A new automotive festival in aid of the charity Race Against Dementia
Thirlestane Castle, 18/19 June 2022
A motoring event with a charitable mission celebrating Scotland and one of its greatest sportsmen.
In June next year, Thirlestane Castle, nestled in the picturesque Scottish Borders, will host the Sir Jackie Stewart Classic – presented by Rolex.
The family-friendly automotive festival will showcase the career and achievements of three-time FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World Champion, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, alongside live motorsport action, sustainable motoring technology and an award-winning classic car show.
The event will be held in aid of Race Against Dementia; a global charity, founded by Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, driven to raise money to fund breakthrough and innovative research to find a prevention or treatment for Dementia. It is a disease which affects over 50 million people across the globe – including Sir Jackie’s beloved wife, Helen.
Visitors will be able to re-live the remarkable career of Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, with displays of his cars and memorabilia. And of course, Sir Jackie himself will be in attendance throughout, alongside other high-profile personalities from motorsport and beyond.
“This will be a world-class event at Thirlestane Castle showcasing Scotland’s exceptional motorsports heritage in our own country. I am delighted the Thirlestane team have chosen to support Race Against Dementia in this way and feel proud and privileged to be a part of this great initiative.” Sir Jackie Stewart OBE
The attendance of motorsport royalty and iconic cars, combined with the truly outstanding country setting, makes for a perfect celebration of the automobile.
Rolex has a long-standing association with motorsport’s finest events and drivers, including Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, who has been a Rolex Testimonee since 1968. For over 50 years, Rolex and Sir Jackie have shared many significant moments and to this day the brand is committed to supporting his endeavours on and off the track.
In addition to the celebrations of Sir Jackie’s career, the event will feature attractions for the whole family – with a particular focus on showcasing the best of all things Scottish. There will be a retail and food village, featuring some of the finest food, drink, retail and arts and crafts.
The Scottish Motor Racing Club will provide live action as drivers in a fabulous mix of classic and contemporary cars tackle a sprint up the Castle’s driveway.
On Sunday 19th June visitors will be treated to a display of over 1,200 classic and modern sports cars courtesy of the Borders Vintage Automobile Club (BVAC). 2022 will mark 50 years of the BVAC – and the 15th running of the BVAC Classic Car Show at Thirlestane.
The unique combination of attractions promises to make the Sir Jackie Stewart Classic – presented by Rolex an extra-special experience for all in attendance, as Edward Maitland Carew of Thirlestane Castle explains:
“We are proud to be hosting this wonderful event at Thirlestane Castle. We are truly honoured to be welcoming Sir Jackie to the venue, as well as raising funds and awareness for such a deserving cause. The opportunity to see Sir Jackie and his iconic cars, combined with a celebration of the BVAC show’s 50th year, live motorsport action and the showcase of Scotland’s best food, drink and other produce will make for a unique and memorable day out for the whole family.”
Tickets for the Sir Jackie Stewart Classic – presented by Rolex will go on sale in early 2022.