From Carting to Classic Cars
..or as we might say ‘From Bogies to Bentleys’
May and June sees some vehicular fun in the Scottish Borders, kicking off with the ‘Border Bogie Challenge’ taking place in nearby Denholm on 25 May.
If you don’t know what a bogie is, then perhaps the terms cartie or guider may be familiar? In any case, the organisers describe the challenge as ‘.. an insane, fast-paced time trial race down a hill on a typical rural country road, (which will have been closed to vehicles for the duration, obviously!) in a homemade bogie (or a go-kart )’. For information about entries and a full list of rules (wheels and brakes are obligatory!) visit the Border Bogie Challenge website.
If historic elegance, coupled with four wheels and a motor is more to your taste, June brings two wonderful events to the Scottish Borders:
On Sunday 2 June, Thirlestane Castle in Lauder hosts the Scottish Borders 41st Historic Motoring Extravaganza while the Paxton House Vintage Car Rally takes place near Berwick-upon-Tweed on Sunday 23 June.
Being located next to the A68, or as we call it, the ‘uppy- downy’ road, a firm favourite with classic car enthusiasts, the Glenbank House Hotel often welcomes guests with vintage vehicles, wishing to make use of our private, off-street car park. If you are attending any of the upcoming motoring events, or simply wish to enjoy the fun of a trip on the A68, why not book your car a space in our car park (while you enjoy yourselves indoors)?