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Motoring fans treated to Ingliston Revival

Ingliston RevibalCar lovers will welcome the return of the Ingliston Circuit which is being brought back to life to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

The Ingliston Revival on 12-13 September will see the return of racing at a venue that was a popular among motoring fans from 1965 until 20 years ago.

Built by Royal Highland Agricultural Society of Scotland, the Ingliston Circuit attracted world famous drivers for more than 30 years, including Sir Jackie Stewart and Jim Clark, before the closure of the track in the 1990s.

Following the installation of a modern track, the 2015 Ingliston Revival will offer a trip down memory lane for older fans and a chance to see some modern celebrities.

Ben Collins, formerly the test driver known as The Stig from the BBC’s Top Gear programme will be among the guests, together with Lee McKenzie, BBC’s Formula One pitlane reporter.

The Stig, will be teaming up with Russ Swift on the Saturday to wow crowds with their extreme driving skills and daring moves.

Sandy Bloomer, Event Director, said: “We are thrilled to be celebrating the 50th anniversary by reinstating the track once used by some of the country’s top world champion drivers.

“It’s a fantastic chance to let people see some of Scotland’s top vintage and modern day cars where visitors can drive them or watch from the track-side.

“For those not brave enough to jump behind the wheel and experience their favourite supercar, there is a host of activities for all ages to enjoy.”

Throughout each day the track will host driving experiences, classic car rallies and demonstrations with a variety of vehicles.

Visitors can also get in on the action by driving their favourite supercar from a Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Gallardo, Mercedes SLS, Aston Martin DB9, Nissan GTR, BMW i8 or Mclaren MP4-12c and experience the historic track for themselves.

Many of these premium car manufacturers, including Aston Martin, Lotus, Jaguar, Range Rover and Mclaren, will also be showcasing a fleet of their latest models.

Car clubs and enthusiasts will be displaying their own vehicles where visitors are welcomed to explore the motors with 150 cars already confirmed.

For those not quite old enough to experience driving the track first-hand or who fancy a bit of action off-track, there is a F1 simulator, Land Rover Driving Experience, twin racing simulator and Giant Scalextric on site as well as a bucking bronco, Segway rallies, bungee run, bouncy castle and inflatable assault course.

A Prosecco bar and food village serving up gourmet burgers amongst other top quality produce, is also on offer for those wanting to sit back and soak up the atmosphere by the track.

The organisers plan to make it an annual fixture in Scotland’s motor calendar.


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