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Rally roars into town!

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Thousands of people turned out for the Leven Vintage Vehicle Rally on Sunday, and organisers are so delighted with the attendance, plans for next year are due to start next week!

It was the first year the rally had been held in a location other than Leven Promenade, after the Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society (KFRPS) stepped in to revive it following its cancellation last year.

Organisers estimate that well over 1000 car fans visited the yard at Burnmill on Sunday to view more than 100 vehicles, ranging from a 1934 Austin Ascot to a full-sized double decker bus.

And in a new feature for the rally, and certainly not to be found on the prom, was the chance to have a ride in one of the society’s restored engines, the River Eden, along a half mile of track.

Jim Rankin from KFRPS said: “All who took part were very well aware this was our first and very novice attempt at a rally such as this. We have learned a great deal in arranging this and will start to plan 2015 next week. We intend having a small committee whose only task will be the 2015 rally. They may well not be members of the KFRPS, and that isn’t a problem to us at all. It is hoped the arena will be extended once again, raising capacity to double our entry for this year.”

The society issued thanks to Methil Sea Cadets who assisted with car parking on the day.

 

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