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The 2006 WITPG Annual Show held at Stornoway Airport 

The 2006 WITPG
Annual Show

The 4th Annual Motoring Fun Day at Stornoway Airport was a huge success, this year with a large turnout of plant from local contractors a large turnout of people young and old.  The plant on show displayed the high standard of hard work put in by the contractors, with vehicles highly polished and well presented
Also: 2004 Annual Show

 Annual Show 2006 Photos

Opening the show this year was Dr John Smith from Carloway, reminiscing about his own experiences as a lorry driver in his younger years, driving about in the old style lorries of yesteryear – a big thank to him for opening the show.  There was plenty going on to keep young and old entertained.  Bringing back memories of bygone days was a Fordson tractor which is, at present, being restored to its former glory and an Albion lorry belonging to Edward Mackay which came all the way from Brora. 

 

There were also a large selection of Classic Cars, giving a good complement to the other vehicles on display. A post vintage car – a 1930 Austin 7 Jammy owned by Jan Gold was the oldest vehicle on show.  There was a Bedford CA van owned by Roddy Murray Inverness which brought back memories to a lot of workers who were travelling in them to work in the 1970s.

 

New this year we had a marquee housing a photo display and a large display of model vehicles by Ronnie Cameron, who came all the way from Inverness.  The excellent photo display gave an interesting account of the transport of the island in the last century with written comments giving details of the history of each one, more history was given about some of the photo`s which was greatly appreciated.

 Also new this year in the marquee was a visitors’ book, with very interesting comments being written about the show.  The visitors to the show were international, coming from as far a field as France and Holland even the Uists “the south sea islands”

 

The main attraction was a “green goddess” which was donated to the club.  There was a competition to give her a name – beginning with the letter G.  The winner of the competition with the name “Gypsy” won a £30 voucher donated by Underground as a prize with second being pulled out of a hat winning a £30.00 fuel voucher which was donated. The green goddess will now affectionately be known as “Gypsy”.

There was the usual game stalls keeping the young happy, Bungee run, bouncy castles, digger rides and Noddy train.

 

The committee of the Western Isles Transport Preservation Group would like to thank all the Contractors, Hauliers Bus Owners and sponsors of our trophies and other equipment needed to hold this show. The individuals, who put so much effort into the displaying of their vehicles, the Western Isles Classic Car Club for their grand display, all those who made the journey across the Minch to display their wares, the folk at the barbeque and the teas, who kept everyone fed and watered, all the volunteers and all those who gave donations, HIAL – for allowing us to use their ground for the show each year, the Stornoway Gazette – for excellent promotion in the local Gazette, to the public for their continuing support and to all who made the Motoring Fun Day such a success. Until next years show, thank you all.

Next years show to be held on the 11th of August 2007

 

Trophy winners 2006:
 
  Category Sponsor Winner
  Best Working Truck Sponsored by Volvo, Inverness

McDowall Contractors:  DAF 480xf – SY55 MCL 

  Best Classic Tractor Campmuir, Inverurie

Charles Macleod:  MF135 – HJS 686G

  Best Light Van and Pickup Norscot, Inverness Hebrides Haulage:  Ford Transit  -  SG54CAX
  Best Item of Plant Scot JCB, Muir of Ord J A Mackenzie:  JCB 3CX – SY54 ANV
  Best Bus and Coach Murdo Morrison, Glasgow Hebridean Transport: Dennis Plaxton  Prem. N479 VPA
  Best Liveried Vehicle Dingbro, Inverness D R Macleod:  Volvo  460 – SY04 BBE
  Best LGV up to 7.5t Man, Bellshill ADM Construction:  Ford Cargo – J452 FST
 

Best Classic Lorry

A M Phillip, Aberdeen Edward Mackay:  Albion – GSU 119
  Best Classic Bus and Coach Plaxton, Scarborough Donnie Macdonald:  Bedford OLAZ – KGD 904
  Best Tractor over 60hp Marrs, Inverness David Mackay:  MF3125 – L349 LSO
  Best 4x4 Inverness 4x4 Centre Murdo D A Macleod:  Landrover 90TDI – B257 WYG
  Best Classic Van Hawco, Inverness Roddy Murray, Inverness:  Bedford CA Van – RAA 731G
  Best Motor Home C V Components, Ineverness Martin Palmer:  Fiat Scupo – YK51 NUV
  Best Classic Car Arnol Motors Donnie MacFarlane:  Vauxhall Cresta – VGS 975
  Best Fleet Dennis Eagle, Falkirk I A & C Maciver
  Best Tipper Malcolm Smith A MacIver:   SY06 AKG
  Best early Classic Car
1940 to 1959
Keith Dodson Award Robert and Kathleen Ferdinando:  1953 Alvis TC21
  Best late Classic Car
1960 to1976
Hebridean Coachworks Award John & Marion Macdonald:  1978 Daimler Sovereign
  Best Emergency Classic Car
1977 onwards
Nomie’s Bodyshop Award Murdo George Macleod:  1991 Lotus Carlton
  Best original Classic Car Mackenzie Motor Shield Ian Murray:  1954 Morris Minor 800cc
  Best restored Classic Car Kiwi’s Garage Shield Archie Macdonald:  1975 Saab 96 (V4)
  Best overall exhibit Donald MacFarlane 1962 Vauxhall Cresta
  Best post Vintage Car   Mrs Jan Gold:  1930 Austin 7 Jammy


Annual Show 2006 Photos

 

Also:  The 2004 Annual WITPG Motoring Show

 

 
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