Tayside Classic Car Club has clocked up a milestone anniversary with a journey back to where their 30-year success story began.
Camperdown Park in Dundee was the start point for a celebration run which took members of the thriving group to Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie and on to Alyth for an anniversary meal.
The club was formed after a chance meeting at a Camperdown car show in 1989 between Dave Nicoll, who is still events secretary, and Dave Smith, the group’s first chairman.
It now boasts around 180 members from across Tayside, as well as enthusiasts from the north east and Fife.
Mr Nicoll said: “I was at the 1989 event with my Ford Zephyr Mk 3 when Dave Smith came over to me to chat about the car and how his father had previously owned one.
“The conversation went on to the idea of starting up a car club in the Dundee area, which I thought would be a great idea and Dave Smith proceeded to put the wheels in motion.”
From an initial meeting of around a dozen car buffs, the club was formed and Monikie’s Craigton Coach Inn became the group’s first monthly meeting place.
As membership grew it time moved on to a variety of meeting places in Dundee, Monifieth and also Glamis
Mr Nicoll, 72, added: “From a small group of people the club now has a membership of around 180 with many different cars.
“We attend everything from a start of season road run to rallies held all over Scotland. Some of us also attend the classic car show at the NEC Birmingham every year and we now also hold Sunday breakfast meetings during the close season at a different location each month.
“After many years of planning, our dream came true when we held our first car show in 2006 and this year we will be staging the 14th Tayside Classic Motor Show at Errol airfield,” added Mr Nicoll.
The charitable event has seen more than £54,000 donated to good causes.
“We have a strong core membership a few of whom have been with the club almost since the beginning and some around 20 years.
“Our members have a vast range of different cars – some with one, some a few and others with many. “Some enjoy just showing their vehicles, while to others the challenge of maintenance and restoration work is their passion – but all enjoy chatting about their cars,” he said.