Just back in the office from a great weekend supporting two excellent car shows.
Working with our friends at Tartan Tarmac we were invited by the Erskine charity to attend their classic car show on Saturday. This year they have moved from Bishopton to a new venue which was held at the Braehead Arena near Glasgow. Erskine is a wonderful charity that has been providing care for war veterans for over 100 years and aims to raise £8.8 million each year to provide care homes across the country. The Erskine classic car show is an excellent fund raiser and this year will have raised thousands of pounds from visitors and exhibitors. The location was excellent as it used the Ice Hockey arena that we were pleased to say was dry as an indoor space for some beautiful classic cars and a large outdoor area enhanced by some Scottish sun.
We set up our pop-up shop next to a beautiful E Type Jaguar belonging to one of our customers and showcased our latest collection of pre-owned and unworn luxury watches. At a guess there were around 5000 visitors throughout the day and I am sure it will be remembered as an excellent day out. We welcomed a new customer that admired our special edition Tag Heuer Space X and it is now on its way to him in Glasgow where I know it will be cherished! We also bought a very rare Omega Planet Ocean with a striking orange bezel. These are now discontinued and have quite a following.
The day ended around five and supported by my son Jason and my god daughter Sarah we packed up the Discovery and headed up to Aberdeen, but not before stopping off at one of of our very good customers restaurant for some excellent Chinese cuisine. Alan has the Silk Cottage and Milano restaurants that are both situated just off the M80 near Cumbernauld and are well worth a visit if you are in the area.
Day two was the Alford Speedfest. This is the second time we have exhibited and it was a great success. Located about twenty miles out of Aberdeen this annual motoring event is located at The Grampian Transport Museum and attracted over 6000 visitors that were entertained to a broad collection of cars racing around the short oval track. The weather was great which made such a difference and we were set up opposite a wonderful collection of Porsche sports cars. The EWC Discovery was flying our flag and looking very shiny but I think many visitors must have thought it was a Land Rover show car as I regularly saw people just jumping in and having a look! Think I need to get some sponsorship from Land Rover!
Aside from the track action there were some stunning classic and racing cars on display, childrens entertainment, the museum itself and of course the usual collection of high calorie catering stalls.
The day flew buy as we met many customers and new faces who all had the chance to see our latest collection and learn more about what we do at EWC. Rally legend Jimmy McRae visited our stand and I enjoyed hearing how he was going to take Colin’s old Focus out for some track time.We hope to be back next year but will be back at Kincardine Castle on 20th August for The Royal Deeside Festival of Speed, another great new car event with a Hillclimb to add to the action. Please keep an eye out on our Facebook page as we are going to be giving away two sets of family tickets courtesy of RDSF.