Sir Jackie and other high-profile guests will attend the gala which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Borders Vintage Automobile Club. The club is celebrating their birthday with the biggest car rally of its kind in the country. Visitors to the 16th century Lauder landmark will be able to admire veteran, vintage and classic cars, motorcycles, American cars, commercial, agricultural and military vehicles.
“This is a momentous year for all involved in the Club,” said Robin Wild, Chairman of the Borders Vintage Automobile Club.
“Our biggest showcase will be the Sir Jackie Stewart Classic at Thirlestane, a prime opportunity for car enthusiasts and members of the public to see over 1,200 vehicles on display, each with its own story to tell. It’s set to be a fantastic show.”
Among the other attractions will be the Adrian Newey-designed RB8 car, that Australian star Mark Webber drove to victory on the streets of Monaco in 2012.
Fans, who usually have to settle for seeing the car from the stands or on TV, will be able to see it live as it’s put through its paces twice each day by driver Patrick Friesacher.
It will be on show alongside three stunning title-winning cars driven by Sir Jackie Stewart, including the 1969 Matra that powered him to his first championship and the Tyrrell 003 and Tyrrell 006.