Formula 5000 VW Beetle at Classic SpeedFair

Scottish motor racing heritage will be celebrated during the fifth annual Classic SpeedFair at Knockhill (26/27 June), with a special demonstration by one of the most iconic car and driver combinations of the 1970s. 

Star of the parade will be Doug Niven, re-united with the fabulous VW Beetle-Chevrolet Super Saloon that he raced to many wins across the country in the late 1970s. Dave Taylor has painstakingly restored the Beetle over the last two years and he will take it to Knockhill for Niven to drive. “He’s not seen it since it has been rebuilt,” said Taylor of the Beetle’s former owner. 


Niven, a cousin to Scottish legend Jim Clark, raced for the famous Border Reivers team, and was the first driver to win back-to-back Scottish titles and scored many successes in saloon and GT racing in Scotland and south of the border. He will demo the car each day of the SpeedFair which is sure to bring back many memories for all those who remember the car from its Ingliston days.

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