Scotland 2014 part2


Super cars.....
Remember from part 1 we wondered where the super cars had gone from Tyndrum....well it was the Scottish super car club and they were only in the same hotel as us.


 Scottish Super cars
  Scottish Super cars
 Scottish Super cars

At the hotel after checking in and getting changed we had one more challenge for the day,"Casino Royale". This would be very important with the final scores......

Oh yes and 2 of the Sarah's completed the ice bucket challenge....looked cold!






Next morning the car park at The Ben Nevis Hotel was starting to the sound of many super cars (including a few from our own group).
 Many Aston Martins
 "Our" Jag XKR S's
"Our" Vectra Sri, Jag XFR S, Cupra

First place to visit on our Road Trip was the Commando Memorial just outside Spean Bridge. We had been very lucky with the weather so far as the last rain we had seen was at Callander the day before. The views around the memorial were truly breath taking.





We set off again on our mini tour of Scotland heading for Aviemore which should have been the next stop...


On arriving at Aviemore we came across a problem....about ten thousand Harley Davidsons!!!!  Now I don't mind bikes but hordes of middle aged bank managers pretending to be Marlon Brando in "The Wild One" (note! Marlon Brando's own bike used in this film and was a Triumph Thunderbird) was pretty annoying but the fact we couldn't park meant we couldn't take in the wonders of this town.
We drove on....eventually!

Traffic in Aviemore

Still never mind so we carried on to Grantown-on-Spey where we grabbed a bite to eat in a cafe which was totally unable to cope with groups any bigger than 4, so our group of 22 delayed our sandwiches for over an hour...?

We now took on some more excellent "uppy downy" roads. 
 Map check in Grantown-on -Spey

Convoy leaving Grantown-on-Spey

On our way towards the Glenshee Ski area we found a nice spot to park up.....



 Convoy continues

The Car Park....
 Run2 Assemble!




It was decided to then get organised into a car group photo on top of a mountain.

 Group pic (cars)

 Group pic (humans)

Grez and MX5 (arty pic)

So far by now none of us had come across one of the Highlands most well known inhabitants. They had been very elusive and we were glad but at Glenshee Ski Area they were there and in numbers.....MIDGES!!!!




We didn't stop long but the midges had scored several hits on our convoy.

It was now time to head for Perth and our final destination The Huntingtower Hotel. Here we would tot up the scores and announce the winners of this years Run2.

 Perth

  Perth

  Perth

  Perth

 Perth

The Huntingtower, Perth

The Winners!!!

Team Honey Monster (Paul and sarah)

 Team Honey Monster (Paul and sarah)

Winners of the Casino Royale Award Horne Star (Chris and Jennie)

Winners of the Casino Royale Award Horne Star (Chris and Jennie)

 Drinks in the Tartan Room!

See you next year @Run2Europre2014

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