Millport’s classic car event is back in full force this weekend – with a very special car to steal the show.
The popular event in the grounds of Garrison House is back at full capacity after a reduced number of years and organizers are expecting big crowds on Saturday.
Bringing the event “back to the future” will be a DeLorean, owned by an islander who just emigrated from California.
The brand rose to fame as the vehicle used by Doc and Marty McFly to travel through time in the famous film trilogy.
Organizer Lynne Bogan reveals the event was so popular that seats went almost instantly.
She said: “We are delighted to say that we have full capacity.
“A lot of people have heard about it by word of mouth and everyone knows that it’s a very friendly show but always with high quality vehicles.
“You can come and chat with the car owners and it’s a really great experience that you won’t forget.”
Lynne says she’s looking forward to the DeLorean’s arrival – but hopes it won’t be sidetracked by the weather.
She explained: “We are hoping for a sunny day as the owner cannot drive in the rain.
“There aren’t a lot of DeLoreans out there right now and that might be one of the best examples in the world.
“We’ve had a number of phenomenal vehicles over the years, and this year we have car clubs from Ayrshire and Greenock, a kit car club and a Ford Capri coming in.”
Lynne hopes this year’s event will be one of the biggest ever, with a brand new music night on Friday to kick off the weekend.
She said: “We are hosting live music at Newton Bar with lots of nostalgic tunes to get everyone in the mood.
“We’ve spoken to a lot of people who are so excited to come to Millport.
“CalMac has confirmed they will have two boats running which means we can get all the cars in place for the 10am start.
“We are expecting a good crowd, and public voting will be back this year, which is very exciting and gives people the chance to get involved.”
The show takes place in the grounds of Garrison House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 14 with free admission.