THE engines have started in the build up to this summer’s Moray Motorfun extravaganza.
Organisers Elgin Rotary are appealing for teams to enter the event’s ‘It’s A Knockout’ competition and try to knock reigning champs ‘The Northern Scot’ off their perch.
The Scot team faces hot competition this year from Kinloss’s 39 Engineer Regiment, Weir Black Belt Academy, The Metafitters and Elgin Red Cross, who have all confirmed they will take part.
But there’s still space for three teams of eight – all aged 16 and over including a minimum of four female members – to join in on the fun at Elgin’s Cooper Park on Sunday, June 1.
Sponsored by McDonald and Munro electrical contractors, the contest includes the infamous inflatable obstacle course, made all the slippier with the addition of washing powder and an Elgin fire crew hose at full blast.
Elgin Rotary are promising a mix of some of the old favourites, as well as some exciting new challenges.
Closing date for entries is April 11, and an entry fee of £40 applies. For more details or entry forms visit www.elginrotary.co.ukMotorfun_2014.htm.
Of course, Moray Motorfun, which raises cash for local charities, is not just about It’s A Knockout. Displays of new and classic cars and motorbikes have proved to be a big draw for the crowds on the day.
There is a fun run, cavalcade and display of vehicles, with the classic cars making their way from Glen Moray Distillery via a stop for lunch at Johnstons before reaching the Cooper Park.
Motorfun convenor Sandy Ritchie said any classic car owners who would like to take part in the event can call him on 01343 545285 to register or get more information.
The ‘Show ‘n Shine’ event allows people to view motoring masterpieces, meet fellow enthusiasts and win prizes.
There will be music from a wide range of local bands and musicians, and entertainment provided by dance, gymnastics and martial arts clubs, stilt walkers, dog trainers and even chainsaw carvers.