydebank College yesterday as the Monte Carlo Rally got under way.


The cars taking part in the race were built between 1950 and 1980 and included Ford Capris from the 70s, and Hillman Imps, Humbers and Zephyrs from the 60s. And there were cars from several countries, including Fiats and Alfa Romeos from Italy.

But, of course, local car enthusiasts brought along hundreds of their own classics, such as a 1928 Citroen, simply to show off.

The event was organised by car enthusiast Douglas Anderson, who brought the rally back to Glasgow last year for the first time in 38 years.

"We had a tremendous response last year and now we've moved it to Clydebank for logistical reasons – better car parking and so on," said Anderson, a Dundonian who is also taking part in the rally again, driving a red 1961 Triumph Herald Coupe.

"It's a fantastic occasion for spectators – the event brought around £1 million into the local economy last year, but it's also amazing to take part in – a real challenge to drive some of these cars such a distance."

The drivers hope to complete a gruelling 48-hour, 2000-mile journey cross the French Alps and down to the Mediterranean resort, among them Andrew McAlpine of the building firm dynasty, who spoke excitedly about taking part.

"I'll be racing in a 1969 Lancia Fulvia and we hope to do better than last year when we got stuck in snow," he said with a wry grin. "But it's not about speed. It's about endurance."

Geneva-based Rick Pearson, a member of the Speed Scotland world land speed team, agrees, despite the fact he's used to driving of up to 270mph.

Pearson, who will attempt to break the world land speed record this year in Utah, will be limited to around 30mph.

"It doesn't sound fast, but it is when you're going down an icy mountain side," he said. "But I love the excitement of the Monte. We just hope the car holds up, though. It's a Porsche, but it cost £500 on eBay."

Clydebank may not have that much in common with the land of casinos, beaches and playboy lifestyles but it appreciates the engineering in these classic cars.

"This event is great for the town," said Provost Denis Agnew. "We've got fans from England, from Holland, drivers from Chicago, and to have an iconic event such as the Monte Carlo Rally start here puts the town and, indeed, Glasgow on the world map."

Provost Agnew's enthusiasm, however, doesn't mean he'll be racing to sign up for next year's event. "I don't actually drive," he admitted. "But I love the cars, the nostalgia they throw at us."

Glasgow used to stage the Monte Carlo Rally until the 1970s. "The reason the rally stopped in the 70s was that it had become too professional," said Douglas Anderson.

"The cars were too fast and TV money was involved so it made it harder for the private driver to take part. But now we've gone back to the original ethos – to drive the old cars we love.

"It's like marathon running. For most it's not about winning, it's about going the distance. And what a distance it is."

Article courtesy Glasgow Herald.
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Next Article from Pete Gibson ( Capri Club)

What a fantastic day and an honour for us to be invited to take part in this prestigious event. CCS had 3 Capris taking part - Craig Walker's 2.0 Ghia, Stu Lewis' Mk1 1600 GTXLR and my 1.6 Laser. All 3 performed impeccably.
Jim and I left my house at 12.00 and met up with David and Lorna on the M74 then headed for our meet up point at the GTG in South St, Whiteinch at 1.30pm where we signed in and got our Route maps and instructions for the day. After applying the rally stickers to the cars we had a wander round for a look at the cars and take photographs. The cars doing the run to Monaco were inside on the ramps for scrutinizing. All these cars had to pass stringent MOT style tests on the day or they wouldn't be allowed to take part even though they had a valid MOT certificate of their own. Then it was back out to the cars shortly after which we were directed to proceed to the show arena at Clydebank College. What a fantastic reception we got on arrival. There were literally thousands lining the streets. We were directed to our allocated spot and parked up. We then had a couple of hours to enjoy the atmosphere and chat with many spectators who wanted to know about our cars. 5 o'clock came and we were called up to the briefing room for instructions for our run to Dumfries. The guys doing the Monte run proper were all there too. I was so jealous, what an experience that was gonna be for them. I'm told that one of them was to deliver a bottle of whisky to Prince Albert at the palace in Monaco where all the cars would be welcomed. We were then all flagged off on our run at the official Rally start line. Our route would take us along Dumbarton Rd,, Mountblow Rd, Erskine Bridge, M8, M77 towards Kilmarnock then turning onto the A76 and straight onto Dumfries where we'd meet up at the Cairndale Hotel finish line. There we had time for a chat, more photos and some welcome refreshments. By this time it was going on 9pm so Jim and I decided along with Stu to head for home. Stu led off in the Mk1. We followed the usual A701 route to the M74 then a half hour blast up the motorway and home.
Jim had to scrape the ice off his car, we didn't realise it was so cold outside, the Laser's got a fab heater!!!
What a brilliant day and one we won't forget.
Good luck to all the cars on their way to Monte Carlo, hope they all make it without any mishaps.

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Two Cars enterd from our Club Geff Marr, with his Blue Viva GT & Alan Duncan with a White Celica ST



We even had the Cup Cake Dancers for the day


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