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Turnberry to host top international classic car rally this weekend

Turnberry, the Luxury Collection Resort in Ayrshire, is to play host to an international car rally featuring more than 40 classic cars this weekend.

Turnberry to host top international classic car rally 29 April 2012
PRLog - Apr. 27, 2012 - AYR, U.K. -- Ayrshire, Scotland, 27 April 2012--Turnberry, the Luxury Collection Resort in Ayrshire, is to play host to an international car rally featuring more than 40 classic cars this weekend.

The week-long Scottish Malts Rally, an event attracting drivers and their cars from all corners of the globe, will be staged at the resort, starting on Sunday 29 April.  

Members of the public are invited to come along to the event to see the unique cars as they arrive throughout the day on Sunday from 11.30am. The next day will see the cars flagged away for the first of two driving tests within the grounds of the resort, followed by a series of daily challenges which will see the competitors and their vehicles travelling hundreds of miles across Scotland before returning to Ayrshire. The event will then conclude on 4 May when the public will get a further opportunity to come along to view the cars as they return to Turnberry from 3.30pm.  

The Scottish Malts Rally is run by the Historic Endurance Rallying Organisation (HERO) and will feature a huge range of classic and vintage cars ranging from the very first right-hand drive production Jaguar E-Type Fixed Head Coupe, supplied by Jaguar Cars in August 1961, to a 1930 Riley Brooklands 9HP.

Turnberry General Manager, Jordi Tarrida, said of the event: “We are thrilled to be hosting the prestigious Scottish Malts event here at Turnberry which attracts participants from all over the world. We look forward to giving all those involved a five-star Scottish welcome. I would encourage anyone with an interest in classic cars to come along and see these beautiful vehicles when they will be on display here at Turnberry on 29 April and 4 May.”

Tomas de Vargas Machuca, Managing Director of HERO, said: “We have attracted some amazing cars from all over the world to take part in the Scottish Malts Rally this year. We want to make sure that as many people as possible in Scotland have the opportunity to come along, see the cars, meet the drivers and enjoy the spectacle of this exciting event.”

For more information about Turnberry Resort, please visit http://www.turnberryresort.co.uk

Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.  

Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland  

Turnberry is located on the stunning Ayrshire coast, offering elevated views over the Irish Sea, Ailsa Craig and mountains of Arran and Kintyre. First opened in 1906 as the world’s first golf resort, Turnberry quickly established itself as the premier destination for social and sporting events The five red star resort underwent a multi-million pound restoration programme prior to hosting the 2009 Open on its legendary Ailsa golf course and joining Starwood Hotels & Resorts much acclaimed Luxury Collection. The 150 luxuriously appointed guest rooms offer a perfect blend of Edwardian tradition and timeless design. For longer stays, The Lands of Turnberry boasts 8 luxurious holiday apartments. The iconic Ailsa Course is currently ranked as Britain’s number one golf course by leading golf publications and consistently rated within the world’s best. There is also the Championship Kintyre Course and the Arran Course, as well as The Colin Montgomerie Links Golf Academy and Scotland’s first and only TaylorMade Performance Lab. Turnberry is the perfect setting for food lovers, with a choice of unique dining experiences, including the signature restaurant 1906, led by Head Chef Justin Galea, which offers classic dishes with a modern twist and a unique Chef’s Table experience. In addition there is The Grand Tea Lounge, Ailsa Bar & Lounge, Duel in the Sun and Tappie Toorie restaurant overlooking the links golf courses and sea beyond. Turnberry has a well-established reputation for top class meeting and events facilities, specialising in bespoke boardroom experiences. There is also a luxurious spa offering a range of ESPA treatments. The onsite Outdoor Activity Centre offers guests a variety of distinguished outdoor activities including quad biking, archery, fishing and off-road driving.  

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts  

The Luxury Collection® is an ensemble of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent décor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience.  Originated in 1906 as a collection of Europe’s most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble of more than 75 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world.  The Luxury Collection includes award-winning properties that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class while celebrating each hotel’s distinctive heritage and unique character.  All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognised as being among the world’s finest. For more information, please visit http://www.starwoodhotels.com/luxury/index.html


The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle is an association founded in 2007 by some of the top companies in Ayrshire.

Its purpose is to publicise its members, and to celebrate and promote the wealth and rich diversity of entrepreneurial talent and business excellence that abounds here within the county boundaries of Ayrshire.

Members include the Clydesdale Bank, Ayr Racecourse, Western House Hotel, Turnberry Golf Resort and South Ayrshire Council. Member company activities include broadcasting, building and construction, architectural practice, estate agency and land management, chartered accountancy, insurance broking, legal services, golf club management, marketing services and brand creation, web design and public relations consultancy.

Frazer Coogans Commercial Solicitors senior partner Norman Geddes is executive chairman of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle, and managing director is public relations consultancy Fame Publicity Services proprietor Murdoch MacDonald.


For further information about The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle and to apply for membership, e-mail eliteayrshire@gmail.com  

Website: http://www.eliteayrshire.com  

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Murdoch MacDonald
Fame Publicity Services
10 Miller Road
AYR, Ayrshire
Scotland KA7 2AY

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