Hello … Edinburgh Watch Company have been on their travels again!
We were invited to support a weekend event that included 37 beautiful sports cars taking part in a 680 mile drive across some of the best roads in Scotland and some may even say in the world!
The cars included 11 new Porsche 991 Gt3’s, various Ferrari’s and other exotica.
EWC offered to provide a back up vehicle to help transport equipment and assist any drivers with technical problems. Fortunately we were only called to one emergency that with help from a local garage was quickly fixed and the driver back on the road.
The tour started in Glasgow with the kind hospitality of Porsche Glasgow. Coffee and Donuts were there to welcome the drivers many of whom had travelled from the south of England.
The tour was built when one of the drivers had ordered himself a new 911 GT3 last year. There were many enthusiasts who had also ordered the same car and patiently awaited their car to be built and delivered. It was then the idea came to host a tour around Scotland and get the new 911 owners together. The idea was well received and the tour planning progressed.
So on Friday 24th April 37 cars arrived and soon departed Glasgow towards Inverness. The weather was kind to us with the roads dry and the sun out.
The party was split up into four groups so as not to cause any traffic chaos.
The lunch stop took place on the shores of Loch Tay which was ideal and a beautiful setting. The route then headed through Glenshee, Braemar and Grantown on Spey before arriving in Inverness 255 miles later.
With the cars safely parked it was time for dinner, lots of car chat and a well deserved pint!
Day 2 again started well with the sun out and a 175 mile route to Loch Torridon as the driving agenda.
The route took the drivers towards Gairloch, Kinlochewe, Achnasheen and Applecross before arriving at Torridon. I suspect many of the drivers had thought they had reached heaven! The roads were empty, the scenery was breathtaking and many memories were made.
The day finished at the beautiful Loch Torridon Hotel and EWC treated the guests to a display of watches from our collection and the chance to learn more about our company.
Day 3 started with the drivers scraping a dusting of snow off their cars and a considerable drop in temperature. The destination was Cameron House which was on the shores of Loch Lomond.
With rain, sleet and snow now falling heavily the supercar drivers carefully progressed south towards the famous Eilean Donan Castle and then onwards to Glencoe Ski Centre for lunch.
So three days, 680 miles, 37 cars, lots of watch chat, great company and many new friendships the trip was over. Looking forward to next year.
Enjoy the pictures!