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33 Comments

Reply Stuart Clark
11:41 AM on July 15, 2014 
Hi
I would like to get a stall and sell autojumble at your event

how do I go about this ?
best rgds

Stuart Clark
Reply Chris Simm
9:29 AM on April 8, 2014 
Are there spaces for trade stands. We may be interested in a display stand for our buildings.
Reply Alan Blaikie
12:20 PM on January 19, 2014 
Yes John free field and parking field, that's the only reason the event is on for 2014, however the committee is still gonna have to make financial sacrifices in order to make it happen. I am pleased to announce that proposals have been made to add a new category for 2014 for the boy racers called "hot Hatch" to try and bring new blood to our shows, some will not be happy with that decision but we all know it needs to move forward. As to Saturday show day it's a no go for the simply reason of costs to run Saturday will out way the gate income
Reply john
2:27 PM on November 14, 2013 
a free field great so less rent for a space ????? and yes ask a small amount to enter a car tractor etc etc etc and camping all fine but let the passing public in on saturday and it needs to move with times let the younger boy racers come so they can show off there cars they are the future classic cars they spend a fortune on them we are all getting old move with the times bring in new blood my sons have boy racer cars but one of them has now got an old golf gti and spends lots on it get them when they are young and they might save events like this yes they might cause trouble on saturday night so invite them for sunday only
Reply iris wilding
6:32 PM on September 22, 2013 
The SELKIRK VINTAGE RALLY this not a classic vehicle event or should not be, the public pay to see VINTAGE or that is what i would expect when visiting a VINTAGE RALLY . We attend at least 2 vintage rallys a month from April till November to say its a meeting place for people who rarely see each other you could not be more wrong the vintage guys travel all over the country they object to pay to exibit, yes charge for the camping and get rid ov the modern cars. How many vintage rallys do you go to Mr Blaikie in a year ? What happened to the committe phone numbers? they have been removed wonder why !
Reply Alan Blaikie
3:51 PM on September 22, 2013 
The problem we all have with classic vehicle events is they are just not popular enough with the general public, The Selkirk Rally is a good example of what these events have become over the years, and that is a meeting place for exhibitors that rarely see each other from one year to the next, a sort of unofficial club that we all enjoy, however that cosy situation does not pay for the event, boots through the gate does, and that is the problem, It would fair to say all Vehicle events in the Scottish Borders visitor numbers are down, some say their are too many in the calendar (Kelso May, Thirlestane June, Selkirk September) others say they have had their time, whatever the reasons, the Selkirk Rally as it is cannot continue
Reply mick hughes
7:42 PM on September 17, 2013 
Don't dispair about the weather. I saw Eddie and Iris smiling as we left on Monday in their onezsies. They are obviously up for the challenge. Don't loose the faith, keep the rally going. Why not charge all exhibitor campers 5 to help with the show costs in case of bad weather. Or even change the date to maybe August..... It costs us 120 round trip in fuel so to me an extra fiver is nothing. A lot of the other lesser rallies charge so why don't you...............Regards and best luck from Mick and his mates from Lancashire.
Reply iris wilding
5:52 PM on September 17, 2013 
Had a loverly week at Selkirk ralley shame HIM up above had it in for us again this year (got to blame some one) met some nice people on the camp site enjoyed the crack and the tails they had to tell . Hope that was not the last and we get to see you all again. Iris and Eddie :)
Reply john
3:12 PM on September 17, 2013 
yes worst day ever ,but a great day on saturday for sellers but no one buying all walk about with hands in pockets, passing cars that tryed to come and look at the stalls where all turned away and told to come back sunday, no one comes to these shows on a wet day never mind very wet with gales ,the new charges for every one are bad enough and the cost of a field for a few days is way too high a poor turn out all over the field with people not turning up due to weather ,but high running cost will stop a lot of traders from comming back ,move to a new location i bet a lot of farmers would charge a lot less too for the use of a field as the rental of this land is way too high ,and ian wind with rain you cant set a stall up and sell when its like this and when no one turns up too ,have it over two days so we can all have a go but still make sunday the main day ,move with the times
Reply Alan Blaikie
5:24 PM on September 15, 2013 
Thanks for the comments Ian on the event today, it would be fair to say it was the worst day for the event since it began, the weather being the biggest culprit, however there are other factors that have a compounding effect on this event and we all saw them come together today, it perhaps is a bit premature to write the Selkirk Rally off yet, but early figures don't look good, this site will keep folks informed in the coming weeks