5oth anniversary celebrations for Grampian Kart Club

The first chairman of Banff and Buchan Kart Club (1963)  Jim Hendry (Elgin) and Gavin Sutherland (Ellon) the present chairman.
The first chairman of Banff and Buchan Kart Club (1963) Jim Hendry (Elgin) and Gavin Sutherland (Ellon) the present chairman.

Grampian Kart Club held an open day on Sunday, August 18 which incorporated a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the club.

The present club chairman, Gavin Sutherland was delighted to introduce James Hendry, chairman of Banff and Moray Kart Club in 1963, who cut the anniversary cake and gave a speech.

Mr Hendry took along his treasured trophies, which he gained by winning the class IV club championships during 1963 and 1964.

The octogenarian took part in a ten-lap session of the circuit in a club prokart which he thoroughly enjoyed.

A number of former members attended including Neil Daun, Ian Pratt and Robbie Benzie.

All were impressed with the current club facilities.

The late James Cruickshank previously left his 1964 Bultaco kart to the club was fired up and

was able to complete a lap of the track.

Club members displayed the various classes of the present classes and at the end of the day there was a busy session of ‘lets go karting’. Other displays came from Aberdeen and District Motor Club and super motos.

Grampian Kart Club is building a collection memorabilia and it is hoped that a reunion will

take place in the future.

If you are a past member or raced a Boyndie please get in touch with Alan Wyness on 01467 624751 or email alanwyness@sky.com