THE chairman of Selkirk Vintage Rally is confident that if the weather is good this weekend, the event’s immediate future will be secured.
Gordon Edgar told The Wee Paper that the committee had invested heavily in improving the Sunderland Hall site, which was badly affected by the very wet 2011 event and failed to recover in time for last year’s event.
Mr Edgar said: “This year we are hoping it’s going to be a really good year, to allow us to go forward. There has been big expenditure on the field to get it back into a good condition after the disaster of the last two years.”
He added: “With the event being cancelled last year a lot of people re-assessed where they were going to go this year.
“We are pleased to have 1,100 entries, although that is slightly down on the norm, but it is still a healthy number.”
Mr Edgar said the availability of parking on the north side of the Tweed this year, with pedestrian access over the old Tweed Bridge, would help the event, which he believes has something for all the family.
“We’ve tried to make it a real family event, with attractions like a fairground and lots of craft stalls. We hope it will be a family day, rather than one just for car enthusiasts,” he said.
In addition to the vintage vehicles, there will be an auto-jumble, bar, pipe band, quad bikes, children’s tug of war with a steam engine, treasure hunt and lots more.
Entry is adults £8, £6 concessions, with children free when accompanied by an adult.