Cars the stars at Biggar vintage rally today

Stars of the past at Biggar Vintage Car Rally' (Pic by Andrew Wilson)
Stars of the past at Biggar Vintage Car Rally' (Pic by Andrew Wilson)

THIS year’s Biggar Albion Rally, Scotland’s largest classic car event, takes place today, Sunday.

The event has actually grown so big that the organisers say that they have had to limit the number of entrants this year!

It is a far cry from aroundfour decades ago when a few classic vehicles from the immediate area came for a wee run around the town to honour its links with the founder of the Albion Motor Company, born there

The event now takes place on the Biggar Showground and the organisers have said that this might now be too small a venue, despite it being a vast field.

They have had to limit entries this year, for the first time, because of that lack of space.

However, there is nothing they can do to stop the thousands flocking to the show from all around the country so expect the now notorious long traffic quesus into Biggar on the day.

There will be trucks nearing a century old, buses in liveries of companies long gone, motorcycles by makers now but a memory and, of course, the cars.

Nearly the entire history of the motor car will be on show at Biggar on Sunday, from primitive Edwardian relics to Eighties supercars which still look futuristc thiry years on.

Yes; the cars will always be the star at Biggar.