Jun 282013

With thanks to Chris Anderson, Marketing and Events Organiser, Grampian Transport Museum.

The North East’s most prestigious motoring show takes place on Sunday 30th June at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford.
A selection of 130 specially invited vehicles will be on show from a 1926 Frazer Nash to the latest models from event sponsor John Clark Motor Group.

Visitors to the event will be thrilled by the sights and sounds of some truly historic cars as a selection are put through their paces in a series of fast-paced auto tests & pursuits.

With top names in performance cars such as Lamborghini, TVR and Ferrari on show, SpeedFest 2013 will be an action packed day out for all the family.

The event gets under way at 11am where visitors can secure an “early bird” ride in a selection of the day’s participating cars. Then follows a comprehensive programme, that includes some stunning precision driving from world famous stunt driver Russ Swift.

Museum curator, Mike Ward, is looking forward to the event,

“With so many fantastic vehicles on show, this year’s SpeedFest is shaping up to be a great event. The car owners take great pride in their vehicles and it is great that we can gather so many together in one place to celebrate the story of post-1955 sports and performance cars.”

Amongst the star exhibits is a Chevrolet Camaro, the winning car from the International Race of Champions in 1976. The vehicle averaged a phenomenal speed of 168mph for over an hour around the oval circuit at Daytona, driven by Benny

The list of names he raced against reads like a who’s who of motor racing at the time – Emerson Fittipaldi, James Hunt, Mario Andretti and Jody Scheckter, to name but a few.

“It is a really special car and one which has a unique history. It may not be the most photogenic of vehicles but I’m sure it’s sheer power & speed will wow the crowds on Sunday” comments Mr Ward.

This year’s special guest is Russ Swift, returning by popular demand following his superb demonstration of skill at the 2010 SpeedFest. Russ is an Autotest Champion and arguably the best exhibition stunt driver in the world. He uses Mini Coopers for his act and his appearance has been made possible by the John Clark group who will themselves be presenting the very latest cars from Mini and their other dealerships.

Group chairman, John Clark, is delighted to be sponsoring one of the North East’s top motoring events:

“We are really pleased to be sponsoring this years SpeedFest event at the Grampian Transport Museum. The event promises to be a fantastic day out for all the family.”

SpeedFest gets underway at 11am on Sunday at the Grampian Transport Museum, Alford. Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £7 for Concessions & £5 for children while Family entry is just £25. Visitors are urged to buy their tickets in advance from the museum website to guarantee an “Early Bird Ride”. See www.gtm.org.uk for further details.