Pedal to metal for car rally

Callum Winn (12), Kyle Cassidy (11) - both Kennoway, in a Wolsley 1923 with a Vickers Rolls Royce engine
Callum Winn (12), Kyle Cassidy (11) - both Kennoway, in a Wolsley 1923 with a Vickers Rolls Royce engine
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Leven’s iconic vintage vehicle rally will be roaring back into town this year thanks to a reprieve by a local group who know a thing or two about historic vehicles.

The Kingdom of Fife Railway Preservation Society (KFRPS) has stepped in to revive the summer event which draws hundreds of enthusiasts to the area every year.

The rally, which usually takes place in June, had to be cancelled last year due to lack of support and resources.

But the event, which will celebrate its 49th year this year, has been given a new lease of life thanks to a collaboration between the Scottish Vintage Vehicle Federation and the KFRPS.

And with new hosts also comes a new venue. Historically held on Leven Promenade, the rally - one of the oldest in Scotland - will this year take place at the preservation society’s base at Kirkland Marshalling Yard.

Jon Arnott, KFRPS marketing and communications manager said: “As both societies have a common love for heritage vehicles and KFRPS have recently completed upgrade work to our ‘arena’ we feel it is appropriate to come together and showcase the very best in preserved vehicles from the last century.”

As well as a number of vintage cars, vans, lorries, and motorbikes the society hopes to also have a miniature railway, autojumble stalls, model boat club display, and much more.

The society is hoping that by getting involved in the rally and bringing people to the yard, it can also increase support for its own causes.

Jon added: “We hope that the more people who can see the good work we are doing in restoring Scotland’s and more accurately Fife’s mechanised transport heritage the more they will be inclined to help support our cause.”

The vintage vehicle rally is due to take place on Sunday, June 29 from 11.00a.m. to 5.00 p.m.