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Launch Of Classic Car Tours

Classic Car Tours Launch Party November 2011

Blythswood Square Hotel

The launch of Classic Car Tours took place at Blythswood Square on the 27th October 2011.

The event was attended by His Grace the Duke Of Argyll, who proposed a toast to the new company. Guests enjoyed a Champagne reception, sponsored by Laurent Perrier, and canapes in the rally bar ahead of a presentation on CCT tours for 2012.

Prior to the event, CCT arranged delivery of an AC Cobra into the Blythswood Square reception area as part of the celebrations.

Photographs courtesy of Clive Johnston


The launch of travel company, Classic Car Tours, offers a new way for classic & sports car car owners and enthusiasts to combine the history and heritage of Scotland and France with the enjoyment of stunning hand selected roads and destinations.

Classic Car Tours was officially launched at Blythswood Square Hotel in Glasgow. The brainchild of former drinks company executive, Bill Telford, also a classic car owner, boasts an extensive network allowing the company to operate luxury escorted tours in Scotland and France to the most exciting venues for all classic car enthusiasts.

He said: "I have been a classic car owner for 12 years and absolutely love touring and experiencing some of the less well-known routes and destinations both in Scotland and in France.  I’m very much looking forward to introducing these to our clients. It is my own experience of touring that has convinced me to launch Classic Car Tours.  I believe that the programme we’ve been able to create will showcase, for instance, why the participants in the iconic Monte Carlo Historic Rally enjoy starting from Glasgow or why the top of the Rest and Be Thankful is a perfect picnic location.  Our French tours are based very much around the equally famous Le Mans 24 Hour & Le Mans Classic events and we’ve found some unique destinations which will complement the routes and that will stand out in our clients memories".

With more than 400,000 historic vehicles registered in the UK, historic vehicle related activity is worth over £3 billion to the UK economy annually.* "By starting some of our tours in Scotland we hope that more of that spend will be seen here. Working closely with our destination partners, including Inveraray Castle and Chateaux de Dobert in Avoise, France we are able to offer some of the most attractive destinations alongside competitive pricing".

The company’s signature Scottish tour will include a visit to Inveraray Castle owned by His Grace the Duke of Argyll. He proposed the toast to the success of the new travel company: "The brand Argyll has long had strong connections in the world of vintage and classic cars.  Today we are excited to be part of this new venture by encouraging more people to spend time enjoying our beautiful scenery and spectacular roads.  I look forward to welcoming all of you to Inveraray Castle over the coming years".


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