07 November 2018
Classic Cars


This week the Rotary Club of Forfar finalised their accounts after the third successful running of the Strathmore Classic Car Tour 2018. The proceeds from this event had once again been earmarked for the Scotland Charity Air Ambulance. President Jim McCluskey accompanied by Rotarian Members Sandy Ogilvie, Bill McLaren, Bill Reid and Ian Findlay were met at the Scone HQ by Fiona Duncan to hand over of the cheque and to be introduced to some of the crew.


The Rotarians were then taken to the control room where John Pritchard gave the Rotarians information and further insight to the types of cases where the Air Ambulance was used. Their knowledge of where and when they might be required to go anywhere in Scotland is backed up by their records, time of year, weather conditions, sporting activities etc. all important information.

In conclusion the President handed over a cheque to the charity. The sum raised was £8516.55 but with Gift Aid the total meant a cheque for £9,679 05p. This is the Forfar Rotary Club’s third cheque from the running of the Strathmore Classic Car Tour.



The 2018 Strathmore Classic Car Tour was held on a beautiful day on Sunday June 24th. The route took the crews up Glen Isla and over the Moulin Moor to the lunch stop at the Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry. After a soup and sandwich lunch the route then took the cars past the Queens View, along Loch Tummel before cutting back to Aberfeldy. The route continued via Dunkeld, Blairgowrie, Coupar Angus and Newtyle to the finish at Glamis Castle.

The Strathmore Classic Car Tour 2019 is already well into the planning stage with the lunch stop booked etc. and work is in progress with route planning. The event will feature a different route taking the cars and their crews along quiet and scenic roads in Angus and Perthshire. If anyone is interested the entry form can be downloaded from the club website www.forfarrotary.org.uk

Forfar Rotary appreciate the sponsorship provided by The Fisken Motor Group and Guild Homes this year and of course all those who took part in the event its self providing us with more individual sponsorship money. The good news is that our two main sponsors have already committed to the 2019 Tour.



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