Thursday, 26 April 2012 8:08 AM
Fancy yourself as a car photographer? There's a fine opportunity for you this weekend in Scotland as the Scottish Malts car rally takes place along a 1,000-mile route. It starts at the Turnberry Hotel in Ayrshire this Sunday and there will be plenty of stunners to be seen including the very first right hand drive production Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe from 1961, a 1930 Riley Brooklands 9HP and two Jaguar SS100.
The organiser, Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation or HERO, is urging everyone to bring their cameras out for the day and to email their best snaps to the organisers as part of a photographic competition. It is divided into two sections, kids aged up to 18 and adults. The winners will receive engraved cups like the drivers as well as other undisclosed goodies.
After convening at the hotel in Ayrshire - which will happen on Sunday between 11.30am and 4.30pm - the rally starts properly the next day. Kicking it all off will be Norman Dewis, Jaguar’s famous test driver who drove with Stirling Moss in the 1953 Mille Miglia. Dewis also developed the first disc brakes which were fitted to a Jaguar C Type for the 1953 race.
HERO also has classic cars available for hire and some of these beauties will also be present at the event including an an Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider Veloce, Porsche 911, a Jaguar XK150, a Triumph TR4 and a Triumph TR6.
The cars will be back at Turnberry Hotel on May 4 for a rest and another chance for those who didn't see the cars along the route to get some more pictures for the competition. This rally is the first qualifying round of the HERO Cup.
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By Georgia Lewis
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