Back in 1958 a local landowner in the district of Kildrummy in upper Donside, Aberdeenshire thought it would be a good idea to invite fellow old-vehicle enthusiasts to get together with their vehicles and show them off to each other and to the public. It so happens that the field chosen as an arena for this event was in the shadow of one of Scotland’s most ancient and massive ruined castles – Kildrummy Castle.
The rally of kindred spirits proved to be a great success and that single event became the foundation of the Kildrummy Veteran and Vintage Vehicles Club, and the subsequent running of an annual Vintage Car Rally. As with many historical motor transport rallies the members of the Club have always focussed on vehicles that are road legal and in running order – and proving their fitness with a road run has been a feature of each rally.
Motor-cycles, cars and lorries of bye-gone times have charmed generations of spectators along the roads of Donside and Aberdeenshire, and the existence of the club has prompted local folk to preserve and restore elderly vehicles that might have otherwise gone to the tip! This kernel of enthusiasm was partly responsible for the nearby Alford Transport Museum which itself is now a yearlong attraction with a superb and changing display, enhanced by several annual motorsport events. Kildrummy Castle has a history dating back to the 13th century and is worthy of a visit from anyone interested in the history of Scotland.
The KVVVC has held annual events and has had entries from some absolutely wonderful vehicles. Petrolheads with an interest in old motors will find a real treat at our annual event –whether spectating or taking part. We look forward to welcoming you!
The Kildrummy Veteran and Vintage Vehicles Club will run its 57th Annual Kildrummy Vintage Rally and Run on 8th June 2014 at the Deeside Activity Park at Dess on Royal Deeside.
Set in picturesque countryside the activity park offered a fine lawn for the interesting vehicle display, and the venue has lots of activities and attractions to add to the interest for passengers and family of the vintage car enthusiast.
We run a Concours competition and an hour-long road run in the scenic area around the venue.
In 2012 and 2013, numerous older vehicles were entered in the classes for veteran, vintage, post-vintage, and classic vehicles. The bulk of entries were motor cars but classes for commercial vehicles and motor cycles were also represented and all are welcomed to enter our 2014 Concours.
If you have any questions about the Kildrummy Vintage Rally, please contact us quoting your name address and telephone number and email details.