Tuning up for Jimmie Guthrie Memorial Run 2013


Jimmie Guthrie Rally 2013Vintage motorcycle and car enthusiasts are tuning up to take part in the Jimmie Guthrie Memorial Run 2013.

It’s the 52nd outing for the event, organised by Jimmy Steele under the auspices of the Hawick and Border Motor Cycle Club, and which will take place on June 16 starting around noon.

Starting and finishing at the Green in Denholm (midway between Jedburgh and Hawick) the 50-mile Jimmie Guthrie Memorial Run 2013 will take in Lillisleaf, Maxton, Harestanes, Lanton, Bedrule and Bonchester Bridge.

The event is open to drivers of veteran and vintage motorcycles, cars and three-wheelers manufactured before 1986.

“I am expecting entries for around 100 motorbikes and 60 cars this year. The Jimmie Guthrie name continues to have national appeal and we will have people travelling to the Borders from as far away as Chatham in Kent to take part.

“As usual we will finish off at the Jimmie Guthrie statue in Wilton Park, Hawick before returning to Denholm for the prize giving,” said Jimmy.

Jimmie Guthrie Rally 2013Bikes and cars will be on display on the green before setting off on the Jimmie Guthrie Memorial Run 2013 – a treat for enthusiasts and visitors alike. Among the four-wheeled showstoppers this year will be a 1912 Model T Ford and a Shelby Cobra sports car.

The deadline for entries is June 8 and should be sent to Jimmy Steel, Sunnyside, Denholm, Hawick, tel: 01450 870 505.  More information is available from Jimmy and at www.jimmieguthrie.weebly.com

• A motorcycle racing legend long before his untimely death at the German Grand Prix of August 8 1937, Jimmie was three times a European champion. His name is commemorated at two tracks: the Isle of Man TT circuit and the German Sachsenring that claimed his life.

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