Kincardine O’Neil set to welcome its first Royal Deeside Motor Show

Plans for the first-ever Royal Deeside Motor Show are in full throttle as the exciting new event prepares to race onto the events calendar this summer. Sponsored by Lamborghini Edinburgh, the July 17th and 18th Royal Deeside Motor Show is set to draw more than 1000 vintage, retro, and modern vehicles for a weekend of Covid-safe family fun.

Held in the grounds of privately-owned Kincardine Castle near Kincardine O’Neil, the two-day Royal Deeside Motor Show is run by Aberdeen-based Etiom Events and is a much-anticipated new addition to the motoring events calendar.

In addition to the motor showcase, the main attractions are set to be the Offroad 4x4 safari, trade stands and of course the cartie race, welcoming kids, and adults of all ages to get involved.

Children’s Attractions

Family fun is brought to life by Big Mack from Bounceabout Castles Aberdeenshire, the North East’s only inflatable truck obstacle course, where entry guarantees you a ticket for the prize draw.

Alongside Big Mack, there will also be two dedicated areas provided M&D’s Scotland’s Theme Park to keep the little ones entertained. One area for under 9s and another for 9 and above.  Rides include Dodgems, Motor Themed Teacups, Bungee Trampolines, Miami Fast and Furious ride and many more.

Jensen Taylor Connelly, at M&D’s Scotland’s Theme Park said:

 “We are really pleased to be supporting the Royal Deeside Motor Show in its inaugural event and even more thrilled it has been confirmed to go ahead in 2021. We will be bringing a host of family and children’s rides for visitors to enjoy as well as a host of favourite food outlets including candy floss, popcorn, crepes, hot dogs/ hamburgers and wood fired pizza to name but a few.”

The Royal Deeside Cartie Race / Soap Box racing

Teams of budding designers, engineers and daredevil drivers are already busy firing up their imaginations to draw up blueprints for their entries to the Scottish Cartie Association’s inaugural Royal Deeside Motor Show Cartie Race.

Reaching speeds of up to 40 miles per hour as they hurtle down the Kincardine Castle drive, entrants will be accepted for separate junior and adult races where teams will literally pull out all the stops as they race to success through pinch point, chicane and slalom obstacles.  The winners of each section will go head-to-head for a hotly contested grand finale to decide the overall winner.

4x4 Safari

And for those looking to get a bit more hands-on, Buchan Off Road Drivers Club are set to give visitors “a wheel of a time” by creating a unique, adrenalin-filled safari experience in the woods around Kincardine Castle (subject to weather and Covid restrictions).

A selection of carefully procured leisure, auto and motor retailers will be on hand along with more than 30 local food producers also on hand to dish up some mouth-watering delights when it’s time to refuel. 

Making the weekend a truly family one will be a variety of children’s entertainment including a bouncy haulage vehicle, face painting and a range of kiddy rides.

Etiom’s Operations Manager Adam Simpson commented, “Our aim is to create an environment that is as safe as possible given the current situation from the pandemic which we are confident we will achieve. We are working closely with Visit Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council, both of whom are hugely supportive of the event. We know that people are keen to get out and about and we are devoted to promoting something positive and fun for the area and local economy, all the while managing every opportunity to responsibly stage a safe, socially distanced event.”

The Royal Deeside Motor Show takes place on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July 2021, at Kincardine Castle, open from 10am until 5pm both days. Tickets can be purchased online for £15.95 (adults), £10.75 (ages 8-16), £37.50 (Family ticket 2x Adults and 2x Children 8 years and over) with Children 8 years and under, going free.