January 14th. SMVG Annual General Meeting. Institute Hall Bridge of Earn. Meeting starts at 2pm sharp. Refer to your official notification. There will be the usual bring and buy sale prior to the meeting and the club shop will be in attendance. A raffle will be held at the close of business with proceeds going to the Army Benevolent Fund. Donations of prizes are very welcome.
IMPORTANT! As always, if the weather looks at all doubtful contact any member of the committee for advice before setting out on a long journey.
March 4th. SMVG Annual Swap Meet. Held at the Institute Hall, Bridge of Earn. 2 mins off junction 9 M90. Sale of militaria, military vehicle parts and collectables. Military vehicles and other exhibits on display. Refreshments available on site in the NAAFI. Admission 10am-4pm. Adults £1, accompanied under 16's free. Contact Al Smith for table reservations and all other enquiries on 07704 187739 or eml email@example.com
NOTE: Sellers table space is now fully booked, Full house once again!
If the weather is favourable further outdoor pitches may be available.
April 22nd, Drive it Day. This is the day the FBHVC encourage us to take our vehicles out on the Queens highway and do what it says on the tin, ...Drive It. Some SMVG areas will be organising runs, West Area will have their customary weekend crank up run, but If there is nothing organised in your area then why not take the jeep to the garden centre instead of the car, or better still, phone two or three fellow members and meet up for a pub lunch... remembering to take your old motor of course.
Well that's it confirmed!, the West Area "Drive it Day"... sorry "Drive it Weekend"... sorry "Drive it Long Weekend" is going to the Island of Arran this year. Going over on the afternoon of Friday 20th April and back on the Sunday 22nd late afternoon. So, if you fancy a run round the Island before the midges come out of hibernation, why not join us. Contact John Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01655 760215. Let me know in plenty of time as the ferry will have to be booked.
May 11th – 13th 2018 ‘Carry On Culty’ Event
SMVG members and their friends are invited to participate in a military themed weekend organised by the Comrie Development Trust at the former Cultybraggan POW / training camp during the weekend 11th / 13th May.
This is a great opportunity to take part in an event with lots of themed entertainment and activities set in a large former military camp situated in beautiful countryside where vehicles and Living History enthusiasts representing all periods form the 40’s right through to the closure of the camp in 2004 will be welcomed.
The event will be open to the public on the Saturday only with the rest of the weekend free for members to enjoy the location as they wish. Members attending are being provided with lunch on the Saturday and free entry to a period dance with transport laid on. Organisation of the event is now well advanced with a good number of members committed to attending but there is till time to register an interest. Anyone wishing to bring a vehicle along or to contribute to the event in a living history capacity should contact Roddy Brown to register their interest.
May 19th&20th. BA Stores Vintage Working Weekend, Lyne of Skene, Dunecht, Aberdeenshire. Excellent military vehicle display dug into the tree line. Living history welcome. Off road course. Evening entertainment. Contact Mike Ogston for further details. email@example.com
June 3rd. Borders Vintage Automobile Club. 46th Historic Motoring Extravaganza Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, TD2 6RV. Good military display. Contact Alistair Smith firstname.lastname@example.org for further info. Official show contact - David Hunter. email@example.com
June 9th/10th, Military Vehicle Tattoo at the Grampian Transport Museum, Alford. See news page for full info. Contact the Events/Marketing team who will send out an entry form. Tel: 019755 64517 (Tue/Wed) or email firstname.lastname@example.org Website - www.gtm.org,uk
June 10th. Tayside Classic Motor Show. Hosted by The Tayside Classic Car Club at Errol Airfield, PH2 7TB. Contact Jim and Mary MacLeod on 01307 465838 eml email@example.com
June 16th /17th, Bon Accord Steam Fair, Castle Fraser, Sauchen, Inverurie, AB51 7LD. Contact Jill Standing, 01467 642472. firstname.lastname@example.org
June 16th/17th. Keith and Dufftown Railway 1940's Weekend. See poster below.
Tel 01340 820794 for more info.
June 30th (Saturday) National Armed Forces Day Aberdeen. Contact Mike Ogston for more info. email@example.com
June 30th. Stirling Military Show. Contact Gary Wallace for further info at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 7th& 8th. 44th Scottish Transport Extravaganza, Glamis Castle. Hosted by the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club. Good military vehicle section. Contact Lesley Munro for entries. On 01307 840311. email@example.com
July 21st & 22nd, Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum Military Vehicle Weekend. Last year there were over 2000 visitors for the unveiling of the “Loch Doon Spitfire”. Always a friendly event with a barbecue on the Saturday Evening. Contact John Webster for more info.
July 28th & 29th. Note change of Date. The Devils Porridge Exhibition and Museum at Eastriggs, near Annan have recently opened WW2 Gallery. To promote this they are holding a WW2 event and have asked us for WW2 Vehicles, mainly British, with crew in uniform plus kit & equipment displays. There is some fuel money being offered plus lunch – soup & sannies. Overnight camping. More details to follow. Contact John Webster for more info.
Note: Space is limited so let me know if you are coming along to this event ASAP!
August 5th. Glenisla Classic Vehicle Club. Nice laid back vehicle display held in the heart of stunning Glenisla, right beside the hall. BBQ and scenic off road run for classic 4x4’s and tractors from 10:30am. Contact Nick Morrocco on 01575 560207 firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
August 18th & 19th. Deeside Steam & Vintage Club Rally. Milton of Crathes, Banchory. For entries contact Mike Morrison 07900 233548. eml email@example.com
August 18th & 19th. Garlieston Military Weekend. Run in association with Galloway Tanks, last years event raised over £1000 for local forces charities, and it is hoped to build on that success. See poster below.
More details as we get them. Contact - John Webster.
August 19th Race the Runway (Leuchars)
Supercars will be racing up the runway in a bid to attain the fastest speed of the day. Last year it was 217mph and its all in aid of the ABF, the Soldiers Charity. We have been invited to attend and form up a static display of vehicles and kit. Outdoors if weather is good, indoors if its likely to be rainy. We will be well fed and watered too. Its a private event not open to the general public, but Its a highly entertaining day and If you are interested in attending with your miltary vehicle then contact Al Smith on 07704 187739 or eml firstname.lastname@example.org
August 25th & 26th. Montrose Air Station Fly-in.
Annual fly in event held on this historic airfield with many light aircraft landing for the weekend. SMVG vehicles are welcome to form a static display on the airfield / football pitches next to the Roselea football ground, camping is available on the football ground with toilet facilities available at the Roselea club. Any support from the SMVG will be very much appreciated.
For further Info contact Craig Burness by email - email@example.com
August 25th & 26th. Culzean Country Park. Forces in the Field. Multi period Living History Event. Some changes to this popular event this year, with displays and camps being spread throughout the park. Contact John Webster for more info.
September 1st & 2nd. Scottish International Air Show, Ayr. Military entries required to form a static display at the event. It is back to a Saturday & Sunday format this year. For more info see http://www.tsia.scot/
September 8th&9th. SMVG National Show, Farming Yesteryear, Scone Palace. (Scottish Vintage Tractor and Engine Club) Entry details to follow nearer the time.
September 16th. Selkirk Rally. Sunderland Hall, Lindean, near Selkirk. TD1 3NZ. Contact Gordon Edgar. 07836 706254.
September 29th/30th. Defend Fife 2018. A follow up to last years successful WW2 event centred in Dunfermline. Contact Brian Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org for further info or to register your interest.
November 10th (Saturday). Royal British Legion Scotland West of Scotland Festival of Remembrance, Barrfields Theatre, Vikingar Largs. The SMVG have been asked to support this venture with a display of vehicles, equipment and if possible and people in uniform. The event is still at the planning stage, but more info as it becomes available. I know it's a while away yet, but I could do with an indication of who would be interested in attending so that I know what level of support we can offer.
Contact John Webster for further info.
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before setting off on a long journey!