The 8th Linlithgow Classic Car Day on Sunday 27th August 2017 went off successfully once again and once more in warm sunny weather. This year the area for the static show was slightly reduced to allow film production in Linlithgow Palace and St Michael’s kirk. So the show in the town centre with roughly the same number of cars as the previous year (about 175 or so) was a very snug fit.
Following registration in the morning at the Park Bistro (beside the Millennium Link canal east of Linlithgow ( for tea, coffee and bacon rolls about 70-odd cars joined for the road run round the area to Beecraigs, Torphichen and down through picturesque country roads to Boness and back to the town centre for the static car show at lunchtime.
Provost Tom Kerr did the honours in opening the event and following music and commentary provided by, towards the end of the afternoon announced the winners of the Best Car of the Show award, together with Robert Callander the prizes sponsor.
The 1st prize for the best car of the show – selected by the driver entrants themselves – went to local owner Charlie Brown with his immaculate red and black 1929 Austin.
1st Prize-Charlie Browns Austin-270817-Lidsay pic

Picture courtesy of Lindsay Kyle

2nd prize went to Willy McRae’s green 1949 Triumph Saloon.

2nd Prize-Willy McRaes Triumph Roadster-270817

In 3rd place was Thomas Ritchie’s spectacular black 1926 Crossley Saloon, the oldest car in the show, and one of very few of this type left in existence. Tom’s Crossley also won 2nd prize in the 2015 show.

3rd Prize-Tom Ritchies Crossley-270817

So once again we thank all the owners, drivers, passengers, and members of the public who took part in and visited the event and show on the day and made it such a success.
Please download a poster of the event here.
Linlithgow Classic Car Day Poster 2017-final
We’re looking forward to seeing you all again on the 26th August 2018 for the 9th Linlithgow Classic Car Day.
To quote Provost Tom Kerr – “next year’s event will be even bigger and better than this year.”

Show Sponsors

Huge thanks and appreciation go to all of our sponsors this year, without which the show wouldn’t happen, and who we hope you’ll all support; and in particular to Robert Callander sponsor of our website and of the day’s Best Car of the Show Prize.:
1st prize in window

Best Car of the Show Prize on display.

Robert Callander Optician 61 High Street Linlithgow (

CLB Joiners (

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Barclay & Co Chartered Accountants Mill Road Industrial Estate Linlithgow (

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Platform 3 1A High Street Linlithgow (

Lothian Mechanical Handling Ltd 8 Mosshall Industrial Estate Blackburn EH477LY (

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Hunters of Linlithgow 4 Mill Road Industrial Estate Linlithgow EH 497SF (

Hunters of Linlithgow logo

Winchburgh Garage Services Main Street Winchburgh EH526RT (

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Chakirs Hair-dressing 254 High Street Linlithgow (

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The Park Bistro Park Farm Linlithgow (

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Keddie Consulting Ltd (

Gourmet Catering Services (

Historic Environment Scotland (

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VisitWestLothian (