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The Culzean Autoclassica

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In 2008 Autospirit in partnership with the National Trust for Scotland will present an exciting all new Major International Motoring event, the Culzean Autoclassica. An annual event it will be hosted at the magnificent Culzean Castle on the Ayrshire coast, a leading Trust venue and one of Scotland’s five star International tourist attractions. The Vision:- An exclusive event aimed at all marques of transport with particular emphasis towards top or significant marques. Historic, vintage, classic, racing, sports and touring cars, prestigious sports and performance cars and bikes, and vintage commercial vehicles will be on display around the castle and estate grounds throughout the weekend. The Theme:- To commemorate the race days of the 1950’s at the nearby Old Turnberry airfield track and also capture the castles unique ambience and its magnificent location, the event will adopt a traditional theme. Participants and the visiting public will be invited to enter into the Autoclassica spirit by arriving in period costume reflecting their particular era of transport or a 40’s to 60’s era for event visitors and exhibitors with modern vehicles. The Attractions:- A wide variety of activities and attractions will interest all of those attending which will include heritage racing and special marque displays, International and street concours d’ elegance, classic and auto memorabilia displays, club and single entry enclosures, manufacturers and dealers enclosures, trade village, classic vehicle auctions, fashion shows, hog roast barbecues and live music. Action events within the Castle grounds with the Soap Box Grand.Prix , Inter Club Driving challenge and motoring nostalgia with historic racing car demonstration runs. The Autoclassica attractions will be located in several areas throughout the estate alongside all the features that the five star Culzean Castle and country park has to offer, which include, Castle tours, visitors centre, shops & restaurants, the walled gardens, the swan pond, children’s play area, deer park and the rocky shoreline with spectacular views over the Firth of Clyde to Arran and Kintyre. Corporate & Sponsors:- The Autoclassica encourages participation from both manufacturers and dealers, including those organisations associated with the motor vehicle and its lifestyle, and to accommodate this a selection of events will take place both before and after the weekend event. This will include “The Culzean Autoclassica Golf Classic” played round the Westin Turnberry Ailsa Championship course, historic & modern vehicle demonstration runs at the old Turnberry circuit and Scenic drives around the Ayrshire countryside and coastline. For further information and the latest news about the 2008 Autoclassica and to check out video clips and the photo album from the September 2007 “Launch Event” please check out the website at or e-mail

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