How Many Left?

Sunday 21 May 2017

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Celebrating the mass produced cars which are now considered 'endangered species' with less than 500 examples remaining.

They'll be exciting things going on like dual auto testing, a vehicle parade and passenger rides for those who'd just love to take a trip down memory lane.

Whether young or old, this event is great for you. Maybe you'll see some cars you remember from your youth or discover culture icons that your generation just missed seeing.

Most car shows celebrate vehicles which were always destined to be classics. Limited editions such as Ferraris, are seldom scrapped, usually only following an accident or catastrophic engine failure. Instead, this unique event in Scotland commemorates the cars that now survive in numbers under 500 in the UK but that were often built in the millions.

A centrepiece of this year’s event is the Saab 96 V4, built in Sweden in 1972. It arrived in Britain and featured in Channel 4 program ‘For the Love of Cars’, having been driven from Inverness to Applecross by Ant Anstead and Philip Glenister. As a sister to Guy Martin’s Saab 96, on display for the 2017 season at the GTM, GTM believes this will be a great crowd-pleaser.

The museum uses a ‘rarity index’ to calculate the degree to which the car was once a popular sight on the road network. When it reviews the relative rarity, comparing the number of examples currently licensed for use against the original production run, some of the results have been truly staggering. Every day vehicles, such as the Mini or Renault 21, can be considered rarer than some of its exotic contemporaries and the index highlights this interesting statistic.

The event opens at 12 noon with passenger rides on the track until 1pm. Then, a parade will run until 1:45, followed by parallel auto test between 2:00 and 3:00. The event concludes with passenger rides between 3:15 and 3:45.

The museum on site will be open, too, so combine a visit to How Many Left with a fascinating look at the 'Guy Martin' Collection' and our 'Cycling to the Bicentenary' exhibition.