Oct 14 2011 by Susan Bryden, Dumfries Standard Friday
EVERYONE who has followed the hugely successful rallying career of Dumfries rally driver David Bogie is being invited to join a special celebration.
The event is being held to mark David and his co-driver Kevin Rae’s fantastic and historic success in winning both the Scottish and British Rally Championships in 2011.
David’s home club, the South of Scotland Car Club has organised a ‘Celebration Evening’ on Friday, October 21, at which everyone, including the general public, can get together to celebrate this momentous achievement.
The venue is the Woodland House Hotel, Newbridge and the evening will run from 7.30pm to 10pm. Both David and Kevin will be present and look forward to talking about the excitement of their year, perhaps even providing a hint at what they plan next.
The evening’s entertainment will include a forum, hosted by rally driver and TV presenter Robbie Head, who has had the unique perspective of competing against David and Kevin on this year’s Scottish Championship, as well as presenting TV coverage on their progress in the British Rally Championship.
The club has been exclusive race action from both championships to show on the evening, including some in-car footage from Bogie’s Mitsubishi.
Tickets at £7.50 each, which includes a buffet, are on sale from today until Wednesday, October 19, at the Dumfries Midsteeple ticket office (closed Sunday and Monday) and each ticket is individually numbered for a free draw, in which several prizes can be won, the main item being a unique framed picture to commemorate the pair’s historic rallying year.
Club Secretary, Roland Proudlock, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to join in the ongoing celebrations with David and Kevin.
“We are all incredibly proud of them and what they have done for motorsport in our area and felt that this occasion would be a great way of showing it.”
Everyone, including children, are welcome to come along and enjoy the celebration, which will include a chance to look back over David’s motorsport career that began at the age of 14.