Events at Thirlestane Castle

Historic Motoring Extravaganza

Historic Motoring Extravaganza


Join us for the 45th Annual BVA Historic Motoring Extravaganza on Sunday 4 June 2017 at Thirlestane Castle  with over 1,000 vehicles on display.

This year’s event will be the 45th that has been organised by the Borders Vintage Automobile Club and to mark this impressive milestone, the show will be celebrating the history of the Great British Sports Car. The line-up will feature 25 sports cars which will be taking part in the Great British Sports Car Parade, including a 1912 and 1914 Vauxhall Prince Henry, a 1920’s Bentley and a 1930’s Aston Martin.  

The event also supports Sporting Bears who will be raising money for the children’s charity React.  Sporting Bears Dream Rides take visitors on a ten-mile trip through the Borders countryside in the car of their dreams, simply for a donation to the chosen charity.

Over 600 cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles are expected in the "Open" concours classes together with some 500 vehicles gathered around fifty "Club" stands.

A great family day out with a Craft and Gift Fair and displays during the day.