Show will shine again as Forres Theme Day gets the green light

A show which has been a highlight of the Forres events calendar for nearly fifty years is revving up to return this year after being hit by the Covid pandemic.

Forres Theme Day will return on 30 April, bringing exhibitors of spectators from near and far to Grant Park to see vehicles from the past 100 years or so. There were 250 vehicles in 2019.

Chairman Robbie Paterson said: “It’s green for go after forming a new committee and an appeal for helpers earlier this year.

“Forres Theme Day has been a popular attraction for decades, and like many events, we had to cancel two shows because of Covid.

“We also suffered from a dwindling committee, but we now have a new dedicated band of people who are behind the show and raring to go.”

Free entry for spectators

The show is free of charge for all ages to come and see the vehicles and stalls.

As well as traditional classic, vintage and veteran cars dating back to the early part of the 1900s, there are classes for commercial vehicles, steam engines and motorcycles.

And new for this year is an additional class called Show and Shine, for vehicles that don’t fit into any other category.

Organiser of this new class Alex MacMillan said: “Show and Shine is a new event for Forres Theme Day and could be introduced on an annual basis if successful this year.

“This is a chance for those individuals who want to display their cherished cars to the public without them necessarily falling into the Vintage/Classic class. It also offers the opportunity, if so wished, for a limited number to have their cars judged, and a trophy will be awarded to the owner of the ‘Best Presented Car'”.

Entry forms for Show and Shine can be obtained by email from alpen.macmillan03@gmail.com

The entry fee for all classes is £10 per car, judged or not, and entry forms for other classes can be downloaded from the Forres Theme Day page.

Picture used with kind permission of Billy Laing.

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