Buckie Summer Show

Sunday 30th April, 2017!

Well that's the show over for another year and what a great show it was, though I say so myself.

All the organisers and helpers had a great time setting it up and carrying it out on the day. The weather was good and the entries were fantastic. The weather leading up to the show was so bad we thought it might put some people off coming, also we didn't advertise on the radio or newspapers this year but when Sunday came the weather brightened up and the Classics came rollling in - and what a great selection they were!

We were delighted to see lots of cars that have been in the past returning and even we were surprised at the number of cars that have never been to shows round here before turning up.

Regretfully I never had time to get a good look round the cars myself, but the fresh cars to the show that caught my eye were a stunning black Austin A95, a beautiful red Scimitar, a lovely blue mink Corsair, a nice Vitesse Convertible, a mind blowing Chevrolette Truck, a lovely Hot Rod and one of my favourites a 1970's AC Invalid Car. We also had an immaculate VW Beetle and Raleigh Chopper Bike which attracted a lot of attention. My own Mini Cooper MK1 and Humber Sceptre were also new to the show circuit with the Humber being first time out after lying in a garage for 25 years. I'm sure there were much more.

The entry of cars was actually up from last year with lots of cars coming from all over Scotland and a good few from the Angus area which was brilliant that people came all that way to our show. We had a massive turnout of people to see the show and the streets were packed all day.

This year a lot of shops opened which was great and hopefully it was good for them as well. As I walked around the show everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and it was great to see so many happy faces.

Graham Sharp was in charge of the Motorbike entries and what a display it was. The square was packed with beautiful bikes of all ages with one person bringing 12 fantastic bikes to the show. I think we had over 75 entries in the bike section.

Chris Bremner had a massive selection of Tractors filling the High Street and delighting the crowds. The photo board also seemed popular this year especially the Tractor photos from the 1950's.

All in all it was a great day, and I'm sure everyone enjoyed themselves. Thanks go to all our entrants and to everyone who helped make the show. Hopefully we'll have a video of the show on YouTube shortly so keep a look out for it.

Charles McIntosh.