Record entry for Alford ‘fast disappearing’ vehicle show
“Once everywhere…now rare” is how the Grampian Transport Museum describes vehicles entered for their ‘How many Left?’ event this coming Sunday May 12th at Alford. A record entry of over 120 vehicles which were previously mass produced but of which there are less than 500 left will be on display between 12.30-4.30pm. For many they will bring memories flooding back as examples of the Hillman Imp, Vauxhall Cavalier, Ford Escort, original Mini, Metro, Marina and Rover sit alongside Saab, Citroen, Mercedes, BMW, DeLorean and many more. For younger visitors it will be a rare opportunity to see vehicles that were once a common sight on roads throughout the North East, many from garages that were legendary household names.
Event organiser, assistant curator Neil Thomson, is delighted with the 2019 entry “How many Left? was created to enable the many local owners of older and sometimes forgotten mass-produced cars an opportunity to show them to the public and remind us all what used to be. Many of these cars were considered very ordinary in their day but as we see them again they bring back many memories and because of their increasing rarity – there needs to be less than 500 left to qualify for the event - they are often more loved today than they were in their time. Our target this year was 100 cars so of course we are thrilled to see so many entered, it will be a great day. Although exhibit entries are now officially closed if anyone reading this has an interesting car they would like to bring along get in touch and we will try to fit them in.”
Entry into the event for visitors is £7 adult, £6 concession and £1 for children up to 15 yrs. GTM+ members are free and for all ‘How Many Left?’ visitors there will be discounted entry into the main museum exhibition for the afternoon.
A diary date for military vehicle enthusiasts is Sunday 9th Jun when the museum will host its next event, the annual Military Vehicle Tattoo, for which entries are now being accepted.