A WEEKEND motoring festival was a "huge success" as thousands made their way to the Borders for a sunny weekend.

The Borders Vintage Automobile Club (BVAC) Classic Festival of Motoring took over the grounds of Thirlestane Castle near Lauder on Sunday, June 2.

The event, which also celebrated 60 years of the iconic Ford Mustang with a display of Mustangs from 1965-2018, welcomed 10,000 visitors and more than 1,000 classic and vintage cars.

A BVAC spokesperson said: "Visitors were treated to displays of hundreds more wonderful classic cars – of all shapes, sizes and types – from over 60 car clubs, as well as military vehicles, motorcycles and buses.

"The ‘best in show’ was awarded to a stunning 1926 Vauxhall 30/98 owned by George Muir, from Kirkcaldy.

"There was also live motorsport action, courtesy of the Scottish Summer Hill Rally, which gave visitors the chance to over 40 unique and dramatic Hill Rally cars setting off for a special stage, in the grounds of Thirlestane Castle.

"The Hill Rally was contested over 70 stage miles in total and was won by Ian Gregg and co-driver Jason Noakes, in their Polaris Pro R rally car."

Border Telegraph: Some of the classic cars at this year's BVAC ClassicSome of the classic cars at this year's BVAC Classic (Image: BVAC/Phil Wilkinson)

Visitors were also treated to BMX stunt shows, performances from pipe bands, a more than 50 food, drink and retail vendors around the show.

Looking ahead to next year's show, BVAC intends to return to Thirlestane Castle once again in early June.

For updates on the club's 2025 plans, follow the BVAC Classic on Facebook.