Oct 032014

GrampianTransportMuseumImage1With thanks to Martyn Smith, Marketing & Events Organiser, Grampian Transport Museum.

The Grampian Transport Museum (GTM) Young Engineers Club is continuing to enjoy one of its most successful years ever.

Following on from news that the Alford Spyder and Alford Rocket would progress to Goodwood it has now been confirmed that the Bullet will complete a hat trick for the Alford based club.

Competing annually in the international Formula 24 (F24) race organised by Greenpower, team’s race against each other over two 90 minute races with the winner being the team that goes furthest using a standard set of batteries and motor. 

The National Final takes place at the world famous Goodwood race circuit on Sunday 12th October.

The team recently travelled to the East Fortune airfield where the Spyder won one race and the Bullet came second in the other, confirming that both vehicles would be entries for Goodwood. The Bullet has now qualified for the final due to the number of miles completed at the Alford and East Fortune heats.

The team would like to thank all their supporters and helpers together with their 2014 sponsors which include BP, EnQuest, GTM, TAQA, Norco, Pedal Power (Inverurie), Rotary Club of Alford and District and SCDI.

The YE Club, which was formed in 2008, is an important part of the museum and will be showcased in the new reception area for which fundraising is underway.

Trustee Paul Lawson, who has helped oversee the team during the 2014 season, commented:

“This is an amazing and well deserved result for the Club and recognition of all the hard work that has been put in this year. The opportunity to take part in the event at Goodwood is a fantastic opportunity for the youngsters and an experience they’ll remember for many years to come!”

Sep 192014

AutojumbleThe Grampian Transport Museum will once again be holding its Autumn Autojumble on Sunday, 28th September. With thanks to Martyn Smith, Marketing and Events Organiser, Grampian Transport Museum.

A wide range of automotive parts and memorabilia will be on offer as traders from across the country converge on the museum’s dedicated road circuit.

The 2013 event proved to be as busy as ever, with a variety of parts and even vehicles changing hands!

Whether it’s time to clear space in the garage or shed, or an opportunity to find a new winter project the Autojumble is the ideal opportunity.

Anyone who is looking to book a stall can still do so, priced at just £12 in advance including 2 complimentary passes to the museum. Pitches will also be available on the day, priced at £15 but without complimentary passes.

The Autumn Autojumble takes place on Sunday 28th September from 9am to 3pm. Admission to the event is open to the public from 9am, with adults £3 and children under 16 free of charge.

The museum will also be offering reduced price admission, giving visitors to the Autojumble the opportunity to have a look at the 2014 exhibition including the Great Train Robbery exhibit – featuring the actual Austin Loadstar truck which was used in ‘The Crime of the Century’. Museum admission is £6 for adults, £5 for concessions and 2 children are admitted FREE with every adult.