Tour de force lined up at Knockhill

Veterans Stephen McLachlan, Royal Engineers, Sam Cochrane, Royal Engineers and George Aitken BEM, Royal Army Service Corps, stand alongside a variety of supercars on display, at Edinburgh Castle
Veterans Stephen McLachlan, Royal Engineers, Sam Cochrane, Royal Engineers and George Aitken BEM, Royal Army Service Corps, stand alongside a variety of supercars on display, at Edinburgh Castle
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A special event featuring some 50 supercars and prestige cars is being laid on to show appreciation for our armed forces.

Armed Forces Appreciation Day — at the Knockhill racing circuit in Fife — will celebrate the efforts of military personnel both serving and retired, as well as showing appreciation to their families.

Organised by Stuart Gray and Mark Ryan, the event will bring together a showcase of supercar and classic/vintage cars, displays and racing.

The event will feature marques such as Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Lamborghini and Ferrari.

Mark Ryan said: ‘This gives us an opportunity to show our troops — serving and retired — that all their efforts and sacrifice made over the past few years in Afghanistan, Iraq and other conflicts have not gone unrecognised.”

Knockhill will host this event alongside a full day 
of motor racing on the Scottish Motor Racing Club (SMRC) calendar on Sunday, 21 June.

Stuart Gray added: “It will be a fantastic day at the races seeing some of Scotland’s fastest drivers going head to head.”

Members of the armed services from throughout the country will be given free entry to Knockhill on the day on production of valid ID. 

During the day, they will all be given full access to the array of specialist and rare cars, including passenger rides in the cars and parade laps of the circuit during race recess.

The event is being supported by a variety of prestige dealerships including Aston Martin Edinburgh, Rolls-Royce Edinburgh, and the Sytner Group/Graypaul (Ferrari, Maserati and Lamborghini).