Published On: Fri, May 19th, 2017 at 8:33am

The Ingliston Revival 2017 declared a success

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The Ingliston race track finally saw burning rubber last Saturday: the first time in almost two decades.

On Saturday 13 May, the Ingliston Revival Festival opened for a weekend of vintage car festivities. The main spectacle involved 68 classic cars competing on the old race track.

The event will be repeated next year as over 11,000 visitors came to see the old race track back in use. Event director, Sandy Bloomer, commented:

“What a fantastic weekend. The crowds were great and the atmosphere was exactly what we were aiming for. I am very proud of the development of the Ingliston Revival project and the entire team has worked tirelessly for months to deliver our vision for the future of Ingliston.
I am delighted to announce that The Revival Festival will become an annual event and we look forward to welcoming everyone to a bigger and better Revival next year.”
A 1964 Iso Bizzarinni, a 1966 Ecurie Ecosse IMP and a 1952 Jaguar C-type were just some of the classics that took to the infamous hairpin in a bid to win in the sprint competitions.
A vintage fun fair and cinema alongside a retail village and live music from the 1960s, also added to the revival atmosphere. Paul Swift, stunt driver, also wowed crowds with his Italian Job-inspired stunt show, while commentators Paul O’Neill and Joe Tanner kept crowds updated with the latest track action.

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